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The advertisers’ referee

You have seen film clips of football games from the 30’s. Can you imagine one of those games - at a critical point - screeching to a halt. So that a car maker could drive his ... read more...


There’s a pattern Mrs. Shook!

People who lay awake with worries about running out of oil, or gas at $5 a gallon or somesuch bring Mrs. Shook to mind. She was our neighbor when I was a kid. She had no tele... read more...


Consider the source

“Consider the source.” If my grandmother was alive. And I told her about the shenanigins that went on at the UN recently. She would have advised me: “Consider the source.” M... read more...


Off With His Head!

So now the Pope has to apologize. To savages. I hope he knows the Latin for “Stuff it in your ear, dimwits.” I’m sorry if my words offend you. They no doubt will upset the s... read more...


Stowed away with Diana and Elvis

If you buy into these conspiracy theories, I apologize to you. If you believe 19 young men did not steer two planes into the World Trade Towers on 9/11, forgive me for laughi... read more...


Leave it for the night crew

Stand by... for higher taxes. Really higher taxes. And reduced benefits. There is an old joke about a boy who grows angry over his oversized toy truck. He tries to park it be... read more...


Turgid communiques

How would you like to have a job writing communiques? You know, from these big confabs between world leaders. How about making a career of writing UN resolutions? I think of... read more...


Killing inflation

The Fed is making a bet. Perhaps the biggest bet in the world. Many people wonder what the Fed does and why it does it. And what happens if the Fed makes the wrong move. As ... read more...


Ignoring news?

So now we learn that some of the photos you see in newspapers and magazines are doctored. Some of the photos you see in tv news are faked. Perhaps many of them have been. Blo... read more...


Something of immense value: Hope

By Tom Morgan   The poor may be always with us. But they are fewer in number than we are often led to believe. This is the point Douglas Besharov makes. He studies social w... read more...


Three sides to an argument

by: Tom Morgan I tip my hat to those who tell both sides of a story. For instance, the teachers. Some will teach “This is how it happened. According to many historians. But.... read more...


An unexcused absence ...

By Tom Morgan People offer many reasons for not serving in our armed forces. They offer many reasons for their kids not serving. They offer many reasons for not wanting mil... read more...


The Chicken Little Bet

By Tom Morgan Al Gore, I bet you $10,000 that you’re full of hot air. I am serious. I invite Mr. Gore to take a bet with me on global warming. If he loses, he pays the mon... read more...


A Pyramid of Support or Thank You Day

By Tom Morgan I hereby nominate the fifth Sunday as national Thank You Day. On Thank You Day all of us should call a time-out from bitching. Time out from complaining ab... read more...



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