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Giving Thanks is Good for You

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, Thanksgiving began in 1621 when the Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Pilgrims had fled religious persecution in England a year earlier and had lost many of their group during the travels overseas and subsequent harsh winter. After harvest, they paused to thank

Can the Heralded Canadian Immigration System Withstand New Pressures?

Rachel Marsden, Canada’s quota-based immigration system was recently hailed by center-right French presidential candidate (and former Prime Minister) Francois Fillon as a shining example on the global stage. “I propose an immigration quota policy like Canada does,” Fillon said in a recent television appearance. Hear that, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Canada became a model

Trump’s Ticket to Bolstering U.S. Jobs

Jim Burnley, President Reagan, who I served as Secretary of Transportation, entered office backed by millions of citizens who wanted government to put hard-working Americans first and make jobs a priority. Today, President Donald Trump finds himself in nearly the same position: with a mandate from the people to put American jobs first. At the

Gen. Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly Both Confirmed in Senate Votes

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination.  The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the

Some media folks thrive (and some do not) as Trump trashes the press #SpeakFreely

Howard Kurtz, Every year around this time, the media unveil their compilations of “winners and losers.” But this year, of course, the biggest losers are the very same mainstream media. The botched election, the bias, and the battering of Donald Trump have further shredded the profession’s already tattered reputation. But there’s a paradox here. Cable

What Tax Reform Means for You (and your Neighbor)

Elliot Young, Ever continues the quest for who first uttered the phrase “there are only two sure things in life – death, and taxes.” Of course, the latter is one whose deleterious effects may be minimized through proper tax policy. Partisan gridlock may have captured Washington by the Achilles for the past 30 years, but

Trump, Pence tour Carrier plant to tout job-saving deal

President-elect Donald Trump touched down in wingman Mike Pence’s home state Thursday to take a bow for their dramatic, job-saving deal with Carrier ar conditioning. The stop, in the state Vice President-elect Pence still serves as governor, came amid a “thank you” tour of the midwestern states that helped propel their ticket to victory. “I

Thanksgiving and America’s health

Dr. Marc Siegel,  Thanksgiving is a time for rejoicing and healing, for celebrating our freedom. It couldn’t come at a better time this year then after such a fractious and polarizing election. But as Melanie Kirkpatrick points out in her new evocative and comprehensive history of the holiday, even Thanksgiving has been a source of controversy