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Shameless Intimacy

Shameless Intimacy

By PAUL H. VAN VALIN, PhD This article is the most editorial-like, preachy submission since I started writing for The Citizen. It is a compilation of recent Facebook posts and…

America’s Coming Gun War

America’s Coming Gun War

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation’s Gun Show, the…

Retirement Income and the New Normal

Retirement Income and the New Normal

There were three ways to look at how to generate retirement income.  The Bank Way, the Wall Street Way and the Insured Way. Two of the three, the Bank Way…

Children and Disaster: Is my child OK?

Children and Disaster:  Is my child OK?

Paul H. VanValin, PhD Hurricane Sandy is called a “super storm” because of the devastating effect it had on so many people.  Sandy’s impact is still being felt by many…

Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

By MICHAEL BARONE Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth. Through most of our history, this…

The Cost of Freedom

The Cost of Freedom

By ROBIN TULL As a financial planner I’m used to assessing the cost of things. How much will it cost to buy a house, to take a vacation, to send…

Phony in Chief by Thomas Sowell

Phony in Chief by Thomas Sowell

When President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be “civil” in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting…