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Election polls are fake news, too

It's been almost a year since the 2016 election that brought Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. The weeks prior to the only poll that mattered on Election Day were filled with false predictions and downright fraud by polling companies seeking to impact the eventual outcome of the election by showing Hillary Rodham Clinton the obvious winner.

A patient gets a flu shot. (Associated Press)

Brace for a big flu season

Flu season is at our doorsteps and already taking a toll with many communities reporting roughly double the amount of hospitalizations compared to the same time period as last year.

In this June 13, 2017 photo, University of Houston incoming students tour the campus as part of an orientation in Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Bridging the skills gap

I recently cited an article written by marketing expert Ashley Yazbec smartly pointed to research showing that while 72 percent of educational institutions believe recent graduates are ready for work only 42 percent of employers believe the same.

President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump warns Ukraine on treatment of U.S. companies

In a recent meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko -- twice -- to "take good care of U.S. companies." American companies "see a tremendous potential there, so take good care of them," Mr. Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart.

A solider walks out of the C-17 Loadmaster as various supplies and military vehicles were loaded inside as approximately 150 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division soldiers were deployed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to provide sustainment support to Hurricane Maria Relief efforts at Fort Carson ADAC/G on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

Lessons in the midst of Puerto Rico's tragedy

Puerto Rico's devastation in the wake Hurricane Maria has dominated the news over the past week. But a false narrative has crept in, crowding out the truth about what is actually unfolding. And the true story is worth sharing, even if the politicized narrative is more captivating on social media.

Can you afford to grow old?

Having failed dismally to replace Obamacare with an improved plan, Congress and the tweet-addled, highly distractible media have moved on to other issues, shiny and new. They seem happy to disregard health care in general, and the aging population in particular, as these two related and complex issues require time, effort and thought.

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

Needing friends, Ukraine picks a fight with new language law

- The Washington Times

As Ukraine struggles with corruption and a hot war with pro-Russian separatists in the east, including the devastating destruction Wednesday of one of its largest weapons depots through a likely act of sabotage, keeping the European Union — and more importantly the International Monetary Fund — happy would seem like an urgent priority. However, in one fell swoop, Kiev has managed to anger almost all of Eastern Europe.

A great season for survivalists

"I feel like we're facing a major catastrophe," said my anxious neighbor, "like we're all pretending that everything's OK, since we can't do anything to prevent it, anyway."

Jan DeMoure, right, looks at a checklist while shopping on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Food Equality Initiative with the assistance of food bank manager, Karen Miller, at the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. The food pantry serves families, like Demoure,  coping with the high costs of food safe for children with food allergies or Celiac disease. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP/File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Food allergies: Gone today, here tomorrow

From sneezing, a dry cough, nausea, digestive problems to trouble swallowing, turning blue, a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and more, food allergies can range greatly from mild to severe and be a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his meeting with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Is Russia losing its hold on Moldova?

Four years ago, 20 percent of the banking assets of the tiny, landlocked nation of Moldova simply disappeared. In Europe's poorest country, this was a lot of money and a very big deal. The loss of the money to an intricate looting scheme angered ordinary Moldovans who marched in the streets and put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the pro-European Union government.

AT&T and Time Warner want to merge.

DOJ must carefully review AT&T-Time Warner merger

For good reason, Americans are distrustful of the consolidation of power - and it matters little whether that concentration of power occurs in government or in the private sector. Corporate monopolies are just as insidious to Americans as all-too-powerful government, and the two each pose a threat to individual liberty.

This Saturday, July 21, 2012, photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Lock up Equifax, other corporate criminals

Imagine a neighbor who quietly lifted your house key, made a copy and returned the original, all behind your back. Now imagine that he labeled your key with your home address and left it in an open box on the street corner. Is that neighbor not culpable when your home is robbed, as it inevitably will be?