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(Here’s my take on the Melania Trump speech flap. And I introduce a new hashtag you can use for both conventions: #It’sTheSolutionsStupid.) Melania Trump’s speech is the new shiny object for political dogs.  We are now spending – no, make that wasting — our time debating whether somebody lifted words from someone else’s speech eight […]






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My speech to the GOP and eventually the Democratic Convention

by John July 18, 2016




(No, I have not been asked.  Really, would you ask me?  But if I was, this is what I would say along with the side remarks in parenthesis.) To my fellow conservatives (I am a fiscal conservative), let me say congratulations on being a part of the political process.  Thank you for doing something.  Thank […]






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US Solutions and Problems Simply Explained

by John July 11, 2016




The response has been great from my recent pieces on the solutions and problems facing the US that no politician addresses.  So I have compiled the links here. The well-known candidates running for either the White House or Congress have no real concrete solutions.  In fact, they don’t even know what the problems are. The […]






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Part 4: American Solutions; Boomers, A Special Interest and We Don’t Know It

by John July 11, 2016




This is part 4 of 4 on American Solutions: Baby Boomers like me are more of the problem than the solution.  And it will only get worse if we don’t think and act. Let’s talk about the biggest special interest of all. The baby boomers. I can easily talk about this because I am one […]






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Part 3: American Solutions; How They Relate to Today’s Headlines

by John July 11, 2016




This is part 3 of 4 on American Solutions: I have given you the solutions in Part 1 and the problems in Part 2.  Here I talk about how they relate to the headlines of today. OK so let’s look at some specific problems that are in the headlines. You will see that the four […]






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Part 2: American Solutions; The Real Underlying Problems

by John July 11, 2016




This is part 2 of 4 on American Solutions.  Here I look at what the real underlying problems are that are facing us that the Solutions in Part 1 would control or curtail.  In a previous post I outlined four solutions that politicians and the majority of Americans refuse to look at. Those four solutions […]






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American Solutions: It’s Not That Complicated; Part 1

by John July 11, 2016




This is the first of four pieces that outlines the solutions, the problems, and how they are being ignored by our politicians and most of Americans while the country trudges through tough times.  I liken it to a parent whose 4-year-old keeps stealing the keys to car and driving while failing to hide the keys. […]






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Why I’m Golfing and Not Engaging in Presidential Race

by John May 31, 2016




Granted, I have a golf and travel show so I love golf. But when I play golf, I play to be good or to get better. Someone posted a motivating saying: whatever you are, be the best at it. I hope that is me. I try to go low each time. I want to break […]






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Trump President for The Computer Age, The Lazy, The Unhealthy?

by John May 4, 2016




(This is another look at the Trump phenomena now that he has nearly wrapped up the GOP nomination. There are logical reasons why he is winning, but there should also be some re-examination of ourselves too. Because “Trump thinking” is, on further examination, unhealthy, lazy, and does nothing to solve the real problems.) Trump is […]






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Latin America below the Surface

by John April 27, 2016




Here is an insightful commentary about Latin America from Richard Haass. To digress. Here is a review of Richard’s book I wrote. Needless to say, I am a big Richard Haass fan. After all, if you read my review, you will realize I played golf with him but never met him. Granted, the continent and […]






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