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Tom Purcell

Home alone no way to work

Just as more private-sector organizations are calling telecommuting workers back to the office, two politicians in Washington hope to encourage federal agencies to allow more government employees to work from home.
As it goes, the Trump administration is seeking to cut back on federal employee telework programs. But Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and John Sarbanes, D-Md., are promoting the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act to prevent telework reductions.
That’s probably not a good idea.

Peter Funt

News by the numbers

“90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving.”
No need to check the math in President Trump’s recent tweet. For argument’s sake let’s say he’s correct. Fact is, “negative” reporting about him these days might even be closer to 95 percent.

Michael Reagan

​A man of God sins against my father

If a liberal like Jesse Jackson went on CNN and accused my father of being a “known womanizer” like President Trump, conservatives across America would go off the rails.
They’d defend the reputation of Ronald Reagan to the max and blast Jackson for his false and evil equivalency.
They’d point out that it is totally outrageous to compare the personal lives of President Trump and my father.
Yet look what happened last week when a prominent conservative evangelical pastor from Dallas went on Fox News and called my father a “known womanizer.”

Steve Gardes

Medicaid provider tax ‘scam’ with nursing homes and hospitals

The definition of a “scam” is a “confidence racket as a fraudulent means for unlawful gain money, or which may be lawful, but not praiseworthy or respectable”. Is it possible that Gov. Edwards and the Department of Health (LDH) are running a “scam” with state hospitals and nursing homes in order to fiscally justify Medicaid expansion?
This question is being asked because over the course of the three legislative sessions in 2018 to fix the states “fiscal cliff” the following facts have come to light, and they do not add up;

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