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OPINION: How candidates win elections on Guam

HAGÅTÑA —  For many years, I have closely examined what it takes to get elected to public office on Guam. In the beginning, I had only examples from books, limited personal experience with campaigns, and a general citizen’s view of elections. But today, I am very different in my approach and views.

OPINION: Japan’s ‘lost generation’ of economic growth: Blame high taxes

TOKYO — Following the House’s passage of a tax-reform bill, critics have denounced it as being everything from “selfish” to “destructive.”

OPINION: What if Ken Starr was right?

IN the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody’s business but his family’s, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril.

BC’s Tales of the Pacific: A story ‘too good to check’

JOURNALISTS have a saying that if a story is guaranteed to get attention and it fits the narrative they are pushing, it is “too good to check.” 

OPINION: The Philippine president spurns the US to flirt with China

THE Trump administration needs to start asking an important question: What should it do with the Philippines?

OPINION: 2018’s most important, expensive and strange election

Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois, Illinois,
Can be writ the nation’s glory, Illinois, Illinois.
— Official state song

OPINION: Franken should take a long walk along the shores of frozen Lake Wobegon

THOSE popping sounds you hear aren’t lightbulbs breaking as they hit the frozen surface of Lake Wobegon.

OPINION: Transparency in the CNMI government

Mr. Ralph Torres of the Governor’s Office in a recent article reminded the newly appointed and confirmed member of the CUC board of directors about transparency of actions calling to follow principles of honesty and openness in order to secure the full spectrum of the public interests.

Variations: NMI is not asking much

SOME of those with opinions about the CNMI workforce issue are usually arguing from a vantage point pegged in the past.

Editorials 2017-November-17

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CHCC rates are a matter of public concern and should be because they affect everyone. The new and higher rates may well be justified, but CHCC should also explain exactly what it intends to do with the projected additional revenue.