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    Honoring Our Veterans With Our Actions

    This opinion piece originally appeared on Military.com . You can read it here. I still remember the eerie serenity of home life after returning from the battlefield. I remember the strange lightness of walking around without body armor for the first time in months. That feeling of safety, of being s...

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    Americans are better off because of tax reform

    This opinion piece originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer. You can read it here. "Man, this is a really great jobs report," proclaimed Neil Irwin, New York Times' senior economic correspondent. He went on to write "this is the best time for the American labor market in at least 18 years and ...

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    Time to double down on opioid fight

    This opinion piece originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer. You can read it here. Congress recently passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation against a single drug crisis in the history of our country. It is now headed to the president's desk to be signed into law. This latest,...

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    Tax reform 2.0 is like a regular check-up for our healthy economy

    This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner. You can read it here. As a doctor in Cincinnati, I advised my patients to see me regularly so that I could reliably monitor their progress. Like most doctors, I will tell you that regular checkups are the key to healthy living so we can stop...

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    School Suspensions, Innovative Solutions, and Democracy

    Over recent years, I have seen our country become increasingly guilty of a bad habit. Thanks to today’s bloated bureaucracy, which is a far cry from the lean, limited government laid out in the Constitution, We the People have begun to look to government more and more for the answers to our country’...

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    Separating fact from fiction on tax reform

    This piece originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer. You can read it here. I met a young man who had been released from prison and had just re-entered the workforce. “For the first time in my life,” he told me, “I’m a taxpayer.” The pride in his voice was telling of a man who had just found an...

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    To Rejoice in Your Labor

    As the nation pauses this weekend to celebrate Labor Day, along with the return of school schedules and cooler weather, I’ve been reflecting on the value of work — what it means to each of us individually and what it means to our country. Having a job is about so much more than a paycheck. Work can...

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    Picnic Food and Better News

    This piece originally appeared in the Highland County Press. In late June, President Trump canceled a picnic and reporters in Washington were captivated by the fate of the picnic foods. Who would eat the already-cooked steaks? Had the potato salad gone missing? What was the status of the coleslaw? T...

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    Opportunity is the enemy of poverty

    Back in 1931, historian James Truslow Adams endowed us with our first definition of what we call "the American dream." He wrote: “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievemen...

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    My Top 8 Tips for Students and Recent Grads

    You walked across the stage. You have years of hard work behind you, a diploma in hand, and a great big question mark ahead. Whether it is graduation from high school or college, a vocational school or four-year degree, once the celebrations die down, many students are left feeling a bit overwhelmed...

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