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They donít want to know you

If you do not live in a ďswing stateĒ the candidates for the White House donít 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 weekís 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...


Big Brother is watching

Tidy your house. Stash the beer cans. Guess who is stopping by without notice? Your big brother. If you say you donít have one, I have news for you. There was news this week ... read more...


An insult to the concept

Stand by ... to be insulted. More than once. Our President told us this week that workers in Ohio and elsewhere will miss out on valuable job training. They will, he says, if... read more...


Welcome to the permanent campaign

I expect somebody to announce he or she is running for the White House. When? The day after we inaugurate the next president in January. Welcome to the permanent campaign. Yo... read more...


Things in common

What do these things have in common? Social Security Disability. Windmills. Food Stamps. A stateís low taxes. Big contributions to politicians. These are linked by a basic in... read more...


We have gotten awfully regal

Maybe itís my imagination. But we seem to have gotten awfully regal in this country. Thatís what came to mind when I heard about the kafuffle over our Secretary of Defense. Le... read more...


Viewed through womenís lenses

Suppose you run for the White House. And suppose one evening during the campaign you address 10,000 voters. Your advisors tell you that maybe 60 percent of them are women. Wh... read more...


Is it a right?

Here is a good question that arose during the Supreme Court presentations on Obamacare. Is healthcare a right? You know, like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like ... read more...


An equally monumental issue

Sure, the Supreme Courtís decision is important. But Ö Obviously the courtís decision on Obamacare will be monumental. Because it deals with two clearly defined foes, pitted ... read more...


The Dumb File

Dumb stuff seems to be in the air lately. First, a big earthquake in Mexico draws attention to the Obamasí daughter. The White House has to tell the world their 13-year-daugh... read more...



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