JIM BECHTEL

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Good point, Michael.

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"Terminate the traitors"? You really want to say that in public?

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1. Kept the peace? Where? How? By betraying the Kurds? By weakening NATO? By strengthening Putin?*

2. His trade wars are weakening the economy: Read the business news instead of cocooning in the Fox world.

3. Congress IS doing their job: A couple hundred bills sit on Mitch's d…

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Paranoid conspiracy theories are easier to believe in (Lex Luthor runs the Corps) than making the effort to understand.

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And check out the report on climate change on page 13: https://www.omaha.com/news/national/q-a-carbon-emissions-will-reach-record-high-in-thanks/article_9a3fd578-41db-5466-a723-6a3ab115d239.html

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"I despair over the pace of change. We’re not acting anywhere nearly quickly enough to stave off climate change that is already happening today. The North Pole ice melting in summer, the death of the Great Barrier Reef — these changes are happening now, and we blindly carry on churning ou…

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I congratulate Nancy Gaarder for a very thorough job. As part of the Executive Branch the Corps does what Congress directs it to do. But there are no hydrologists in Congress. Riverboat captain Mark Twain understood that hemming a river in increases the chances of flooding. Best quote in …

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Yes, any historian is familiar with the peccadilloes of previous Presidents. (For a witty portrayal, watch Gore Vidal's video about the Presidency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbOQcHZSY_Q ). Harsanyi admits "Of course, to argue, “Sure, he’s bad, but hey, there were worse presidents th…

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It's good to see evolutionary psychology appear in a columnist's op-ed. Science is too rarely featured by newspaper columnists, even though politics and economics badly need the insights to be learned from "ev psych," as Cass Sunstein's piece demonstrates. Ev psych has come a long way sin…

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Quackery is alive and well, and very profitable: Expensive full-page ads in the OWH! And there's always plenty of the gullible to fall for the copper bracelets, homeopathy, healing magnets, chiropractors, herbal remedies, etc. Before you buy, "kick the tires," look it up. Start here, and …