Super Bowl Sunday and Pope Francis

Wondering what the Super Bowl and Pope Francis have to do with each other?  Nothing, but I had to get your attention somehow, because today is the Holy Grail of party days. While I hope you will enjoy today's game, maybe by tomorrow you'll come down to earth (depending on who wins the game, of … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday and Pope Francis

Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

By John Ruberry Four years after Wisconsin became the chief battleground in the war of taxpayers versus public sector unions, a new front is developing south of the Cheese Curtain in Illinois. With the possible exception of California, no where else in America are government unions so powerful. And of course it should be no … Continue reading Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

Mary Cheney & a Pass the Popcorn Moment

Howard: [After Raj whispers into Howard's ear & both laugh] I know. It's funny when it's not happening to us. Penny: Sheldon, I am very, very sorry. Sheldon: No. No, I brought this on myself by being such an endearing and important part of your life. [Turning to Howard and Raj] I'm going to need … Continue reading Mary Cheney & a Pass the Popcorn Moment

4th-quarter GDP – disappointing 2.6%

By Steve Eggleston Yesterday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its first estimate of the 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product, and it was on the whole quite disappointing. While economists had expected real (inflation/deflation-adjusted) GDP to increase anywhere between 3.0% and 3.6% on an annualized basis, down from the previous quarter's final 5.0% growth, it … Continue reading 4th-quarter GDP – disappointing 2.6%

Hey ISIS I’d Worry about Japan’s Revenge not Jordan’s

Yesterday the Barbarians known as ISIS did their best to earn their title. In the 22-minute video from Islamic State’s al-Furqan Media Foundation, the pilot is seen with a black eye and later being burned alive as he stands in a cage, Jordan had threatened to execute Isis prisoners if their pilot was killed and … Continue reading Hey ISIS I’d Worry about Japan’s Revenge not Jordan’s