Ralph R. Reiland

When it comes to tax cuts, there’s no need to reinvent to wheel. We already know what works.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Take a Ratings Hit

The fluctuating costs of activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the 49ers and NFL were never cheap, starting with his $126 million seven-year contract signed in 2014, an average of $18 million per season, and ending with the current plunge in NFL ratings.

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.

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