Balancing security, freedom a challenge
When major tragedies strike, we must review our long-held belief that all government intrusion into our lives is wrong, according to columnist Colin Read.
A rational tax policy would boost economy
Investment income is a good place to begin tax reform if we are to avoid being smothered by the national debt, according to columnist Colin Read.
Sometimes government should pick winners
When it comes to education, the broader good must be the primary factor in subsidizing students, according to columnist Colin Read.
Immigration should be a solvable problem
Politicians need to look beyond their narrow self interest and party dogma to come up with sensible reforms, according to columnist Colin Read.
Where to draw the lines
I try to not be cynical, as difficult as that is at times, writes columnist Colin Read. One response to the Newtown shooting tragedy is to hire up to 200,000 armed guards for every school in the country.
Creative class key to economy
Having workers in creative occupations gives us an appreciation for our communities now and for our children, according to columnist Colin Read.
Many states embrace Obamacare
Even Republican states are signing on for the president's health-care program, according to columnist Colin Read.
Some politicians strive to work together
A minority group in Congress hopes to overcome the stalemate of the major political parties, and if that succeeds we all win, according to columnist Colin Read.
Political courage needed to avert fiscal cliff
Politicians seem unable to come to grips with the problem of balancing the budget despite the best efforts of an independent panel, according to columnist Colin Read.
Perpetuation of the elite
In many cases, success isn't based on merit either in education or when it comes to getting to the top, according to columnist Colin Read
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