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Mitchel Olszak: Research reveals ugly truth about tomatoes
The best thing about summer isn’t the heat or humidity. It’s the tomatoes. Every year, I look forward to the day I can begin harvesting my own crop. It means I can enjoy real tomatoes, not those picked-green, artificially ripened monstrosities stores foist upon us.
Mitchel Olszak: Looking for great reading? Here are 100 picks
If you want to be considered a writer of one of history’s greatest books, it pays to be a Russian. I recently stumbled across a list of the 100 best books of all time on the website of the Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com). It’s actually an older list, compiled in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Clubs.
Mitchel Olszak: Washington has always been a land of leaks
I am shocked, shocked to learn that an American administration may have leaked secret information that makes itself look good. Actually, the previous sentence is sarcasm. Leaks from the White House happen all the time.
Mitchel Olszak: Local Republicans put burden on taxpayers
When you hold fast to a particular ideology, it’s only a matter of time before the inconsistencies appear. We’ve seen that countless times throughout history. Perhaps the most glaring example today is “communist” China, where capitalism routinely is embraced.
Mitchel Olszak: Resistance to science still runs strong
The debate over evolution is coming to an end. That’s the conclusion of Richard Leakey, the scientist and researcher who has spent a lifetime in search of the fossils that trace the development of early man in Africa.
Mitchel Olszak: Another medical truth falls by the wayside
Everybody knows that if you want to lower your risk of a heart attack, it’s important to raise your HDL level. The term refers to high-density lipoprotein, also known as “good” cholesterol. It’s the opposite of low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol that blocks coronary arteries and causes heart attacks.
Mitchel Olszak: Politics of marriage makes lots of money
Excitement raged across the political spectrum last week when President Obama came out in support of gay marriage. I yawned. The news didn’t strike me as particularly dramatic.
Mitchel Olszak: GOP dispute is matter for the party, not the law
John Altman is someone I would describe as a good citizen. You may not always agree with him, but he is involved and active in the community in a variety of ways. A frequent candidate for New Castle City Council, Altman has never won elected office, but he keeps trying.
Mitchel Olszak: Lavish spending reflects badly on government
Boy, those federal employees sure now how to live it up. At least that’s the impression. Recent revelations about a 2010 conference conducted by the General Services Administration have made it a symbol for government excess and arrogance. The conference cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and included such expenses as magicians and commemorative medals.
Mitchel Olszak: Take a close look at tax elimination plans
There are seemingly countless ways to tax people. And these days, there are seemingly countless proposals for dramatically altering — or even eliminating — various taxes.
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