Posted: Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2013
Last week's guest columnist stated that my criticism of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and reports of an urban crime phenomena, "the knockout game," were not factual or actually lies based upon reporting from FOX News.
Let's get to the bottom line up front. The "knockout game" is quite real. It's been around for over 20 years according to law ...more
Posted: Friday, Dec 6th, 2013
We all remember the movie, "A Christmas Story," and the bullies that confront Ralphie on his way home from school every day. When Ralphie had enough, something snaps and he fights back and no more bullying. I wish the problem of bullying today were that simple.
Most recently, the Miami Dolphins football team has been in trouble for allowing bullying ...more
Modified: Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2013
Columnist and economist Paul Krugman recently wrote that the current period of chronic slow growth and low employment might very well continue into the indefinite future. He attributed this trend to slowing population growth (less demand for new homes, TVs, and so on). Also, we consistently spend more for what we import than we make on what we export, leaving ...more
Posted: Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2013
Thanksgiving is upon us, though it seems to be arriving late this year. Some have already installed Christmas lighting as the next major holiday approaches like an on-rushing freight train. Meanwhile, commentators debase our National Day of Thanksgiving by referring to it as "Turkey Day" and retailers have given new life to seasonal greed by competing to see who can ...more
Posted: Friday, Nov 22nd, 2013
I could not count the times I have heard people say, "Why don't they put a Macy's there?" Or the times I have heard local government criticized because certain kinds of businesses are not where many would like them to be.
There seems to be a common misconception that local government has the power to put businesses wherever it ...more
Posted: Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013
The young boy, maybe eight or nine years old, was squatting by the curb cooking his morning breakfast in a coffee can which contained the small fire to heat his scraps. By scraps, I literally mean scraps. It was 1972, the Easter Offensive was taking a heavy toll on young South Vietnamese soldiers as evidenced by the daily funeral processions ...more