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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

How to Stomp All Over Conservative Academic Freedom

Over time, her vision had become her dream. The elderly woman wanted to open an outdoor craft show with participating artisans from around the country.…

Donald Trump: ‘Can We Call That Treason?’

If you wage war against the United States or help those who do, you can be charged with treason. To be convicted, two witnesses have to testify or you have…

We Are Not As Bad As the Nazis

Conservatives in Congress regularly argue that we must reduce Social Security and Medicare benefits to keep them from running out of money. We could as easily argue that we need…

Confessions of a Blusterous Bigot

Senator Orrin Hatch, conservative Republican from Utah, urges us to accept and to value those who had once been the objects of unmerciful derision, who are still targets.…

A Memory Trick To Help Mr. Trump Tell the Truth

The idea is that, since President Trump’s memory keeps shifting, FBI documents will prove that what he says is false. So he wants to know in advance what all the…

A Call To Worship A New Deity

It seems strange that it would be Rudy Giuliani who would remind us of the last question put to Jesus before his execution. At least according to the Gospels.…

My Hero the Thief, and the Role Model for My President

I didn’t know that much about Marvin Mandel when I campaigned for him in 1970. I just knew enough. His kind of political figure was the answer to the Nixons…

Think ZTE: Donald Trump’s Twisted Foreign Relationships and Curious Coincidences

What direct evidence do we have that our relationship with Putin has anything to do with money laundering? Or Moscow hotel related blackmail? Or other election research incentives? …

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Hilarious Donald J. Trump

Sarah Sanders would not be good at poker. She has a prominent tell. Her jaw moves to the right and left whenever she is uncomfortable with what she is saying.…

What Keeps Scott Pruitt In Office?

There is no perfection in the human experience. Nobody is perfect. No-one is perfectly evil. Everyone is some complex combination of both good and bad, virtue and vice.…

Why James Comey Both Is and Isn’t Donald Trump

James Comey finds it striking that Donald Trump has no appreciable trust, no dependable image within his own family. Why is he concerned with an unverified story of Moscow prostitutes?…

The Strange Tale of Trump’s Mueller Meltdown

It had been unseasonably mild that December day as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein got ready to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Nobody knew at the time that his…

Putin, Trump, and the Pac-Man Ploy

Drug cartels began targeting opponents, assassinating police, political figures, journalists, and ordinary citizens who got in the way. Russian crime figures defied the entire government, eventually took it over, then…

The Futile Dribbles of Laura Ingraham and Fellow Hate Spewers

by Burr Deming Basketball legend LeBron James was reminiscing about the role models of his youth: When I was growing up there were, like, three jobs that you looked for…

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