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Like everyone else, I react to headline news stories. Often, I have thoughts on those stories that I do not feel others have adequately or correctly stated.


My Web visitors tell me they visit my website from time to time. I am grateful for that, but I thought I should also give them a good reason for them to visit more often. Thus my adding comments on headline news. These will be in chronological order with the most recent at the top left. You can use the search field to the right to see if I've covered a specific topic.

Rush Limbaugh and Sandra “pay for my birth control” Fluke

No representation without taxation

The Act of Valor SEAL movie

Government bonds now riskier than corporate bonds

The NY Times entitlements map

‘Wounded warriors’

Review of It Can’t Happen Here


Game-winning touchdown play in the Super Bowl—straight out of my book

Practical and legal problems with owning foreign currency as a hedge against U.S. dollar inflation

Comments on the Red Tails movie

Countries with the most financial freedom—U.S. ain’t in the top ten

The Somalia SEAL rescue

A financial Berlin Wall is going up and you are on the wrong side of it

It’s not ‘class’ warfare. It’s just plain old envy.

2012 NFC Championship game coaching lessons learned

Gingrich attack on CNN for asking about open-marriage allegation

How to Make Romney Pay the Same Tax As You

Confiscating all the income of the rich revisited

Gingrich and Perry align with Axelrod to stop Romney

U.S. Navy SEAL bloopers

No one will nickel and dime you anymore

What’s wrong with the defense cuts/strategy changes

Good intentions substitute for Constitutional authority

Coming soon to a theater near you; European troubles

The day the dollar dies

Separation of AF officers just before retirement

ESPN documentary: the Marinovich Project

Review of the movie Margin Call

Good intentions and occasional progress not enough

Americans are Marxists, but won’t admit it


Copy the Confederate Constitution: 1 subject per law

2011 Army-Navy Game

Take a look at Canadian and Australian currencies

Republican candidates 2011

Homeless in the Grand Canyon

Occupy Wall Street

Stop the presses—Herman Cain conjugated a verb

‘Anonymous sources’

Cruz’s error in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series

As Cain says, we’re focusing on the wrong problem

Herman Cain’s experience and 9-9-9 plan

Free trade in 2011: China, Korea, Colombia, and Panama

My NFL 2-minute warning timeout rule as wrong

John T. Reed on Steve Jobs

Comments on Army defeat of Tulane 10/1/11

U.S. military is pension/health program with occasional war

Comments on Army upset of Northwestern 9/17/11

The Right to Earn a Living by Timothy Sandefur

Brave Army Captain so far denied medal; criticized the brass

Amazon’s California sales tax fight and possible deal

Comparing 1983 and 2011 on entitlement reform

Did Bill Belichick copy my idea on NFL P.A.T.s?

