Blogs

  • Cash Nickerson – Rebecca Costa

    Cash Nickerson – Rebecca Costa

    Cash Nickerson has been President and CEO of PDS Tech, Inc., which is the fourth largest engineering and IT staffing firm in the United States, for 10 years. He has held several other executive and legal positions in his career including serving as an attorney and marketing executive for Union…

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  • PITY CAN’T TRUMP COMMON SENSE

    PITY CAN’T TRUMP COMMON SENSE

    It's a basic rule of human nature: if you reward bad behavior, you'll get more of it. That's why pity can't trump common sense regarding thousands of children arriving in our country illegally. If we welcome them with benefits of this compassionate society, we'll draw millions more expecting similar treatment.…

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  • LIBERALS, MORAL ABSOLUTES, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

    LIBERALS, MORAL ABSOLUTES, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

    A big majority of Americans say Israel is justified in its response to Hamas, but a CNN/ORC poll shows revealing ideological differences in attitudes toward the Middle East. Among Republicans, 73% stand with Israel, and with Independents that support hits 56%. But among Democrats only a minority—45%—feels the Jewish state…

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  • Is There a Russian Conscience? A European?

    When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it? Those who held the organic view argued that the change from czar to commissar was only…

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  • David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    Breaking my vacation routine to comment on the Georgia Senate race. I supported Jack Kingston from the start of this race. I've known him a long time and he's a good man. But he came up short yesterday, and that means I am all for David Perdue now. It is…

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  • MISTAKE IN LANGUAGE MASKS REAL NATURE OF “MEDIA”

    MISTAKE IN LANGUAGE MASKS REAL NATURE OF “MEDIA”

    A near-universal mistake in language relates directly to a common mistake in our culture—and both mistakes ought to be corrected if we hope to understand our society more accurately. From Barack Obama to Rush Limbaugh, nearly everyone treats the word “media” as a singular noun, employing phrases like “the media…

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  • Independent Voters: Are you prepared to vote?

    We've heard before that elections are often won in the primary. With the redistricting in our state and the number of districts that favor one party over another, this will certainly be the case during this upcoming election cycle. Our local news announced in early 2013, that Arizona's Independent voters…

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  • THCC Strongly Condemns Comments by Huppenthal

    Inappropriate and distasteful blog comments made by Superintendent of Public Instruction Huppenthal have led to calls for his resignation and for a recall effort. The Tucson Hispanic Chamber strongly condemns his anonymous blog comments and his inadequate explanation for his hurtful words. Huppenthal's comments continue the gross misperceptions about Arizona…

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