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Gradually receding

Ahh, the secrets we keep. For instance, the secrets revealed in a biography of author Truman Capote. (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, In Cold Blood)  I am reading it, although the bo... read more...


Differences

Have you heard people whine that candidates for the White House are not much different from each other? You should not hear anyone complain this year. At the moment the diffe... read more...


An economics lesson

You don’t need to have an economics degree to answer this question. You need not understand profit and losses. You could flunk every math test you ever took and still answer t... read more...


You’ve been “Goffed”!

Congress has pulled a “Fred Goff.” Let me explain what that means. About 1000 of my fellow junior high students were gathered in the auditorium listening to our principal. ... read more...


Same old stuff!

One of the joys of growing old is that you’ve seen this garbage before. Let me illustrate. Newsweek featured the back of the Statue of Liberty on its May 12 cover. Inside it ... read more...


What policy?

Please take out a sheet of paper. Write a sentence or two that describes America’s energy policy. I bet you are left with a blank page. Obviously, energy is one of the bigge... read more...


Don’t know much about history

Random thoughts about our economy. First is that we will have to come up with a new word for a sluggish economy. Or a new word for recession. We need one or the other becaus... read more...


Just disgraceful!

Something caught my attention in our local “green” newspaper. I regard it as disgraceful. The people who put out the paper do not. The paper serves up the usual scare stories... read more...


Another Great Depression?

Some politicians propose moves that could plunge us into another Great Depression. If you think I exaggerate, take some time to read about the last one. One of the biggest m... read more...


Useful idiots

How many times have you seen celebrities hugging Fidel? Movie stars love him. They have flocked from all over the world to fawn before him. They finish their visit with a pre... read more...


What ever happened to tax increases?

What ever happened to tax increases?  They seem to have vanished. For the last two years we heard a number of politicians promise to raise our taxes.  They vowed to raise tax... read more...


Cannot figure this one out.

Most of us know small businesses are the lifeblood of this country’s economy. If we don’t know it for sure, we suspect it. Sure, we have our big corporations. But in many way... read more...


Cryin’ the blues

Here are a few reasons why I think the economy is about to recover. And there is a good chance you will scoff at them. Or laugh at them. First reason is because of what most ... read more...


Steamrolling

A few thoughts on the tragedy of Eliot Spitzer. Including the one which should, perhaps, cause us the most concern. One thought is that many of these grand office-holders fee... read more...


A gusher of money

Call me a thief. I am about to steal stuff from an editorial in Investors Business Daily. But the theft is for a good cause. It is to reveal a bunch of politicians as demagogu... read more...



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