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sbeaulier, Author at The Troy Messenger

Daniel Sutter

Obama: Scary detachment from reality

As I sat down to prepare my column for this week, I scanned some of the major news headlines and saw that President Obama was ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

They’re creepy and they’re kooky

The last couple of weeks have been downright creepy ones for anyone who values privacy and Constitutional protections. First, there was the news out related ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

The sweet taste of subsidies

One of my regular readers recently asked me for my thoughts on sugar subsidies and protections on US sugar production. My short answer is that ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Second verse, same as the first

George W. Bush will go down in history as one of America’s worst presidents. His record of overspending and military overreach, combined with a blasé ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Detroit and Troy: A cautionary tale

Detroit, Mich., is a city that doesn’t seem like it has much in common with Troy, Ala…until you think about it a little more… Like ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Marking an anniversary; seeking comments

I’ve been writing for The Messenger now for one full year. (My, how time flies!) In my first year of writing, I have enjoyed reaching ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Just get out of the way

One of the questions I get when I’m out and about is the following: “What does Troy need?” My self-interested answer is always the following: ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Give me liberty

I have run the Boston Marathon twice, once in 2008 and again last year. My wife and mother were with me in 2008, and they ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Accountability starts with competition

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has, quite rightly, been receiving a lot of praise lately for uncovering a cheating scandal in the Atlanta schools. Thanks to ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:00 pm

Daniel Sutter

Margaret Thatcher: May she rest in peace

I’m too young to remember the Thatcher and Reagan revolutions of the 1980s, but I continue to admire their rhetoric against socialism and in favor ... Read more

by Scott Beaulier, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:00 pm

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