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by | Oct 18, 2018

Sacramento The award for the most ridiculous opening paragraph in a news story, this week anyway, goes to CBS Sacramento for its coverage of a 2020 ballot measure that the secretary of state has recently approved for signature gathering: “A ballot…

by | Mar 22, 2018

Sacramento “That’s bulls**t,” Gov. Jerry Brown told a group of union leaders in Sacramento this week as he addressed the latest bad news about his pet project to build a bullet train connecting San Francisco with Los Angeles. The union…

by | Feb 14, 2018

Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard, who was taken from us too early at 47 because of a bad heart, blessed us with many observations that were not only funny but acute. I’ve often shared his insight, and do believe that, “Neckties…

by | Feb 12, 2018

With the recent budget vote, Washington has decided to spend an additional $300 billion over the next two years, on top of the $1 trillion that we’ve just tacked on to the national debt with the recent tax cuts. Congress…

by | Jan 26, 2018

Anyone over the age of 30 has lived through a rather profound shift in federal priorities. A half-century ago, defense accounted for 45 percent of federal outlays at $405 billion. Medicare and health, combining for $45 billion, constituted five percent…

by | Oct 31, 2017

Recently liberals defined fiscal chutzpah by arguing high federal debt precluded tax cuts. This amazing new debt concern conveniently overlooks Barack Obama’s culpability in the calamity they now belatedly bemoan. It also implicitly sets a fiscal trap where liberals keep…

by | Jul 20, 2017

The election of Donald Trump is the product of America’s discontent with an ineffectual and dysfunctional federal government. Key voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, among many others, chose a candidate they believed would shake up Washington, D.C. rather than…

by | Jul 17, 2017

The novelty song “Istanbul not Constantinople,” written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of the eponymous city to the Ottoman Empire and re-popularized in the ’90s by They Might Be Giants, celebrates the Eastern Roman Empire best remembered for its labyrinthian…

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