Opinion
Advice for dealing with today’s health crisis

Advice for dealing with today’s health crisis

For most Americans, today’s lockdowns and social distancing requirements are new. For my family, they’re what we do ev­ery flu season. That’s because our son, Hunter, has a rare con­dition known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and any type of infection can quickly...

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Opinion: The boss is no longer the old man

Opinion: The boss is no longer the old man

The boss is not the old man anymore. Young so-called “digital leaders” are taking over as top dog in many companies these days, using their knowledge of technology to trump the wisdom of seniority, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But, says...

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Opinion: Social Security Matters

Opinion: Social Security Matters

Dear Rusty: I have two questions. My wife passed away in May of 2015, and I never received any of her benefits. Should I have? Also, I am now 62, turning 63 next month. I am still working and probably won’t quit until age 75 or older. Should I start taking benefits...

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Misplaced anxiety over social media glitch

Misplaced anxiety over social media glitch

Last Wednesday was a day of anxiety for a lot of people - at least, if what I heard on several radio and television stations was accurate. Facebook was down and what a vacuum this caused. OMG, or LOL? During the hours the social media giant was experiencing technical...

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Public records act badly needs repairs

Public records act badly needs repairs

It’s your money. You deserve to know how it was spent — and whether you got what was promised. Yet the Texas Supreme Court’s 2015 Boeing decision has been contorted to try to block taxpayers from seeing the details of hundreds of government arrangements with private...

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Opinion: Ageism in America needs to be challenged

Opinion: Ageism in America needs to be challenged

You might recall the films, The Invisible Man, starring Claude Rains, and The Invisible Woman, starring Virginia Bruce. These works of fiction entertained audiences in the 1940s. But, it’s the 21st Century and it turns out invisible people really exist. “They live...

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Don’t fall victim to the myths about Medicare

Don’t fall victim to the myths about Medicare

Navigating Medicare can be challenging under the best of circumstances. It becomes even more difficult when someone new to Medicare falls victim to the myths, or misconceptions, about the health care program. Let’s take a look at the most common myths in hopes that...

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