John Fockler

Rahm Emanuel’s Virus

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”– Rahm Emanuel There are few calamities in this world that the advocates of bigger, more active, and more intrusive government can’t turn to their own advantage. The outbreak …

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Warren Proposes Tuition Tax to Fund Loan Forgiveness

[Ames, IA January 24] As a partial means to fund her plans for forgiving billions of dollars in student loans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is proposing a five percent tax on tax on college tuition payments from students or their families.  The idea came to Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for President of …

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I Protest!

In case you spent the past few days in a self-imposed media exile, I need to inform you that there was a little protest rally in and around Capitol Square in Richmond, VA on Monday. The Chicago Tribune, in a story subtly slanted against the protesters, estimated the crowd at about 22,000. Other sources placed the …

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When is an impeachment not an impeachment?

Well, we’ve all been fascinated and enthralled by the controversy surrounding the impeachment of one Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America. Impeaching a President isn’t quite a once-in-a-lifetime show, at least not for me. I was already long since a voting adult when the Republicans politicized a common sex act (or …

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Congress Passes YADA Act

Washington, January 9:  Today, in an unexpected eruption of bipartisan spirit, both houses of Congress overwhelmingly passed the Young Adult Dependency Aid Act and sent the bill to the President for his signature.The bill would create mandatory indentured servitude for all Americans aged 18 to 21, unless they are serving in the Armed Forces.  “These …

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