Apples to Apples

China has the Great Wall and we, our Great Will ... as in, "Will the new trade war bring back the Great Depression? Locally, "Will tariffs on aluminum bring Alcoa back to the Wenatchee Valley? Will tariffs on steel bring back the glory days of American heavy industry? China has had the Great Wall...

Gary Begin
In 1917 a lot of things were happening in America. We entered World War I. Our culture was rapidly changing with the advent of the fully mechanized era. Many new laws entered the books and many crucial domestic battles were fought about alcohol, women's rights, racial tensions. When those vets came...
Now, after we have witnessed one of the largest mass coordinated marches in American history last weekend, it is time to say Democrats are suddenly the recipients of several million new voters and future activists vis-a-vis gun issues. I couldn't be happier and prouder of the students exercising...

Gary Begin
It has not taken mass shootings at several schools, churches or companies to form my opinion regarding the AK47 assault rifle. I knew decades ago that it was not meant as a friendly little gun that mama could keep in her robe pocket in case an intruder came calling at 3 a.m.. The "AK" was...
Sometimes I wonder how the human race has survived?  Did Grandpa Neanderthal have sleep apnea? Was Grannie Australopithecus bedridden with morbid obesity? Was there a massive outbreak of autism that crippled entire generations and that can be traced to our DNA origins? Did it all start in a small...
About 100 years ago the Czar of Russia (is there any other kind?) and his entire family was murdered by a firing squad by the new boys on the block - the Communists as led by Lenin. The era of brutal Communistic rule and rulers had begun - worldwide. He was founder of the Russian Communist Party,...
What were you thankful for last week? Like many of us, it is taken for granted that we live in the greatest country ever devised by man, despite its many problems. Hopefully your good fortune was shared with the less fortunate among us in one way or another by direct or indirect sharing....
The future for America is bright. It is the shining star of American ingenuity - long established ever since the Boston Tea Party. For those of us who are history challenged I'll fill you in. Back then, an intrepid group of entrepreneurs had rowboats at the ready once the tea hit the water. They...
Police manuals across the land need to be rewritten to include charges filed for "DBR" - Death By Robot. Industrialized nations will need to move fast to set legal sentencing guidelines for guilty verdicts. Judges worldwide will need some quick continuing education credits, probably every few...
There seems to be a controversy about harvesting organs from executed prisoners in China. What's the fuss? They have plenty of prisoners who owe society a debt and plenty of people who would still like to keep living the dream in the fake communist society, which is teetering on capitalism run...

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