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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 Court’s decision is important. But … Obviously the court’s 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 Obamas’ daughter. The White House has to tell the world their 13-year-daugh... read more...


It hinges on gas price

Do you ever wonder what our founding fathers would think of today’s presidential elections? How would you explain to Thomas Jefferson that the item that would swing the most... read more...


Political capital

Sometimes watching a president is like watching a small business operator. Or the CEO of a big business. Or the big business itself. This is particularly true with President O... read more...


Another reality

Louis Farrakhan must live in another world, another reality. Which would be all right with me if he did not spew so much hatred. In his latest diatribe he warned thousands ... read more...


Duking it out

Various governors are duking it out with unions these days. Over pension and benefits packages for state workers. Mayors face the same problems with city workers. School board... read more...


A solution for Congress

Everybody hates Congress and its pork. And its sleazy politicians. And their corruption. And how out of touch they are. Here is a remedy: increase the size of Congress. Both ... read more...


Think positive!

Do you want to think positive today? Do you want to feel good about this country’s economic prospects? All right. Let’s go for it. Are you ready? Let’s think oil and gas. Lit... read more...


Presented with a quandary

What if an airline offered flights for which there would be no security checks?  “Fly with us and take your chances.” Do you suppose many passengers would select them? I wonde... read more...


The courage to tackle the left

New York’s Governor Cuomo intrigues me. What he is trying to do may impact the entire country some day. Cuomo is from the left, of course. He gets a lot of campaign money fro... read more...


The courage to tackle the left

New York’s Governor Cuomo intrigues me. What he is trying to do may impact the entire country some day. Cuomo is from the left, of course. He gets a lot of campaign money fro... read more...


More! More! More!

Come with me on a short trip. From a Syracuse repair shop to a tent in the Revolutionary War. And then to a Connecticut hotel. A woman from Syracuse sends a simple plea to me... read more...


A phenomenal development

There is a phenomenal development afoot. It is delivering benefits to you. Many people want to stop it. But they will fail. The development is oil and natural gas. On this co... read more...


Banana Republic Budgeting

Suppose you were required by law to do a certain thing. I guess that is the case. The law requires you to pay your taxes. And to insure your car. And to register that car. And... read more...



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