An American Caesar

“The Imperial Presidency” was written in 1973 out of Arthur Schlesinger’s concern that the U.S. presidency had exceeded its constitutional limitations. If Schlesinger were merely concerned in 1973, he’d […]

Vehicle mileage tax driving us crazy

The fact that every level of government taxes our income, consumption and property prompted  John R. Smith to ask in the title of a recent BizPacReview post, “Why […]

FPL Smokestacks Fall

The Florida Power & Light stacks fell at 0830 to make way for a new facility. I took photos and video of the event from my balcony, and […]

Debbie does demagoguery

Floridians love controversy, whether it’s centered on South Beach’s self-indulgence, Key West’s kookiness or the butterfly ballot’s brouhaha. We love controversy so much that we’ll create it […]

The Palin progression

A few days ago, a friend asked my opinion of a blog entry entitled, “How Dumb is the Tea Party? (Come on, folks, Sarah Palin?).” The entry focused on Palin’s […]

The union member malaise

On March 13, 1964, the nation was stunned by the senseless murder of a young woman, Catherine (Kitty) Genovese  in Queens, N.Y. Although her attack was brutal, especially […]

The problem with Mitt

On June 2, Mitt Romney announced his second run for president, which came as no surprise to anyone. Also unsurprising is the fact that the Democratic National […]

Bats in the belfry, alligators in the moat

Those responding to the question, “Is illegal immigration a serious problem in the United States?” answered as follows:           21%   Yes           14%   No           65%   No comprende […]

Political courage and the national debt

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., recently opined in this publication that it’s “not too late to stop [the] tsunami of debt.” I agree 100 percent. It’s not […]

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Fear and Loathing in Obama’s America

The late gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, wrote a series of articles for Rolling Stone magazine based on his travels with Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon during their runs […]

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Barry and Me

Whenever anyone brings up conservative Republican leaders, the name Ronald Reagan is inevitably mentioned, as well it should be. But I’d like to discuss another leader about […]

The ‘green monster’ in our midst

The Greek mythological Hydra was a serpent-like beast having many heads, and for each head cut off, it grew two more. The Waxman-Markey bill, commonly known as […]