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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...


Predicting destiny from our DNA

You think your youngsters have the potential to be a certain something or achieve a certain thing?  Forget it. It has less and less to do with how hard you push them. Or with ... read more...


Good advice

A word of caution. When you hear investment advice from a bobbing head on TV, take it with a grain of salt. The same goes for radio investment guys. And for advice from some o... read more...


You ain't gonna like it

Congressmen, here is an answer to your question. You ain’t gonna like it. Last week the majority and minority leaders of the House spoke about raising the age when folks can ... read more...


Ticked off? You bet!

Ticked off? You bet! That ought to be the slogan for this period in America. For, in case you’ve missed it, lots of folks are angry. Writer-historian Victor Davis Hanson rece... read more...


The wheels seem to be coming off

The wheels seem to be coming off this president’s administration. That is not always a good thing. His budget guy has quit. His Afghan general belittled him and was booted. W... read more...


They should pass a budget

Congress reminds me of a couple who asked me to advise them on their finances. They had already gone bankrupt twice. The local banks begged would they please not even drive pa... read more...


A word of caution

A word of caution. When you hear investment advice from a bobbing head on TV, take it with a grain of salt. The same goes for radio investment guys. And for advice from some o... read more...



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