Something leaps out from this chart. Remember the 50's? The US's emergence as the preeminent economic powerhouse of the world...and the greatest expansion of the standard of living in human history... Look at the chart below. What happened to the Federal deficit in the years preceding the … [Read more...] about Is the Federal deficit really a problem?
The United States has cascaded into polarization and dysfunction. Media has become fragmented into political camps with the abandonment of the fairness doctrine, and primary dichotomies have reappeared, more strongly than ever: Right vs. Left Conservative vs. liberal Science vs. religion Minority … [Read more...] about On Division in America
Unprecedented October Snowstorm, say the news reports. True. Watching snow melt to reveal fully leafed-out or turning trees is a stunning visual non sequitur. I’ve never seen it before. The climate has been really weird, and got suddenly weirder the last year and a half. We’ve had the most snow and … [Read more...] about Snow in October! Global warming is a hoax! – Or maybe not.