Monthly Archives: July 2011

THE DEBT AND THE DEFICIT

  What would you say is the most serious threat to the United States? The Economy? Crime? Terrorism?  Many experts would argue it’s our own fiscal irresponsibility. Our never-ending legacy of deficits is the growing fiscal cancer that could one … Continue reading

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A Drug-Free America and the explosion of the prison population

You know, we Americans are a strange bunch. We come up with the darnedest solutions to our problems.  We’ve been brow beaten for years into believing we have a raging crime wave in our midst.   This usually takes place in … Continue reading

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Captain America, Superheroes and the rise of the Modern Supervillain

Fans of Marvel Comics know that Captain America: The First Avenger is due for release in a little over a week. That got me to thinking about the origin of Captain America in particular and super heroes in general. A … Continue reading

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Casey Anthony and the our never ending car wreck

Why is the American public so fascinated with these ‘Reality TV’ stories and subsequent trials? It reminds me of a freeway accident. We will complain about traffic congestion only to find out that the cause of said congestion is a … Continue reading

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The New Reality: Economic Health and austerity?

  The party is over and it appears as if the nation is in full hangover mode. After having come face to face with a mountain of debt, consumers are now leading the way out by paring down their debt. … Continue reading

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