Commentaries

September 2nd, 1997
Labor Day means different things to different people. For some, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer. A last fling at the beach or at the fishin' hole. A parade down Main... read more
July 16th, 1997
Race relations was in the headlines this past week -- not because of a riot or hate crime or something negative, but for mostly positive and constructive reasons. First, last... read more
May 6th, 1997
I noted last week that the Sunday New York Times (on April 27, 1997) carried a lead story called, "World beaters," signaling to the rest of the media establishment that it is... read more
April 29th, 1997
Hellooo. After 15 years of hand-wringing about America's economic and competitive decline, The New York Timesfinally came to its senses last Sunday -- with a lead story on... read more
April 22nd, 1997
This past weekend, national news was dominated by pictures and stories from floods and fires, a media two-fer, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  I paid special attention to the... read more
February 25th, 1997
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From the Pilgrims to home-based business owners, possibility thinking and the can-do spirit -- coupled with limited government and relatively low taxes -- gave Americans the... read more
February 18th, 1997
We celebrated Presidents Day on Monday. It's no longer George Washington and Abe Lincoln, men of vision, courage and achievement -- heroes, to use a term that is now out of... read more
February 4th, 1997
Telemedicine. Distance learning. Telecommuting. It's a fact: Most of the new terms used to describe the brave new world of telecommunications focus on the interests and... read more
November 26th, 1996
Thanksgiving is a good time to consider the many faces of America's abundance. With a few notable and troubling exceptions, our prosperity is secure and things are getting... read more
November 12th, 1996
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The culture of Washington is dominated by questions of "who's up, who's down; who's in, who's out," to which most normal Americans say, "Who cares?"  We saw it during the... read more
November 5th, 1996
By the end of the day, we will know who will control each end of Pennsylvania Avenue for the rest of this century. Whoever wins faces vexing problems -- almost none of which... read more
October 31st, 1996
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Public opinion polls have dominated the 1996 election cycle. One reason: There are simply more polls. Example: According to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research,... read more
October 22nd, 1996
The future of this hemisphere depends on decisions which governments are making today, and which governments -- including the U.S. government -- will be making in the next... read more
October 3rd, 1996
"The children of today are out of control. They talk back to their parents, slobber their food, and annoy their teachers." Does this sound familiar, like your local school... read more
September 17th, 1996
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With less than 50 days to go before the presidential election on November 5, the Dole campaign is in trouble. National polls continue to show President Clinton with a... read more
September 6th, 1996
First in a three-part series.  Cloaked as "reform," the Democratic Congress and the Clinton administration are seeking to expand government control over four of America's... read more
August 15th, 1996
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All of a sudden, this autumn's presidential contest is looking more competitive. One reason is the reality of the broad foundation of core votes for any truly conservative... read more
July 18th, 1996
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Former Colorado governor Dick Lamm's race for the Reform Party's presidential nomination adds a new thematic dimension to the 1996 presidential campaign. And, make no mistake... read more
May 28th, 1996
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Many Americans feel their government, the media and other major institutions of American society have been hijacked by aliens -- by people who not only do not share their... read more
April 30th, 1996
On Thursday, millions of Americans will join together across racial, political and denominational lines to observe the annual National Day of Prayer. Purpose: To pray for our... read more

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It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

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