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Thomas Jefferson warned us 200 years ago that [quote] "Merchants give allegiance to no flag save their own."
He was not talking about little Main Street merchants, but about the sea-going... [read more]
And now for something truly different: cotton toilet tissue.
Who says we do not live in exciting times?
Some Scots and some Texans (wouldn't you know... [read more]
If you are among America's upper crust, not only are you likely to have a live-in maid, a nanny, your own chef, a gardner and a chauffeur, but even a [quote] "personal shopper." This... [read more]
Time for another voyage [Far-out space music] . . . into the "Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise."
Today's mission aboard Spaceship Hightower takes us into a strange new galaxy... [read more]
How do you feel about work?
Abraham Lincoln, the last good Republican president, had this to say about it: "I never did like to work, and I don't deny it.... [read more]
Well, I was sitting around home getting in the Holiday Spirit, if you know what I mean, when I got to thinking about my old daddy -- rest his soul.
And thinking of him got me thinking about America's spirit of... [read more]
[Dark, threatening music] It's 1996 . . . Do you know who's soliciting your children.
Brand-name marketers, that's who, creeping into your home through the wide-open window of your computer,... [read more]
If the price of gifts is up so much this holiday season that it's getting you down . . . just be thankful you don't have to buy all the gifts in "The Twelve Days... [read more]
Mark Twain said he agreed with the old saw that "clothes make the man," noting that [quote] "naked people have little or no influence in our society."
Well, a New York... [read more]
"Statesmanship," said Mark Twain, "is getting the formalities right and never minding about the moralities."
To bring Twain into the present, take note of two stories, back-to-back, in The New York... [read more]