February 23, 2017

The most grounded fears about a Donald Trump presidency have always involved incompetence rather than malevolence, the perils of a catastrophically weak presidency rather than the prospect of a near-dictatorship.

So far, many of these fears are being vindicated. Trump’s policy rollouts have…


February 23, 2017

If we need a sign of disarray, then we have the Russians testing our resolve. Like Nixon, we have a germophobe who exaggerates everything we would call lies or "liar." Three weeks passed before they let go of Michael Flynn when they knew all the time what he had done and let him sit in on meetings.…

February 23, 2017

The federal government needs to start imposing a fee on all these companies who manufacture products that find their way into the landfill once they’ve been used.

These are plastic products. They never break down and they are not biodegradable. They will be in the landfill forever and…

February 22, 2017

Legislative Republicans are acting as though their days are numbered.

Having remade the state's fiscal structure in their own likeness, Republicans are now looking to lock in their personal income tax rates with a constitutional amendment and their flush savings reserve, a.k.a. "The Rainy Day Fund,…


February 22, 2017

After the election, I heard a lot of people asking: "What now?"

We can start by making sure Congress doesn't target anti-poverty programs that help millions of families afford the basic necessities of life. If poverty and inequality are truly important to the new Congress, they…

February 22, 2017

A college degree is not about money-making potential only. A degree implies hard work and determination. Being educated means enlarging one’s horizons and exposing one’s self to the intellectual side of life.

College is not for everyone. One can make a life financially without a degree.…

February 21, 2017

Dear President Trump:

These are the moments that make or break a presidency.

First you were tested by a rival — Russia — and utterly failed to appreciate the corrosive impact on our democracy of your indulgence of Russia’s hacking our election. And on Wednesday you’re going…

People Friedman Pie

February 21, 2017

President Trump acts like he wants to get us into war with all of his tough talk to North Korea and Iran especially.

I am hoping that is not the case. I hope it's just all a lot of bluster.

After all the comments that he had on the campaign trail that were critical of some of the wars we have…

February 20, 2017

The controversy over House Bill 2, the “bathroom law” is still raging while the state continues to lose businesses and jobs. Our state legislators are being very paternalistic and old fashioned in their thinking.

They think women are delicate creatures who need protection from…

February 20, 2017

I often wonder if the same people who refuse to work for a living are the same people who continue to trash our city with litter being thrown out of their car windows.

Please stop trashing our city.

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