As the election approaches, Barack Obama is now in full campaign attack mode. Actually, he’s always in campaign mode. It’s what he does best. He’s a failure as a chief executive, a diplomat, an economic policymaker, a leader and certainly as a uniter. But, to the gullible, he’s a smooth talker and he loves to […]
Another depressing story out of Afghanistan — U.S. troops taking gruesome photos of themselves with bodies, and body parts, of enemy insurgents. And it comes only a short few months after an uproar over a similar case, well, actually a worse incident because some of those images showed GIs urinating on Taliban corpses. The troops […]
April 30, 2012 – Politics, Money and You!
Subject: April 30 : Scalia’s Rough Justice
With Republicans moving ever further to the right and Democrats to the left — though not so far as Republicans are to the right — there really is a crying need for a centrist alternative. President Barack Obama hopes to win re-election with populist appeals for “fairness,” meaning raising taxes on the highest earners regardless […]
In 2008, candidate Barack Obama made a campaign promise to put abortion at “the heart” of any health care plan his administration would propose. President Barack Obama is making good on this promise. Through a mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly all private insurance plans must fully cover the abortion-inducing […]
After playing (price) tag for more than a year, Apple Inc., the iconic symbol of Generation Y, recently blew past Exxon Mobil Corp. and is riding the wave of success following the release of its new iPad. With its market capitalization pegged at more than $550 billion, the technology giant achieved the uncontested title of […]
April 27, 2012 – Politics, Money and You!
Subject: April 27 : Abortion and healthcare overhaul
On Saturday The Times reported on an apparently growing phenomenon in Europe: “suicide by economic crisis,” people taking their own lives in despair over unemployment and business failure. It was a heartbreaking story. But I’m sure I wasn’t the only reader, especially among economists, wondering if the larger story isn’t so much about individuals as […]
April 26, 2012 – Politics, Money and You!
Subject: April 26 : Obama’s budget game
Much has been written in recent months about the future of the Republican Party, as “conservative” Rick Santorum proved popular among many primary voters against “centrist” Mitt Romney. This centrist vs. conservative meme is an oversimplification of the primary fight between Romney and Santorum, but it is not new. For years, the media have been […]
April 25, 2012 – Politics, Money and You!
Subject: April 25 : Alive and Centrist
These posts were planned to be discussed on today’s podcasts. When Bureaucrats go wild. Can you say who’s going to Vegas? Citi’s Day on Pay Day. Nation Needs to be Proactive in Cyber Security. Also see Protecting America From Cyberattacks. IRS Loses – What would happen if you ignore the court? Listen to how the […]
Congress is getting more serious about cyber-security. Cyber-security involves everything from a foreign power attacking our ability to control the national power grid, to a disgruntled employee hacking into the office computer and stealing proprietary corporate documents. I covered additional thoughts on national cyber security earlier. There is no national standard for cyber-security and no […]