Category Archives: US politics

The Buzz Lightyears of Borrowing

Who says bipartisanship is dead? America’s two major political parties proved yet again that they always agree on one thing: the need for more spending. Sure, one side says it wants to put an end to runaway military spending and the other says it wants to put an end to runaway social spending, but then […]

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The Upheaval of 2016

The Upheaval of 2016 by Jason Kelly The polls and the pundits, they got it all wrong, this year’s election that lasted so long. Crowds cheered outsiders from the left and the right, but the pros dismissed both crowds as just impolite. Saying Bernie and Trump did not belong, they flagged Hillary as their winner […]

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2016 Presidential Candidate Economic Platforms

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, when ten states will vote to assign delegates to all remaining candidates running for president this year. The ten voting in both the Democratic and Republican races are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. In addition to these ten voting for both sides, Alaska will vote […]

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Why The JFK Assassination Still Matters

Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The media coverage leading up to it has largely missed the significance of the tragedy. It has instead separated into two main categories: adoring the Camelot image of the Kennedy family and the celebrity side of JFK himself, or offering the official […]

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Big Banks As Bad As Ever

The following is adapted from this year’s Note 30 of The Kelly Letter, emailed to subscribers on May 26. I receive notes occasionally from subscribers interested in the situation with banks. Some wonder why we don’t own any stock in them. The situation isn’t good, I’m afraid. The Federal Reserve reported that the level of […]

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