President

VIEWING TAXES THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS… (…might give us more useful perspectives on how to deal with them…) As far back as the dawn of every ancient society before us “taxation” has been a sore subject for everyone, and, those

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TWEAKING THE TAX RATES… (…is neither tax overhaul nor tax reform) As usual, whenever we hear either a President or any member of the Congress making noises about “reforming” something we don’t just get nervous…but start shopping around for sources

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THE BRICKBAT BRIGADES… (are always there ready to disrupt any of our collective ceremonial events) It’s a sad commentary on how much our –America the Beautiful- has declined in terms of general public civility and behavior when participating in important

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THE DEVALUATION OF OUR RIGHT TO VOTE… (by making it just a matter of convenience rather than a civic obligation and responsibility) There was a time when Election Day, especially for national offices such as President, was a special day

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THE GOP CONVENTION…A TIGHTLY ORCHESTRATED MASQUERADE… (…to conceal the inadequacies of its choice) Political conventions are always like a three ring circus, with lots of hoopla and firebrand type speech-making to stir up the party faithful, and otherwise attract the

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LOW-QUALITY OFFERINGS… (…emerging from a low-ball political barrel) As the primary phase of this year’s presidential election cycle draws to a close, it looks like we, the people, may have shot ourselves in our own feet. The intensity of our

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WHO IS BEST QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT… (…and what might those qualifications for it be?) There’s a lot of yammering going on right now about whether any of the currently proposed candidates for the Oval Office are “qualified” to be

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THE GROWING PRESENCE OF A QUIET VOICE… (…offering the alternative of pragmatic common sense) Behind all that noisy self-promoting hoopla we hear from all those other candidates for president, from both parties, there is the growing presence of a quiet

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A MAN WHO WOULD BE CAESAR… (…and still loudly acclaimed by those intrigued with that idea) The year 2016 may become a defining moment in our history. After some two hundred years of abiding by and believing in the ideals

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THE PASSING OF NANCY REAGAN… (…a truly classy First Lady) Not many folks remember much about her today as First Lady, after Ronald Reagan got elected President, other than those who were part of his administration, or, who were part

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