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                          'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2018



                          • January 25, 2018
                            DENGVAXIA: The facts (First of 2 parts)

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                          • January 18, 2018
                            Let’s find them

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                          • January 11, 2018
                            Sequel to “(not) coming home for christmas”

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                          • January 4, 2018
                            A stable growth in 2018 (Full Version)

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                          • February 22, 2018
                            Public Health Workers Deserve More

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                          • February 15, 2018
                            Everybody can join the TRAIN (Conclusion)

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                          • February 8, 2018
                            Everybody can join the TRAIN (Part 1)

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                          • February 1, 2018
                            DENGVAXIA: The facts (Conclusion)

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                          • March 29, 2018
                            Remove the economic restrictions

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                          • March 22, 2018
                            What sort of government?

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                          • March 15, 2018
                            Should we amend the Constitution?

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                          • March 8, 2018
                            Don’t be a luddite

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                          • March 2, 2018
                            How to build infrastructure

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                          • May 31, 2018
                            Needed: A Tough Guy

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                          • May 24, 2018
                            Keep the train rolling (Full version)

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                          • May 17, 2018
                            TRAIN 2: Let’s just get it done (Full version)

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                          • May 10, 2018
                            The time for promises is over

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                          • May 3, 2018
                            Priority emergency powers

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                          • June 28, 2018
                            75 trucks

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                          • June 21, 2018
                            Health is Wealth

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                          • June 14, 2018
                            Strictly limit NFA’s role

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                          • June 7, 2018
                            TRAIN is not to blame

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                          • July 26, 2018
                            Now there’ll be action

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                          • July 19, 2018
                            Let’s accept mental health

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                          • July 12, 2018
                            Vision to reality

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                          • July 5, 2018
                            Doldrums?

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                          • August 30, 2018
                            Why doesn’t it improve?

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                          • August 23, 2018
                            Doing something right?

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                          • August 16, 2018
                            Trabaho will reduce your taxes

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                          • August 9, 2018
                            They didn’t understand

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                          • August 2, 2018
                            Hope to reality

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                          • September 27, 2018
                            Make our better world even better

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                          • September 20, 2018
                            A balanced view

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                          • September 13, 2018
                            Can Congress act?

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                          • September 6, 2018
                            Caring for the elderly

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                          • October 25, 2018
                            The Philippines: Where It’s At— Economically

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                          • October 18, 2018
                            Bring Filipino scientists home

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                          • October 11, 2018
                            Unsung heroes

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                          • October 4, 2018
                            Teachers define our future

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                              'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2017



                              • January 26, 2017
                                One wins, one loses

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                              • January 19, 2017
                                Martial Law?

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                              • January 12, 2017
                                Do it all together

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                              • January 5, 2017
                                It’s the Brain

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                              • February 23, 2017
                                We can learn

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                              • February 16, 2017
                                The Philippines in an IT world

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                              • February 9, 2017
                                Who will trump Trump? (Conclusion)

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                              • February 2, 2017
                                Who will trump Trump? (Part 1)

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                              • April 27, 2017
                                More to learn

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                              • April 20, 2017
                                The next revolution (Conclusion)

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                              • April 13, 2017
                                The next revolution (First of two parts)

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                              • April 6, 2017
                                Tax Reforms now

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                              • June 29, 2017
                                An unnecessary regulation

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                              • June 22, 2017
                                Water, water everywhere

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                              • June 15, 2017
                                It’s better to work together

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                              • June 8, 2017
                                Think sensibly

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                              • June 1, 2017
                                Helping Others

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                              • July 27, 2017
                                Definitions

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                              • July 20, 2017
                                Horse and buggy or grab and uber?

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                              • July 13, 2017
                                A country’s honor

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                              • July 6, 2017
                                We need an holistic approach (1st of 2 parts)

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                              • August 31, 2017
                                One hour 40

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                              • August 24, 2017
                                Measurable goals (Conclusion)

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                              • August 17, 2017
                                Measurable goals (Part 1)

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                              • August 10, 2017
                                The only one

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                              • August 3, 2017
                                23 years and not counting

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                              • September 28, 2017
                                Taxing sweetness

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                              • September 21, 2017
                                International perception versus domestic reality (Full version)

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                              • September 14, 2017
                                Mother’s Love

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                              • September 7, 2017
                                Get in first

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                              • October 26, 2017
                                Attitude

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                              • October 19, 2017
                                You get what you pay for

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                              • October 12, 2017
                                Clogged courts and jails

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                              • October 5, 2017
                                My teacher my hero

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                              • November 30, 2017
                                Impatient about patience

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                              • November 23, 2017
                                More on tax

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                              • November 16, 2017
                                Taxes at the home stretch

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                              • November 9, 2017
                                Back again

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                              • November 2, 2017
                                It’s not only a weed

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                              • December 28, 2017
                                What I’d like to see in 2018

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                              • December 21, 2017
                                (Not) Home for Christmas

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                              • December 14, 2017
                                REVGOV: To be, or not to be (Full Version)

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                              • December 7, 2017
                                Do we want investors, or not?

