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A Defining Moment

February 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Gov. Mitt Romney's statement about not worrying about the poor has been treated as a gaffe in much of the media, and those in the Republican establishment who have been rushing toward endorsing his coronation as the GOP's nominee for president -- with 90 percent of the delegates still not yet chosen -- have been trying to sweep his statement under the rug.

Getting Nowhere, Very Fast

January 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

California has a huge state debt and Washington has a huge national debt. But that does not discourage either Gov. Jerry Brown or President Barack Obama from wanting to launch a very costly high-speed rail system.

A Brass Age?

January 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

This may be the golden age of presumptuous ignorance. The most recent demonstrations of that are the Occupy Wall Street mobs. It is doubtful how many of these semi-literate sloganizers could tell the difference between a stock and a bond.

Kodak and the Post Office

January 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks the end of an era.

The Past and the Present

December 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

If Newt Gingrich were being nominated for sainthood, many of us would vote very differently from the way we would vote if he were being nominated for a political office.

Gridlock to the Rescue?

December 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Washington gridlock may turn out to be the salvation of the Obama administration.

Christmas Books

December 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

The joys of Christmas do not include coping with crowds at shopping malls or wracking your brains trying to figure out what to get as a gift for someone who already seems to have everything.

Gingrich and Immigration

November 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Now that Newt Gingrich has become the latest in a series of Republican front-runners, he is getting the kinds of scrutiny and attacks that have done in other front-runners.

Alice in Liberal Land

November 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

"Alice in Wonderland" was written by a professor who also wrote a book on symbolic logic. So it is not surprising that Alice encountered not only strange behavior in Wonderland, but also strange and illogical reasoning -- of a sort too often found in the real world, and which a logician would be very much aware of.

Numbers Games

November 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

One of the things that has struck me when I have gone on luxury cruise ships, is that most of the passengers look like they are older than the captain -- and luxury cruise ships don't have juveniles as captains.



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