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‘Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail’

‘Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail’

TOM BURGUM Contributing Columnist burgum@lbknews.com Hunter S. Thompson in his classic, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” wrote, “History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of ‘history’ it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to [...]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Extracting sunbeams from cucumbers and Obama’s alternative energy schemes

Extracting sunbeams from cucumbers and Obama’s alternative energy schemes

Jonathon Swift, if you recall, penned “Gulliver’s Travels” as a satire on human nature, and it is as fresh today as it was in 1726.

April 21, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Has politics gotten a bit strange, or is it just me?

Has politics gotten a bit strange, or is it just me?

If you think we are engaged in a normal election cycle, if you believe that it is business as usual, forgive me for suggesting that our politics has gotten a bit strange lately. If we were driving a car I think the red “check engine” light would be blinking fiercely.

September 23, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Europe and America in decline

Europe and America in decline

Europe and the United States are showing definite signs of decay and decline. An article in Sunday’s New York Times signaled the end of Europe as we know it.

May 28, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »