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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

When Democrats Get Locked Out They Still Stand Tall

Democrats were locked out. Meetings were held in which they were not invited. In some cases, Democrats were forcefully warned not to show up. If they did, they would find…

Threats, Denial, and a Class Act

by Burr Deming It was around 1970, I think. I was driving solo from upper New York State to St. Louis. It was a long trip and it was getting…

On John McCain and Why Kelli Ward Should Be Profoundly Ashamed

by Burr Deming As the presidency of Richard Nixon collapsed, one national parlor game centered on resignation and pardons. Would President Nixon issue a pardon covering himself before resigning? “Pardon…

Why Trump Is Determined to Unseat Senator Jeff Flake

The Christine Jorgensen Story was a bit of a stylistic throwback, even in 1970. It was kind of a low-grade melodrama, but the sympathetic treatment of its subject was groundbreaking.…

How the Trump Gang is Taking America to a Dangerous Place

It is hard to add wisdom to the insights already flowing from all directions as startling new evidence erupts.…

Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Very Own Son Of A Beach

by Burr Deming The election of 1962 in the city of Newark, New Jersey, was ugly. It got to be a contest of ethnic prejudice. The city was mostly black,…

Donald Trump: On the Defensive In the Midst Of Denial

by Burr Deming She was adamant. They never called here. I never spoke to them. The young woman was insistent. And she, emphatically, was not telling the truth. A carefully…

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…

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