I'm a former officer in the US Navy and current project manager in a research organization. I've followed politics since I helped go door to door for Barry Goldwater in 1964, and I've been an avid reader of WFB, George Will and others since high school.


    Vote Fraud Alert: More Federal Over-Reach is on the way

    John Fund of the Wall Street Journal has done his usual superior work to illuminate the acceleration of voting problems which is just around the corner.  When you have time, read the whole thing. He frames the issue squarely: Election laws should be clear, simple, applied equally, and balance ease of voting with the need for ballot integrity. But that’s not what’s going to happen. | Read More »

    As a Matter of Fact, I am ‘deeply troubled,’ Sir

    President Clinton spoke today at the Center for American Progress, expressing concern about the Tea Party participants, trying to connect the crowds to the rage that created the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.  He was concerned that many people are ‘deeply troubled’ and closed by saying: “By all means keep fighting, by all means, keep arguing,” he said. “But remember, words have consequences as much as | Read More »

    An Open Letter to Senators Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell

    Dear Senators: I want to thank you for your years of dedicated public service and your dedication to doing what’s right for America. I have not always agreed with everything you have done — but that standard is unachievable and unrealistic. I realize that governing is a contact sport, and that your efforts in the Senate are subject to political compromise and judgement.  In the | Read More »

    I Still Don’t Get It

    We are exhausted and tired from fighting the most convoluted and destructive legislation that I’ve seen in my lifetime.  We are on the verge of changing the relationship between government and the individual in a very detrimental way.  We are heading the country toward a cliff on a Sunday afternoon, and it’s time to ask a question or two before we press on. Representatives in | Read More »

    14 Trillion Controlled by 538 = Disaster

    The Constitution of the United States provides the basis for the relationship between the citizens and the government.  Because the founders believed in the concept of inalienable rights, or those that could not be taken away by government, they framed the Constitution as the powers granted to the government by the ‘consent of the governed.’  The founders of our country believed in freedom and the | Read More »

    College Bound Indentured Servants

    The proposal by the administration to have the government take over the ENTIRE student loan enterprise is worrisome on a lot of different levels.  But the greatest concern should be the loss of freedom of the recipients. Student loans burden graduates with huge amounts of debt that must be repaid when they can least afford it — in the first ten years after graduation. Instead | Read More »

    What Overlap??

    In the past couple of days there has been some back and forth banter between the President and the Republican leadership on the Hill about Healthcare, started when the President announced his intention to meet with the Republicans on Healthcare Reform (to the surprise of a considerable number of Hill Democrats, apparently!). After the meeting today, the President declared his intent to develop a bi-partisan | Read More »


    Who’s pointing the Assault Rifle at the Middle Class?

    The President has become convinced that the middle class is under assault.  In his SOTU speech tomorrow, he apparently will make the case that he is here to rescue the middle class from the three evils:  child care costs, higher education costs and costs of caring for seniors. He thinks that this will make us think of him more highly than we do now.  He | Read More »

    Who is the President fighting against?

    The President went to Ohio on Friday to make sure the country knows that he’s fighting for them about jobs and health care.  He “won’t stop fighting to bring jobs back to hard working Americans.” I have to wonder:  who is he fighting with?  Who, exactly is the opponent here?  Who is against creating jobs and growing the economy? Is he suggesting that he is | Read More »

    Wealth and Money — Government “Help” Isn’t Needed to Create It

    Five year old children clean up their toys for it. Adolescent girls babysit for it and adolescant boys will mow lawns to get it. Wall Street wizards develop credit default swaps, sub prime mortages, mutual funds and Initial Public Offerings to get more of it (some good things, some not so much). Visionary, tough minded people drove the creation of railroads, steamships and gold mines | Read More »