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Incompetence and hypocrisy

Incompetence and hypocrisy

You see, concern for women’s safety isn’t the point.

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

A cynical look at 2013

A cynical look at 2013

If you don’t believe people are insincere and motivated by self interest you have been seriously misinformed and I ask you: How else can you explain what went on in 2013?

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Breaking news: The middle class is screwed

Breaking news: The middle class is screwed

What is so troubling in all this is we seem to be in a driverless bus, careening down a mountain road while those in charge argue about who gets to drive after the rest stop.

December 10, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help you comply

I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help you comply

If the White House is correct, Obamacare might be the only non-tax reform bill ever to begin with the hiring of more than 14,500 new IRS agents whose principal mission in life is determining whether your insurance policy needs to be taxed

July 7, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

ObamaCare vs. James Madison (1001)

ObamaCare vs. James Madison (1001)

While the future of ObamaCare is an important political question, the really important issue before the court is whether they will finally draw the line on the power of the Commerce Clause or say goodbye to James Madison’s system of limited and divided government powers.

April 6, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Libertarians have a point

Libertarians have a point

Libertarians generally believe that the least government is best; they demand nothing except, according to P.J. O’Rourke, “the one thing which no government in history has been able to do — leave us alone.” The Unitarian message has always been overwhelmed by politicians who have the illusion that the interests of the Republic are best served by an activist government that is dedicated to anything but leaving us alone.

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

In denial of what we know

In denial of what we know

If there is a phrase in the English language that explains this dismal time of political gridlock, miscalculations and deceptions it is “unknown knowns.” At least this is the opinion of Geoffrey Wheatcroft writing in Sunday’s The New York Times.

January 6, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The American fall

The American fall

The big news lately, aside that is from the one about the administration selling guns to Mexican drug cartels, is about a bunch of yahoos occupying a park in Manhattan under the banner of Occupying Wall Street, or some such sentiment. It is a difficult movement to understand

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Political reality meets real reality

Political reality meets real reality

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but every so often real reality intrudes on political reality. This is one of those every-so-often times. The nation’s need to increase the borrowing limits on the national Visa Card has tied the Congress and the president in knots. Mr. Obama, in an attempt

July 29, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The State of the Union – somewhat overstated

The State of the Union – somewhat overstated

Now we know the state of the union. It’s the same as the state of the weather

January 30, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »