Category Archives: News Corporation

The Art Of Writing

It seems to me…. “Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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The Best Government Money Can Buy

It seems to me… “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”  ~ Will Rogers. There are several reasons why Congress is unable to resolve political differences and one of the main … Continue reading

Posted in Apathy, Associated Press, Campaign, Citizens United, Congressional, Elections, Los Angeles, Money, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Political Action Committees, Presidential, Reform, Special Interests, Sunlight Foundation, Supreme Court, The National Cancer Institute, Voters, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Opinions, Facts, and Lies

It seems to me… “Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it.  No matter what it is.  Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right.  But, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion.” ~ Tim … Continue reading

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Half-truths, Misrepresentations, and Lies

It seems to me… “Corruption is worse than prostitution.  The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.”  ~ Karl Kraus. While most candidates for public office initially believe in … Continue reading

Posted in Aerospace, Congress, Conservatives, Corruption, Distortions, Glenn Beck, Half-Truths, Henry Kissinger, Hitler, Lies, Mein Kampf, Military, Misrepresentations, News Corporation, Representatives, Rupert Murdoch, Rush Limbaugh, Untruths | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Economic Stagnation

It seems to me… “The unique danger today is the possibility that we may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of relying too heavily on borrowed money.”  ~ Mortimer Zuckerman. A theory frequently stated by U.S. Republican Presidential candidates is … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomberg News, Conservatives, Deficit, Economics, Economy, Education, Growth, Infrastructure, Investment, Kauffman Foundation, Michael Spence, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Recovery, World Bank, World Economic Forum | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment