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As Jeb Bush cuts salaries and slashes campaign staff, he, through his own actions, has provided us a teachable moment. Jeb’s progressive establishment beliefs of big government spending have run up against the reality of the private sector. It’s a fascinating juxtaposition between the world of government fantasy and that of the real. Jeb is …

Since 2008, tens of thousands of coal related jobs have been lost. As hundreds of coal plants have been closed, it is not just miners who are affected. As power plants close, all employees lose their jobs. Blue collar and white collar employees get the ax — managers, technicians, secretaries — everyone. But that’s not …

Earlier this month, I reported that illegals cost Ohio taxpayers nearly $900 million a year, and those figures were based on numbers from a couple years ago meaning the figure is higher now. In 2010, it was estimated that there were at least 110,000 illegals living in Ohio. Five years later that figure has surely …

A meme is going around showing a young man being pushed aside by an armed police officer. Here’s what’s written over the image: Arrested for fighting for civil rights for African Americans. Name this guy. The bespectacled young man is Bernie Sanders. Good for him. He stood up for the personal and property rights of …

You may have heard the story of a teacher who taught a lesson about income equality. A college class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one should be poor and no one should be rich. Income equality should be the goal for a just society. The professor put their argument to the test …

The following three sentences from Ben Domenech’s article “The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed” caught my attention: The internet comment threads are filled with frustrated confusion about this. How can people forget about the Jedi a mere thirty years after they orchestrated the collapse of the Empire? Did they all get their minds wiped? Return …

Earlier this week I wrote about illegal aliens costing Ohio nearly $900 million a year. I pointed out that Ohio is not one of the states that you would first think of when speaking about illegals. I strongly suspect that Maryland is another state that would not come to mind when speaking about illegals but …

I don’t follow Ultimate Fighting, but I do keep my eye on all kinds of news stories. You never know when you’ll find something of value. Ultimate Fighting champion Ronda Rousey understands value and economics. Rousey “was asked by a reporter . . . about her thoughts on the gender pay gap in sports,” in …

Yesterday, my son and I were driving home from a pumpkin festival and regatta in a nearby town. “Regatta” you say? Yes, a regatta – where locals and folks from surrounding towns grow huge 1,000-pound pumpkins, hollow them out, launch them into a river, climb into them, and race them. Only in America, baby! Anyway, on the …

When you hear about illegal aliens, you generally think of Border States like Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas and of course Florida, but most people don’t think of states further north like Ohio as having a problem with illegal aliens. I live in the northern tip of Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati, Ohio and …

On Saturday Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton jumped the shark while attempting to defend liberal economic policies while simultaneously attacking Republican economic policy. Mrs. Clinton said that she thought that President Obama deserved more “credit” for cleaning up the mess left behind by President George W. Bush (a President who had a majority Democrat …

In a previous article I explained at least one reason why Americans aren’t rioting over the size of the national debt and yearly budget deficit – how Washington is taxing and spending us into oblivion and yet we just don’t seem to care. Sure, when a pollster calls, we tell him or her it is …