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In the news, Sunday, March 26, 2017


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from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
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Mr. Washington Goes to Mordor
On an estate in Northern Virginia, there lived a hobbit. He lived in the countryside and liked to keep to himself. He was slow to make speeches or draw attention. He loved things that grow and preferred quiet evenings at home to far-away adventures. His name was George Washington. He didn't look like a hobbit, but both he and Frodo Baggins were tasked with a unique mission: to first seize the power from their threat in the east, and then to voluntarily cast it aside. In worlds where power is everything, entrusting world-saving responsibility to anyone – even a hobbit – was a very risky move.

4 Ways to Know If An Opportunity Is Worth Your Time
Sometimes life is just a bunch of decisions being thrown your way. We’ve all been presented with opportunities we weren’t sure if we should take. It could be something small, like a university course or an evening networking event. Or it could be something huge, like a risky job at a startup, a chance at a new career path, or even a chance to travel the world. Plus a handy decision tree!
1. When you’re just starting out, do everything. 2. Just do it. 3. If you don’t know what you want to do, do everything. 4. Don't close doors.

5 Tips for the Young and Unemployed
Most of the career advice young people receive today is staggeringly bad. We’re told to take out large amounts of student debt (an average of 35k) to get a degree, apply for jobs at tons of different companies, and spend all our time making sure our resume has the right format. Establishing your career isn't about resumes and career fairs. 1. You need a value proposition, not a resume. 2. You should consider working for free. 3. You should look outside of college career fairs. 4. Choose People, Not Companies. 5. You don’t need to know what you want to do in life now.


from The Heritage Foundation
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There Are Plans Ready That Truly Repeal Obamacare
The need to truly repeal Obamacare is as urgent as ever, as it is crushing Americans every day with high health costs and fewer choices. As a broad spectrum of conservative policy experts have been explaining for weeks, the House health care bill was a perfect marriage of bad policy, bad process and bad politics. Since the day it was introduced, this was presented as a false choice of this bill or nothing, and that strategy was proven very wrong. Congressional leaders should use this opportunity to start over with a bill that truly repeals Obamacare and move forward in a transparent process.


from NPR (& affiliates)

Tale As Old As Time: The Dark Appeal of 'Beauty And The Beast'
Disney's new live-action extravaganza is just the latest retelling of this classic fairy tale. But why do Beauty and her Beast have such a hold on us? Fairy tales occupy a space between narrative and history, with our own perspective as a real-time narrative remove. To read fairy tales is, in itself, to participate in something transformative, with the hope of finding something to love and understand; in reading them, we retell the story all over again.


from The Spokesman-Review


from Sputnik
(Russian government-supported propaganda channel)

‘Mar-A-Lago Act’ to Force Trump to Reveal Identity of Visitors to Estate
US Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to require that US President Donald Trump publish logs revealing who he has met with, and where, after Trump and his advisors have stonewalled inquiries into his conclaves.


from WND (World Net Daily)
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'Taxpayers subject to payback if they exercise freedom to engage in political process'
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a city can impose a special tax on new home owners on top of property taxes to fund basic city services and then threaten to withdraw police protection if taxpayers try to repeal it.


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