Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Where Will Our (Kids’) Food Come From?

On Sunday, August 20th, the nets surrounding a fish farm in Washington State’s San Juan islands imploded, releasing over 150,000 domesticated Atlantic salmon. Fisherman of all persuasions, at the urging of state regulators and local native tribes, have been scooping … Continue reading

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Jose Can You See?

I used to think Colin Kaepernick was stupid. I mean, if you only saw him play, as I have,  against the Seattle Seahawks, you might wonder why he was deemed worthy of getting $114,000,000 for playing six years as an … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep, concluded

Garrison Keillor, my generation’s Mark Twain, tells a story of how he spent the $6,000 he earned in 1974 from the New Yorker for his first major published work. He took his wife and young son on a train trip … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Imagine, if you will, Hillary Rodham Clinton dropping out of the presidential race because of revelations that her private State Department email server had been hacked by the Chinese. Continue reading

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For What It’s Worth

There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong – For What It’s Worth, by Stephen Stills, 1966/7 Falling asleep the other night, I was suddenly fearful that a spring and summer of epic disorder is imminent. I’d been … Continue reading

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A Well Regulated Militia

I’m not interested in “gun control”, as in getting rid of some or all guns. Given the genesis of our country, and our centuries long relationship with universal personal gun ownership, that’s not going to happen. Rather, I’m interested in … Continue reading

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What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make?

“What difference, at this point, does it make?” – Sect’y of State, Hilary Clinton, in 2012 at Congressional hearings investigating the killing of four US diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya. The Washington Post reports that, as of Tuesday, December 2, … Continue reading

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Responding to Radical Jihadist Terror – II

Those closest to ISIS must take the lead in expunging them from the planet: Turkey, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, EU; getting them on the same page requires patience and diligent leadership. This is not a far-fetched dream of unicorns. … Continue reading

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Responding To Radical Jihadist Terror – I

The coordinated attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th have become the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back in a way that similar, but less emotive, assaults on a Russian airliner in Egypt’s Sinai, in Beirut, and earlier in … Continue reading

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Deflation

Well. Switzerland, home to sound money, shocked the financial world yesterday. The news even hit the Endurance Nation triathlon forum, where someone noted he had to cut his morning workout short because, Swiss National Bank. Deflation is the big fear … Continue reading

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