Category Archives: General Interest

The War On Women – What About the War On Men?

We’ve heard a lot about the so-called “War On Women” in recent years, a charge most often aimed at pro-life conservatives who want to restrict abortion and other reproductive rights. Yet increasingly we are seeing developments which might well be deemed the “War On Men.” Today I will highlight some disturbing trends that are seriously…

Should We Scrap The Electoral College? Definitely Not

In one of the most hotly contested (and bizarre) presidential races in modern history, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with apprx. 61.8 million to Donald Trump’s apprx. 60.8 million, a difference of about one million votes as of yesterday. Yet Trump won the Electoral College vote handily with (currently) 306 votes to Hillary’s 232…

35% Of Federal Workers Threaten To Quit If Trump Wins

Before we get to our main topic today, note that the Fed’s policy committee voted yesterday to leave the Fed Funds rate unchanged once again. This was exactly what I and others had predicted. The policy statement hinted at a rate hike at the December 13-14 policy meeting. No surprise there either. A recent survey…

Treasury Yields Hit Record Lows – Global Flight To Safety

It is so, so tempting to write about Hillary Clinton’s latest news today that I can hardly stand it. We had Bill Clinton’s “chance” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport last Thursday. Then the FBI finally interviewed Hillary on the Saturday of 4th of July weekend — very strange. Then on…

71% of Americans Believe the US Economy is “Rigged”

Almost three-quarters (71%) of Americans believe the US economic system is “rigged in favor of certain groups” according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research. The national survey conducted in May asked 1,022 participants about numerous aspects of their financial lives, ranging from job hunts and medical bills to the date of their…