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Go slow on cybersecurity

February 21, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

A month after Congress backed away from legislation that would have given government unprecedented power over the Internet, the Senate is preparing to fast-track another bill that would regulate cyberspace. The Hill reported last week that Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring a cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor, skipping any committee...

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Tax increase? I don’t think so

February 21, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Dear Editor: I keep reading and hearing about how the proposed gross receipts tax increase will be so small that no one will even miss the piddly amount from their hard earned pay. That’s wrong. I read that it will only be an increase of 12.5 cents for...

Give us a break

February 21, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: Local tax payers need a break from all those asking for more money. It seems like every day someone is at our door asking for a handout. They say save us, we won’t make any more bad decisions like we made in the past. This almost sounds like...

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February 19, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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February 18, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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February 17, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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Tea party only after Obama

February 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Dear Editor, The tea party is a strong, but rapidly fading, influence in politics. They are losing their appeal and power because they don’t know the difference between campaigning and governing. When their campaigns were supposed to be over and they were...

Protect state’s water

February 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: Having grown up in the southeastern region of the state for most of my young life, it is no surprise that oil and gas have been a major contributor to employment and financial success here in the valley. I have personally seen the importance this...

Airline ticket pricing

February 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Baffled and bewildered travelers are getting a break this month, but airlines want to take it away. A welcome federal rule for more disclosure of fares faces industry opposition and a challenge from airline allies in Congress. The subject is a familiar one...

Grading Congress

February 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Congress recently received an overall grade of C-minus from 40 top academic experts who make it a habit to study that legislative body. In the old days a C was considered average, so a C-minus would be slightly below average. And “slightly below average”...