Richard Olivastro

Posted February 23, 2009

An economic downturn can be quite terrible – whether it affects a single individual or community, a segment of society, a nation or the entire world.

Posted January 05, 2009

By now, just about everyone knows that IL Governor Rod Blagojevich has reportedly been caught on tape as saying that “Obama's Senate seat was “*expletive deleted* valuable” and that “it wasn't something to be given away for free”.

Posted December 27, 2008

The domestic automakers are in ‘Intensive Care’. The bailout medicine being injected as an IV drop by the outgoing Bush Administration is a $17 billion dollar placebo.

Posted December 23, 2008

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Have you started yet? Will you start?

Posted December 17, 2008

Occasionally, we may experience, or even precipitate, an unexpected whopper of a mistake. But, usually, most of us would agree, the whoppers result from the behavior of others?

Posted December 07, 2008

It was early morning, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1941, when senior radio operator Ralph Briggs came on duty to his post at the U.S. Navy shortwave monitoring station in Maryland.

Posted November 27, 2008

Gas prices have been heading down. That’s the right direction. AAA reports the “average price per gallon is below $2.00 in 30 states”. That’s a good sign.

Posted October 30, 2008

What people say, including candidates, reflects what they think. What they think for-tells how they will act. Actions are the measure of every man. Inaction is an equal measure.

Posted October 15, 2008

In light of the financial tsunami that most congressional incumbents are responsible for foisting on the American people, here is something that every American should know.

Posted August 27, 2008

If McCain picks the right person, his VP selection will help to energize the base, win the election, assist McCain to govern effectively; and – we have heard no one include this consideration – develop a solid conservative candidate to head the Republican ticket in 2012 or 2016.

Posted August 23, 2008

There’s been significant media speculation about Senator John McCain’s consideration of a pro-choice VP.

Posted August 20, 2008

Individually, Barack Obama and John McCain sat down last Saturday night with author Rick Warren in what was called a “Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion” at Pastor Warren’s church .

Posted August 06, 2008

As they campaign for their respective party nominations and against each other for the presidency, senators John McCain and Barack Obama are talking a lot about the issue of energy.