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Powerful presence

Charisma. The candidates announcing they will run brings to mind the matter of charisma. And the mystery of why some people have it. And some do not. The word falls short. It... read more...


The Old Politician

Years ago, an old politician gave me a lesson in why politicians vote for things that don’t seem to make much sense.  I thought of him this week. That is because some politici... read more...


Politicians being politicians

Here are a few items about politicians being politicians. One will not surprise you. The other two might. The one that will not surprise you is about Nancy Pelosi and Obamaca... read more...


Backed into a corner

Governor Romney is backed into a corner.  He is running for the White House. He knows Obamacare will be a major issue in the campaign. Has to be. A majority of the voters sti... read more...


Opposites

It is pretty easy to predict what you are going to hear from the President the next many months. Once the Osama bin Laden thing is behind us. You will hear the same from the ... read more...


If we worked up the gumption

Sure would be good for the country if we worked up the gumption to radically change our income tax system. By “gumption” I mean backbone. By “we” I mean you and me and our pol... read more...


Fifty - Fifty

For this week’s entertainment, some polling results from Gallup. They cleverly released them on the day when our tax filings were due. The poll results are more than entertai... read more...


Pond scum or cow dung?

When you discover someone has lied to you, do you usually become upset? I usually do. And so the memory of our leading politicians lying to us last week is not a nice one. It ... read more...


A number of things to admire

There are a number of things you might admire about this fella, Paul Ryan. He is the congressman who heads up the budget committee in the House. He is the guy who put together... read more...


Forced to pay for it

Suppose a huge percentage of us do not want a particular thing. But we are forced to pay a lot of taxes for that thing. That thing that most of us do not want. Does this sound... read more...


Lowering the bar

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice recently ordered the city of Dayton to lower the bar on exams for future police officers. It did so to try to increase the... read more...


Missing leadership?

We seem to be missing a leader. Well, that is what the word is lately from many of our president’s critics. What might trouble him is that several voices which were not among... read more...


Training budgets

Suppose your job is to train people. To do certain work at your company. And suppose you use various exams. To find out how well they are trained. Your company puts $200,000 ... read more...


Billions in waste

Bulletin: Billions in Waste Uncovered in Federal Government. Yawwwwwwnnnn. The government’s own sleuths reported this week they have discovered massive waste in Washington. ... read more...


The guilt trip

Suppose you own a one-person business. Perhaps you do. You are a hairdresser. Or maybe a plumber. Or an electrician. Or you repair computers. And suppose your phone rings ton... read more...



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