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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: COURAGE, WORK, AND LESSER OF EVILS

Lesser of Evils by Lynn Bergman   John Adams, George Washington's two term Vice President and subsequently the second President of the United States under the Federalist Party banner, is…...

Thursday, May 04, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: RELAX ON HEALTHCARE CONSERVATIVES - PARTs I & II

The Socialists   Democrat leadership (i.e. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi), the Democrat-dominated media (i.e. Chuck Todd, John Dickerson, George Stephanopoulos), Republic-rats (i.e. “moderate” Pennsylvania…...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: RELAX ON HEALTHCARE CONSERVATIVES - PART II

How to Proceed   House and Senate Republicans must get together behind closed doors and put all replacement elements on the table. They must then discard each and every element…...

Friday, March 31, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: RELAX ON HEALTHCARE CONSERVATIVES - PART I

The Socialists   Democrat leadership (i.e. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi), the Democrat-dominated media (i.e. Chuck Todd, John Dickerson, George Stephanopoulos), Republic-rats (i.e. “moderate” Pennsylvania…...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: GOVERNMENT AND THE TRUE DIGNITY OF WORK

I was watching an episode of “Shark Tank” on television, specifically Donny McCall's “Invis-A-Rack” proposal to distribute collapsible pickup racks from his hometown, Sparta, North Carolina. One of the Sharks,…...

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

The Yellow Rose of Texas by Lynn Bergman   I've spent many evenings by the fire this winter reading James Michener's historical novel, “Texas”. I had started reading it a…...

Monday, January 16, 2017

LYNN BERGMAN: BOTTOM LINE REQUIREMENTS OF OBAMACARE REPEAL

Conservatives must understand that, while ongoing FBI investigations regarding both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be interesting to Republicans, unsettling for Democrats, and will contribute to historical clarity, these…...

Thursday, December 01, 2016

LYNN BERGMAN: DEBT CRISIS TO STALK 115TH CONGRESS

The good news emanating from the 2016 United States General Election is that a majority of major party voters in 60% (30 of 50) of the states value working for…...

Monday, November 28, 2016

LYNN BERGMAN: A COIN FLIP ELECTION?

Why were 2016 presidential election results so close in so many states?  From my past involvement in political campaigns, I'd like to offer some empirical thinking. Perhaps the answer may…...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LYNN BERGMAN: AMERICA REJECTS MONARCHY, EMBRACES FREEDOM

Months ago, Donald J. Trump eliminated another “Bush family” nomination toward election to the Presidency, despite being grossly outspent. Earlier this month Trump and American voters who supported him prevented…...

Monday, October 03, 2016

LYNN BERGMAN: IF SOCIALISM COULD JUST BE IMPLEMENTED CORRECTLY…

Predator, Prey, or Scavenger? How do we choose to view our individual existence? Are we a creature within the natural world? If so, are we a predator, are we prey,…...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: IS IT JUST LA NINA TIME AGAIN

“Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.” So reads a line in Coleridge’s poem “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.” The mariner who shot an albatross (a symbol…...

Friday, July 31, 2015

LYNN BERGMAN: BOOK REVIEW - IMMANUEL KANT’S 18TH CENTURY IDEALISM

Lest we judge today's Germany and its people by it's most notorious madman, it behooves us to remember one of the most important philosophers of the ages. Immanuel Kant, the…...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LYNN BERGMAN: HOLLYWOOD TRAITORS, BLACKLISTED SCREENWRITERS, AGENTS OF STALIN, ALLIES OF HITLER

A book review by Lynn Bergman Copyright © 2015 by Allan H. Ryskind The author’s father was Morrie Ryskind (10/20/1895 – 8/24/1985), a playwright and screenwriter with several Marx Brothers…...

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

LYNN BERGMAN: TIME TO GRILL RAILROAD CEO?