Comments on all my articles disappeared

Hurricane Irene and the Boy who Cried Wolf

Jittery markets may signifiy tipping point near

Warren Buffet’s latest popularity stunt

Army Lt. Ehren Watada objecting to Iraq

God bless referendums. We need them at the national level
Argentina seized private pensions; will it happen here?
Anthony Weiner
Call it socialism, not ‘big government’
‘If you can keep it’
America is ordering from the left side of the menu
Disney versus SEALs trademark fight
HBO’s super ‘Too Big to Fail’ movie
More details on bin Laden killing
Constitutionality of Obamacare easy—call it a tax
Update on the killing of bin Laden
My bin Laden article blocked at West Point?
On the killing of bin Laden
Bin Laden celebration article blocked by some computers
Celebrations at White House when bin Laden was killed
On marrying a commoner who later becomes queen
Fox Business’ David Asman
I’m tired of the Trump ‘candidacy’ already
Abolish the income tax
Democrats play chicken to ignore voter wishes
Comments on the movie Atlas Shrugged
Americans' ignorance dooms U.S. to bankruptcy
We face a rare save-America decision
Groupon, Facebook, etc.
Don’t vote to raise the debt ceiling
Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity plan
60 Minutes on forged mortgage assignments
Economic misconceptions I am tired of hearing
What government should do, and not do
NFL football kickoffs moved back to 35-yard line
U.S. Actions in Libya
Japan tsumani problem is a preview of hyperinflation
Free markets versus regulation
Is the subprime responsible for high unemployment?
Deficit deniers
Scaring business off the playing field
Other bubbles that are going to pop
Current union protests may be a major historic event
MIT’s Billion Prices Project
Anti-austerity tantrums in the U.S.
Egypt is now ???
We need a book burning bonfire
The National Anthem at sporting events
They’re rioting in Africa
John T. Reed comments on the movie Inside Job
On trying to hurt the feelings of public figures
What raising the debt ceiling means
State/Union speeches: Obama, Ryan, Bachmann, Stossel
Comments on the BCS national championship football game
Comments on the Army upset of SMU in Armed Forces Bowl
End of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’
Comments on the 2010 Army-Navy Game
Shut up and vote
Kudos to Obama on Korean trade deal
Obama tax compromise
Hidden threats to your ability to pay your bills
Impeach John Boehner
Deficit-reduction proposals
Did whites steal Native American land?
Remember my secede from the U.S. article?
TSA enhanced pat-down, body scan policy
Reed’s cost-free, miracle jobs jobs, jobs program
Americans no longer know the definition of freedom
The mystery 'missile' off the CA coast in Nov. 2010
A modest proposal: red precincts secede from U.S.
Juan Williams
Comments on the Front Sight 4-day handgun defense course
Comments on the movie Social Network 10/18/10
Sebelius’ fascist attack on health insurers
Petraeus/Obama’s comments on the Koran-burning plan
Review of The Tillman Story movie
Profound example of decline of public education
Cold reception for Obama West Point graduation speech
Obama doomed himself and maybe us by overpromising
Wall Street Journal column on gold off base
Obama appears to be an atheist, not a Muslim
Why no one can figure out why Obama does what he does
Ground Zero Mosque derangement syndrome
Angelo’s Codevilla’s ‘Ruling Class’ article
The Wikileak Papers
Do media allow anti-gold interviews? 7/23/10
Can Israel wipe out Iran’s nuclear bomb program?
Paul Krugman’s pro-deficit columns
Review of the Vietnam novel Matterhorn
Hardly any assets are uncorrelated 7/19/10
Don’t forget $3.25 trillion debt we have to pay off this year
Did feds force opening safe deposit boxes in Depression?
Winner’s curse on Republicans in November 2010?
Why do we tolerate monstrous thefts on commission?
McChrystal firing
Dems in Congress plan to use lame ducks to raise deficit
Govt. austerity in Europe and Japan threatens U.S. bonds
Just throw up your hands about federal bankruptcy?
Did Obama learn any law at law school?
Reed tranlates Bernanke into Plain English 11/8/10
A miracle growth program that would cost nothing 6/6/10
BP oil spill
On losing weight 6/5/10
Review of Sebastian Junger’s book War
Are we still a democracy? Will we continue to be?
If hyperinflation, you’ll wish you had liquid hard assets
Federal default makes surprising sense 5/24/10
Update on financial doomsday books
Dubious claims in gold ads 4/28/10
Choose Congress from the phone book 6/22/10
Cost-of-living adjustments are woefully inadequate 4/26/10
Why gold is a lousy hedge against inflation 5/28/10
Decision to abandon Korengal Valley in Afghanistan
Quit rate is the correct guage 4/5/10
Obama et al. do not understand the meaning of the word IF
N-word, spitting, vandalism
ObamaCare new law 3/28/10
Energy independence is an idiotic goal
Third party
‘President’ John T. Reed’s health care fix
Is America now post-racial?
Human national treasures we do not value enough 5/25/10
Email death threat against John T. Reed & family
Wrong tactics and equipment in Afghanistan killing us
Obama has not ‘inherited’ anything 2/1/10
How Hitler might react to Brown’s victory in MA
One thing Obama’s doing right: drone use
Obama’s mojo 1/22/10
Poems about combat
‘Negro dialect’
Obama job creation
Iranian invasion of Iraq oil field
Greens are reds in disguise: Copenhagen
West Point punishes dozing cadets 12/16/09
Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize 12/14/09
Master sergeant, master blogger
Obama’s Afghanistan speech at West Point 12/4/09
Iran has unclenched its fist—or at least one finger of it
Barack Obama is no leader 11/29/09
Obama supporters criticize Obama on Rose Show
Fort Hood massacre 11/25/09
Military suicides
What the ObamaCare and Cap & Trade laws are really about
Evolution today 10/30/09
Bankruptcy of the U.S. and the alternatives 10/30/09
‘Do-nothing prevaricator obsessed with his image’
The Wal-Mart vs. Amazon book price war
McChrystal’s request for 40,000 more troops 10/26/09
Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan now
O’Reilly is a gasoline speculator/oil co. owner
Obamacare 1/6/10
The MBA Oath
The racist accusation doesn’t work anymore
He is incapable of telling the truth
Medicare is a medical Cash for Clunkers program 9/10/09
‘Lie!’ 9/10/09
Is Obama a good public speaker as most think? 1/22/10
The Barack behind the curtain exposed
Death panels
U.S. military's overemphasis on body building 12/17/09
Career U.S. military behave like radical leftists
Cash for Clunkers ‘success’
Obama, Gates, and Crowley
Obama’s birth certificate
Why preventive Obamacare raises, not lowers, costs
Banning smoking in the U.S. military?
General Petraeus’ 7/9/09 speech in San Francisco
Financial numbers show U.S. headed off cliff 10/30/09
The death of newspapers
Global warming 6/28/09
The truth about many military medal awards
McChrystal’s civilian and specialization policies
Obama’s dangerous efforts to be loved by all countries
Review of the book I Love a Man in Uniform 6/10/09
Obama was doing fine—until he messed with people’s cars
Please help pick title/subtitle for inflation/deflation book
Affirmative action quota hire for Supreme Court 6/11/09
Barack Obama’s imaginary father
Do not bail out my home state of California
McChrystal promo. proves the U.S. Army is dishonest
On burdening our kids and grand kids with too much debt
Bailout or cover up?
Email from special ops guys about pirate rescue
Pirate rescue
Is the U.S. Army’s armor (tank) branch a fraud?
Daniel Hannan for president
Review of the book The Gamble about The Surge
Are you now or were you ever a Bob Barr supporter?
On what date has Obama scheduled his Kristallnacht?
Why are the CEOs who testify such unbelievable wimps?
Obama’s trade war with Mexico to kill $2 billion of U.S. exports
AIG bonuses
Obama is deliberately trying to cause a depression 3/16/09
'09 deficit triple violates European Union rules
Obama will increase tax cheating
FDR’s own Treasury Secretary said New Deal was a failure
Obama speech on the economy
Obama appointments
Obama’s foreclosure plan
Is Afghanistan Obama’s Vietnam?
Debt is the problem, not the solution
FDR and Obama on fear
Obama’s plan to end opposition updated 2/14/09
Obama’s bum’s rush ‘stimulus’ hustle updated 2/9/09
Senator Gregg comes to his senses updated 2/13/09
‘Buy American’ will trigger Depression updated 2/7/09
The opposite of what happened updated 1/26/09
Is Obama another Ron Dellums as an executive?
He doesn’t need experience. He has advisers.
The anonymous email editorial on Obama’s victory
The wives of Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich
How long do we have? email
Regulation vs. deregulation
My solution for Detroit
Obama victory updated 4/16/10
Pro-Obama media bias
The end of affirmative action updated 2/13/09
Colin Powell is a racist
Financial meltdown updated 11/19/08
Tell me again which candidate is for change

