US should continue to admit Ukrainian refugees

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The Washington Post

Michael Hicks: Figuring out inflation, money illusion and state budgets

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One revelation from this bout of inflation is that many folks, from all walks of life, have no idea what is happening. In turn, they have little idea what to do, or how to think about the future. Nowhere is this more telling than in the way in which taxes and budgets are debated.

Franke: Children still do read real books

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I was in the checkout line at my local branch library the other day, standing behind several youngsters slowly doing their own checkouts with minimal mother assistance. One librarian caught my eye with an “I’m sorry about this” glance to which I responded, “This makes my day.”

Adkins: Dems hope to buck tradition in the midterms

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Democrats are hopeful they can buck tradition and not lose Congressional seats in this November’s mid-term elections. Tradition holds that they will lose the House of Representatives and likely the Senate. With only a nine-seat advantage in the House and a tie in the Senate, along with a President polling as low as Donald Trump during Covid, the best guess is that tradition will hold. After all, Democratic voters are notorious for poor turnout during the midterms.

Morris: America: What will it be?

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Is America, both as a nation and a concept, coming to the end of the road?

Franke: NIMBY is alive and well

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Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) demands recognition as a universal truth with claims both on natural law and natural rights. Its logic is unassailable. It must be, based on the number of people who claim Bill of Rights level protection under it. No one has offered a refutation acceptable to the NIMBY choir.