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Immigration Reform: Amnesthetize the Kids

Policy-makers, legislators, and pundits–not to mention Right-Wing pinheads–have been kvetching about immigration reform for as long as I can remember. It is time to do something constructive, instead of moaning about how bad the problem is. For decades, we have cultivated a vigorous underground economy employing low-wage undocumented workers and paying them under the table. While we look the other Read More


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Squeaky Car Dealers

Although some car dealers are not complaining about the delay in getting the cash in the Cash for Clunkers ($4C) program, others are whining like little kids whose parents changed their minds about letting them stay up late. It is hard to find sympathy for these pouters because the program moved hundreds of thousands of cars out of their inventory Read More


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Vista is Misery; Will Seven be Heaven?

An Open Letter to President Obama and Congress: For the past year and a half I have been plagued with computer problems due to Windows XP and Vista. I couldn’t get my new Gateway running Vista to operate properly. I had the OS re-installed three times. Finally, I abandoned it and replaced it with a Lenovo with XP. When the Read More


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We Can’t Wait Until We Can Afford It

It looks as if health care reform is going to cost $1.6 trillion over the next ten years. If that is not enough to scare the pants off you, think about all of the government programs that run hugely over budget. However, this cost does not mean we should not implement a public health care plan that ensures that everyone–that Read More