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The ‘Real’ Miracle In Philadelphia, 1787

November 13, 2017 by

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By Frank Hill ~ A young person said this recently: “The Founders were all white privileged men” To which the answer was: “Yes. And your point is?” “They wrote the Constitution to protect their interests. It was stacked for rich white men from the beginning.” Which is also mostly true at the time. “Do you […]

Is President Trump Being ‘Unfair’ To Our NATO Allies By Asking Them To Pay More For Their National Defense?

February 25, 2017 by

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By Frank Hill ~ Much is being made of President Trump’s public comments about asking our NATO allies to shoulder more of the collective NATO cost burden. This is not a new thing. Republicans as far back as the 1980’s were regularly talking about ‘defense burden-sharing’ as one way to start getting out from the […]

Detroit’s Got Nowhere To Run And Nowhere To Hide

July 26, 2013 by

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By Frank Hill ~ Among the more fascinating discussions we have had over the past 5 years have been with people who believe this following statement with all their heart, souls and minds: ‘More government spending on infrastructure, civil servants and public welfare programs is the way to solve our economic troubles ranging from unemployment, […]

‘Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics’

January 5, 2012 by

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By Frank Hill Mark Twain gets attributed this great quote although he tried to say he got it from Benjamin Disraeli, the great British Prime Minister and statesman of the middle 19th century. But no one can find that quote for sure in any of Disraeli’s writings so, so much for attribution and chalk up […]

Photo ID, Fingerprints, Retinal Eye Scans and Voting in America

June 1, 2011 by

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By Frank Hill Quick: Which of the things listed below do NOT require a photo ID to perform? (a)   Buy cigarettes or alcohol (b) Enter a federal building (c)   Board a commercial airplane (d) Purchase over-the-counter antihistamine (e) Vote in an election You are correct. ‘E’ it is, dumb as it is. Completely absurd in […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Social Security – Priceless

March 7, 2011 by

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By Frank Hill Ever wonder how things get done in Washington? Compromises are made; deals are cut and hopefully everyone gets an equal amount of satisfaction out of it.  (‘Shared pain’ is also a desirable outcome but no one really ‘likes it’, do they?) There is a fascinating new documentary out on PBS now, (better […]

So… What Does This All Mean Now?

November 5, 2010 by

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By Frank Hill Now that Nancy Pelosi has been fired as the first female Speaker of the US House by the American voter and the Republican Tea Party has taken control of the lower house of Congress, what exactly does that mean to you and the country starting this morning? For one thing, it means […]