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                              'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2016



                              • January 28, 2016
                                Aquino can do it  Part 2 of 2

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                              • January 21, 2016
                                Aquino Can Do It  PART 1 OF 2 

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                              • January 14, 2016
                                In Support of Others

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                              • January 7, 2016
                                Let’s tell them now

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                              • February 25, 2016
                                A Good Beginning

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                              • February 18, 2016
                                Damn the Torpedoes

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                              • February 11, 2016
                                It’s All about Jobs

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                              • February 4, 2016
                                It’s Time (Full version)

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                              • March 31, 2016
                                Tying them down

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                              • March 24, 2016
                                The great debacle   (Full version) 

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                              • March 17, 2016
                                More than Reading and Writing  (Full version) 

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                              • March 10, 2016
                                Health for everyone  

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                              • March 3, 2016
                                What choice will we have

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                              • April 28, 2016
                                The People’s Choice

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                              • April 21, 2016
                                A Different Voice

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                              • April 14, 2016
                                A night of jousting

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                              • April 7, 2016
                                Cut the Tape  

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                              • May 26, 2016
                                Transition

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                              • May 19, 2016
                                A clean Philippines 

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                              • May 12, 2016
                                A new era with President Duterte

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                              • May 5, 2016
                                What sort of President?

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                              • June 30, 2016
                                340 heads are better than one 

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                              • June 23, 2016
                                Meetings just work 

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                              • June 16, 2016
                                In Praise of… 

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                              • June 9, 2016
                                Duterte for Business

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                              • June 2, 2016
                                Think sensibly, amend the labor code 

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                              • July 28, 2016
                                Duterte’s SONA: Finally Beyond Promises

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                              • July 21, 2016
                                Intelligent trackways (Full version)

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                              • July 14, 2016
                                Makes you want to cry

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                              • July 7, 2016
                                A sensible annulment 

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                              • August 25, 2016
                                Let’s treat women fairly

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                              • August 18, 2016
                                Who’s the Asian tiger?

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                              • August 11, 2016
                                Ban bans

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                              • August 4, 2016
                                Can We Afford Cleanliness?

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                              • September 29, 2016
                                October 22

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                              • September 22, 2016
                                They can be done

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                              • September 15, 2016
                                Action not words

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                              • September 8, 2016
                                It’s a crisis (Full version)

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                              • September 1, 2016
                                Tax changes are coming (Full version)

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                              • October 27, 2016
                                Meeting a promise (Full version)

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                              • October 20, 2016
                                Get business on board

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                              • October 12, 2016
                                Taxes up in smoke

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                              • November 24, 2016
                                Will they be done

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                              • November 17, 2016
                                Pragmatism wins (FULL VERSION)

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                              • November 10, 2016
                                Lessons to learn (Conclusion)

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                              • November 3, 2016
                                Lessons to learn

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                              • December 29, 2016
                                Time for reflection

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                              • December 22, 2016
                                It was about business

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                              • December 15, 2016
                                What does it take?

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                              • December 8, 2016
                                A clever strategy?

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                              • December 1, 2016
                                It’s not an SC decision

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                              'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2015







                              • April 30, 2015
                                Tolerance

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                              • April 23, 2015
                                Aquino can recover from his dropped ratings

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                              • April 16, 2015
                                A tax revolution

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                              • April 9, 2015
                                A lifetime of unhappiness

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                              • April 2, 2015
                                Primum nil nocere

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                              • June 25, 2015
                                Can We Expect Action? (First of 2 parts)

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                              • June 18, 2015
                                President Aquino Is Not Alone

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                              • June 11, 2015
                                On Quality of Life, Dying Gracefully

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                              • June 3, 2015
                                China – A Bully on the Block

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                              • July 30, 2015
                                Infrastructure Brings Communities Together

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                              • July 23, 2015
                                Corporate Responsibility

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                              • July 16, 2015
                                Into the lion’s den

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                              • July 9, 2015
                                Get angry

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                              • July 2, 2015
                                Can We Expect Action? (Conclusion)

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                              • August 26, 2015
                                The Sweetest Things in Life Are…

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                              • August 20, 2015
                                Let’s Develop the South

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                              • August 13, 2015
                                Manila’s not the only place (Full version)

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                              • August 6, 2015
                                An Appeal to the President

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                              • September 24, 2015
                                Take Time to Ponder

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                              • September 17, 2015
                                Lost in transition

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                              • September 10, 2015
                                China must respect others

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                              • September 3, 2015
                                The things I love about the Philippines

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                              • October 29, 2015
                                It can be win‐win

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                              • October 22, 2015
                                How to pay for lower taxes

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                              • October 15, 2015
                                Decide for the national good

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                              • October 8, 2015
                                Proud to be Filipino

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                              • October 1, 2015
                                We need to know why

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                              • November 26, 2015
                                Doing Business is a Hazard

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                              • November 19, 2015
                                Government monopolies don’t work

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                              • November 12, 2015
                                Give the Consumer a Break

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                              • November 5, 2015
                                Congress has almost done it

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                              • December 31, 2015
                                Political Madness

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                              • December 24, 2015
                                A Year Gone By 

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                              • December 17, 2015
                                Credit where credit is due

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                              • December 10, 2015
                                Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

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                              • December 3, 2015
                                Some Final Good Acts

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