Bill Knight

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Bill Knight – July 10
11:02 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Playing Politics Instead of Addressing Challenges

The U.S. Capitol
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Six years ago this week, when George W. Bush was still President, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killing six.

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Bill Knight – July 3
11:48 am
Wed July 2, 2014

America’s Unpatriotic Corporations

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As flags unfurl, fireworks explode, and independence celebrated this week, patriotism seems absent from many corporate boardrooms, and an effort to encourage America-first business with roots in west-central Illinois lies dormant since being introduced eight years ago.

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Bill Knight – June 26
2:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Giving Voice and Hope to Those in Need

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Eighty-five people have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet.

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Bill Knight – June 19
1:58 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties

Eric Cantor
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After Republican Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a Tea Party challenger last week, most press prophets seemed either to sympathize with the House Majority Loser as Capitol Hill’s equivalent of California Chrome losing the Belmont Stakes to little-known Tonalist or to celebrate the upset as Washington’s or the GOP’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

But it’s less about the Loser – an Establishment Republican, despite his ultra-conservative bona fides – than the Virginia voters who supported Dave Brat: populists.

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Bill Knight – June 12
2:25 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Improving the Environment While Creating Jobs

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Corporations and mainstream media often repeat the “jobs vs. the environment” angle to situations, but that’s a false choice.

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