Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Donn Teske: Estate tax rarely affects farmers

There is no shortage of difficulties facing American farmers and ranchers. Low commodity prices, net farm income half of what it was four years ago, too much federal regulation some places — not enough federal regulation in other places (I’m looking at you, mega-mergers), increased healthcare costs, failing infrastructure.

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How the GOP can get its fight over Trump

Love him or hate him (I’m admittedly in the first camp), Mitt Romney is a gentleman. That’s why he’s waiting patiently for senior Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch — in office more than 40 years — to decide on retirement before jumping into the 2018 Utah senate race.

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Barry Grissom: Whatever happened to the world’s most deliberative body?

In the United States Constitution, our founding fathers wisely provided for two legislative bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Their intended purpose was to have the House take up issues quickly by a mere majority vote and for the Senate to serve as a brake on matters so there could be reflection and deliberation to ensure varying viewpoints and arrive at consensus before taking a vote. Sadly, last week’s passage of the new tax legislation in no way reflects the wisdom of our founding fathers.

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Hugh Hewitt: A special counsel needs to investigate the FBI and Justice Department. Now.

The Washington Post reported that a former top FBI official, Peter Strzok, who had been assigned to and then removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, had “exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton,” and that Strzok was “also a key player in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server.”

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