Plain Politics

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sometimes Plain News gets a letter to the editor that says something like the following: “Dear Plain News: Thank you for the recent article, but I am concerned that Plain News may be catering too much to the liberal side of politics.” Other times, Plain News gets a letter to the editor that states something […]

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Fighting COVID-19 By Donating Plasma

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 1901, Emil von Behring won the very first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Von Behring earned the recognition with his ground-breaking work (along with a couple of others) in developing the first effective therapeutic serum against diphtheria. The researchers immunized rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits with an attenuated form of the diphtheria pathogen. […]

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American Economics, Part 2 – The Legacy of John Maynard Keynes

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over a period of two weeks in March 2020, the value of the American stock market fell by approximately 30%. The drop was largely caused by a drastic fall in oil prices and fears of major economic fallout from the novel coronavirus. Over the same time, millions of American workers were sent home from their […]

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American Economics, Part 1 – The U.S.-China Trade War

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is the first article in a three-part series exploring certain practices of the American government related to economics. In this installment, I will take a brief look at what happened during the U.S.-China trade war that ended a few months ago. I also will include some of what economists have to say about certain […]

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How Viruses Spread…

| May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

I found this information useful as it helps to take away some of the mystery and helps us know what we don’t need to be concerned about and what we should be considering. We can’t really eliminate all risks and still go about our work and activities. However, we can lessen our risks if we […]

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Re-opening After the COVID-19 Shutdown

| May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Re-opening after the COVID-19 Shutdown After weeks of stay-at-home orders and shuttered businesses, governments around the world are strategizing on how to best re-open their countries, states, and provinces. It turns out that closing down was the easy part. Now, not only do governments have to decide what sectors of the economy and society to […]

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Blessing and Cursing

| April 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Approximately 3,000 years ago, there was a rebellion in the Kingdom of Israel. David’s position as king of God’s chosen nation was being challenged by a handsome, charismatic young man who just happened to be his son as well. Absalom had “stolen the hearts of the people” and declared himself to be in possession of […]

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Food Shortages and Broken Supply Chains?

| April 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the topics which U.S. news outlets have taken up recently is the amount of food that is going to waste in our country. In south Florida, farmers are plowing fields of ready-to-harvest cabbage, beans, and other vegetables back into the ground because nobody will buy them. In Idaho, one farmer reportedly dug ditches […]

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Meeting the COVID-19 Needs

| April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Other men would not think the present a time for “keeping festival”: nor, indeed, is this nor any other such a time to them; I speak not of times obviously sorrowful, but even of such as they might consider most joyful. In these days there are lamentations everywhere, and all are mourning: wailings resound through […]

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How to Read the News

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the number of new subscribers who have signed up in the last couple years, we thought it may be good to explain again the approach that Plain News uses regarding news reporting. When it comes to world news, Plain News does basically no original research. We do not send reporters to areas of […]

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