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Make Sugar Great again

Make Sugar Great Again! Okay, it doesn’t have the same ring as, “Make America Great Again!” but sugar is something the Trump administration should work on making great again.  America produces a lot of sugar. So does other parts of… Continue Reading →

What would J. Wellington Wimpy do?

J. Wellington Wimpy was a famous cartoon character in the Popeye comics.   Known as Wimpy, his most famous line was, “I will gladly pay you on Tuesday, for a hamburger today.” Unfortunately, far too many policy makers want to follow Wimpy… Continue Reading →

Who wins 2020?

Pericles said, “Just because you don’t take an interest in politics does not mean politics will not take an interest in you.” Politics has a huge impact on business and our lives.   Having said that, Donald Trump is a certainty… Continue Reading →

It’s the subsidies, stupid

In 1992, as Bill Clinton was running for President, his campaign manager, James Carville posted a sign in the campaign headquarters. “It’s the economy, stupid.” Republicans love “free trade,” but someone needs to put a sign in front of them that… Continue Reading →

The coming storm

A storm is coming and if you are not preparing, then you are deluding yourself.  This is an economic storm like nothing we have seen before.   In 2007, the economy sank like a rock. There were several reasons for this… Continue Reading →

Five ways to get out of a traffic ticket

We’ve all had the experience.  We are driving along and suddenly we see the lights behind us.   We aren’t sure what we did wrong, but our day, not to mention our driving record, is about to get worse.  Traffic tickets are frequently… Continue Reading →

Where is the alternative?

Recently Facebook deplatformed a meal plan group that was favored by Crossfit and its followers.  Crossfit responded as follows: Recently, Facebook deleted without warning or explanation the Banting7DayMealPlan user group. The group has 1.65 million users who post testimonials and other… Continue Reading →

How much justice can you afford?

Back in my lawyer days, I often asked clients, “How much justice can you afford?” Many thought it was a joke.  It wasn’t. The American legal system is brutally divided into the classes of those who can get legal services… Continue Reading →

Hating the left

I have liberal friends and we have an unspoken agreement.  We don’t discuss politics. We will discuss other things of interest, but we leave politics alone. While I like my friends, I hate the left. I hate liberal politicians; I hate… Continue Reading →

Political Chess

Political Chess Politics is like a good game of chess. You try to anticipate your opponent’s moves and you try to lead them into a trap. Republicans generally do not play political chess well. They just don’t have the killer… Continue Reading →

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