Monthly Archives: August 2013

Holder is Right Again

By Karl Spain This is the third time in a month that I’ve had to write a piece on the good sense being shown by the Justice Department. I know the fast majority of the news coming out about Justice, … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Solution

By Karl Spain There are a lot of theories about what’s wrong with our economy and most of them contradict each other, leaving the public with no clear sense of what to do about our sluggish growth rate. My theory … Continue reading

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“Maryland my Maryland”

A recently released Chronicle of Philanthropy study shows the relative generosity of Americans, in state-by-state order. Now the initial spin on this, and probably most of the subsequent ones as well, will be the obvious economic angle, because many of … Continue reading

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More Good News

According to a McClatchy news story yesterday, the Federal government is cracking down on, monitoring, arresting and prosecuting people, for teaching other people, how to beat a lie detector test. They didn’t actually charge them with that exact thing, since … Continue reading

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Better Poor than Wealthy and Great

I was talking with an old friend of mine recently, someone I thought I knew well. She’s a dyed in the wool Liberal, works on the Hill, the whole package. We were talking about recent events and how things are … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Powerful Current

There is a powerful current running beneath the surface out in the rest of the world and the U.S. risks it’s position as the leader of the free world if we don’t recognize this emerging current and its future importance … Continue reading

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This is Just for Old Newspapermen and Women, or, it’s 1984 again

I’m rarely at a loss for words. I’ve typed millions of them. And it terrifies me that I am unable to express my full horror, dread, an emptiness inside really, at what I see happening in this country. I was … Continue reading

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Make a new Constitution, not war

What would the U.S. Constitution look like if only President George Washington and his fellow party members had drafted it after being elected? No matter how you look at this question, one thing is for sure; it would not be … Continue reading

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Obama’s Egyptian Opportunity

There is a lot of blood in the street over in Egypt and it’s going to make it hard for people to see clearly for a while. I hope the following helps. Despite considerable reporting to the contrary, negativity never … Continue reading

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