Puerto Rico: They call the wind Maria

Maria blows the stars around Sets the clouds a-flyin' Maria makes The mountains sound like folks was out there dyin' Maria (Maria) Maria (Maria) They call The wind Maria The scenes from Puerto Rico are horrific: Ruin, destruction, flooding, and no electricity, cell signals or clean water for three and a half million Americans. More … Continue reading Puerto Rico: They call the wind Maria

The Great American Pension Swindle

By John Ruberry I hate to interrupt your day by veering away from such issues, well, issues to some, such as the Donald Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia or that nation's reputed hacking of the 2016 presidential election, but there is something more important that the mainstream media is only nibbling at the edges … Continue reading The Great American Pension Swindle

Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

By John Ruberry If you believe that states--and commonwealths--cannot declare bankruptcy, you are technically correct. But last week a commonwealth, Puerto Rico, filed for bankruptcy in all but name, utilizing the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2016. That bill of course was written for Puerto … Continue reading Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states