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Illegal immigration – illegal business

One by one the proposed bills in the Idaho Legislature to help control illegal immigration likely will all fall. They’ll fall because the Legislature is hiding behind the “it’s a federal issue” shield. Rest assured if the illegal workers had ...

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‘U-6’ is not a rock band

One of the great things about having a business partner is that you have someone to challenge your thesis. Since their name (as part of the company) is associated with your work, they have a right, if not an obligation, ...

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The consensus on 2010

I’ve spent roughly the past six weeks reading economic and investment market forecasts produced by strategists in the investing world and from other sources – Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Cantor Fitzgerald, International Monetary Fund, Bernstein, Strategas, Barclays, ...

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NASCAR finds its groove

I’m not a big car racing fan, but then neither is NASCAR. The organization is to auto racing what the BCS is to a national champion of Division I college football – controlling the money, media, marketing, all of the ...

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When one store closes …

It’s not that I’m a cynic, but for me bumper sticker platitudes such as “when one door closes, another opens” offer cold comfort in the face of life’s vagaries. Take, for example, the recent announcement that Macy’s will be closing ...

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King’s Dream

It can come true anytime we wish it to. The “Dream” of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, that is. The man, the idea and the dream we celebrate today, Idaho Human Rights Day. The dream that we will judge ...

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Here’s hope for 2010

I am not a resolution maker, nor “best of” or top ten lister, but here’s hoping for sanity and success in this new year. We don’t need audacious goals to get our mojo back, though they are welcome. Just plain, ...

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