Paul Jacob

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.

Posted October 12, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it didnt happen.

Posted October 05, 2014

It is now clear that the police, without provocation, can beat an unarmed young student senseless with impunity.

Posted September 28, 2014

Today, Im not even sure that most Republicans are republicans.

Posted September 21, 2014

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the legal ability for the Export-Import Bank to run for another nine months.

Posted September 14, 2014

The words strategy and speech both begin with the letter s. Usually, thats where their similarities end.

Posted September 07, 2014

Decades ago, when members of Congress voted themselves pay raises in the dead of night, it made Americans very angry. Those ugly pay grabs dont happen anymore, as today these august solons have so completely rigged the system that their salary increases flow automatically.

Posted August 31, 2014

Listen to the experts. Challenge yourself to understand that looting isnt bad, and shouldnt be viewed as a violation of the rights of an innocent person or persons or a frontal assault on the essence of civilization itself.

Posted August 24, 2014

I am still not very confident about what really happened regarding the shooting of Mr. Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

Posted August 17, 2014

A week ago last Saturday, at high noon in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was black, Wilson is white.