Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- America’s Choices…

Greetings! The 2016 election is already being called “the most important election ever”, and while I think the elections around the Civil War, Depression, and World Wars (to name a few) could probably give some stiff competition, I get the … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- The common sense of Donald Trump

Greetings! Entering the last Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump had a 27-point lead in the Republican presidential primary.  Polls show his lead grew after the debate, with about 34% of respondents saying they planned to vote for him.  Rational … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 December, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- The common sense of Donald Trump

Tom’s Tidbits- Waging a smarter response

Greetings! We join the rest of the world this week in support of the victims of the French terrorist attacks.  At least 129 people were killed, over 350 were injured, a nation left deeply traumatized, and now the entire civilized … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 November, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Waging a smarter response

Tom’s Tidbits- Connecting the Dots

Greetings! Several stories in the news recently may not seem related, but I think there’s a deep link. One was Kevin McCarthy’s boastful admission that the Benghazi hearings were inflated to discredit Hillary.  Another was Bill O’Reilly’s embarrassing proclamation that … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 October, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Connecting the Dots

Tom’s Tidbits- Kids For Cash Update

Greetings! Remember the “Kids For Cash” scandal?  Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were caught taking millions of dollars in kickbacks from Robert Mericle, builder of two for-profit youth detention centers, to sentence kids to his facilities.  These judges weren’t … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 September, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Kids For Cash Update

Comparing apples and oranges

Greetings! We’re still 16 months out from the Presidential election, but it sure didn’t look like it last week.  There’s no shortage of things to talk about concerning the Republican debates, but I was more struck by the contrast between … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 August, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Comparing apples and oranges

Tom’s Tidbits- Green Job Creation

Greetings! Yesterday was a good day for Oregon because a completely useless and damaging law was changed.  While I won’t be rushing out to exercise this new found freedom, I’m happy for other reasons.  The idea that a plant that … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 July, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Green Job Creation

Tom’s Tidbits for June

Hopefully… a look beyond the labels Greetings! I try to view the world without the distortion of a “Left” or “Right” prism; labels seldom add value or understanding to complex issues. I hate labels, and maybe there’s a potential for … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 June, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits for June

Tom’s Tidbits- Trans-Pacific Tidbits

Greetings! Here’s a rule that’s served me well over the years… whenever someone tries to rush me into signing something, I don’t sign.  Even if it seems like a great deal I do not, on principle, sign anything in a … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 May, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Trans-Pacific Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- More noise, less news

More noise, less news Greetings! Despite the humiliation of the letter from the 47 Senators last month, and hopefully with or without the US; Russia, China, France, the UK, Germany, and Iran will continue moving towards a peaceful deal on … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 April, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- More noise, less news