We may admire the Ukrainians’ bravery, but the potential destruction of our country is not worth escalating this war
The COVID pandemic is entering its third year and a political consensus is now forming – we have to live with this virus.
The greed and inefficiency of hospital conglomerates is destroying health care.
Yet, tuition for in-state residents at the University of Connecticut’s medical school is $47,673 and $81,753 for out of state.
The 26th climate change conference in Scotland has ended and the 400 private jets that inundated the area are gone.
Politics has become so polarized that people are refusing a highly effective vaccine for COVID – risking their lives and others. First some facts:
While our political class is hoping to aid the urban minorities by proposing zoning law changes to allow more affordable housing in the suburbs, and “woke” school curriculums, another plan is being hatched to further soak urban minorities of the little disposable income they have – sports gambling.
While the chattering classes are blathering about the racism of Dr. Seuss, the sexual harassment of Pepé Le Pew and the wokeness of Mr. Potato Head, a subterranean herculean battle is brewing over a new financial asset that could give the masses unprecedented power to prevent profligate governments from impoverishing them by printing money ad infinitum – Bitcoin.
Well that didn’t take long. Just one week into the Biden presidency, America’s ruling class has put the hoi polloi in its place by bailing out a flailing hedge fund because a bunch of COVID-bored bloggers and small investors were about to push it into insolvency.
When I was in first grade, I was mistakenly given an eighth-grade portion of food that I could not possibly finish. As I was presenting my uneaten portion to the woman at the garbage disposal, a redoubtable nun towering over me said, “Joseph, the pagan babies in Africa are starving and you’re wasting that good food.” I responded, “Sister, if I eat the food, the pagan babies still won’t get it.” Wap! The nun backhanded me across my face and the tray went flying.
Just as in 2016, the 2020 polls underestimated President Trump’s support. While polling has become more difficult in the age of cell phones and caller-ID, it is mathematically impossible not to conclude that these polls were either deliberately inaccurate or conducted by incompetents.
Want to preserve your sanity during this crazy election season? There is a solution: political arbitrage. Arbitrage is the financial term for the simultaneous buying and selling of the same asset in various markets in the hope of making a profit. In political arbitrage, the profit is your sanity and the asset is a wager on who you want to lose.
With increased racial tensions spreading across the country, statues of those associated with slavery — Robert E. Lee and other Confederate generals — have been either removed or vandalized. Here in the Northeast, statues of Columbus are suffering the same fate. In Boston, a statue of Columbus was beheaded, while in Middletown and New London and New Haven, his statue was removed. The city of Columbus, Ohio is considering changing its name. Yet the slave merchant who financed Yale University, Elihu Yale, remains unscathed. Why? Because he is the namesake of one of America’s most prestigious and liberal universities.
American cities are inflamed once again. The tinder being the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a thuggish white police officer in Minneapolis who handcuffed him and choked him to death by placing a knee on his neck while three other police officers blandly observed. Floyd was accused of the heinous crime of passing a counterfeit $20 bill.
Democrats are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to convince Americans that they are risking their life by voting. Thus, they are recommending the increased use of mail-in voting, early voting and absentee ballots while extending the time periods before and after Election Day. But in today’s polarized political environment, it is crucial that voters believe in the integrity of the ballot box.