• The Rich and Us

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, having a net worth of $81.8 billion, and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, having a net worth of $70.4 billion, are the nation’s two richest men.

  • The Rest of Your Ballot

    The presidency isn’t the only choice next week. There are more issues than “Who’s worse, Trump or Clinton?”

  • Random Thoughts

    There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice.

  • Has Economics Failed?

    It is especially painful for me, as an economist, to see that two small cities in northern California — San Mateo and Burlingame — have rent control proposals on the ballot this election year.

  • The Left’s Vision

    The political left keeps announcing, as if it is a new breakthrough discovery of theirs, that life is unfair.

  • A Fifth Clinton Presidency? Hill, No!

    I keep hearing that Hillary Clinton would be “Obama’s third term.” The math is wrong. Barack Obama served the Clinton crime family’s third and fourth term. Electing Hillary would doom America to a fifth Clinton White House.

  • Let’s Play ‘Let’s Pretend’

    Let’s pretend that history will show Donald Trump as being elected president Nov. 8.

  • Immigration Controversies

    Despite controversies that rage over immigration, it is hard to see how anyone could be either for or against immigrants in general.

  • Media Bias Is One Thing; Its Complicity Is Another

    We keep reading that if Donald Trump’s personal issues weren’t sucking up all the media oxygen, his campaign might get more traction against Hillary Clinton from the WikiLeaks disclosures, but is that really true?

  • Just the Facts, Ma’am

    Hillary Clintons cascading e-mail troubles are dragging her down — while issues are lifting Donald Trump up.

  • A Presidency From Hell?

    Should Donald Trump surge from behind to win, he would likely bring in with him both houses of Congress.

  • So Far, Trump Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans

    Could a flailing Donald Trump campaign hurt down-ballot Republicans and cost the party majorities in the Senate and House? That seems possible, if he loses to Hillary Clinton by a margin similar to those in most current polls and if Americans keep on straight-ticket voting as they have increasingly in recent years.

  • Our New Country: Women And Minorities Hit Hardest

    Every ethnic group except whites bloc-votes for the Democrats. Coincidentally, the Democrats have brought in another 30 to 40 million nonwhite immigrants in the last few decades.

  • Trump’s Solid Debate Performance Disappears in an Instant

    LAS VEGAS — Standing in a garish hotel lobby, casino music pounding, a Republican who has worked hard to help Donald Trump couldn’t quite believe how the final presidential debate had ended just a couple of hours earlier.

  • Dumb American Youth

    Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students?

  • The Ruling Class

    America is often described as a society without the Old World’s aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The “elite” media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must educate us peasants.

  • Turnout Time

    Some of us this election year don’t even want to say the words “Clinton” or “Trump” — and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: “Turnout.”

  • Hillary’s Climate of Hate

    Who are the haters? Who are the autocrats? Who are the serial abusers of power?

  • Dump Duterte — for Starters

    Alliances are transmission belts of war.

  • The Politics These Two Unpopular Nominees Hath Wrought

    In last week’s third and (thank goodness) final presidential debate, each candidate did an excellent job of presenting convincing arguments for why people shouldn’t vote for the other.