Some Common Cents for July 2nd 2015…Happy 4th, y’all…

July 2, 2015, by John Norris

Last night, my teenaged daughter was in a snit regarding what she perceives to be the stultifying conservative climate of our comfortable suburb. In truth, she is probably the most liberal of her closest friends; scratch the probably. But how is she liberal? Well, let me give you this, and I paraphrase only a smidgeon of a smidgeon: “Our country is over $17 trillion in debt; the rich keep getting richer; the poor keep getting...

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Some Common Cents for March 13th 2015

March 13, 2015, by Shelley deClerk

This morning, I read an article about next week’s FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, and the importance of semantics. All eyes on Wall Street will be fixated on the Fed’s statement after the meeting, and what it all means for future interest rate policy. The ensuing mental gymnastics will be as strenuous as executing a floor exercise wearing a 50 lb. weighted vest. Not that I have ever done that, of course. I can...

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