Opinion: “Let the Budget Debate Begin”

“From 1791 to 1969 the basic principle that our nation’s finances was based on was debt was something a strong nation worked to avoid. We actually eliminated the nation’s debt after the War of 1812 and eliminated two thirds of our debt after the Civil War. Beginning with 1970 using debt even during times of prosperity and relative peace became an accepted policy. That has resulted in only four surpluses in the past fifty-two years and eleven projected deficits on top of those.”

Opinion: “Tax Expenditures”

“I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw the example that Merriam – Webster uses for their second definition of “expenditure”. “Income should exceed expenditures.” Wouldn’t it be nice if our members of Congress and those in Washington understood that and put it into practice. Instead they are lamenting the fact that the tax code includes deductions and credits that are taking money away from them.”

Opinion: Ford’s Plan to Transition to 100% Renewables

“So if Detroit has long, cloudy and cold winters, how can it utilize solar panels for generating the necessary electricity to run its operations? And if the average wind speed is just above the speed at which turbines begin to function, but well below the speed where they are capable of producing their maximum level of electricity, what renewable energy source will Ford Motor Company be utilizing?”

Opinion: “The Beauty of Renewable Energy?”

There is nothing prettier than_______. How would you fill in the blank? I’ve lived and traveled through much of the United States so I can think of any nouns to use in answering that question. Early in my life we lived ‘back east” and vacationed in Maine. So places like Pemaquid Point, with its picturesqueContinue reading “Opinion: “The Beauty of Renewable Energy?””

Sept. 25, 2020: Opinion Page on Covid-19 Virus

By The Columbus Dispatch, Dick Polman & Political Cartoon Today’s issue of the Chillicothe Gazette has an Opinion page full of Covid-19 items. At the top of the page there is a “Guest Editorial” by The Columbus Dispatch. It compliments The Ohio State University’s decision to eliminate next spring break. (Seeing it is only theContinue reading “Sept. 25, 2020: Opinion Page on Covid-19 Virus”

Opinion: “The Gazette’s Love Affair with Dick Polman?”

Try to get a column printed in the Chillicothe Gazette. You’ll find it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish. Sometimes you’ll have a column rejected because you use the wrong term. I had one rejected because I used the term “Wuhan virus” instead of the acceptable term “coronavirus”. It was published once I made theContinue reading “Opinion: “The Gazette’s Love Affair with Dick Polman?””