Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Voting for Nothing

The party in power is always in trouble in the sixth year of their president’s term. They’ll lose seats in the midterm elections, and this year the Democrats will lose the Senate, and since the House is solidly Republican, and … Continue reading

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What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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Defining the Minimum

There are always minimum requirements. Kids at amusement parks know that, because they must be “this tall” to ride the Banshee or the Cyclone or the Vomit or whatever the amazing ride is. There’s no point in whining. It’s a … Continue reading

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No Republican Regrets

“Non, je ne regrette rien” – that’s the famous French song of defiance – the song the guys from the French Foreign Legion now sing on parade. Regret nothing. You did what you did, or said what you said, and … Continue reading

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Pointless Enthusiasm

Too many years and too many miles change things. The raw new suburbs just north of downtown Pittsburgh in the fifties were the whole world when you’re just a kid, but after that sticky summer of 1965, it was off … Continue reading

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One Day In

When New Year’s Day falls on a Wednesday, that Wednesday feels like a Sunday. Everything pauses, but each Sunday is followed by a disappointing Monday with more of the same, and New Year’s Day is followed by, well, an entirely … Continue reading

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Catching the Populism Wave

Not that planning is stupid, but most Americans follow the surfing theory of career development. You sit with your high school guidance counsellor and talk about what you want to do with your life, and there may be aptitude and … Continue reading

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