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Current labor shortages might be temporary as workers re-enter the labor force over the next several months, but the higher pay they’re earning won’t be, given the tendency for wages to be sticky. That’s going to make this economic expansion different than the last one.
Venezuela-bound warship is Iran’s new threat to US
If the U.S. was willing to seize Iranian oil shipments for violating sanctions last year, it should be prepared to take direct action to stop these small but lethal machines of war from being delivered to a corrupt and dangerous regime in Caracas.

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South Korea and the US: A hero’s example
Memorial Day is a fitting time to honor retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Puckett, along with the men and women in our military who gave their lives. This special day originated shortly after our Civil War as Decoration Day.
With help, veterans with tinnitus, hearing loss can thrive
There are countless ways military veterans have to reintegrate into civilian life, which may be even more challenging with injuries and serious health issues. However, not all the injuries incurred by veterans are ones that are readily visible. In fact, there are health-related conditions you can’t see, yet are strongly prevalent among former service members.
It’s our turn to protect vets targeted by scammers
As May is Military Appreciation Month, I challenge everyone to not only use this month as an opportunity to thank our nation’s veterans for their service, but also use it as the start of your efforts to get educated on scams targeting veterans and then spread the word in order to both help and protect them and to stop the scammers in their tracks.
Getting the dirt on my spouse
“If only money grew on trees,” I grumbled, stooping to crawl under our hedges. I knew weeding and mulching the 150-foot row of privets that grows along the border of our property would take all day and render me unable to move without shooting back pains. But someone had to do it.
Help military children clear school hurdles
Unlike their civilian counterparts, military children who must move this summer will be forced into a completely different educational system that may or may not have responded to the pandemic as their previous school district. Many children will move from areas where they were virtual learners most of the year to areas where the schools offered in-person learning.

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