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GM looking promising down the road

I often talk about being patient when it comes to investing, but you may not understand what that means. Also, I hardly ever share recent buys in my portfolio, but to help you understand patience, I’m going to discuss a recent purchase.

April 18, 2014

Why peace usually wins out

When you think about all the struggles and violence in the world today, it seems that we are consumed as a species with fighting. We fight over oil fields and parking spaces. We fight over fishing grounds and whose skin color is best. We fight over who can gain the most yardage on a football field, and we fight over who gets to be the ultimate cage fighter.

April 18, 2014

Democratic convention shows restraint Brown provides

One well-worn thought that has not been heard since Jerry Brown in 2010 won his third term as governor is the notion that California’s lawmakers need some adult supervision.

April 18, 2014

Prevailing wage law promotes middle-class jobs

Five cities, including several in San Diego County, recently filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a bipartisan state law, SB 7, that was designed to encourage more cities to pay prevailing wage on local construction projects in order to increase quality, create more middle class jobs and provide the best possible value to local taxpayers.

April 17, 2014

So Ö who owns the country?

“Congress shall have Power to … (E)xercise like authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings:…”

April 16, 2014

Itís not failure ó itís failure to do your best

I’m often asked, “Why do salespeople fail?”

April 16, 2014

The legacy of Obama's illegal immigrant aunt

Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal immigrant aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms.

April 16, 2014

Minimum-wage increase gets unprecedented GOP backing

From the moment Franklin Roosevelt proposed America’s first minimum-wage law in 1938 (25 cents per hour, or $11 a week), conservatives have fought increases every time and everywhere they’ve been proposed.

April 15, 2014

First Amendment requires exercise

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution consists of 45 relatively simple words. The Legal Information Institute, on a website under a Cornell University Law School banner, says the Amendment “protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.”

April 15, 2014

Teaching music is good for business and law students

There have been more articles recently about schools cutting arts and music budgets. As though music is expendable. As though we and our children can live without it.

April 15, 2014
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