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Burr is a husband, father, and computer programmer, who writes and records from St. Louis. On Sundays, he sings in a praise band at the local Methodist Church. On Saturdays, weather permitting, he mows the lawn under the supervision of his wife. He can be found at FairAndUNbalanced.com

A Policy Of Attacking the Vulnerable

It is, perhaps, the most well known biblical parable. A man on the road to Jericho is assaulted by robbers and left for dead. Two separate travelers who are religious…

Donald Trump: Demanding Loyalty, Basking In Adoration

by Burr Deming President Trump responds to the allegation that he demanded personal loyalty from then FBI Director James Comey: I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say,…

Why Kim Jong Un Must Agree To Never Try To Educate Donald Trump

We don’t talk with our adversaries because we agree with them. We talk with them because we disagree. The purpose of talking, even with enemies, is to find some area,…

The Delicate Art of Turning a Patriot into a Traitor

General Michael Flynn by Burr Deming How does an enemy agent turn a decorated General, a patriot, an authentic American hero, into a traitor? What goes through the mind of…

Convicted of Laughing Derisively

by Burr Deming On television, 17 years ago, a fictional President speaks to his Chief of Staff: President Bartlett: When I think of all the work you put in to…

My Own Greater Jihad: A Spiritual Struggle Within

Regret becomes deepest when it involves choices we need not have made, values we adopted without thinking. …

The Tragedy of the Commons: Republicans and Hogs

In the early 1800s, Victorian economist William Forster Lloyd made a simple proposition that later came to be called the Tragedy of the Commons. We have experienced a variation in…

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, and the Nedelin Disaster

The almost instant explosion of the North Korean missile test launch brings to mind another missile failure, with deadly consequences and a remarkable change in the direction of world history.…

Tripwire: Trump’s Syria Dilemma

by Burr Deming President Trump’s pattern of military force brings to mind another set of decisions nearly 6 decades ago, decisions that may have saved us from nuclear war. I…

Retiring an Old Conservative Tradition And Creating Two More

by Burr Deming It’s better than counting sheep. It is boring beyond belief, and it accidentally explains why ordinary voters would rather chew on tinfoil than think about senate procedures.…

Two Presidents, Two Confrontations, One Winner

It was a last ditch effort by President Trump to pull support from conservative Republicans for the final repeal of the healthcare that Democrats had put into place seven years…

Donald J. Trump’s Most Secret Identity

We look to history because we don’t have much else to guide us. And there isn’t much from the past that could have prepared us for Donald Trump. The Information…

Kennedy and Cuba, Trump and Yemen: Contrasts In Failure

As details emerged, it became clear that our new Commander-in-Chief had initiated a military failure. Enemy resistance had been severely underestimated. People had died. The President immediately acknowledged the disaster,…

The Donald Trump Cheat Sheet – Losing Heads or Tails

Mr. Trump and his top advisors do have a fixation on Mexico, Mexicans, and those Americans who have any Mexican ancestry. The alt right is a euphemism for something on…

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