Paul Jacob

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.

Posted December 14, 2014

Lying liars lie even about incidental lapses into truth.

Posted December 07, 2014

Cain was a witty fellow. He asked one of the best-known rhetorical questions, Am I my brothers keeper? Of course he was not.

Posted November 30, 2014

Most people agree about the wrongness of police brutality, if not about whether a particular police action is an example of it.

Posted November 23, 2014

What too few in Washington appreciate and what the new Republican Congress must if we hope to succeed is that the American peoples current distrust of their public institutions is totally justified.

Posted November 16, 2014

Justice is blind, or so it attempts to be. Sometimes justice is deaf and dumb, too.

Posted November 09, 2014

A strong grassroots campaign crisscrossed Arkansas trying to alert folks, but confusion reigned.

Posted November 02, 2014

Even before being placed in the position of enforcing Obamacare and policing the 18 percent of our economy that is health care, the Internal Revenue Service was a threat to every man, woman and child in America, and a present tyrant to many, stealing their rights to political participation as well as their rights to the balance in their bank accounts.

Posted October 26, 2014

What happens if you misbehave at work? Are you given a paid vacation? Awarded with additional funds for your lavish pension?

Posted October 19, 2014

Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them.

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