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For more than 230 years the American president has been elected by the states, and 2024 will be no different. In mid-December, 538 presidential electors will gather in their respective state capitols …

Palestine is the mother of all Middle East conflicts, runs the lore. Solve the problem, and peace will break out. Where war has ruled since pre-Biblical times? “The Levant,” …

Nearly two years after Nina Jankowicz briefly led the Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security, she’s  launched an organization  demanding transparency …

Often, I am asked by homeowners to identify plants. Out of nearly 400,000 plants in the world, only around 2500 are native to Louisiana. Of course, this doesn’t include invasive species, or the …

To say the past two years have been difficult for backyard citrus farmers is an understatement. The record freeze of late March in 2023 greatly reduced the harvest for many of us. Then we had to …

OPINION | How Ukraine wins

With the successful House of Representatives vote on Ukraine aid behind us, the Senate and the White House will move quickly to put the $61bn package into law. No doubt the US military has already …

There’s a useful phrase in investing: The trend is your friend. If the current is flowing in a certain direction, go with the flow. That’s why investments in tech have done better than in buggy …

Main Streets where everyone knows your name, tight-knit communities that come together to share and solve problems, and backroads that wind through crop fields as far as the eye can see. These are …

The blooms of spring continue. Everywhere you look shrubs and trees are in bloom. Roses have been remarkedly vibrant, and I’ve also noticed whiffs of sweet perfume coming from star jessamine …

Economists Richard Vedder and Lowell Gallaway contend that “the seven years from the autumn of 1922 to the autumn of 1929 were arguably the brightest period in the economic history of the United …

Natural gas is saving lives and benefiting your health in ways you might never imagine. It has revolutionized the war against global hunger, driven American research, development and …

Horticulturists and gardeners often refer to plants according to how long they live. You will often hear them use the words annuals, perennials, and biennials. In general, these refer to how long a …

In a far-reaching new essay in The New Atlantis, the environmental researcher Ted Nordhaus makes a damning and authoritative case that while the basic science of CO2 and climate is solid, it has been …

I’m expanding my vegetable garden to include a perennial favorite of mine – asparagus. It is one of the vegetables that I had to grow a taste for, no pun intended. The fresh green shoots will be …

Mountain Valley Spring Water is bottled in Arkansas. Roughly two months ago an unexpected snowstorm in the state briefly shut down production. Sufficient inventory meant that the production …

Transport in America is having a crisis moment. You can see it in the headlines — from the debacle at Boeing, through to the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge, to the fact that the …

Azalea blooms have been bountiful this spring. Quite a difference from last year when the late March freeze killed most of the blooms. These vibrant and showy shrubs that grace our gardens each …

We’re in an era of growing hyper-polarization among America’s citizenry, and in the midst of what’s likely to be one of the nastiest political seasons in American history, if not the …

On April 1, California’s new law setting minimum wages for fast-food workers goes into effect. It’s a bewildering measure in several respects and, to put it charitably, its rollout hasn’t gone …

Tomatoes and blossom end rot – a word combination every tomato sandwich connoisseur fears more than running out of mayonnaise. It is a common issue in backyard tomatoes every year, appearing as a …

Growing up, Dr. Justin Brown thought his career path would lead him to become a union carpenter in New York City, but when he was 14 years old, his father passed away following a battle with colon …

Fostering a safe online environment for kids and teens should be a paramount concern for families, educators, and society at large. However – despite the President's State of the Union call to …

Maybe you’ve noticed the white bell-shaped flowers in bloom on your neighbor’s blueberry bushes or in the plants at nurseries. I noticed blueberries starting to bloom at least two to three weeks …

The standard line about Social Security leads voters to believe that even if Congress does nothing, the system will continue to pay scheduled benefits for nearly another decade. That is roughly the …

The 2024 presidential election has grabbed most of the headlines recently, but the U.S. Senate races are taking shape under the radar. Here is a preview of the 10 most likely to flip. West …

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