Ghost of 1987 crash spooking the markets

Friday is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the 1987 stock market crash, the largest one-day crash in the history of the Dow percentage wise. Continue reading

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No 1st Amendment rights in the NFL huddle

As a working journalist I do not have greater First Amendment rights than most other Americans. My employer has wider freedoms under the law, but I do not.

I cannot write on any topic I choose, taking any opinion I wish. That’s not how a job works. I serve at the pleasure of a publisher and editor.

And yet pro football players believe they are above the workplace rule by taking a knee or sitting during the playing of the National Anthem. Continue reading

How harmful is societal change in a nanosecond

It’s hard to believe that the US economy (for all its warts) is one of the most stable aspects of this country right now.

We have the Vice President of the United States walking out of a pro football game in his own state because of players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Continue reading