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Philandering presidential candidates
Abstractions versus concrete reality in Iraq
The list of those Obama has thrown under the bus 9/6/09
RAND study on how to end terrorism
Attack on Wes Clark
Defense Secretary Gates is trying to win current wars
If Obama had ever interviewed for a job
Tim Russert
Gasoline prices
Firings of top Air Force and Army leaders
Leadership lessons from the Deadliest Catch TV show
Obama’s delegate lead is pre-Wright ancient history
Is the military really producing leaders?
Obama’s guns and religion comments
Blacks and whites
Obama and the American flag
The Reverend Doctor Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. and Obama
Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal
The email that says fewer military deaths under Bush
Extreme danger to Democrats in a convention fight
Energy policy
Free trade
U.S. Navy shootdown of a satellite
The 2/21/08 New York Times Story about McCain affair
Michelle Obama’s various statements
Should the U.S. be the policeman of the world?
Conservative talk show hosts
Presidential race
Darfur, Kenya, wherever
General Petraeus’ 9/10/07 Report to Congress
Put C.C. Myers or someone like him in charge of Iraq
The suicide or murder of Col. Westhusing in Iraq
Bill O’Reilly
Progress in Iraq war
Army’s latest attempt to whitewash Tillman's death
Lt. Col. Yingling's essay ‘A Failure in Generalship’
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Illegal immigration
Military ethics survey in Iraq
Jessica Lynch gun jam story
Barack Obama
Alec Baldwin's phone message
Firing Don Imus
Virginia Tech massacre
Pat Tillman's death
Various military matters
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