Buying a Bigger Club

  As Russia infiltrates our online infrastructure and as China quietly buys up the Third World, America seeks to achieve invulnerability by creating a massive military force. That’s like a cave man shaping a bigger club to protect himself from nerve gas. These are complicated times, and a military budget nearing a trillion dollars won’t […]
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A Romney Presidency Could be Catastrophic

This is not your grandfather’s world. It is drastically different, and one of the things that have changed is the concept of independent national economies. Mitt Romney must know this. But┬áhe panders to┬ádeluded Americans who believe they would prosper in a “free-market” national economy. Some people prosper in the global market. Some don’t. Apple is […]
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Obama Interjects Some Sanity in the Madness

In the midst of a mad, mad period in America’s history, comes a report that indicates President Obama is keeping his sanity while (as the poet Kipling might have said) those about him are losing theirs and blaming it on him. I’m talking about the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates that the Pentagon plans […]
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The Big Lie About Social Security and Medicare

I can’t figure out why Republicans want to torpedo Social Security. I know, they say the program doesn’t pay for itself and – with Medicare and Medicaid – it’s the reason the United States is in such dire financial straits. But to put it as simply as I can: That’s a Big Lie. Like unemployment […]
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Throwing Good Money After Bad – Again and Again

I am dumbfounded by the American public’s tolerance for military wastefulness. It has been going on throughout my lifetime and instead of being addressed, it has been allowed not just to continue but to grow and grow and grow. As a young reporter, I used to write “outrage” stories about the hugely inflated prices the […]
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