Antitrust laws hamstring development

On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cellphone competitor […]

Up With Kids: Flying with children doesn’t have to make your stress levels soar

Paula Sirois There are far worse things than traveling in a plane with kids — but that can be easy to forget. In-air child chaos has triggered breakdowns in even the most patient of parents. Something about the mix of airplanes, air pressure and claustrophobic seating can cause the sweetest kid to transform into every […]

Why avoiding conflict keeps you trapped in it forever

workplace confict

Lisa McLeod Most people don’t like conflict. It feels risky and time consuming. They’re either afraid of it or they don’t want to expend the energy to deal with it. The problem is, avoiding conflict doesn’t work either. It doesn’t reduce tension, if anything, it escalates it. A reluctance to deal with conflict is hugely […]

Crises can be overcome

Debra Whittington Being a Christian doesn’t exclude people from having hardship or difficulties in their lives. We wish our lives would progress smoothly, but alas, we all have our share of troubles. When a predicament arises we are surprised because bad things always happen to the other guy, not us. We all face problems now […]

Dreams deliver deliberation

Thomas Garcia Dreams often offer an escape from our day-to-day lives. My dreams of late have been borderline nightmares. Now some experts say dreams are the manifestation of our subconscious mind projecting our own guilt, fears and worries. Now at this point in my life I have a few worries, fears and some guilt on […]

Americans should trust in God

Leonard Lauriault The Unites States of America was founded upon Christian principles, not just any religious principles. While this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t respect the right of anyone to practice their own religious beliefs in a reasonable way, history tells us that once the continent was discovered by Europeans, many others came over to […]

Not many foods I won’t try

Karl Terry Michelle Obama doesn’t like beets and apparently neither does her husband.

Dog nicknames reflect their habits

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Sometimes a given name just doesn’t suffice for a dog. A nickname sometimes works better. The new dog at the Terry household, Ranger, earned one early on in his residence for his tendency to find out of the way, even hiding places to sleep. We found him behind the couch […]

Walks are wonderful with warm weather

By Lynn Moncus As the last leaves are blowing off the trees, those of us who are a bit opposed to cold weather are now awaiting the “coming of the green” and return of warm weather. Sunday’s cold north wind really got our attention as Aggie and I took our walk in the country. Neither […]

“Hair of the dog” solution to financial crisis would be disaster

By Leon Logan The editorial “Government doesn’t belong in banks” blames the financial crisis on the supposed government pressure to make home loans to unqualified buyers. That is referring to The Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. It took 31 years for it to affect the economy? The act applied to depository banks only – […]