Monthly Archives: September 2015

Income Inequality Needs a Government Fix?

A young Frenchman, not yet 30 as we recall, visited America for six months and wrote: “Democracy in America,” a classic today. It was published in 1835, Near its end, he predicted that the American government seemed likely to so … Continue reading

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A Web Invisibility Cloak for Dummies?

Murphy said that what can happen, will happen. None has refuted the wisdom. We note that the internet is a government program in places like North Korea, that it is government controlled and censored in Russia, China and many other … Continue reading

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Figure Skating: Beauty Cannot Outlive Its Time …

Figure skating has long been subject to an argument: Is it an art or a sport? Ice shows entertained, televised figure skating entertained even more, generating a lot of money. A U.S. scandal when Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was injured … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

 Our Saturday collection: In the UK, a Junior doctors’ strike over new contract hours and pay is telling. (Wasn’t medicine once a profession?) Thousands marched in Dublin to demand abortion. (Why is Pope Francis wasting his time in the U.S?) … Continue reading

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Who Will Govern the Governors? Do You Know? (Maybe You’d Better …)

The ancient Roman poet Juvenal is credited for the line: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Various translations exist; the most accepted seems to be: “Who will guard the guardians?” Our preference is rather: “Who will govern the governors?” For the great … Continue reading

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How Many ‘Guests” Does It Require To Become ‘Invaders?’

A high E.U. official is said to worry over the Union’s stability under the influx of of aliens pouring into Europe. That is only sensible; the E.U. like the U.S. is split between those whose agenda is served by welcome … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show of All …

The Pope is in the United States denying that he is a left wing liberal politician while decrying global warming and in that English-speaking place, saying Mass in Spanish. President Obama dutifully invited him to the White House to meet … Continue reading

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