Archive for May, 2016

Public investment or neglect?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

mikereynolds“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. …”

Abraham Lincoln, Selected Writings 1854-1858 (more…)

Why Bernie Sanders won’t quit

Monday, May 16th, 2016

rex hussmannOn the last Tuesday in May of 2015, Bernie Sanders announced that he was challenging Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

The TV pundits did not consider him to be much of a threat to the former first lady.

For his part, Sanders said he did not intend to provide mere token opposition to Ms. Clinton. He was entering the race to win.

One year later he’s still in the race and he still wants to win. He’s proven to be a worthy foe. (more…)

For-profit probation companies cost taxpayers in other ways

Monday, May 9th, 2016

charles loveThe human condition — this has been a term associated with those in our society who struggle to live despite the many odds that are against them. It has often defined the way poverty affects the disadvantaged who attempt to break barriers that impede their progress to break the cycle of poverty. For this struggle, there are prices to be paid. (more…)

Alternatives to summer beach trash

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

mikereynoldsBeach trash,” those three-inch-thick paperbacks diverting you from serious thought while sunning on the beach or beside the pool, are never in short supply. So, here are more serious books to add to your beach wagon or slip into your ice chest with the Molson.

For each book completed, paste a star on your summer reading card! (more…)

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