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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?

Alex Libby, one of the subjects of the documentary film "Bully" poses for photographers at a premiere in Los Angeles, on March 26, 2012. The film is about bullying in U.S. schools. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)

Beware bullying: It happens everywhere

Bullying has been a part of society, but today's school environments are experiencing more incidents coupled with the continuing rise of Internet and smartphone use--setting in motion a horrific new reality for our nation's students

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

For a real Russia collusion story, follow a different trail

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller now moving into tax and money laundering issues, the Russian-Trump collusion theory having proven a dry hole, it would make sense that Congress take a look at real collusion by the Russians and American politicians over the last decade, if the current hysteria over the issue is sincere.

Exiled Ukraine politician Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Q&A with exiled Ukrainian Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Oleksandr Onyshchenko was forced to leave Ukraine after being exposed as an opposition supporter. Charges and arrest warrants were issued as a result of Onyshchenko revealing audiotapes that exposed high level corruption in President Poroshenko's inner circle.