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Celebrating a Virtual “Friendsgiving”

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, we’re also preparing for an overload of turkey, pumpkin pie, and relatives. Thanksgiving is about more than getting a food coma.  It’s about getting together with your loved ones and giving thanks for all that we are thankful for in life. …

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Some Help for Your Black Friday Shopping List

Rowena Itchon and Tim Anaya With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time for a holiday tradition that most of us have a love-hate relationship with – holiday shopping. If you’re like us, you never know what to get the people on your shopping list.  We can always use some …

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California Jeers Federal Tax Reform Efforts

Tax reform has taken center stage in Washington. Just last week, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the House’s tax reform proposal, while the Senate released its own tax reform proposal. If you picked up a newspaper in California, you would have thought the sky was falling. Among the …

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More Government Spending Won’t Make Our Country Successful

As he celebrated Democrats’ November election wins, California’s overwrought Tom Steyer took a moment to sound a bit like someone from the other party — before he reverted back to form. “When we think about what a more prosperous, healthy America would look like, we really have to start again …

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Australia’s Health Care System is Hardly “Free”

During my recent vacation in Australia and New Zealand, my friends and I spent an enjoyable day in Melbourne while on a Tasmanian cruise. Whenever I visit a big city for the first time on a trip, I always book a survey tour to take in all the key highlights. …

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The VA Is A National Embarrassment, Not a Model to Emulate

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Military veterans aren’t the only victims of the Veterans Health Administration’s chronic negligence. The department is endangering the lives of civilians, too. The VA health system recently fired dozens of workers for serious medical misdeeds — but covered up the reasons for those dismissals. That enabled incompetent …

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If You Think U.S. Politics is Wild, Check out Australia and New Zealand

I just returned from a two-week trip to Australia and New Zealand.  During my trip, my friends and I spent a few days each in Sydney and Auckland, and went on a cruise across Tasmania in between.  We had a wonderful time experiencing the culture and history of all the …

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A Novel Way to Educate Californians About State Gas Tax Increase

Everyone who drives in California suspects that fuel prices here are painfully high. And their suspicions are well-founded. Only Hawaii has more expensive gasoline. Or did. Thanks to the 12-cents-a-gallon tax hike on gasoline that went into effect on Nov. 1, California now has the highest average price in the …

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Some Positive Tax Changes . . . But We Still Need Tax Reform

With the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the long-awaited tax bill has been released. The most pro-growth aspects would change the U.S. corporate income tax system. Corporate income taxes have become a large economic disincentive against investing in the U.S. The TCJA reduces the corporate income …

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Another regulation could put more truckers out of business

The clock is ticking for trucking companies in the U.S. to comply with a federal mandate requiring drivers to stop logging their hours on the road with paper logs and switch to electronic logging devices (ELD) – and not everyone is happy about the change.   Starting December 18, drivers …

Blended Learning

Celebrating a Virtual “Friendsgiving”

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, we’re also preparing for an overload of turkey, pumpkin pie, and relatives. Thanksgiving is about more than getting a food coma.  It’s about getting together with your loved ones and giving thanks for all that we are thankful for in life. …

Blog

Some Help for Your Black Friday Shopping List

Rowena Itchon and Tim Anaya With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time for a holiday tradition that most of us have a love-hate relationship with – holiday shopping. If you’re like us, you never know what to get the people on your shopping list.  We can always use some …

Blog

California Jeers Federal Tax Reform Efforts

Tax reform has taken center stage in Washington. Just last week, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the House’s tax reform proposal, while the Senate released its own tax reform proposal. If you picked up a newspaper in California, you would have thought the sky was falling. Among the …

Blog

More Government Spending Won’t Make Our Country Successful

As he celebrated Democrats’ November election wins, California’s overwrought Tom Steyer took a moment to sound a bit like someone from the other party — before he reverted back to form. “When we think about what a more prosperous, healthy America would look like, we really have to start again …

Blog

Australia’s Health Care System is Hardly “Free”

During my recent vacation in Australia and New Zealand, my friends and I spent an enjoyable day in Melbourne while on a Tasmanian cruise. Whenever I visit a big city for the first time on a trip, I always book a survey tour to take in all the key highlights. …

Blog

The VA Is A National Embarrassment, Not a Model to Emulate

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Military veterans aren’t the only victims of the Veterans Health Administration’s chronic negligence. The department is endangering the lives of civilians, too. The VA health system recently fired dozens of workers for serious medical misdeeds — but covered up the reasons for those dismissals. That enabled incompetent …

Blog

If You Think U.S. Politics is Wild, Check out Australia and New Zealand

I just returned from a two-week trip to Australia and New Zealand.  During my trip, my friends and I spent a few days each in Sydney and Auckland, and went on a cruise across Tasmania in between.  We had a wonderful time experiencing the culture and history of all the …

Blog

A Novel Way to Educate Californians About State Gas Tax Increase

Everyone who drives in California suspects that fuel prices here are painfully high. And their suspicions are well-founded. Only Hawaii has more expensive gasoline. Or did. Thanks to the 12-cents-a-gallon tax hike on gasoline that went into effect on Nov. 1, California now has the highest average price in the …

Blog

Some Positive Tax Changes . . . But We Still Need Tax Reform

With the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the long-awaited tax bill has been released. The most pro-growth aspects would change the U.S. corporate income tax system. Corporate income taxes have become a large economic disincentive against investing in the U.S. The TCJA reduces the corporate income …

Blog

Another regulation could put more truckers out of business

The clock is ticking for trucking companies in the U.S. to comply with a federal mandate requiring drivers to stop logging their hours on the road with paper logs and switch to electronic logging devices (ELD) – and not everyone is happy about the change.   Starting December 18, drivers …

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