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Poor GOP-Nobody to blame but themselves

Interesting to see all the recriminations over who is to “blame” for Mitt Romney losing the election. Was it all the ugly things Obama said about him? This very newspaper’s editorial page says so, but I beg to differ — … Read More

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What price for a scary pizza?

Gad, it never stops. The scare stories about how much the evil “Obamacare” will cost, as if we weren’t paying all those costs anyway, and more, in human misery, medical bankruptcy and worsening untreated illnesses. Ponder this ediorial on our … Read More

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Social Security, not just for the retired

Had some interesting feedback on Facebook about my column on Social Security today (click) — they show how critical the program is in small ways. Said one:  not only old people rely on social security to live…I am 38 years old … Read More

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Which saved the lost hiker, God or Poetry?

Interesting debate among commenters here (click) on a story we ran about a hiker who broke her leg and survived four days in the wilderness reciting poetry, playing mind games and praying. The headline  only said she credited her survival with … Read More

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Friday’s political outrage horror show

Just a couple of things to be miffed about today: – A friend posted on Facebook an excellent example of what’s wrong with medicine in this country: It’s not that you can’t get care, it’s that our medical care is … Read More

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To cut defense spending, quit buying wars

I’ve got a kid — one of my son’s gang of high school pals, they are all our kids — flying back seat in an F-15 in Afghanistan right now. He’s using a $50 million piece of equipment to try to … Read More

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Home prices, nuclear safety and other myths

Kind of a mosh pit of ideas today. Too much for one post, but what the heck, so here we go: – I keep seeing stories like this (click) saying that housing prices are plunging and making it sound as if … Read More

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Is your job doomed? Don’t be so sure …

Ignoring for the moment the headline on that list that says “high” paying careers, I can’t help but feel the glee of whoever wrote the lead as they compared news reporter to — gasp! — buggy whip maker.

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What we will lose with "free" news

Chivers isn’t a blogger. He’s a reporter who does a hell of a job. He deserves to be paid. If you read his stuff, you should pay him. Unless you are OK with the people who buy what your produces not paying your boss. How long would Larry Miller stay in business if nobody paid to watch movies in his theaters or paid for the cars they drive off his lots?

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What Obama should say: What's wrong with beans and hot dogs?

My Friend Doug Gibson has an excellent blog post (here!) on this very blog looking at a question someone asked President Obama at a recent town hall, and looking at his response. Rather than answer his blog on his blog, … Read More

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