Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

By Emil Franzi The two have much in common, starting with the total failure of the media to grasp the essence of either. Both are labeled by most as “right wing”. Neither really are. Both profess a shallow and at times incoherent ideology. Both have a smaller constituency than has been attributed to them. Le […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Let’s get this (deleted) thing done

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Let’s get this (deleted) thing done

By Mike Tully Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally has jeopardized her political future by violating the trilogy of governance that applies to elected representatives: First do no harm.  This phrase, a fundamental principle that guides medical ethics, is based on the words of Hippocrates, who is regarded as the “father of modern medicine.”  The same principle […]

Phil Richardson: Runaway drug prices from Big Pharma stoke the healthcare dilemma

Phil Richardson: Runaway drug prices from Big Pharma stoke the healthcare dilemma

By Phil Richardson How can drug-makers charge so much? “Because there’s nothing stopping them,” said Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. I have to give most of the credit for this essay to the American Association of Retired People (AARP) Bulletin of May 2017, although the following refresher […]

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

By Emil Franzi LIBERTARIAN UNREALITY The biggest problem with libertarians and libertarian groups like the Goldwater Institute is their inability to face the reality that what they propose would only work in a society populated by other libertarians. The one we actually live in is not. While slow progress in some areas is possible, our […]

Emil Franzi: The Freedom Caucus farce

Emil Franzi: The Freedom Caucus farce

By Emil Franzi In a brilliant expose piece in the WSJ earlier this month, Daniel Henniger exposed the “Freedom Caucus “ for what it is – a sham. “Meet the House Un-Freedom Caucus” he described those who pushed Republicans into “impossible vulnerability” on the health-care bill,he points out, adding that because of this individual states […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Great Slab of Trump

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Great Slab of Trump

By Mike Tully Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the only Orc known to speak with a drawl, dwells in a dank and musty Manichean world with his loyal consorts, fear and paranoia.  That reality informs a Hobbesian vision of governance characterized by reduced oversight of police authorities, more private prisons, and a slavish dedication to […]

Phil Richardson: The Moscow dossier and more cheap thrills

Phil Richardson: The Moscow dossier and more cheap thrills

By Phil Richardson Dossier: (French) Detailed collection of documents concerning a person or subject under investigation. CAST OF CHARACTERS Donald J. Trump, unpredictable President of the United States of America. Christopher Steele. Once the head of British M.1.6 Secret Service operating in Moscow, now a principal in a firm named Orbis Intelligence, LTD. Headquartered in […]

Emil Franzi: How one putrid apple can ruin an orchard

Emil Franzi: How one putrid apple can ruin an orchard

By Emil Franzi I started in local talk radio in 1996 at KTUC. Despite our differences, I thank Tom Hassey for giving me that first opportunity which lasted until 1997. I came back later on KTKT in 1999, moved to the JOLT 1230 AM and to KVOI in Jan of 2006. Lots of folk helped […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Arizona’s voucher bill and the new segregation

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Arizona’s voucher bill and the new segregation

By Mike Tully When the Arizona Legislature passed, and Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1431, they opened the door to a substantial replacement of public schooling with a taxpayer-supported system of private and parochial schools.  Proponents claim their objective was to maximize school choice, despite insufficient evidence it will improve educational outcomes.  Critics claim there […]

Phil Richardson: A time of worldwide saber rattling

Phil Richardson: A time of worldwide saber rattling

By Phil Richardson Paradox: A statement that seems to be contradictory or absurd. Just before the cavalry charged in those many battles now forgotten in the mists of time, the officers would shake their swords inside metal sheaths, and then while milling about, draw their weapons and clash their swords against those held by other […]

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