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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

In Trump’s White House They Call It ‘Swing Around the Circle’

In the White House, it’s been called the Swing Around the Circle, a planned rally tour to persuade middle-of-the-road voters of the President’s moderation.…

The Beatles Generation—Bigotry Goes Against Grown-Up Values

I was just a kid. Beatles were bugs. I had heard the new yeah-yeah song a few times. It was different because it had a hard drum beat at the…

‘Sofi’s’ Choice—Refugees and Sanctuary

It was 1877 and Rutherford B. Hayes had just become President. He did not get the most votes. He made deals with corrupt politicians. …

What Colors Trump’s Hatred of Immigrants?

There is a common thread that runs through Donald Trump’s history, one that gives us the likely reason for his very specific hostility toward immigrants.…

Amusement and Fear of Strange, Ragged People

Commonplace circumstances generally do not get reported. They are not news, although they may be our concern as a matter of idle curiosity.…

Impeachment—I Like the Book So Let’s See the Movie

Those who follow politics closely are impressed with the Mueller report. If only citizens would read the details, they would want the President removed. …

Trump Is Angry About Being Called Angry

Insurance sales were not easy for me. I suspect it wasn’t for many of my co-workers. But I was young, in my twenties, and I needed the job.…

Immigration, A Florida Rally, and My Hilarious President

What would solve the whole thing on the border if they would just start shooting? Only shoot a couple and they would go home.…

The Arresting Story of Julian Assange

The WikiLeaks case, as far as the United States is concerned, has really raised very profound issues about press freedom and spying.…

Obstruction Is Legal Whenever It Is Successful

We now have Mr. Barr’s 4 page book report. We can give it a passing grade, as long as we agree on something else, like Mr. Barr.…

The Uncomplicated Truth About Donald Trump

Those who still can dredge up a weary reaction have joined in common experience the same bitter aftertaste. You cannot spit it out. …

Why Trump Followers Are Devoted to Their Leader: He Is Not Toasted

In the one-time television series Mad Men, advertising executives struggle along with cigarette manufacturers on how to sell Lucky Strike cigarettes.…

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s Magic Eyes

I am skeptical about the terrible effects of the internet on the learning process of young people. The fear that folks have about our children is not new.…

Electoral College: The Original Intent Might Not Be What You Think

Matt Christiansen writes and records prolifically. I find him entertaining as hell. He is less an historian than a conservative provocateur.…

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