By Steve Eggleston It's been a few months since I've been writing, and the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession seemed an appropriate time to return to the ranks of the punditry. I jumped into the middle of a Twitter mini-discussion over the part-time portion of the workforce, specifically … Continue reading Economic malaise – the part-time factor
Most people who spend their employment years in the U.S. will never hear of Fatca, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Fatca was enacted in 2010 under the Obama Democrat administration. However, Fatca affects an estimated eight million American citizens working overseas. As the Wall Street Journal points out (emphasis added) there are compliance costs, Fatca … Continue reading Fatca: Discrimination with no representation
it's entirely possible. At least for those of us who are paying attention. I apologize for my long absence. I attribute it to PTSD. The Mayo Clinic describes PTSD as: Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These … Continue reading Is the entire country suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?…
There is a new fast food chain that is opening up in San Francisco per this report at KQED: San Francisco’s Newest Fast Food: Healthy, Cheap and Served by Robots Do tell: Across the country, restaurants are looking for innovative ways to keep humans out of the picture. But what’s unique about Eatsa is the … Continue reading The $15 hr Cause meets the Robot Effect in San Francisco
By A.P. Dillon A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new HUD rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH): This rule is basically forced economic integration. It’s making sure everyone gets their ‘fair share’ — or in this case, their fair house as determined by HUD. This is the federal government engaged in social engineering, the consequences of … Continue reading Big Brother For Social Justice
it depends. If your life-long ambition is to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, a college education is unavoidable. But what if you just want to earn a decent living? Several weeks ago, my car was at the local dealership to have its timing belt replaced - something that is done at the 60K mark. … Continue reading Is college really all that important?…
By John Ruberry On Facebook I saw a liberal friend call the what-has-she-accomplished? attacks on Hillary Clinton "absurd." Actually this is the best argument against HRC's candidacy for president, although I can see why progressives are perplexed by this criticism. Libs' minds are wired into whether people have the correct opinions and the right intentions. But … Continue reading Beware of the candidate without accomplishments
please. As riots go, it was rather boring anyway. Looters were more interested in stealing toilet paper than Air Jordans. What's up with that? Let's talk instead about how prepared you are to take care of yourself in an emergency situation. Stuff Happens Stuff happens all the time. I'm not talking about big stuff like … Continue reading Let’s Not Talk About Baltimore…
By John Ruberry The University of Illinois has three campuses, Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, and Springfield. The first one was the professional home of Bill Ayers for nearly two decades. Ayers, a longtime friend of the Obama family, was a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most violent of the radical groups of the 1960s … Continue reading SLA terrorist to return to teaching at University of Illinois
The Latest of my reviews of the Peter Capaldi Era of Doctor Who Summary: Murder strikes Bristol in a totally different Dimension or the lack thereof. Plot: The TARDIS lands in the wrong place (Bristol) and with the wrong exterior dimensions to the point he and Clara can barely get out. The Doctor re-enters and sends … Continue reading Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: S8 E9 Flatline
By John Ruberry Illinois, or at least its major newspapers, is finally waking up. Nearly 12 years of Democratic rule in Illinois has brought debt, continued corruption, the nation's worst-funded state pension system, and high unemployment. Most polls show the race between incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican newcomer Bruce Rauner to be a dead heat, … Continue reading Illinois governor’s race: Rauner sweeping newspaper endorsements
By John Ruberry President Obama may soon find out what how it feels to be un-upped by Canada in a hockey-style shootout. Since his inauguration nearly six years ago, Obama has been dragging his feet in regards to approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline will bring much-needed petroleum from our friends in Alberta … Continue reading Canada poised to outflank Obama on Keystone XL dithering
Today if you go to CNN, MSNBC & even Fox you will find stories about the McStrike where fast food workers are DEMANDING that McDonalds pay them $15 an hour for making burgers. While said "strike" is getting plenty of play in media it's a different story if you actually go to a McDonalds that … Continue reading The McStrike McSelfie Challenge or Where’s the Beef?
by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz For his Labor Day speech, President Obama floated the concept of "immigration rights": Cynicism is a bad choice. Hope is the better choice. Hope is what gives us courage. Hope is what gave soldiers courage to storm a beach. Hope is what gives young people the strength to march for women’s … Continue reading Just what are “immigration rights”?
By John Ruberry It's hard to fathom now, but one of the major issues of the 2012 presidential campaign was Mitt Romney's 15-year leadership of the Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital, which he co-founded. Two years later President Obama, who of course defeated Romney in '12, faces multiple crises, including scandals involving IRS targeting of … Continue reading Obama’s 2012 straw man: Bain Capital