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Pericles Elytis

THE REV

  Stopping in at “21” in Midtown NYC for an ice-cold martini with some associates and friends today, I noticed that a bronze, memorial plaque for my dearly-departed friend, the Rev. Lorenzo Robinson, was finally up in the men’s room.  It’s a nice memorial for a giant of […]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

China is a nation that shamelessly and regularly steals our intellectual property, costing us as much as $500 billion annually and posing a national security threat to our nation. China is a nation that has actually built entire islands in the South China Sea, in international waters, where […]

ERASED

  Everyone, including me, is doing tributes to stars we’ve “lost”:  Dr. John, Tim Conway, Anthony Bourdain, Greg Allman, Butch Trucks, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Chris Cornell and others…but what about all of those perfect, innocent little souls who left this planet without a wimper, without even a […]

THE CARROT AND THE STICK

Let’s say hypothetically you’re living under the risk of political or religious oppression under a dictatorial or statist, militaristic, government, like Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala, and let’s say you “escape” and make it safely into nearby Mexico. At that point, aren’t you safe? If not, why not?   […]

THE BONFIRES OF THE DEMOCRAT VANITIES

WE HAVE TO STOP PRETENDING DEMOCRATS DON’T UNDERSTAND THESE BASIC ECONOMIC MAXIMS MAXIM 1: Taxes always discourage the economic activity they tax. Tax increases cause a subsequent economic decline in activity, jobs and prosperity. MAXIM 2: Subsidies always encourage the activity they subsidize. And they require tax increases […]