“The Donald” is a Perfect Fit for the Romney Carnival

How do you sell snake oil? How do you take a sucker’s money with shell games and card tricks? How do you get the hicks to try their hand at games of chance they can never win? You stage a carnival, of course. It’s an American tradition based on the belief that “a sucker is born […]
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Asafa Powell: ‘Unlike some people who can say they’re going to break records or run 9.7, I’m a human being…’

ROME (AP) — In Asafa Powell’s mind, he’s not competing against Usain Bolt. His target is simply winning any 100-meter race he enters. “I’m not here to compete against Bolt,” Powell said ahead of Thursday’s Golden Gala meet featuring the current and past world record-holders. “The finish line is my target, not Bolt or anyone […]
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Why Isn’t the Government Smarter than a 6th Grader?

A YouTube video of a 12-year-old Canadian girl’s address to a bunch of bankers has gone viral, attracting more than a million views. And listening to what she says makes me wonder if we adults get dumber as we grow older. What Victoria Grant (photo above) has to say seems to me so logical, so […]
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Exploding the Mitt Myth, with Apologies to Ted Turner

I caught the end of Piers Morgan’s interview with Ted Turner on CNN last night, and I was amazed to hear the broadcast icon praising Mitt Romney. Ted Turner is among my heroes. Anyone who could marry Jane Fonda – and stay married for that long – has to be a hero. I think Jane […]
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Saving Free Enterprise in the World – and America

Free Enterprise must be a Good Thing.  A very Good Thing. So good that it is worth dying for. So good that it is worth sending young men and women to far-off lands to get blown to bits for. We remember them today, the dead and the maimed, the bereaved and the dispossessed. Dignitaries will […]
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