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Pandemic reveals flaws in global supply chain

Recently, the U.S. Senate investigated America's heavy reliance on China for key medicines and pharmaceutical ingredients. This is now a pressing issue, since the coronavirus pandemic has revealed troubling vulnerabilities in America's globalized supply chains. In fact, the United States ...

Standardized testing should be administered

It has been suggested that because of COVID-19 upheaval, America’s students and educators should be given a break from standardized testing this year. That is precisely why the tests should be administered this year. Before you begin calling friends to join the mob demanding my head on a ...

We should fear the ‘Coronavirus Effect’

By MIKE MYER You may have heard of “the butterfly effect.” The late Edward Lorenz, an American mathematician and meteorologist, suggested it some years ago. His illustration focused on how a tiny atmospheric change caused by a butterfly flapping its wings could alter the timing an course ...

End dependence on China for key metals

As the recent presidential debates have shown, many in Washington are eager to move forward on a renewable energy future. Policymakers are already considering wider production of electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels. But there's a problem. The United States currently produces only ...

U.S. Rep Bill Johnson has earned your vote

Few public officials are as deserving as U.S. Rep Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, of proclaiming that they have earned our votes. Johnson’s record in Congress is one of staying in touch with constituents to know what their concerns are — then acting decisively on them in Washington. Johnson serves ...

March is ‘National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’

When you think of the most common cancers, skin, breast and lung cancers typically come to mind. But it may surprise you that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest cancer (when men and women are combined) across the country. As a member of the Prevent ...

The case for U.S. leadership on advanced coal technology

While it can feel like the world is in the midst of an energy transition — where one source of energy is replaced by another — that's not what's happening. Instead of transition, we're in a period of addition. The growing use of wind and solar power is actually coming on top of increased ...

The Boys Hear ‘The Facts’

The talk every parent dreads came about innocently enough in a discussion about twins. The 747 is 7 years old. Lamppost Head is 8. Some time ago they had asked the usual introductory questions about where babies come from. Because Shark and Snickers believe in telling them biological truths ...

Up periscope! Have a happy colonoscopy

Just having undergone a colonoscopy, I thought I should share the experience with my readers. I share most everything else, so why not this? The problem is, some of the terms which must necessarily be used when describing bodily parts, events and, ah, products associated with the nether ...

China targeting U.S. medical research

Americans have become increasingly familiar with China's aggressive theft of U.S. intellectual property. And whether it's Huawei stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, or a Chinese aviation company stealing the designs of 13 different aerospace companies, a clear pattern has emerged. Beijing is ...