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Some strange people

This week let me introduce – if you have not met them – some strange people. You see, I am living a few weeks in a tiny village in France. All around me are peculiar folks. F... read more...


Get off my back

Do you get tired of politicians talking about how many jobs they have created? Or how few jobs their opponents have created? The President claims his administration has create... read more...


We want more

As I watched the convention this week a sobering thought slapped me in the face: If John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address was screened for them, the delegates would probably pr... read more...


No interruptions

Wow! Watching an event on TV without commercials. And without gatekeepers. Yes, I watched the Republican convention on the internet. No interruptions. No commentators telling... read more...


About entrepreneurs

Everybody is piling on the President’s remarks about entrepreneurs. You know, his “You didn’t build that.” remark. I think the Republicans are using that as a theme for one of... read more...


Good is bad today

Did you read the other day that the Aussies are going to ban logos on cigarettes? And no longer will packs of cigarettes there carry any colors. (In Aussieland, that is colou... read more...


Did you read about it?

About this election. This guy you plan to vote for. Have you read any books about him? Completely through? Have you read any books written by guys who don’t like him? Have you... read more...


We have a malaise

Let us not kid ourselves. If our economy was a patient the doctors would be worried. Here are a few notes the docs would make: The economy is growing at half the pace most ec... read more...


On a journey

The President took us on a journey this week. He took us back to our founding. To the arguments made by our founding fathers when they revolted against England. He did so whe... read more...


They don’t want to know you

If you do not live in a “swing state” the candidates for the White House don’t want to know you. I guess that is a bit harsh. They DO want your money. For their ca... read more...


Hauling in big bucks

President Clinton is hauling in big bucks from speaking these days. Last year he made $13,400,000 by giving 54 speeches. That is quarter-of-a-million per speech. Some of his f... read more...


Hail the Conquering Cheater!

Hail the conquering cheater! Young people, pay homage to this week’s heroes. Emulate them. Follow in their footsteps. Learn to cheat and someday the rest of us may honor you.... read more...


Hot off the press

Hot off the press Humorist Will Rogers often said he had the perfect source for his jokes. The newspaper. (As well as Congress.) He said he read about eight newspapers a day... read more...


Are Americans exceptional?

Is this country exceptional? Are Americans exceptional? Yes and no, I believe. Pundits debate the question of American exceptionalism. They have for a few hundred years. For ... read more...


A fairy tale world

Consider what a fairy tale world we live in. A world in which so many folks pretend. Politicians pretend to hate big companies and the rich. Yet they beg millions of campaign... read more...



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