Let’s see a show of hands if you have already had your fill of tornado sirens, warnings of all kinds and rain for the season. Go ahead, right there at your breakfast table raise that hand up in the air. I won’t laugh if you raise both. Man, what a spring. I can’t remember the last time I heard a tornado siren more than once in a particular season.
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde correctly said last week that the protracted negotiations between Greece and its official creditors required “a comprehensive approach, not a quick and dirty job.” She was responding to the leak of a fund document that highlighted the pressure to craft yet another stopgap that only temporarily averts a meltdown, and she was also emphasizing the need to finding a lasting solution to the crisis that continues to elude the parties.
So the proposed 2016 Obamacare rates have been filed in many states, and in many states, the numbers are eye-popping. Market leaders are requesting double-digit increases in a lot of places. Some of the biggest are really double-digit: 51 percent in New Mexico, 36 percent in Tennessee, 30 percent in Maryland, 25 percent in Oregon. The reason? They say that with a full year of claims data under their belt for the first time since Obamacare went into effect, they’re finding the insurance pool was considerably older and sicker than expected.
Critics of President Barack Obama’s plan to sign a Trans-Pacific agreement that would create the world’s biggest free trade zone are missing the point: The biggest threat to U.S. jobs won’t come from cheaper imports from Vietnam, Malaysia or Mexico, but from robots.
Many were just teenage boys when they left Grayson County. Loved ones shed tears and waved goodbye as the boys — thrust into manhood — rolled out on buses or by train, headed into the unknown. World War II had begun and their country needed them to fight in distant lands, not just to protect the freedoms enjoyed in the United States, but to help millions of others being oppressed and slaughtered by cruel, corrupt leaders.
In “A Love That Multiplies,” Michelle Duggar recounts a story that her husband told his older children “to explain the importance of purity.”
U.S. presidential campaigns usually aren’t sunk by major policy mistakes or the attacks of an opponent. They result from self-inflicted, unforced errors.
George Stephanopoulos — ABC’s chief anchor, chief political correspondent and a “Good Morning America” host — last week admitted he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation since 2011. The admission raised questions about his ability to cover the presidential campaign fairly, and he apologized. It turned out that PBS journalist Judy Woodruff and other media organizations and figures had also donated.
What would you, personally, give up to prevent another terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11?
I learned what it is to be 80 years old Saturday and it isn’t even time for my latest birthday for two more weeks. Thirteen members of the Class of 1953 at the old Denison High School gathered at the Southern Grill and Kitchen for a joint 80th birthday party representing 960 accumulative years of life for those attending.