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Who is responsible?

Bill O’Reilly commented this week on a recent murder-suicide. His comments brought to mind what a Navy officer did to me and others years ago. O’Reilly referred to the crime ... read more...


Fracking is here to stay

Fracking and other modern drilling techniques are here to stay. Opponents may stop a pipeline here or some drilling there. They may delay it in some states. They may get it ba... read more...


Twinkie Tale

By the time this appears, the Hostess Twinkies strike may be settled. Or… it will not be settled. And the company may be kaput. In case you have missed it, the Twinkies story... read more...


Big Brother is watching

Do you realize you have Big Brother as a bed partner? The Big Brother from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The name Big Brother makes most of us think of governm... read more...


Character

My suggestion is that any time an election gets you down, look up some Harry Truman quotes. I bet they will cheer you. Or encourage you. Or restore your faith in the presidenc... read more...


More! More! More!

You don’t have to ask why you hear remarks like “Same old, same old.” And “There’s nuthin’ new under the sun.” And – as Harry Truman said – “There is nothing new in the world ... read more...


Moving out

Mayor Bloomberg voiced a warning recently. He cautioned New Yorkers about forever raising taxes on the rich. Whether you like it or not, he said, the rich are mobile. And whe... read more...


We The People

This election campaign brings to mind a haberdasher. A guy going broke selling men’s clothing. It brings to mind aristocrats. And army generals, an engineer and farmers. And d... read more...


The 3,000

Here is a question worth asking at one of these big presidential debates: What the hell are 3000 journalists doing here? Yes, 3000 journalists trooped out to Colorado for the... read more...


Image. Image. Image.

Do the presidential candidates win and lose votes in the big TV debates? Does the Pope wear a ball gown? Sure! And the three of them do what they do for the same three reasons... read more...


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...



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