Government, Politics and Law

NPR – January 8, 2018

The legal saga of the monkey selfie continues: On Wednesday, a federal judge said the macaque who famously snapped a picture of himself cannot be declared the owner of the image’s copyright.

A judgement rendered in this legal quiz.

Such refreshingly silly monkey biz.


The Wall Street Journal – April 19, 2018

There is a real possibility that Mr. Trump, who entered office promising to save Americans from the predations of foreigners will leave office with the U.S.more indebted to them then ever.

The effect is like fiscal “whack a mole,

Smack one – and it’s back in a different hole.



Reuters – April 13, 2018

The impact of rising steel prices on agriculture illustrates the unintended and unpredictable consequences of aggressive protectionism in a global economy. And the blow comes as farmers fear a more direct hit from retaliatory tariffs threatened by China on crops such as sorghum and soybeans, the most valuable U.S. agricultural export.

Protectionism and tariffs may entice,‬
‪Until you discover who pays the price.‬


Reuters – March 24, 2018

Tens of thousands of Americans gathered across the country on Saturday at March For Our Lives rallies to demand tighter gun laws, led by survivors of last month’s Florida school massacre which reignited public anger over mass shootings.

The “target” is CHANGE
Change we require
Common sense change
Ready, aim, fire!


HhgThe Wall Street Journal – March 29, 2018

It famously costs the U.S.  mint more to make each one and five cent piece than the coins themselves are worth.

What you can buy today with a penny?

Bet you a nickel there aren’t any.