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Commentary: Forcing insurers to provide free contraception coverage will hike prices

No! Never forget that when the government mandates that health insurers provide a new benefit, the government does not pay for the benefit and neither do the health insurance companies. You do!

April 22, 2012 | By Burke A. Christensen | Viewpoint


Commentary: GOP’s assault on women bogs down in the quicksand of contraception

The Republicans' gamble that they could ride a backlash against the Obama administration's efforts to increase the availability of contraception has gone terribly bad. It turns out that most Americans, especially women, agree that insurance companies should have to cover contraception - for example, birth-control pills - in their health insurance plans.

April 22, 2012 | By Mark Weisbrot | Viewpoint


Commentary: Congress must let Bush tax cuts for wealthy expire

You usually can't reverse a bad decision by simply doing nothing, but that's exactly the opportunity we have at the end of this year.

April 15, 2012 | By Will Rice | Viewpoint


Commentary: Without an extension ng and tax reform, America is teetering on economic ruin

The IRS deadline for filing 2011 tax returns is upon us. Would you think I'm crazy if I said you should enjoy it? As painful as it may be to write this year's check to Uncle Sam, it could be the smallest check you'll write for years to come.

April 15, 2012 | By Thomas J. Donohue | Viewpoint


Commentary: Gainesville native’s time in the Netherlands has given her new appreciation for Europe

I'm a Georgia girl, born and raised. I grew up on UGA football and yearly elementary school field trips to Grant Park Zoo, and for close to three decades, I never imagined living anywhere else. Traveling, sure, who doesn't want to do that? But actually living somewhere else? No way, man. Not my style, I'm a GRITS (Girl Raised in the South) and proud of it.

April 08, 2012 | By Misty Walst-Kennedy | Viewpoint


Commentary: Federal funds on infrastructure should enhance America’s dream

In the 20th century, the United States built the most advanced infrastructure system ever - made up of highways, bridges, air and sea ports, rail and mass transit systems, dams and levees, and a modern electricity grid. Those investments put millions to work and fueled our economic growth, expanded our horizons, and made us the envy of the world.

April 01, 2012 | By Thomas J. Donohue | Viewpoint


Commentary: Economic boost won’t come for more than a decade

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

April 01, 2012 | By David A. Ridenour | Viewpoint


Commentary: How safe is safe enough with nuclear power?

March 11 was the one-year anniversary of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami.

March 25, 2012 | Joan King | Viewpoint


Commentary: Religious freedom comes under fire

Those who wrote the First Freedom into the First Amendment did not limit that freedom to worship: They protected the free exercise of religion, which, along with worship, includes religious ministries and practices.

March 18, 2012 | By Tack Cornelius Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Dr. Seuss’ classic can teach new generations about the environment

Seventy-five years ago, Theodor Geisel wrote the first of his 44 popular books for children under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Included among such fanciful classics as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham" is one of my family's all-time favorites, "The Lorax." My wife and I can hardly wait to take our children to see the new film adaptation - not only for fun but because it explains so well what I do.

March 11, 2012 | By Mike Matz | Viewpoint


Commentary: By scrapping current policies, nation could spur robust economy

The economic windfall we need to put Americans to work is sitting right off our coasts, under our rocks and in the air and sun.

March 04, 2012 | By Thomas J. Donohue Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Tapping into more fossil fuels will likely be just fossil foolish

Can major new investments in American oil, gas and coal production send our economy soaring?

March 04, 2012 | By Matthew R. Auer | Viewpoint


Commentary: China’s economy flourishes as it becomes more free, while US takes a different path

A free economy is an engine for higher living standards - better health, transportation, housing, food, and the like.

February 17, 2012 | By John Scott | Viewpoint


Commentary: Community support crucial to plans to build housing for abused women

I've got some good news and some bad news.

February 12, 2012 | By Jessica Murphy Butler | Viewpoint


Commentary: We should promote democracy around the world, but which approach works best?

The vast majority of Americans take democracy for granted. Despite ever present political disputes among people as to the political party in charge, the distribution of wealth, health care benefits and continuing involvement in Afghanistan, the United States has maintained its political system for over two hundred years and consistently broadened and deepened the civil and political rights it provides to all its peoples regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity.

February 05, 2012 | By Jonathan Miner | Viewpoint


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Fostering first: Extended family rides along bumpy road of foster care

When my husband and I decided to become foster parents, we considered how it would affect our daily life, what saying goodbye to these children would feel like and whether we would ever adopt.

December 13, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Viewpoint


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