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The Student Loan Debate Is Just Beginning

President Biden's Executive Order (EO) forgiving up to $20,000 of student debt for past borrowers is not a solution to a $1.6 Trillion student debt problem. It is the fulfillment of a campaign promise blatantly intended to bring more "grateful" young voters to the mid-term polls this November. Young voters are traditionally not a significant

2022-08-28T02:02:14+00:00August 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Let’s Not Talk Ourselves into a Recession

Recession – what recession? Even before the sun rose in Silicon Valley Thursday morning, the US Department of Commerce announced second quarter 2022 GDP had contracted at an annualized rate of .09%, the second consecutive quarter of negative growth – a traditional signal of the start of an economic downturn – a (dreaded) recession, if

2022-08-01T20:21:31+00:00August 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Lesson of the Roe V Wade Reversal

Here are the numbers most relevant to the recent Supreme Court decision overturning of Roe V Wade 59.2 percent of registered voters (nationally) participated in the 2016 Presidential Election. 66.9 percent of registered voters (nationally) participated in the 2020 Presidential Election. A difference of 7.7 percent. If 7.7 percent more registered voters had turned out

2022-07-08T02:27:32+00:00July 8th, 2022|0 Comments

Reversing Roe Is Radical and Not Victimless

Radical is not a synonym for conservative, nor even for reactionary; but the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V Wade is closer to the former than the latter. Fundamental to conservative thought among liberal democracies are the founding documents of the United States of America – the oldest living democracy. Those documents argue every

2022-06-27T23:41:32+00:00June 26th, 2022|0 Comments

$25 Billion Investment in Border Security

My parents were refugees from Hitler. They were well educated, English speaking and able to rapidly assimilate into American life in the late 1930s. Despite their best efforts; government bureaucracy, anti-Semitism and the speed with which Hitler seized most of Central and Western Europe thwarted their efforts to save their families from Nazi concentration camps.

2021-02-01T11:08:01+00:00June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

California Can’t Be a 21st Century Superpower Acting Like a 19th Century Rebel

When California entered the Union in 1850 Independence, Missouri, marked the western edge of American civilization. From Independence to Sutter's Fort on the Sacramento River there was no United States -- just a vast and often forbidding wilderness and towering mountains that must be crossed. To get to California across that wilderness, travelers attempted a

2021-02-01T12:24:48+00:00June 18th, 2018|0 Comments