According to the website of dictionary maker Merriam-Webster, socialism is a political theory that advocates “governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.”
The Economic Policy Institute recently released its U.S. wage study. Titled “State of Working America Wages 2018,” the report took a critical look at income inequality in the United States and what EPI calls “sluggish wage growth” that has for four decades depressed most working Americans’ incomes.
Spring training is underway, and fans whose passion for baseball dates back decades brace themselves for more game-altering, useless and annoying changes. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob “Meddling” Manfred is back at it with more dumb ideas that will, if implemented, distract from the game on the field.
Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, many people throughout the country and the world over have been preparing for the event for quite some time.
The conservative Family Research Council is out with its latest congressional scorecard.
It would have been a way around my rather pedestrian exam scores.
• SUNSHINE— As you have seen in the pages of the Courier this week, it is Sunshine Week. This is an effort to show the importance of public records and transparency in government.
I know it is hard to believe sometimes, but our government was established on the idea that it should not operate in the shadows, but that the sun should shine on its actions.
The Daily Courier’s article (Feb. 15) on the Dells and annexation plans by Arizona Eco Development (AED) raised several interesting issues.
Public records are documents made by a government agency that are required to be kept and maintained.
We have a difficult situation — call it an ongoing conundrum: People often call to complain we did not observe a certain “day.”
Of all the nursery rhymes, silly songs and TV jingles I heard and repeated as a child, there was one I learned in my first days of school that has stuck in my memory for the many decades between then and now:
This headline in Tuesday’s Courier jumped out at me; “Lawmakers vote to allow parents dropping kids off at school to carry loaded guns.”
I'm seldom late to supper, but I am sometimes late to a topic.