Working in an American Auschwitz

auschwitz When I was but a wee child, actually a very young teen ager, I was blessed to have a teacher by the name of Mrs. Haley; aka: (respectfully) "Haley's Comet."  She taught a class that I suspect is not offered anymore, but was mandatory in my time; it was called "Civics." Mrs. Haley taught us […]

Citizens Have the Power to Control School Curriculum

education study books and apple Citizens can control the curricula taught in our schools. Parents sitting on curriculum-selection committees that choose textbooks can identify objectionable materials and protest before the state or district purchases the text book. Health curriculum has received a lot of attention lately, but citizens could have protected their children from exposure to an objectionable curriculum by […]

Is Revolution Inevitable?

revolution loading This one's going to feel like a real bummer, but I'll bet I'm not the only one thinking this: Has the grand experiment called the United States of America run its course – the idea that a country, a people can rule itself? That a true representative Republic could be formed and withstand the test […]

Army Ranger Michael Behenna Earns Parole

6a00d8341c60bf53ef019b017cd71a970d-700wi This corrects a grave injustice. But it won't be over until they clear his name. On March 20th, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al Qaeda operative, while serving in Iraq. Mansur was known to be a member of an Al Qaeda […]

FEMA: No to West Virginia’s Request for Water Emergency Aid

KS_1699_keller_05.jpg Last month, a chemical spill in West Virginia left more than half a million residents unable to use their tap water for drinking, cooking, bathing or cleaning. The incident also forced schools, bars and restaurants to close. Earl Ray Tomblin, the state's governor, declared a state of emergency in nine counties following the industrial leak. FEMA has been providing […]

In Barack Obama We Don’t Trust

inObamaWeTrust_bill_crop_5 TRUST. It's a short word with a lot of impact; a word that holds more meaning than any other one word in the English language. Trust is defined as: 1 a : to place confidence b : to be confident ; HOPE 2 : to sell or deliver on credit 1 a : to commit […]

Why Inflation is Severely Understated

inflation-low-res-iStock_000013867877Medium If you repeat something completely inane enough times, do people, even economic writers, believe it? To understand the context of my question, please consider the Bloomberg article Price Slowdown for Cars, Baby Clothes Raises Fed Concerns by Michelle Jamrisko and Ilan Kolet. Five years into the U.S. economic expansion, inflation shows little sign of picking […]