What with all the wars and destruction, here are some news items we missed
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What with all the wars and destruction, here are some news items we missed

With death tolls in conflicts around the world sometimes reaching those of a weekend in Chicago or Atlanta, many news items have fallen through the cracks. As Biden perhaps wags the dog with the Middle East and Ukraine, other things are going on. I offer summaries of a few: A libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning…

Religious wars never seem to end-we need to sit this one out
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Religious wars never seem to end-we need to sit this one out

As I watched rockets flying at each other, “devout†Muslims attacking the Jewish people and then vice versa, I thought to myself, “Yet another display of very religious people just being religious.† All three religions in this war (Muslims, Jews and, to some degree, Christians) read the Old Testament and if you read that “Good…

The GOP can’t control the House; Biden can’t control the border or anything
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The GOP can’t control the House; Biden can’t control the border or anything

Everyone loves to visit our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. Some 1.2 million visitors go through the White House each year. The only other U.S. attraction with more visitors each year is our Rio Grande River.  This is a sensitive subject for the White House, whose goal is to let in more migrants who will…

Why the U.S. team doesn’t play well in the Ryder Cup
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Why the U.S. team doesn’t play well in the Ryder Cup

Rome, Italy I got to attend the Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club Club near Rome, Italy with some old friends. This is the biennial men’s golf matchup of the United States’ best players against the whole of Europe.  It was ugly for us Americans. It was probably the most botched…

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Government shutdowns are not disastrous–overspending is

By Ron Hart As I have said over the years, I am not at all concerned about a federal government shutdown. My worry is that it might open back up again. A shutdown is an occasional phenomenon wherein hundreds of thousands of government bureaucrats have to stop not working for a few weeks.  Given past…

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Colonoscopy update: Like most things, easier and more effective than ever

One in three folks over 50 who need a colonoscopy fail to have one. That’s nuts. It’s easier than it’s ever been, and not getting one done might kill you. Biden had his recently. Up there they found reporters from CBS, NBC and ABC, as well as some more classified documents. Upon hearing this, Pete…

The construct of “Two Americas” has changed
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The construct of “Two Americas” has changed

By Ron Hart In speeches at Stanford University in the mid-1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr coined the term “Two Americas.†He described the then starkly different lives and opportunities of social classes in America. Like many cool things, that term was stolen from an African American and co-opted by white liberal Democrats. It was…

William Shatner and Jeff Bezos’ Flights of Fancy
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William Shatner and Jeff Bezos’ Flights of Fancy

By Ron Hart William Shatner and Jeff Bezos’ Flights of Fancy  by Ron Hart  Environmental icon Jeff Bezos blasted his buddy William Shatner into space last week on Bezos’ rocket ship, â€œBlue Origins.†They used tons of fuel and discharged the huge metal rocket that held the fuel back onto Earth. Since it was from Amazon’s founder, the package discharged from this journey landed broken and…