Of Laws or Lawyers


We pride ourselves as a nation on being a government of laws. That means no one is above the law. If a judge goes “around the law” to fix a ticket or let a friend off for some offense, we

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Parties and Factions


Our traditional view of American political parties is outdated and blocks our understanding of what is happening in the 2016 election cycle. We do not have a Democratic Party supporting the workers and the Republican Party supporting the corporations. Since

Posted in Blue-collar, Elections, Immigration, Jobs, Politics, Private-Sector, Public-Sector

A Special Day


Baseball was the national pastime in 1951. Those who followed football watched college and high school games. National Football League teams played their games in stadiums built for baseball or college football teams. In New York, a baseball and football

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A Dangerous Idea


Those who live in the world of ideas like to think ideas have consequences. A dangerous idea is being promulgated which could have very unpleasant consequences in November. This is the idea that should President Obama lose his reelection bid

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Facts and Elections


My first reaction to the selection of Paul Ryan as Vice-Presidential nominee was similar to the views of many others. Ryan is a policy wonk and we can now have a serious national discussion about entitlements. While there are many

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Some Thoughts


Some thoughts on various things: Anger and Humor The Republicans keep reacting to every Democratic hyperbole with anger. That is the wrong approach. Humor is more effective than anger. I suggest the Republican side produce a commercial with the tag

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Umpire John Roberts


When you are an umpire and the batter hits a foul ball you are supposed to call it foul. It doesn’t matter if there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the home team’s best player is

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