The U.S. Census Bureau announced in September that median household income in 2019 had increased 6.8% from 2018. Median household income was $68,703. Adjusted for inflation, this reflects one of the most robust annual increases to date. The poverty rate in 2019 had decreased 1.3 percentage points to 10.5%. Since 2014, the rate has fallen…

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Final Democrat platform does not improve with age

Gary Baise Commentaries Final Democrat platform does not improve with age Where is agriculture policy in the 2020 democratic political platform? Two months ago in this blog, I wrote the Democrat Party had released its “draft” Platform. The final Platform approved by the Democrat delegates did nothing more for agriculture. There are 90 pages and agriculture…

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett In selecting Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump has made another superb nomination to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a brilliant jurist with outstanding legal credentials. She has a proven track record as the type of jurist that President Trump has promised to nominate. She will serve the American people…

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US Supreme Court

Thoughts on the Supreme Court There has been a lot of hullabaloo on the appointment of a Supreme court Justice in the year of the election of the president. The Democrats are saying that a new justice should not be appointed until after the next inauguration. … Not what they said in 2016. It is…

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Deputy Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies Thomas is the Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and a Senior Legal Fellow.

How Fast Can Senate Move? 1 Supreme Court Justice Confirmed Same Day Nominated by Thomas Jipping Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow The Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg focuses attention on an obscure—but very important—process within our system of…

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Usually repeated legal scrapes with both regulators and law enforcement effectively disqualifies a candidate from public office.  Not so with David Trone, Maryland’s Congressional district six representative.  Twenty-eight years ago, David Trone faced 23 criminal counts, including nine counts of tampering with public records, four counts of criminal solicitation, four counts of operating a corrupt…

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Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Why would American Ag ever go back? Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller As a new vocational agriculture teacher in the small Texas town of Gustine, I had the pleasure of teaching our state’s future agriculture leaders about the joys — and occasional discomforts — of agriculture. I reminded my young…

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Thomas Jipping,

DIRECT LINE W/Thomas Jipping, Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow Thomas L. Jipping is deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies…

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Another dairy succumbs to consent decree

Gary Baise Commentaries Another dairy succumbs to consent decree Sunnyside Dairy is latest to succumb to lawyers who allege violation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Sunnyside Dairy in Eastern Washington has signed a Consent Decree which is to be blessed by a U.S. District Court judge any day now admitting it committed violations of…

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President Donald J. Trump

Governor Bob Ehrlich Commentaries Trump Is Robbing Democrats of Their Base Across the Country Voters are being called to “reimagine” an awful lot these days, but one major development is profound and occurring in real time. I refer to the ongoing realignments within both of our major political parties. Think about it. Big business has…

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