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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...


Governed by elitists

Do you doubt we are governed by elitists? Perhaps this will persuade you otherwise. Congressguys left Washington to campaign. Without acting on the Bush tax cuts. And they le... read more...


They set it up that way

A New York politician got caught messing with the state pension fund. Here is how it affects you. No matter where you live and work. And even if you are on Social Security. A... read more...


Bomb lobbing

Two items this week reminded me of bomb lobbing. One item happened to be about the Sun’s activity.  The other about hurricanes.  They could have been about any number of subje... read more...


A good (bad) example

Here is a good example of how corrupt many of our politicians have become. This serves too as an indicator of how out-of-touch they are. By that I mean that most of them would... read more...


Singing praises to failure

The recent moves by Cuba remind me of a sad fact. Millions of people all over this country love to support failure. Millions around the world sing the praises of failure. Cub... read more...


Zero praise?

Lots of the November candidates are promising to re-open the question of Obamacare if they get to Congress. Some want to deep-six the whole program. Some want to deny it funds... read more...


All this jabber

All this jabber about the Bush tax cuts begs a few questions. They are questions that should be obvious. Nobody seems to ask them, so maybe they aren’t. Or maybe people are em... read more...


Cheer Up!

Cheer up. That is the message this week in case you feel pessimistic. People and the media fling gloomy news at us. The market is tanking. The economy is fated for disaster. ... read more...


Regular Folks

If these times tell us anything, they suggest we could do with more regular folks in power.  As opposed to the elite. The late William Buckley said he would rather entrust go... read more...


Buckle Up!

Buckle up. That is a decent message to read into this week’s tea leaves. The road ahead may not be the yellow brick road some experts predicted. Well, maybe the brick road min... read more...


Far be it from me

As you know, tax cuts are red meat to both sides of the political spectrum. They really should be less tasty than they are. If they were less tasty, if they attracted fewer at... read more...


The Handlers

Will we ever dispose of the plastic that shields our top political figures? This came to mind when President Obama appeared on The View television program. His handlers read ... read more...



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