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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...


Crying in our beer

I may have solved a mystery. For the last several years Americans have told pollsters our economy is sunk in recession. It has not been. But huge numbers believed it was. In ... read more...


Black and White Day

Two topics today. The first is Black History Month - I love it. And I have a suggestion for an add-on. The month symbolizes incredible progress we have made in race relations... read more...


Berkley Council

So how do you think the U.S. government should respond to the city of Berkeley, California? The Berkeley City Council voted a few weeks ago to boot the Marine Corps recruiter... read more...


A ticking time bomb

Here is a problem you don’t hear the candidates talking much about. And yet it will wreak havoc on our economy. And it will hit most of us in our pocket books for years to com... read more...


A mystery to solve

Here is a mystery for you to solve. Please email me with your thoughts. I went to watch Syracuse play basketball against Rutgers a few weeks ago. There were five men playing ... read more...


A Paltry Improvement

If you’re so rich, why are you so ... so much against the system in which you grew rich? That is a legitimate question when you talk with certain people. People like George S... read more...


Wallow in the goop of pessimism

Are there any optimists left? Any positive thinkers? If you listen to most candidates, you might not think so. If you read a lot of columnists and watch a lot of bobbing head... read more...


Big Brother

“I can see all kinds of problems coming if we bring in this new horseless carriage. They call it a car. Or an auto. Whatever they call it, it means trouble. First of all, croo... read more...


Freedom House or U.N.

Great idea from Investor’s Business Daily: Get out of the UN. This is not the first time serious people have made that suggestion. Congress even has a few bills stuffed into ... read more...


Rhetoric and realities

If there is one thing we’ve got a surplus of these days it is rhetoric. We get extra loads of it during the election season. We also have a lot of realities around. Those who... read more...


Interesting timing

Excuse me for repeating something I wrote years ago about a famous politician sleeping with a judge. I repeat it here because of the sleaze that has floated to surface lately... read more...



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