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Kamala Harris, statistics, pay gap, sexism,

Why Lie?

Democratic presidential contender and U.S. Senator from California Kamala Harris leaned in to the big lie. Debuting a new proposal to “close the gender pay gap,” she declared that, “In America today, women for the same work, for the equal work, on average make 80 cents on the dollar, black

Bernie Sanders, 15, minimum wage, magic,

Pick a Number

Is the number 15 “magical”? The “democratic socialists” now dominating the Democratic Party first went for the $15 national minimum wage notion. Now it’s a cap on consumer credit interest rates, at 15 percent. What’s next, 15 mph speed limits? Age 15 allowed to vote?  Fifteen men on a dead

Congressman Joe Heck, draft, selective service, volunteers, national service

Hypothetical Cowardice?

We must treat real threats realistically.  But what to do with bizarrely hypothetical ones? Last week, former Congressman Joe Heck (R-Nev.), chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, addressed witnesses at a hearing in Washington: “So I want to pose a hypothetical scenario and ask your

Putin, Trump, VEEP, collusion. NPC,

Vasily Goloborodko for President?

Vladimir Putin may not be as powerful as feared. Not only does he apparently not pull the strings of the much-accused-of/now-cleared-of-collusion “Trump Puppet,” Putin also does not write comic lines for the “acting” president of Ukraine. You see, a few days ago Ukrainians held a run-off election to choose a

No Need

“So, my bottom line is there is no need to continue to register people for a draft that will not come; no need to fight the battle over registering women, and no military need to retain the MSSA.” The MSSA is the Military Selective Service Act. It authorizes the Selective

slavery, reparations, blacks, guilt, white

The Cost of Reparations

Nearly 180 years ago, the Jesuits who ran Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved persons to save the institution from insolvency. In a non-binding referendum earlier this month, the university’s undergraduate students voted to impose a student fee of $27.20 per semester to fund reparations for the descendants of those slaves.

UBI, universal basic income, $1000, welfare,

The Debate Begins?

The Green New Deal? So yesterday!  “Millionaires and billionaires” paying “their fair share”? Well, after Bernie Sanders’ millionaire status hit the news, Democrats have some reason to shy away to . . . the Universal Basic Income! “UBI” for short. Right now the big pusher of the panacea is a

crying smiley, Congress, Independent Counsel, Willam Barr, The Mueller Report,

Salty Tears of the Guilty

The Mueller report has not calmed the partisan enmity roiling Washington. Many in Congress complain about Mueller not reaching a prosecutorial decision on the issue of obstruction of justice, thus leaving Attorney General William Barr to determine that actions by President Trump did not reach a criminal threshold.  But who

Buttigieg, draft, selective service, national service, involuntary servitude, slavery, Rachel Maddow,

Big Issue 2020

“National service will hopefully become one of the themes of the 2020 campaign,” said Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic Party presidential candidate. Why? Talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Mayor Buttigieg explained: “we really want to talk about the threat to social cohesion that helps characterize this

ask not, draft, selective service, slavery, National Commission on Military, public service, involuntary servitude

Save the Young

Freedom is good, sure . . . for most of us, most of the time.  But the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was funded by Congress to study whether perhaps just a smidgen of short-term slavery for young people might be a smart program, a nice change

Chuck Schumer, Rachel Maddow, deep state, Donald Trump

Long Gone Rogue

Back in the 1990s, we used to talk about “rogue agencies” of the U.S. Government. And for good reason: the Branch Davidian massacre and the Ruby Ridge fiasco were hard to forget. After 9/11/2001, however, we cut the agencies some slack. Why? Their incompetence and our hope. But it became

socialism, magic wand, economics, healthcare, prescription drugs, drugs,

Just Like That!

“We will do that,” he said. Do what? “We will look at the average costs of prescription drugs in Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and France,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/D-Vt.), “which are 50 percent lower than they are in the United States,” he told Margaret Brennan on Face the

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