In our era of smart technology devices, employees are able to access important company information any where and any time.
Maybe the news left you yawning over your nutritious breakfast, but it shouldn't. Every American has a stake in the fact that the United States Department of Agriculture has announced the closing of nearly 260 offices, labs and other facilities. The coming months will see a testing of our uneasy love-hate relationship with the USDA. We hate bureaucracies, waste and overregulation – but we love our benefits and food safety programs. In these tough economic ...
Freedom is a two-edged sword, in that it grants us the opportunity to destroy our own destiny should we make wrong choices. But it doesn't have to be that way, should we choose to learn from others' mistakes.
The political pundits and psychics – which most assuredly are almost the same if you look at many pundits' actual track records – are now making self-assured predictions or poking fun at psychic predictions.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The CIA's investigating if the White House leaked intelligence on Osama bin Laden to Sony. It revealed he liked to watch TV videos and porn while smoking pot. It's seems odd that Osama bin Laden hated Americans when he spent all his time practicing to be one. President Obama hosted a secret Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume party two years ago where everyone dressed up as Lewis ...
After a volatile 2011, the stock market is off to a relatively good start in 2012 - at least as I'm writing this - though I'm still plenty confused about my retirement savings.
When Sarah Palin, during the post Iowa media spin feast, warned GOP leaders to not "marginalize" the Ron Paul supporters, she was looking ahead to the greatest challenge faced by whoever captures the nomination.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama cut the U.S. military budget by $40 billion Thursday at his Pentagon briefing. The cuts include tens of thousands of U.S. ground troops. It's the first indication that the war with Iran won't take any longer than the flight time from Germany. The CIA is investigating if the White House leaked film of the Osama bin Laden kill to Steven Spielberg for a movie. ...
Iowa caucus results show it's still early in the game and nothing's certain. So what happened on the way to the Republican presidential nomination? Well, even with a slim official win, Mitt Romney did no better in practical terms this year than he did four years ago in 2008 because of the level of competition. This proves that the road to the 2012 nomination will be anything but smooth, and that he has a tough ...
The first of every year, we encourage you to look around, set some goals and live intentionally.
It's time for my fifth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.
Here's something we can do with less of in 2012: BS. It's all over television, in magazines and in newspapers and even in our serious papers, such as The New York Times. It is spouted by politicians and pitched by product spokesmen. Modern life is manufacturing an unprecedented amount of it. BS "is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about," writes Harry Frankfurt, philosopher emeritus at Princeton University, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Tarzan's pet chimpanzee, Cheetah, died at the age of 80 on Wednesday. Everyone adored the lovable chimp. The people in North Korea who were shown crying during Kim Jong Il's funeral procession Wednesday had just been told the sad news about Cheetah. Titanic Memorial Cruise sold out two cruises in April that will duplicate the Titanic's original crossing 100years ago. That's not all. Fannie Mae just announced ...
This time last year, we wrote about Brent Tiede, a 1991 Great Bend High School graduate who had just received a new heart. The successful transplant was done at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
I write this final column for 2011 during a momentary and much-needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When your family is spread across the country like pinpoints on a map, during holidays, your vehicle and body seem to be in a competition with each other as to which one will wear out first.
I'm turning into my father.
Like all certainties in life, rules in the Senate change. One of America's most glorified political theatrics, the filibuster, now only exists should the majority party choose.
(Editor Note: This Tyrades! column was originally published in December of 2004)
For farm and ranch families across Kansas, adding flexibility to our agribusiness laws represents a unique opportunity to access new markets, to diversify operations and to attempt a new strategy to invigorate rural communities and offer young people a rural alternative.
The whole world mourns Nelson Mandela. Rightly.
It was 73 and sunny, still two weeks before Thanksgiving, and I was stuck in traffic on the 405. Over the car radio a DJ on KOST-FM was extolling the "holiday spirit." Then he played "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry - a song so old that it doesn't rouse spirits so much as it conjures ghosts of Christmas past.
If 2013 was a year of ups and downs, it was also a year peppered with ironies. Here are just a few:
For those who enjoy lowbrow political theater, it's Christmas come early. Steve Stockman, a Texas congressman so far to the right he's in danger of falling into the Gulf of Mexico, is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Primary. Though Tea Party leaders were calling Texas' senior senator a "traitor" who "surrendered" on Obamacare, the conservative case against Cornyn is thin. Stockman's challenge demonstrates that nothing less than absolute faith is sufficient to survive ...
Environmentalists and budget critics of California's proposed bullet train may be breathing a sigh of relief.
President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment: "We have met the goal" of fixing the Healthcare.Gov website.
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
Trust ain't what it used to be in America.