There is a remarkable parallel today between the Republican party and the NAZI party of the 1930s.
In World War II, shortly after we entered on the side of The Allies, things were not going well. In our effort to supply England with war materials, we were losing a lot of ships. Our Navy tried all sorts of schemes to get cargo across the Atlantic, but nothing worked. The Royal Navy was […]
Well, Republicans, are you embarrassed yet? As I write this (Wednesday evening) it seems that a last minute budget agreement has been reached. In the process of doing this, the world has seen that some of the US House of Representatives is so irresponsible that they might not care if a default happened. The really […]
Roughly 50% of the American population could be classified as “white”. The other half are a mixture of Latinos, Blacks, Asians, etc. If you are a politician, presumably you want to be able to produce results for all of your constituents. There is no question that you would be destroyed if you developed policies that […]
Texas governor Rick Perry does, in some ways, represent his state very well. He is the sort of guy who has rugged good looks and looks right at home in boots and carrying a sidearm. Actually, he does wear boots and carry a sidearm. Once you watch an interview with him on TV, you would […]
In “The Wealth of Nations”, published in 1776, Adam Smith a very learned economist of the time stated that innovation lies in private entrepreneurship. Ask any Republican and they will probably agree with that statement. 1776 was a long time ago. Is it possible that things have changed? The state is presumed to be inefficient. […]
THIS IS A RE-POST OF SOMETHING I WROTE LAST YEAR. The question in my mind is: What should I never forget? I live in a community that lost people in the Pentagon. The damage and loss of life to the Pentagon was, of course, not as great as the twin towers in New York (184 […]