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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

The Lies Professor Dunning Taught Northam, Clinton, and Me

We hope for our best judgment when it is necessary to judge the ignorant, the flawed, and those who have done wrong. Not all ignorance is willful. …

A President, A Governor, A Worker and the Rule of Law

Sometimes we forget that the collateral damage of political corruption can be real people. In 2006 George Bush aide, Karl Rove, ordered US Attorneys.…

Why Ordinary People Ended the Shutdown

“Ordinary people” is what defines you, me, and most members of the Trump administration. All God’s children see themselves as ordinary people.…

Julian’s List—When Wikileaks Is Wrong

I read an account of near misses, what would have been an accidental launching of US missiles in response to what appeared to have been Soviet missiles.…

Tag Teams: Pelosi and Schumer vs Trump and the Oval Office

Most of us who remember Republican responses to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches don’t recall exactly what Bobby Jindal said in 2009. …

The Faux Innocence of Donald J. Trump

Another day, another scandal. This time the anti-immigrant President turns out to be hiring undocumented immigrants and having their paperwork forged.…

King Herod, the Christ Child, and Donald Trump

Why are so many fervent believers in the Christmas message unable to apply it to today’s world and the leadership of our own nation?…

Trump, Flynn, Turkey and the Kidnapping Plot

A courtroom scolding of a decorated United States General, and President Trump’s promise about the extradition of a Muslim cleric to Turkey.…

The Hidden Tragedies of A Plane Crash in 1948

In 1948, a plane carrying migrant workers crashed in Los Gatos Canyon. Those deaths were nearly ignored by the press and public of the day.…

How the NRA Killed the Coffee

We went to gallows humor when my employer made that minor change. We knew it meant the company was certainly going downhill.…

Are US Troops Gathering Seashells By the Seashore?

The emperor commanded his battle-hardened troops to run up and down sandy beaches gathering seashells. It was a demeaning exercise.…

Missing the Point On Voting Rights

Well-meaning people who object to, and often work against voter suppression, see the importance of dirty tricks, of cheating, of elections stolen.…

Republicans Fight To Make Healthcare Promises Illegal

A few years ago, our Missouri Republican Senator, Roy Blunt, expressed his compassion for children, but thought the sick ought to simply give up and die. …

Cute Little Bonnets and Republican Social Security Plans

Tiny blue and pink bonnets worn by adorable little babies can teach us something important about the reasons Republicans give for cutting entitlements.…

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