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April 15, 2014

OP-ED | A Day Everyone Loves To Hate

by Wade Gibson | April 15, 2014 5:30am

Everyone loves to hate taxes. Too high. Too low. Too complicated. The reason for this is simple: our tendency to focus only on what we pay, not how we benefit. What if you considered the cost of your home without considering all the benefits a home brings? Shelter, security, comfort, memories, and more. You might end up hating your home, too. But we love our homes, accepting the costs of homeownership knowing that the benefits far outweigh them.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | Canada Prime Minister Pushing Free Market Principles For Single-payer System

by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.

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March 13, 2014

OP-ED | Locked Girls’ Facility to Open Despite Questions

by Susan Bigelow | March 13, 2014 9:09pm

CASSANDRA DAY / MIDDLETOWN PRESS / 21ST CENTURY DIGITAL

On March 19, the Department of Children and Families will be opening a 12-bed, locked treatment facility in Middletown for some of the most at-risk girls in the system. Questions remain, however, as to whether it’s a needed addition to the state’s treatment network, or just a symptom of a broken system.

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March 7, 2014

OP-ED | A Way Forward for Journalism? Benefit Corporations

by Doug Hardy | March 7, 2014 3:18pm

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It’s no secret these days that the news industry — which plays an absolutely crucial role in our democratic process at every level — has been badly disrupted. The cause of this is not only the rise of the Internet and the resulting destruction of print’s monopoly on distribution.

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February 2, 2014

Analysis | Richard Sherman and Overcoming the Bad Public Moment

by Dan Tapper | February 2, 2014 12:14am

Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman dominated news coverage following his “rant heard ‘round the world” to Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews after his team won the NFC Football Championship over the San Francisco 49ers. His team was headed to the Super Bowl, but the focus was on Sherman, and for all the wrong reasons – he was cast in the public light as an ungracious, unhinged villain.

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