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Let us honor our politicians. Oink, oink, hurrah!

Here is a prime example of swamp life in Washington. First, Senator John McCain sits on $9 million.  This is money given to him for his presidential campaign. Given to him by friends and supporters. And by people, businesses and

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Critters of the D.C. Swamp Unite

Don’t be surprised if Donald Trump is impeached.  Or forced from office. Or both. It seems fair to conclude this. When you consider what just happened, that is. 1. For many months Trump was accused of colluding with Russians. Big

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Whose money is it, anyway?

If you build a pile of pension money, they will come. By “they” I mean people who want to use the money.  To push their own causes. Case in point is NY State’s big pension fund. It is for the

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Europeans: Enough with the snickers. How about you pay up?

Are you overly sensitive if you find the attitudes of NATO leaders repugnant? Several of them seemed to snicker and smirk when President Trump spoke recently in Brussels. In other ways they indicated they did not appreciate his message.  Which

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Children will die! Children will die! Politicians will live!

Imagine the conversations some politicians must have had with their PR advisors. Recently. Over how they would attack the Trump budget proposals. “These budget cuts are terrible.” No sir (or Madam). You have to be bolder. “All right.  These budget

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Welcome to the old Soviet Union

The caldron in Washington today reminds me of something. The collapse of the Soviet system. Nearly 30 years ago.        It collapsed under the weight of corruption. And because government did not deliver what people wanted. And because the Soviets

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Who to believe on climate change?

Here is a major problem with the kafuffle about climate change. Who should you believe? My paper carried a piece by a local scientist.  He is an expert in glaciers.  He wrote that “97 percent of all climate scientists attribute

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Don’t pass the blame

Here are a few phrases that waterboarding would not pry from our lips. Firing squads would fail to get various leaders to utter them. One is “I’m sorry. I was wrong.”  Another is “I made big mistakes.” And similar phrases.

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Don’t listen to the CBO

We should cut our taxes as President Trump proposes.  Why? Because the Congressional Budget Office says it’s a bad idea. Congress asks the CBO to score tax proposals. To predict how much a new tax will raise. To predict how

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The President’s taxes are none of our business

So…you want to run for the school board, eh?  First you will have to show us your tax returns. For the last five years.        What?  It’s not the school board you want to join?  Instead, you want to run

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