Ralph R. Reiland

Monday, 29 May 2017 12:00

Trump, Walls, and the Pope

Known for his harsh monikers to put down his critics — little Marco, Pocahontas, lying Ted, low-energy Bush, crazy Bernie and crooked Hillary —  Mr. Trump didn’t take the easy shot when he recently arrived at the Vatican and refer to Pope Francis as the walled-up pontiff.

In the age of Trump, what has happened to peace, love and little donuts, Gandhian pacifism and the gentle people in San Francisco with flowers in their hair?

It is clear that both political parties deserve a failing grade for their financial performance over the past 16 years.

Monday, 20 February 2017 13:10

On the Brink?

The latest magazine covers in the news/politics section of my local Barnes and Noble seem to be saying we’re on the brink of something like the coup d’etat in 1973 against the Allende government in Chile.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:00

Bipartisan Rivers of Red Ink

The Congressional Budget Office projects the annual tab for interest on the national debt will double between now and 2020.

Monday, 01 August 2016 06:00

Hillary Flunks Economics 101

Overall, business investments are directly correlated with higher levels of job creation, better wages, less destitution, and more economic security. That’s a basic fact from Economics 101 that shouldn’t be hard to understand.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 06:30

Left-wing Populism

Still, nothing will likely be said at the Philly convention about how Hillary Clinton put the little guys in the crosshairs when Bill Clinton handed her the job of reforming the nation’s health care system.

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:43

Cops, Blacks & Deadly Force

A new study by a Harvard economics professor finds no racial bias in the use of lethal force by law enforcement.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:17

Selective Diversity

President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice stated in her May 11th Commencement Address at Florida International University that there are too many white males in top jobs in America’s national security agencies.

Friday, 06 May 2016 18:00

Partisan “Fairness”

Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order that mandates the re-enfranchisement of more than 206,000 felons, restoring voting rights for an ex-con assemblage of likely Democratic voters who are disproportionately pro-Clinton.

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