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OPINION | Bernie Sanders shines on Fox News

AGAIN, Bernie Sanders is distinguishing himself from his Democratic colleagues on matters of character, confidence, and imagination.

OPINION | Here are 6 infuriating ways the US government spends taxpayer money

THE federal government collects about $3.5 trillion in tax revenue each year, according to the White House Office of Budget and Management. Here, in no particular order, are six of the more infuriating ways that money has gone to waste.

OPINION | Admit it: Fox News has been right all along

THROUGHOUT most of southern Ohio, residents who watch cable news are predominantly glued to one channel: Fox News.

OPINION | Holy Week serves as a reminder

HAGÅTÑA — In the last several months, I’ve found myself depressed after spending time on social media.

OPINION | ‘Some cabinet members received over $36K in OT pay in full’

The following is an updated and edited version of the privileged speech that the author read during  Friday’s House session. It reflects the delivery of the 2.5x list of recipients that he finally received from the Office of Management and Budget.

BC’s Tales of the Pacific | Good websites for Pacific folks

LAST week’s column mentioned a good website you might visit if you are interested in maritime shipping in the Pacific region.  It got people talking and several readers asked about other websites that may be useful to stay on top of news, culture and history of the Pacific region.

Editorials 2019-April-12

‘Let’s end poverty’

THAT’S one of the bullet points in the NMI delegate’s recent e-newsletter which also mentions that “half the [people of the] Marianas [are] living below the federal poverty line.”

Variations | Old news never gets old

IF you read daily news stories from all over the world, you will likely come to the conclusion that things are not as bad as they are in the NMI — especially when it comes to crime. But crime, of course, still happens in these peaceful islands.

OPINION | Life-threatening situation aggravated by incompetence

HEALTH of a citizen is fundamental. So, nothing is more egregious than to put at risk the healthcare needs of 1/3 of our vulnerable citizens.