Texan Turf War

Texan Turf War

Turf wars can be the silliest of all scuffles, and no place does silly with more zeal than Texas. For example, the fine people of Dallas recently fell into a doozy of a turf tussle between the natives and foreigners — and the foreigners are winning. The...
Our Empire Addiction

Our Empire Addiction

Bribe and gun And dagger lurk, For us to make Our empire work. Ruling the world, as our government does, is tricky. Uncle Sam can never relax. The moment resisters in some subservient country, like Pakistan, sense weakness, they test him. He can’t afford to be...
We’re Watching a Great Depression Re-Run

We’re Watching a Great Depression Re-Run

The philosopher George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Which is what we’re doing. I thought I’d found an isolated instance of that phenomenon the other day when I ran across quotes on the necessity...
A Wall Street Powerhouse Attorney Talks Sense

A Wall Street Powerhouse Attorney Talks Sense

With April 15 fast approaching, Americans are naturally thinking about taxes. But most of us won’t be thinking about them the same way our forebears once did. Over the past half-century, our nation has witnessed a profound transformation in attitudes toward...
A Recipe for a Sounder Diet

A Recipe for a Sounder Diet

Healthy food is expensive and telling people to eat organic, local food is elitist. Have you heard that argument before? It’s true. Healthy, organic, local food is expensive. Calorie for calorie, you get more for your money at a fast food drive-thru than at a...
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