Their Cheatin’ Souls: Short Circuiting Ethics in America

    by Walter Brasch   New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he had nothing to do with having air removed from game balls. The NFL, following an investigation, says he did. It gave him a four game suspension, which he is appealing. That four game suspension could cost … Continue reading

Obama May Say Congress Has ‘No Excuses’ Not To Pass Jobs Bill, But Eric Cantor Already Made His

Although he was scheduled Friday to officially rebut President Obama’s renewed push earlier in the day to pass a comprehensive jobs bill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor almost needn’t have bothered. In a hastily called White House news conference, the president declared that Congress had “no excuses” to pass his long-stalled American … Continue reading

Eliminating the ‘99%’ Can Lead to a Better Message for Social Justice

  by WALTER BRASCH   It’s time to retire the 99 percent. Not the people, but the slogan that identifies the Occupy Movement. “We’re the 99 percent” slogan focused upon two completely different groups of people. The 99 percent are the masses, the impoverished, the disenfranchised, the middle class; the … Continue reading

Economist: April Jobs Report Broadly Disappointing

Not only is the 115,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy last month disappointing, the the impact of that meager performance is broadly felt, according to an independent Washington economist. The Labor Departmnent released employment data Friday for April, and the national unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, but … Continue reading

Partisan Sniping Infects Even The Bipartisan Transportation Bill

Last fall, Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee together linked arms to unanimously approve a new federal transportation bill. The committee’s liberal chairwoman, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and conservative ranking Republican, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, alike cheered the ability of the legislation, known … Continue reading

Blame Bush Still Trendy

Rasmussen reported today that it’s still trendy to “Blame Bush” for the economic downturn that has plagued America since Bush’s reign. Sixty-two percent (62%) of U.S. voters agree with the president that the problems are due to the recession that began under the Bush administration. Rasmussen also notes that President … Continue reading