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‘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...


Changing the subject

Suppose you and I discuss education. I disagree with what you say. “Communist!” I sing out. “You’re a damned communist, that’s what you are.”  What happens next? My guess is ... read more...


Why such resistance?

A few reasons why the President’s healthcare proposals have met such resistance. 1. Most folks like what they have. (Sorry to repeat what I wrote in previous columns.) They t... read more...


Poll numbers

You have no doubt read the President’s poll numbers have plunged.  There is little mystery why this is. The plunge has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with orga... read more...


A plan in trouble

The healthcare plan from the President and Congress is clearly in trouble. There is a simple reason why this is so. Now supporters stab their fingers at a hundred different r... read more...


Ready for a little insult?

Are you ready for a little insult? Your lawmakers are junketing again.  They are flying off to romantic places, often with wives in tow, on your tax dollar.  And often on gov... read more...


And attack it we do!

Here is a simple question for you. Why do we see no breakthrough drugs from South Africa? Why so few miracle drugs from the likes of Russia and China and India? All of Europe ... read more...


The annointed elite

There is good reason why soooo many attack Sarah Palin. And good reason why the attackers would not seize on, say, Mike Huckabee. Or another politician who walked away from a ... read more...


A question hanging over this country

A question that hangs over this country is whether the policies out of Washington will help our economy grow. Nobody really knows, of course. Students of economic history, I ... read more...


A package of pork sausage

The buzz this week has been about the failings of our gigundus stimulus package. By now new jobs were supposed to be plopping onto our laps like ripe fruit. Yes, our Preside... read more...


Presidential communication

As I watched our president on ABC’s Obamamercial for his healthcare plan, a few thoughts came to mind. One was a no-no. No one is allowed to mention it, for fear of being bran... read more...


Pantyhose on the pig

Here is how you can become an expert on taxes. Go to the State Fair and watch the horse-pull competition. Or go to the County Fair and watch the tractor-pull. As they pile mo... read more...


Four words

I invite you to think of  four words that would change everything. First, consider what we humans know for certain.  We know mathematics.  We know various things scientific. ... read more...



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