Opinion

Free trade promised that we could buy goods for less. Programs like Nafta promised to bring us cheaper products from our neighbors while opening the world to quality goods from America. It was the classic win-win. The problem is it doesn’t work. Sure we we’ve been able to buy cheaper cars, cell...
The next generation of tyrants will be the corporations that run the computers and all the gizmos and control all the money while also giving the masses a new religion of self satisfaction and complete addiction ala interactive games of life posing as life itself. Their hands are on the controls...
Seems like yesterday when I was just a young lad, sitting in a posh New York Chinese restaurant. That statement itself is a shock to hay-wagon bumpkins who think the new Panda place is as posh as it gets in the way of Chinese "cuisine." Anyway, this place served Peking Duck. Unheard of nowadays,...
Part Two Last week I mentioned how I thought both the extreme left and extreme right will basically beat each other up as they riot in the streets of urban America, but most rural folk won't really care and they will remain conservative as they have been for decades, even if the cities catch fire....
A 2-part diatribe Because of many recent Trump Administration policies, I predict there will be riots in the streets of America. Family separation of immigrants is just part of the issue. Here is the shame of it all: No one cares on the right wing because the riots will only take place in urban...
Last week I pointed out that this entire drama over separating children from their parents was just a political smokescreen to avoid the real scandal involving the top echelons of our government. Watching the opening of the Congressional testimony of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein only...
There is a video making the rounds on Facebook about how the Army and white settlers once killed as many buffalo as they could in order to punish Native Americans who depended on the bison for food and clothing. There is undoubtedly some degree of truth in the story but it is entirely irrelevant to...

Bill Forhan
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton. The FBI was founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation. From the very beginning some members of Congress were concerned about the formation of a “federal secret police.” It would appear that their concerns were well...
That famous line from the Wizard of Oz rushed into my consciousness when I considered the responses of our local legislators to the firestorm they created by voting for the bill to exclude them from the public records act. Their responses fell into two general categories. First, it is too...
Last Friday the Senate voted 71-28 and the house voted 240-186 in favor of the 2018 budget. President Trump signed it. The problem is the budget represents the first significant break in Trump’s campaign promises. The new budget continues the Federal Governments fiscal irresponsibility by...

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