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Erik Slaven

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    I've always felt that political correctness would one day be our demise. When politicians refuse to acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of terrorists that try to kill Americans are Muslim, and 80-year-old Caucasian grandmothers are pushed to the side by airport screeners, political correctness seems a little absurd. When people illegally cross our borders and are then called "undocumented workers" who are catered to by Bank of America and our welfare system, Mayor Villaraigosa...
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    A trend is finally catching on that holds employees personally responsible for their health care premiums. Basically, the healthier you are, the less you'll pay. Car insurance has worked this way for decades. Get a speeding ticket and points are added to your record, and insurance carriers can justify a premium increase. An increase that's not absorbed by everyone else who drives. There's always been a lingering question about health care. Why should a...
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    The recent political scandal involving married republican senator Larry Craig, who is accused of soliciting homosexual sex in a public bathroom, reminds me of just how unscrupulous politicians can be. Craig voluntarily pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, but then tried to retract and cried, "I'm not gay, I made a mistake pleading guilty." It was political suicide, although he had already hung himself. The arresting officer, Sgt. Dave Karsnia, is...
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    Guess what happens this week. Mexican trucks will be allowed to drive across the border and throughout LA's highways, bypassing local trucking companies entirely. Since 1982, Mexican truckers stopped near our border and transferred all cargo to American trucks, who would then deliver the goods throughout LA. Not anymore...Thanks to the ongoing, infinite wisdom of Mr. Bush, the border gates have swung open even wider. Why? Well, it could possibly lower prices on a...

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