Paul Jacob

Posted May 03, 2015

U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a democratic socialist, announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Partys nomination er, I mean the Democratic Partys nomination for president.

Posted April 26, 2015

The United States of America is a republic, of course. Not a democracy.

Posted April 19, 2015

This is surreal, said their mother. I cant believe that anyone who claims to care about children would put children through this.

Posted April 12, 2015

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that a presidential candidate demonstrates an ability to raise enough money to effectively reach the inhabitants of America with his political message?

Posted April 05, 2015

March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. Just try telling that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whose signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law at the end of March touched off a roaring controversy.

Posted March 29, 2015

Which is worse, paying for stuff you use . . . or being constantly harassed for using it?

Posted March 22, 2015

Big government rests upon myths, and the people who support it necessarily believe things about politics and society and themselves that simply arent true.

Posted March 15, 2015

Does the burden of slavery still yoke the descendants of Americas African slaves?

Posted March 08, 2015

Government is out of control.

Posted March 01, 2015

Not all good principles are easily accessible to all.

Posted February 22, 2015

The past offers us many lessons. And cause for alarm. And inspiration, too.

Posted February 15, 2015

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Its supporters said that it would increase financial stability and transparency, prevent bailouts, and protect consumers from abusive practices.

Posted February 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave cautious support for the anti-vaxxer cause a few years ago.

Posted February 01, 2015

How can you tell if your ideology or philosophy, or religion is a mess?

Posted January 25, 2015

Metro has a reputation for shoddy service and a history of not learning from its mistakes, Aaron Wiener acknowledged in a recent column for The Washington Post. He then asked, Why should we reward such a poorly run enterprise with our business, or place our lives in the hands of a system we cant trust? Darn good question.

Posted January 18, 2015

Inspiring. More than a million people march through the streets of Paris in defense of free expression and against violence, after Islamo-terrorists murder 17 Frenchmen in cold blood, including 12 staff members of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that had poked fun at Muslims along with showing irreverence to most other religions, as well as most people in power.

Posted January 11, 2015

South Dakotas Dr. Annette Bosworth reminds me of Egypts Ayman Nour.

Posted January 04, 2015

In a cruel twist of fate, Connecticut is nicknamed The Constitution State. This small slice of New England, once known as the Land of Steady Habits, is these days most famous for its abuse of the property rights thus abridging the constitutional rights of its inhabitants.

Posted December 28, 2014

To those nattering nabobs of negativity who dont trust government to do the right thing, or even to stop doing the wrong thing once discovered, I just want to say: Youre right.

Posted December 21, 2014

Some people sighed a big sigh this last week: a few with a grateful, at long last sense of relief; others with all the hopefulness that Sisyphus mustve felt each time he put shoulder to boulder at the bottom of the mountain, and started rolling his fated rock up the slope again.