Tag Archives: Europe

Greek Drama

Imagine you are faced with two choices.  One is certainly bad; the other entails the unknown but looks far from promising.  Which do you choose?  The Greeks will tell us which way they will go on July 5th. 

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Repeated Graditude

This article is almost completely “stolen” from the postings of June 6, 2011 and June 6, 2014.  I had to use quotation marks because I can’t think of a way it is physically possible to steal from myself.  Imperfect as … Continue reading

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In Punt Formation

I guess politicians got tired of kicking the can; now they are punting.  We have different verbiage yielding the same non-solution.  This time around it is appears the disease has spread to Europe.   

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The American Right’s No Go Zone

I guess you could go back to Joe McCarthy – possible further back – but its modern manifestation seems to have started with Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics; the idea that if we only lower the taxes for those who already … Continue reading

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What Are Voters Waiting For?

One of the greatest influences on my writing is Paul Krugman.  I make no secret of that and on more than one occasion have suggested that my readers make his op-eds, which appear in the Monday and Friday online editions … Continue reading

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America’s Ebola Insanity

I have never been shy about criticizing American media.  Left, right and center it has two major faults.  Foremost, they beat a story to death; if they latch onto what they consider to be something hot it gets almost exclusive … Continue reading

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Unionish

The most interesting vote to take place in America in 2014 may well occur this week.  It won’t happen on a Tuesday and neither Republicans nor Democrats will be on the ballot.  Wednesday through Friday the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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Punt Formation

Most NFL teams start their season today.  To show you how poor of a “season” the 113th Congress is having they appear to be in full punt formation.  Reportedly the House has scheduled a vote on a Continuing Resolution to … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

My regular readers know of both my almost devotion to Paul Krugman’s work and my economic philosophy; there is a very high positive correlation between the two.  On September 5th Krugman penned a New York Times op-ed entitled, Years of … Continue reading

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The Last Memorial Day

I have a wonderful wish for America – which is that someday we no longer celebrate Memorial Day.  I mean no disrespect for the sacrifices of the men and women who comprise our war dead and whose memories are honored … Continue reading

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