Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.From the sergeant at arms who proclaims the appearance of the president to the people positioned as props, the State of the Union offers a lot of sizzle but no actual steak.The presidentís State of the Union address is a lot like making a list of demands from your boss. You can ask for anything you want, but you only get what they want you to have.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM

At a time when international relations are strained by ISIS atrocities and disclosures of CIA torture, by anxieties about nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea or Middle East countries, and by dystopian fears from Ebola to climate...

Updated Dec 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Wage stagnation stems from businesses abandoning their historic role of operating for social good as well as commercial gain, according to several recent analyses.

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

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