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Lots of news besides impeachment is happening, and lots getting done in D.C. and elsewhere, but much of it is not reported, or the House has done its job but in most of those cases the Senate has blocked it.

By Tom Cantlon December 10, 2019
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Here’s a Thanksgiving thought for, and about, Prescott. It is both melancholy and thankful. It’s about all of the good things of living anywhere in this area. About some things disappearing, and some new, and gratefulness for the time had with those things that are going.

By Tom Cantlon November 26, 2019
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One of the reasons unions arose a century ago was because working people were being conned with piecework. Unions didn’t just battle for decent pay, for time-and-a-half for overtime and for safe workplaces, they also had to battle the scourge of piecework.

By Tom Cantlon November 12, 2019
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Tom Steele had a letter in the paper last week about how much of what we see and read is not true and how we have to be carefully “paying attention” or our emotions will cause our “basic held beliefs to override the cognitive process.”

By Tom Cantlon October 29, 2019
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The city has really dropped the ball on communicating. There’s a big decision they simply overlooked, and they headed off in a given direction without asking the public. There might be a good reason, but they haven’t really explained it.

By Tom Cantlon October 15, 2019
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There are right ways and wrong ways to do social programs and other government policies intended to help people. Here is a wrong one and what could make it right, a proposal that, if enacted, would affect YRMC.

October 1, 2019
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In the endless debate about whether Democratic candidates should go boldly progressive or stick to middle ground, there’s another dimension that’s missing.

By Tom Cantlon September 17, 2019
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Despite a recent poll I am not at all concerned about whether young people are going to have enough commitment, or will be up to the work of being the next impressive generation.

By Tom Cantlon September 3, 2019
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With recent violence, and the political talk that creates fertile ground for it, a column came to mind that I wrote 15 years ago worrying this very thing would happen.

By Tom Cantlon August 21, 2019
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Want a good laugh? Here’s a crazy idea that will have you laughing at “that crazy Cantlon”. Something I’ve talked about for 30 years. The solution to a lot of problems? End advertising.

By Tom Cantlon July 23, 2019
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There has been moral decline.

By Tom Cantlon July 9, 2019
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There’s a lot of talk about socialism and questioning of capitalism, and it’s almost all wrong.

By Tom Cantlon May 14, 2019
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We are watching our ability to be civilized getting hollowed out before our eyes. It is amazing how fragile it is.

By Tom Cantlon April 17, 2019
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It’s our fault. The fact that Russian internet trolls were able to influence the election, the fact that those who spread political divisiveness can use stories that are made up or exaggerated and get them seen far and wide, the fact that violent groups can get their message across to so many more susceptible minds than in the past, all of that is because we use social media so much.

By Tom Cantlon March 19, 2019
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Ha, ha, that’s almost a joke, isn’t it? There hardly is any coverage of labor issues in most U.S. news.

By Tom Cantlon February 19, 2019
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As I like to remind each year about this time, the holidays are a time that pull us many ways.

By Tom Cantlon December 25, 2018
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In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.

By Tom Cantlon November 13, 2018
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Want to read something positive? There’s a quote I’ll share with you but let me mention where it comes from.

By Tom Cantlon October 16, 2018
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Would you like a very simple, clear explanation of what led to the financial crash of 2008? I have one I can link you to.

By Tom Cantlon October 2, 2018
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The new hotel deal the city just made (see the Aug. 24 paper) has some good points but had some bad process. Here are some suggestions for improving it.

By Tom Cantlon September 18, 2018
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