Author: Kwaisi France

accountability

What Happened To Accountability For All Of Us?

People want to feel safe, so they assume the world is safe. We’ve seen enough police videos to know that many police officers are less than truthful in what they write in their police reports which doesn’t match what we see in these videos. I’m certainly not saying that all...

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Chester Arthur: The 21st Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Chester Arthur was removed in disgrace as Chief Collector of the NY Custom House in 1878. Three...

James Garfield

James Garfield: The 20th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   James Garfield won the Republican nomination and the presidenct in 1881. He was the first former college...

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The First Democratic Debate Precursor of Inevitable

If you were looking for fireworks in last night’s debate, they were basically called off by President Obama when he downplayed Hillary’s email scandal on 60 Minutes Sunday. I also believe this was a signal that Vice President Joe Biden has decided not to run.   Democratic Debate The men...

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes: A 19th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   The Last Battle of the Civil War The election of 1876 between Hayes and New York Governor...

ulysses s. grant

Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Truly the first celebrity candidate, US Grant was the youngest man ever elected President at the time...

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GOP 2016: Still Predominantly Old, White, Christian and Male

I have been told that in spite of earlier proclamations, the Democratic Party has got a handful of decrepit, old, white career politicians running for President while Republicans have a couple of young Hispanics, a brilliant Indian American, a black neurosurgeon, a woman former CEO, and a reality TV star...

teacher sharing

Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

social security

Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...