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01/25/2020 - 12:45am
OBSERVATIONS: January 22, 2020 It’s weeks like this that make me wish I had a job and didn’t have to stay home watching TV. With the impeachment nonsense dragging into its 56th month, I have some random observations, only a few of which have anything to do with impeachment. 1) As tempting as it must be for Republican senators to make a headlong rush to the TV cameras at the...
01/22/2020 - 12:00pm
DIVERSITY: January 22, 2020 It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin this discussion by...
01/22/2020 - 11:59am
DEMOCRACY: January 20, 2020 The essence of democracy is free speech, and the essence of free speech is assertion. For instance ... 1. Privately owned firearms should be confiscated. 2. Everybody should own a firearm. 3. No Republican’s any good. 4. No Democrat’s any good. 5. “The current president ... is a threat to...
01/22/2020 - 11:58am
LABOR: January 21, 2020 Almost all of us know (because President Trump boasts of it in nearly every speech) that our 3.5% unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low. But this official decline in joblessness doesn’t tell the entire story of the improvement in the job market in the United States. And it doesn’t fully capture the change...
01/22/2020 - 11:57am
SOCIETY: January 21, 2020 Here are some unhappy statistics: — In America between 1946 and 2006, the suicide rate quadrupled for males ages 15 to 24 and doubled for females the same age. — In 1950, the suicide rate per 100,000 Americans was 11.4. In 2017, it was 14. — According to Grant Duwe, director of research and...
01/22/2020 - 11:57am
SOCIETY: January 21, 2020 On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil disobedience, thousands of gun owners gathered in Richmond to petition peacefully for their rights. KING had preached that there was a higher law that justified breaking existing laws that mandated racial...
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