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When the New York Times reports it…it has to be bad

September 20th, 2013

Steady as she goes?  For the sixth straight year, the poverty rate (defined as $23,492 or less income for a family of four) in American has failed to improve…”flat-lined” is how one economics professor put it. Worse, the economic “doldrums” are expected to be the new paradigm for the foreseeable future—high poverty rates and higher […]

Their script does not improve with age

August 27th, 2013

An innocuous and kindly sounding piece of legislation—Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act—is presently being ushered (or rather slithered) through the US House under the guidance of Illinois Democrat US Representative Danny Davis and his fellow Democrat US Representative William Pascrell, of New Jersey. The two gentlemen are out on the hustings, cooing suave […]

What do Mussolini, Murad II and the Inca have in common?

August 8th, 2013

The final coup d’ grace of a social experimentalist named Big Brother has now fallen upon America. A death blow, as it were. The hammer strike is a vindication of George Orwell’s commentary regarding utopian tyrants. According to recent news wires, housing racial quotas are to be enforced in every neighborhood in America by the […]

“Structural” problem with Idaho’s economy, they say?

July 18th, 2013

We have been told this year, that there are “structural” problems with Idaho’s economy.  Really?  We barely noticed  the sag in the floor.  The reason, we are given to believe, is that the “nature” of Idaho’s economy is changing due to the rapidly increasing age of its population, under the weight of incoming retirees…a veritable […]