Friday, January 21, 2022

Recovery Or Crisis?

Tweet ( According to MasterCard’s spending reports, consumers spent more than 10 percent more than they did in 2019 before the COVID pandemic even hit. Inflation rose by 6 percent each month in October and November (don’t add it up – it’s monthly, not annual). Unemployment rates are lower than they’ve been in more than […]

Why can’t we be friends, Joe?

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Health, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The unpredictability of COVID-19 shocked the entire world. In the United States, we were a country already divided due to politics and decades of cultural conflicts. COVID’s carnage might and could have sparked a moment of national unity in the battle against this unknown foe. Unfortunately, it has had the opposite effect, and […]

The Democrats Lose Hispanic Voters.

December 30, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The Democratic Party‘s problem with Hispanic voters is worse than leaders think, according to a new assessment by the highly regarded strategist Ruy Teixeira. That conclusion is particularly important because Teixeira wrote the influential 2002 book “The Coming Democratic Majority,” which convinced many Democrats that a growing Hispanic population — one that heavily […]

The (Crappy) Year We Just Lived Through.

Tweet ( As this is my last column of 2021, I thought it would be worthwhile to review some of the most important observations I made over the course of an awful year. I hope you agree, and wish you — and our country — a happier New Year. JAN. 5: These past few years […]

The Friendly Skies are Long Gone.

December 27, 2021 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Travel/Leisure, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Through December 21, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported a total of 5,779 unruly passenger incidents this year. Of these incidents, the FAA has launched 1,054 investigations, which is approximately a 600% increase from the annual average of the previous twenty-five years. Historically, factors such as overcrowding, cancellations, and narrow seats cause in-flight incidents. However, this […]

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