The Alternative Universe in Washington

You get the impression listening to the President, cabinet secretaries, and others discussing the sequester cuts that the American people do not understand "cuts"...

China On Track To Overtake US Military Spending

As we enter another round of defense cuts, the politicians and commentators comfort the world with the statement that the US spends more than...

Repeating the Disarmament Mistakes of the 1930s

In the early 1930s Stanley Baldwin, stalwart Conservative and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, told the British people what they wanted to hear....

Come on Mitt – Give Us A Real Alternative Based on Growth!

In 2010 the Conservatives or Tories won the election in Britain and formed a coalition government with the silly Liberal-Democratic party.  It is a...

Radical Restructuring of Law School

  I graduated from law school at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1987.   Thanks mostly to my parents and in-state tuition, but...

Bad Two Weeks To Convince Me to Vote Republican

I  voted for Ronald Reagan twice and you, sirs, are not Ronald Reagan. The party he led to two landslides and talks about him...

Austerity Is Not A Strategy

In 2002 I was in an executive meeting in the company board room discussing a surprising  hiccup in sales.  At the time the diagnosis...

What Romney Is Missing

Warning:  You Need The Latest Version of Your Browser supporting HTML5 Private Equity is just capitalism; Romney has gone too negative; no Republican is really...

Why I Am Optimistic

              For those of you who follow my Twitter feed (@jumbojd), you saw this last week, “In field...

Is Public Service to the Government Part of a Solution?

             Jack, my fifteen year old son, and I spent a day in July hiking into Rocky Mountain National...

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