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Resets and new beginnings

Subscriber onlyI am happy that we've reset our relations with Russia. What reset you ask? Remember that moment in 2009 when our esteemed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton clumsily pulled out a big plastic button that was supposed to say "Reset." Except, it didn't. What it actually said was "Overcharge," and her Russian counterpart let her know it. I guess that's what you get when you swipe a plastic scrap from a Jacuzzi the night before in Switzerland. That was just one of many things that didn't quite work as planned early in the Obama era. The Ruskies still don't like us; they don't respect us, and most of all, they don't fear us. They once did. Ronald Reagan saw to that. Continue reading...

Too many do's and don'ts

Subscriber onlyIn recent months, I notice stuff like "Five Things You Should Never Eat," "Five Things You Should Eat," "Never Pay for Electricity Again," and "Stop the Aging Process" keep popping up in my email. Continue reading...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Subscriber onlyGovernment fears self-informed citizens Continue reading...

An unusual outpouring

Subscriber onlyLast week's column brought a great response from my readers, and I'm happy to report that it was all favorable. Well, maybe one or two paid me a left-handed compliment, but hey I recognize that a difference of opinion makes for a good horse race. I hadn't heard from several of you for a long time, and it was nice to renew old acquaintances. Continue reading...