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  • colin_read.jpg Working-class spending can't fix economy

    The theory that consumer spending alone can keep the economy strong is little more than a myth, according to columnist Colin Read.

    April 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    April 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    April 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    April 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    March 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    March 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    March 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Many states embrace Obamacare

    Even Republican states are signing on for the president's health-care program, according to columnist Colin Read.

    March 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    March 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg 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.

    February 24, 2013 1 Photo