Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Comeback Kid

Last night, the Boise State University football team defeated the Utah “Utes” in the MAACO Bowl in Nevada, 26-3.  I was rooting for Boise, but the news that pleased me the most was seeing Kyle Brotzman, the Senior kicker and … Continue reading

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Richard Holbrook, the Bosnian War, and American Power

Richard Holbrook, the Clinton-era American diplomat who died on December 11 of this year, has as his  greatest professional accomplishment the signing of the Dayton Accords in 1995 which ended the Bosnian War in the Balkans and former Yugoslavia.  This … Continue reading

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The Public Pension Solution

There is a financial time bomb that is set to explode on our towns, cities, counties, states, and Federal government.  It’s like a terrorist attack without the violence, but it will have the same or even more destructive effect on … Continue reading

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Help Someone Today

I have many vivid, extremely positive, warm memories of my recently passed Father, and fortunately many of the lessons he taught me are ingrained in my character.  In the spirit of the Holidays I thought I would briefly share one … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Did you know that in the new Healthcare law, those citizens with “Cadillac health benefits” will be taxed for these benefits (my bet is most of you fall into this category)?  Well, if you are in a private or public … Continue reading

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Unemployment at 9.8%

There are obviously many factors contributing to our high unemployment rate today, last measured at 9.8% in November, up from 9.6% the previous 3 months.   However, there is one huge factor in our continuing employment misery and that is the … Continue reading

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The Tax Deal: What Everyone Missed

Republicans and those in favor of lower taxes for all certainly have something to celebrate if the current tax “framework” comes to fruition.  All personal interests aside, this is absolutely the right thing to do for our economy and for … Continue reading

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