We remember when congress grilled British Petroleum’s Hierarchy after the Gulf Oil Spill on April 20, 2010. $20 billion was immediately set aside by BP for cleanup… and promises were…...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: ND HIGHER ED OPPOSES MN COPPER & NICKEL MINING….WITH TAXPAYER $$?

I had recently read “River of Doubt”, the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s Amazon expedition, so after viewing the colorful poster on the grocery store bulletin board, I attended the presentation…...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: MY FAMILY TREASURES

One wouldn’t think it should take until age 66 to fully appreciate the subtleties of my Lutheran family indoctrination. The realization came to me in a dream featuring my Aunt…...

Friday, July 25, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: TAXATION HISTORY, CATEGORIES AND COMPARISONS - PART III

Part I Part II   Part III - Relative Merits of Various Taxes   A. Competitiveness with other states: The Tax Foundation’s 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index is a…...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: TAXATION HISTORY, CATEGORIES AND COMPARISONS - PART II

Part II - Comparing Various Forms of Taxation A. Consumption-based Taxes Value-added Tax A value added tax (VAT) applies to the market value added to a product or material at…...

Monday, July 07, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: TAXATION HISTORY, CATEGORIES AND COMPARISONS - PART I

Kinds of taxes Executive Summary Our democratic republic was founded by courageous revolutionaries whose passions for freedom were ignited by a loathing of “taxation without representation”. While we have enjoyed…...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: DEVALUATION….INFLATION….FEDERAL RESERVE….WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET?

Bubble of all Bubbles oOOOO My interest was triggered by the Dale Wetzel radio program on Saturday morning of June 21, 2014. A discussion of the North Dakota defined benefits…...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: THE CONTINUING LEGACY OF “SEPARATE BUT EQUAL”?

Separate But Equal The Continuing Legacy of “Separate but Equal”?   History of “Separate but Equal”   Disney’s 1946 movie “Song of the South” masked a thinly veiled racism that…...

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: MONARCHY RETURNING FROM 240 YEAR HIATUS? PART II

The problem in trying to unseat an incumbent president is obvious… the incumbent doesn’t usually have to fight off a serious challenge from his own party in the primaries. Meanwhile,…...

Monday, April 07, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: RETURN OF MONARCHY AFTER 240 YEAR HIATUS?

Observing the gatherings of North Dakota’s political power structures during the last few weeks has done nothing to feed by optimism concerning the “grand experiment” that is our so-called democratic…...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: LEGENDARY PAUL WILLIAMS SINGS FOR HOPE MANOR - A CONCERT REVIEW

I first saw the advertisement about two months ago. Arguably the greatest songwriter, certainly the most prolific, of the last sixty years was to entertain in Bismarck at the Belle…...

Monday, February 03, 2014

LYNN BERGMAN: MANDELA - SELF EDUCATION FOR A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION

It took me a considerable period of time to adequately reflect on Nelson Mandela’s life following his death on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. My breakthrough came through a circuitous route;…...

Friday, April 19, 2013

LYNN BERGMAN: MY CHICAGO MARATHON

The Quest After looking for months for a used sub-compact car with low miles and excellent gas mileage, the opportunity finally arose on April 8th. The 1998 Honda Civic LX…...

Monday, February 25, 2013

LYNN BERGMAN: LESSONS FROM SANDY HOOK - KNOWLEDGE AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY LACKING

PBS’s Frontline, in collaboration with the Hartford Courant, has aired “Raising A*** L****” (mass murderers want their name in lights). This is perhaps the best piece of investigative journalism in…...

LYNN BERGMAN: THE CURSE OF POLITICAL PARTIES

Edmund Burke (1727-1797), Irish born member of the British Parliament, in his speech to the House of Commons of March 22, 1775 “on moving his resolutions for conciliation with the…...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: AUSTRALIAN GUN CONTROLS - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

1996 Port Arthur Massacre   On April 28, 1996, a 28 year old Australian man with “intellectual disabilities” and a history of violent and erratic behavior since childhood went on…...

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