Monthly Archives: January 2014

Words and Phrases Not Found in Obama’s State of the Union

Here’s the whole speech. You won’t find these words or phrases there: racism….. mass incarceration ….. civil rights ….. Trayvon Martin ….. New Jim Crow ….. affirmative action….. labor unions ….. card count ….. collective bargaining ….. strikes….. mountain top … Continue reading

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Millions Get Medicaid

The number enrolling in the exchanges for Obamacare medical insurance is up to 3.3 million and some officials think they may hit their March goal of 7 million. In addition 6.3 million have been deemed eligible for Medicaid. Some of … Continue reading

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Do You Really Think Unemployment Went Down?

The jobless rate went down three tenths of a percent last month. That’s quite a lot if the official “unemployment rate” meant anything. What really happened last month is that lots of people left the labor force. The U.S. population … Continue reading

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Over 30,000 Died from Cold

Jan. 1, 2014.  I was watching a BBC feature report on home insulation measures yesterday and the reporter matter-of-factly  mentioned that 30,000 people died of the cold in the UK last year.   I thought that number startling so started doing some … Continue reading

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