Monthly Archives: August 2016

Apple’s Taxes

So Apple is suddenly held accountable for its financial dealings in Europe. Ireland was one giant tax haven for Apple as it is for a number of other wealthy American companies. Now Apple has been ordered by the European Union … Continue reading

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Alan Jacobs on trump

Alan Jacobs is a professor of literature at Baylor and, as an avocation, a keen observer of the political realities of America. In the current online issue of Harper’s  he he has an important article called The Watchmen: What became of the … Continue reading

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trump Is a Brazen Crook

During the primary season, trump’s campaign rented office space in trump tower. Since trump was, if we were to believe his claim, self-funding his campaign, that meant trump the candidate was paying trump the landlord $3500 each month. After the … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right People

In 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, a highly respected and serious contender for winning the election, doomed his chances with one simple decision: He chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. That one move showed such serious lack of judgment … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits the trumpies. . .

I have been trying these past few days to write less about trump. It gets kind of sickening to dwell in the swamps too long. But it is hard to resist, since trump and/or the Republicans make such fools of … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Shaming America

I need to begin with a reminder to my readers: I am very disappointed in the Democrats and the candidate they have selected. But I am completely disgusted by the Republican party. While the Democrats represent much of the same … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Lincoln (1)

It is the first day of December, 1862. The Civil War has proven more costly and extensive than anyone had imagined when it began. It’s outcome is very uncertain. Abraham Lincoln stands before a joint session of Congress to deliver … Continue reading

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