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Supporting College Students in a Covid World

Last Saturday evening the Notre Dame football team upset #1 Clemson University in a double overtime game in South Bend, Indiana. About 7,000 students, all of whom had to pass a Covid test, were permitted to attend the game. When … Continue reading

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It’s About Freedom, Stupid!

In Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential race his chief strategist, James Carville, coined the phrase “It’s the Economy, Stupid.” Carville was right and Clinton served two terms as president. As Americans enter the polling places less than 24 hours from now, … Continue reading

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THE SOUTH AMERICAN UTOPIA VIRUS

For hundreds of years people all over the world have protested in the streets for “equality”.  The masses want more.  Sympathetic politicians tell them they “deserve” more.  Today is no different.  People are now protesting in Chile for equality.  The … Continue reading

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SIMPLE ECONOMIC TRUTHS ABOUT THE CASTLE FORTRESS

During my lifetime I’ve carefully observed many families.  Some of them succeed socially and financially.  Some of them are walking disasters in every category that you can imagine.  Below are my opinions of what is needed to raise a really … Continue reading

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VOICES FROM HISTORY

  These are interesting times for those who have appreciation for the history and achievements made possible by our wonderful, but not perfect Republic.   It is my opinion that since our founding we have slowly but steadily traveled in the … Continue reading

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The Virus Is Not Our Worst Problem

It is time for me to take a deep breath before I write this article.  I am frustrated and worried more about the condition of the United States of America than about the corona virus.  Let me enumerate my concerns … Continue reading

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About Baseball from An Old Man

Middle age sportscasters often refer to baseball as “an old man’s game.”  This is partly because today’s youngsters have less interest in baseball than they did decades ago, but it is also borne out if you scan people in the … Continue reading

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How Long Will Americans Shelter In Place?

Empty Mall on Sunday When North Dakota Blue Laws Were in Effect In the early 1980’s I spent three months in Greenville, South Carolina working for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  In those days South Carolina had a law prohibiting … Continue reading

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Maddy the Nurse

                During my 44 years at Winona State University I’ve had the blessing of knowing and teaching many thousands of students.  Most of my students are in the business school but I have … Continue reading

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The question every society answers but no one wants to ask.

During a press conference a couple of days ago New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that if all of the sweeping expensive measures spent on the corona virus saved even one life, it would be worth it. That’s an expected … Continue reading

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