The Viet Nam War Revisited


Historian Ken Burns’ new CNN series on the Viet Nam war opens many old wounds as we review its horrible history. We talk about the 62,000 Americans who died in that horrible war, but we never mention the one million Vietnamese who died in that war, and the utter devastation that we released on that […]

Now that the Election is over…


While I will confess to be a very partisan person, I chose never to engage in partisanship on this blog during the election.  There was already way too much partisan hatred and bickering.  There was already a cacophony of voices screaming insults and abuse at each other.  This is no way to run an election, […]

The Critical Need for Financial Regulation


FINANCIAL REGULATION There have been three major financial meltdowns in the United States in the past few decades.  There was the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980’s under President Reagan.  There was the 2002 Wall Street Collapse and the Financial Markets collapse of 2008, both under President George W. Bush.   What these three events […]