In the story of the three little pigs, the laziest pig builds his house of straw so he can have more time to relax. When the wolf comes, the house is no match for his tremendous breath and it falls down. In the original story, he gets eaten....
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Global warming is no "myth." There is definitely something going on. There are too many studies indicating changes not to believe that. But, that does not mean humans should change their activity, if they could, or that those who can change their...
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I was a reluctant Trump supporter for all the obvious reasons, who is starting to think that Donald Trump may be our best president in modern times. His State of the Union speech was filled with examples of how his policies (mostly mainstream...
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I love the Wall Street Journal, except when it covers issues related to immigration. On this topic, the Journal is myopic, toeing the line pushed by the "mainstream media" that controlling immigration is wrong. There are economic arguments for...
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President Trump and Congress have enacted sweeping reforms to our tax laws, some of which will take years before the full impact will be felt. Not allowing full deductions for state and local taxes will be a big change, for example. And while the...
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I have written several times about our crazy monetary policies and how perpetual deficit spending is not wise. Today's Wall Street Journal reports an uptick in inflation, most likely a sign that the economy is picking up, the money in circulation...
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By Allen Nitschelm, Charlie Kadlec, and Scott Smyers
Acton Town Moderator Peter Ashton decided to violate the free-speech rights of voters at the Special Town Meeting (STM) on December 4, 2017, by refusing to allow public criticism of elected School Committee members. Ashton researched his authority...
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By Allen Nitschelm
I just got today's Acton Beacon and read that the Acton Board of Selectmen has overhauled how it handles potential liquor license violations. Better late than never. It is great that the Selectmen have finally admitted that the old system was flawed...
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By all accounts, Alabama is a deeply Republican state that elects few Democrats, until last Tuesday, that is. The Democrat beat Republican candidate Roy Moore by just 1.5 percent, a close race despite stories of Moore allegedly trying to pick up...
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