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Refreshingly peaceful free speech

It was a fine day for protesting at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., where folks were enjoying their right to free speech in a productive and peaceable manner.

September 1, 2017 noon read more..

Your gift can pay down U.S. debt - like Trump

To avoid conflicts of interest on his investments, President Trump plans to “gift” hotel profits from foreign governments’ payments to the U.S. Treasury - gifts that will go directly toward paying down U.S. debt.

January 27, 2017 noon read more..

Obamacare, questions and answers

Now that open enrollment is upon us and ObamaCare premiums are soaring through the roof (again), my email inbox is being flooded with questions from frustrated Americans.

November 2, 2016 noon read more..

Electing for divorce in 2016

Get this: According to <em>The New York Times</em>, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.

August 24, 2016 noon read more..

The only move to make if Trump wins

It’s become a cottage industry since Donald Trump started winning Republican primaries: If he wins the presidency, one in four Americans would consider moving to another country, according to a recent Morning Consult/Vox poll.

April 1, 2016 7 p.m. read more..

If Bill Clinton becomes ‘First Guy’

The way our circus of a presidential election is unfolding, the odds are increasing that Hillary Clinton may become our first female president — which would be great for American men.

March 9, 2016 7 p.m. read more..

What’s the beef about?

The World Health Organization is the United Nations‘ public-health arm. I think we should change its name to the World Killjoy Organization — at least where its position on meat eating is concerned.

November 6, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

Journalism’s sorry state

I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president.

May 27, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

Where’s Dad?

I didn’t know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet.

May 13, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

Toasting a long life

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer.

April 22, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

Up in smoke

I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days.

November 14, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

What women want

Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show “Jeopardy” in trouble after introducing a new category: “What Do Women Want.”

October 8, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

The taste of government control

They’re going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub.

September 5, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Teens not working doesn’t work for America

Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs - down from 75 percent of teens a generation ago.

July 30, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Why spy, China?

Sheesh, China, you sure know how to kick a country when it’s on its way down.

June 18, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

We want politicians to lie

Get this: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether false accusations and mudslinging during political campaigns are illegal.

May 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

My father’s 1959 tax return

I stumbled upon my father’s 1959 income tax return a few years ago. How I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

April 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Dog days of ObamaCare

I’ve heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.

December 4, 2013 3:04 p.m. read more..

Letter from Washington

Millions of you are asking why your health insurance policies are being canceled and the premiums and deductibles for your new policies are, for the majority of you, doubling, tripling or worse.

November 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

Why spy on France?

The <em>French daily Le Monde</em> alleges that the U.S. National Security Agency has spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN.

November 1, 2013 3:29 p.m. read more..

Health really is everything

One challenge with chemo is that the body quickly becomes resistant to it. Doctors have to apply different chemo blends to overcome resistance. For the next few years, the different blends worked well.

September 18, 2013 4:29 p.m. read more..

Marriage is alive and well…for some

Boy, are some Americans losing interest in marriage these days. According to a National Center for Family and Marriage Research study, the U.S. marriage rate is on the decline. Whereas 92 out of 1,000 single women married in 1920, only 31 out of 1,000 are marrying today.

August 21, 2013 4:47 p.m. read more..

Great minds on government

Too many of our political leaders see government as the solution to our challenges. If only they paid more consideration to what some of our great minds had to say about government.

August 16, 2013 4:18 p.m. read more..


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