Tag Archives: Joplin Globe

Apples and Oranges, Onus Added

There was a nice tribute to outgoing General Petraeus in the Joplin Globe this morning. The editors extended him a well-deserved “atta-boy” as he leaves Afghanistan to assume duties as CIA chief. There’s no question that he is a tough, … Continue reading

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A Taxing Subject

In today’s Joplin Globe, Robert Reich makes his case that,    “. . . rather than depress economic growth, higher taxes on the rich correlate with higher growth.” He adds, During almost three decades spanning 1951 to 1980, when the … Continue reading

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Navy Coffin Nails

Our hometown newspaper, the Joplin Globe, has a Sunday feature that I increasingly like.  Called “Forum”, it examines contentious issues and usually presents positions on both sides.  This is good journalism.  It not only sells papers but encourages the public … Continue reading

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A Different Gulf Disaster?

For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. — Mark, 14:7 A basic principle of physics and engineering is that there must be a difference … Continue reading

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Our Man In Liliput

National columnist Dan K. Thomasson chooses to rail against bureaucracy in today’s Joplin Globe (3/11/11).  The attention would seem to be deserved because the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or SIGTARP for short, is a bureaucratic … Continue reading

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Health: A Caring Business?

In a guest column for the Joplin Globe (1/30/2011) Anson Burlingame discusses the financial ramifications of the end-of-life issue as it bears on MediCare and taxpayers.  In my opinion he does a good job in summing up the problem but … Continue reading

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