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The problem is mandates

The rhetoric from Washington this week inspired this thought: Our biggest national problem is the same problem your school board faces. It’s the same problem you may have face... read more...


The man is a lunatic

What have been your thoughts about the murders out west? The shoot-up where the congresswoman suffered a bullet through her brain? Did you buy into any of the theories floate... read more...


A different sort of name

How about the next time we name a bridge we try a different sort of name. As you know we love to name bridges after politicians. We name highways after them. Along with parks... read more...


How are things looking?

How are things looking these days? On Wall Street they look not too bad. That is because stock investors like profits. Not only the profits they make buying and selling stock... read more...


To level the playing field

Here are a few embarrassing questions for many of us: What are taxes for? Why do we tax anybody? These embarrass because they spur many of us to answer “To level the playing ... read more...


The Marauder Bowl

There may be money in this for you. You see, our president has just reversed U.S. policy.  He now says the U.S. supports a UN declaration on the rights of “indigenous people.... read more...


'Tis the season

‘Tis the season for recognizing people for their kindness. You surely have seen and heard reports of many. Someone dropped a gold nugget into a Salvation Army kettle. A woman ... read more...


The age of fairy tales

The age of fairy tales has not passed. Indeed, historians may someday call these the Alice in Wonderland years. They may write about us as the generation that slipped through ... read more...


One sentence

If educators allowed me to add one sentence to school textbooks I would add one about jobs. Whenever the text got to the subject of businesses, I would add that sentence. I w... read more...


They are not the same

Here is a reminder of something we often forget. I offer it because I tire of lazy journalists who say and write things like “The job figures released today sent stocks lower... read more...


Entering Ho-Hum Land again

Are we entering Ho-Hum Land again? The President’s Debt Commission has begun to list the areas where we can cut Washington’s spending. It will also suggest what we might do t... read more...


Thanks for our Constitution

Like yours, my Thanksgiving thoughts usually drift toward family, friends, good health. This year, however, I express thanks to our founders. For creating our constitution. Wh... read more...


The Great Unwashed

‘Tis the hunting season for The Great Unwashed. Those who caustic writer H.L. Mencken called the “booboisee.” In other words, those of the middle and working classes who don’t... read more...


Are we getting carried away?

Are we maybe getting carried away? When it comes to our president visiting another country? An official in the Indian government said last week that President Obama’s trip to... read more...


The Age Of Uncertainty

Let us christen this the Age of Uncertainty. And let us take comfort in that. No one avoids uncertainties, of course. No country, no business, no individual does. These days,... read more...



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