Would You Rather…?

The Cartoon Illusion of Different Choices

Would you rather… Always take a cold shower or sleep an hour less than you need to be fully rested? Be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino? Be stranded on an island alone or with someone you hate? Vote for Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney? —- (see this and this) Poke your eye out […]

Republican Cave-In on Health Care: Make Them Own It

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As most Americans rightfully turn their attention toward the holiday season and their priority becomes a focus on faith, family, and friends, our elected officials at both the Federal and State levels are busily working on a range of very important issues, from tax rates to individual freedoms in controlling our personal health care decisions. […]

Unemployment Rate Confusion Explained in 2 Minutes

Lower Unemployment or More Disability Recipients - Graph

I think about 120 seconds is all it is likely to take to understand what’s going on with the unemployment rate. Let’s say 30 seconds seconds per image and any accompanying text: Let’s start with something that confirms skepticism expressed about the unemployment number reported on October 5, 2012, which was 7.8%, and provides necessary […]

Presidential Debates: A Question That Will NOT Be Asked

Chart: Federal Reserve Adjusted Monetary Base as of September 19, 2012

Note: This article was written before the October 3, 2012 Presidential debate in Denver, but my belief that it will remain unasked in the next two debates persists, and the subject, still relevant. This is only one of the questions (I’m fudging…it’s two) I, as a voter would like to have answered in either tonight’s […]

Pumping Up Politics, Prices: Transcanada Keystone XL Pipeline

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From my article of November 2, 2011, “TransCanada Trojan Horse: Keystone XL Pipeline Will Increase Gas Prices“: “The TransCanada Keystone Xl pipeline project will result in increased gas and diesel prices in 15 Midwestern States – to the detriment of those states’ citizens and economies.” While I continue to ponder the question… How much more […]

It’s The Electability and Inevitability, Stupid

Fox News earned #1 ratings in Super Tuesday coverage and featured a parade of nattering nabobs

We don’t know about anyone else, but we’re a little tired of having our intelligence insulted. We started writing this article on Monday, well before the votes were in from “Super Tuesday”. When family matters interrupted our task, we hoped we’d be proven wrong and just have to scratch this article. But, alas, as the […]