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A disturbing story

A friend told me a disturbing story the other day. “I snuck into America last week. Yup. Got off a plane from the Caribbean and snuck past the immigration guys at JFK. Those ... read more...


Avoiding financial scams

How do we avoid suffering these big financial scams?  Like the Bernie Madoff ripoff. People ask me that all the time. Our regulators failed to protect us, they point out. The... read more...


Minority rule

The healthcare debate should remind you of a trend in this country. One that is downright dangerous to society’s health. More and more we suffer minority rule. That is, the r... read more...


So where are we?

So where are we in this recovery? A listener to my radio show asked me that question. Now, I could have had a career in being wrong. Nonetheless, here are a few thoughts: 1.... read more...


Some Random Thoughts

Some random thoughts:  1. “Global warming.”  “Climate change.”  Are these scientific issues?  Or are they political issues? They are both. But they are primarily political i... read more...


The Unraveling

The global warming story is unraveling. Mainstream media ignored the story. But Fox and other media have covered it: Hackers discovered emails between top global warming scien... read more...


We didn’t get our Wheaties!

Sure looks like this recovery may be puny. Because we did not feed the economy the Wheaties it deserved. Last week government admitted the economy lost more jobs than it firs... read more...


Why?

Maybe the best way to look at the health care bill is to ask questions.  And the best question I have seen came from commentator Jon Kraushar. He passed along a question a li... read more...


Bouillabaisse of Bribes

Hey, I picked up the check for dinner last time. This one is yours. It’s only $60,000. Why so much? Well, your wine was pretty fancy. And the main course was…five senators. T... read more...


Chuckles

If you ever run out of chuckles you only need to see what Congress is up to to fill up your laugh locker again. Unfortunately, the most comic of their shenanigans are painful ... read more...


Confused about healthcare?

Does this healthcare stuff confuse you?  Welcome to the club. It is not just the details. They must confuse even the guys who write them. It is the fact that Congress and the... read more...


Enemies Czar!

We clearly need another czar in the White House. The stack of work that is waiting for this czar grows taller by the week. The President needs an Enemies Czar. He needs one ... read more...


‘Tis A Puzzlement

This has been a puzzle to me for 50 years: So many Americans fall in love with communist thugs.  They did with Stalin in the 30s and 40s. While he bulldozed millions of innoc... read more...


Be warned

Be warned. Normally, I do not recommend investments one way or the other in this column. But lately I see a trend that deserves attention. That is because it will affect mill... read more...


Outer edges of the spectrum

This kerfuffle over the woman track star from South Africa? The one who may be a hermaphrodite. It brought to mind an extraordinary woman. She did something years ago that cau... read more...



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