Phil Richardson: Collusion: Chapter 2

Phil Richardson: Collusion: Chapter 2

By Phil Richardson First, let me repeat how Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines Collusion: When at least two human beings conspire for mutual gain utilizing fraud (Deceit, perpetrated for profit). I believe that most of us recognize collusion when we see it, even if we never cracked a law book. It could be as simple as […]

Phil Richardson: Money buys face time-the transition fund

Phil Richardson: Money buys face time-the transition fund

By Phil Richardson Political campaigns are very expensive, and becoming more so on each election cycle. The cost for renting halls, giant jet aircraft, mailing brochures, outfitting boiler rooms with telephones and funding an unrelenting media campaign is something about which everyone is aware. From the moment a candidate files to run for an office, tabs […]

Phil Richardson: Electioneering 365 days a year

Phil Richardson: Electioneering 365 days a year

By Phil Richardson Once upon a time in the far distant past, people would hitch the horse to the buggy and drive into town to hear what the candidate had to say about running the nation. Some weeks later, there would be an election, after which we would hear from the winner sporadically, perhaps not […]

Phil Richardson: The score in the blame game

Phil Richardson: The score in the blame game

By Phil Richardson I was not shocked when I was informed upon arising Monday that our solons in Washington had agreed upon a spending bill that deserves the proper descriptions of being both slothful, wasteful and expected. The can was kicked down the road for only a couple of weeks this time—until February 8th, by […]

Phil Richardson: It was the week that wasn’t

Phil Richardson: It was the week that wasn’t

By Phil Richardson President Trump was backed by two Republican Senators, David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in denying Trump used that hyphenated obscenity when referring to African countries and Haiti in front of a room full of Senators, Representatives and reporters. I heard it quite clearly several times over my TV […]

Phil Richardson: North Korea is a welcomed surprise at the Winter Olympics

Phil Richardson: North Korea is a welcomed surprise at the Winter Olympics

By Phil Richardson Instead of more bellicose language, a totally unexpected proposal from Kim Jong Un, the maximum leader of North Korea, that the country that he absolutely controls could be a participant in the forthcoming Winter Olympic games on the Korean peninsula, pitting North Korean athletes against those from 90 other participating nations, is […]

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

By Phil Richardson It’s the title of one of the most compelling books I’ve read lately. Ilana Mercer is the author. We’ve read bits from her columns, but never expected this: a complete guide for the perpetually perplexed about what’s with the Trump Republican administration. If you are into pondering, get the book and prepare […]

Phil Richardson: ‘Darkest Hour’

Phil Richardson: ‘Darkest Hour’

By Phil Richardson It’s a film set in England, in the spring of 1940, about the days following the British valiant rescue of her tattered forces off the beaches of France, as portrayed in “Dunkirk,” an excellent film that opened some weeks ago. Winston Churchill had become Prime Minister and many among all British classes were […]

Phil Richardson: “Fake news”

Phil Richardson: “Fake news”

By Phil Richardson The Sunday newspaper has a special section that we seek out every week. The Arizona Daily Star declares it “Not Real News,” and then in larger font “A LOOK AT WHAT DID, DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAPPEN THIS WEEK.” Here is one example of fake news published on the Internet last month. “Slaughterhouse Employee […]

Phil Richardson: The National Debt or Parable of the Great Taxation

Phil Richardson: The National Debt or Parable of the Great Taxation

By Phil Richardson With the “gift-giving” season already upon us, none among we voracious consumers wishes to look at our credit card balance, let alone read a lecture about what we as taxpayers are expected to soon contribute to the many divisions of something called “government.” This week, I offer up an ancient edict that […]

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