How Not to Get Killed When Stopped By a Cop
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — April 15, 2021 —  I’d like to take a rational look at the confrontations between cops, motorists and pedestrians. When we see incidents of cops shooting blacks (which are the only shootings the media covers), one thing becomes clear; resisting arrest often ends up with a loss of life. Something else is obvious, when a cop …

Bob WeirHow Not to Get Killed When Stopped By a Cop
By BOB WEIR

Welcome to “News & Notes,” Where We Look At the Happenings Here in Westchester County…
By MARK JEFFERS

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — April 5, 2021 — April is a big birthday month for the Jeffers family, my wife, daughter, sister and many dear friends all celebrate, so right after I take out a loan for gift buying I will write this week’s “Birthday Bash” edition of “News & Notes.” If you have ever seen me play golf, you …

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By MARK JEFFERS

Can Whites Avoid Being Racists?
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — April 5, 2021 —  The purpose of this column is to illustrate that every white person is a racist, even if they don’t know it. At least that’s the theory being foisted on the American public by some of the most radical “thinkers” in the country. Not only are whites racist, but the law and legal …

Bob WeirCan Whites Avoid Being Racists?
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Confessions Of A Privileged White Man
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — March 21, 2021 —  Every time I hear the term “white privilege” I wonder how I missed out on all the extra opportunities that term implies. Growing up in a rat and roach infested tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1950s didn’t seem to me as though I was being pampered because …

Bob WeirConfessions Of A Privileged White Man
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What Do You Know About Climate Change?
By BOB WEIR

Bob Weir Community, Governance, History, Law, Legislation, National, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Technology, Texas 19 Comments

FLOWER MOUND, TX — February 24, 2021 —   Do you ever get the feeling that our elected officials have nothing but disdain for their constituents? Do you feel that Republicans and Democrats are in a war with each other for dominance, while the American people are just onlookers in a spiteful and vindictive political tennis match? When you look at …

Bob WeirWhat Do You Know About Climate Change?
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Congress’s Constitutional Obligation to Compensate Workers for Job Loss
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — November 3, 2020 — It is the eve of the 2020 election and still no agreement has been reached on a second coronavirus relief bill. The Democrats still hold out for the maximum while Republicans have gradually been coming up in what they are willing to pay. And yet, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, refuses …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanCongress’s Constitutional Obligation to Compensate Workers for Job Loss
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

If Only We Had a Meaningful Discussion About Taxes
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NY — October 19, 2020 — As we move into the two final weeks of the 2020 election, we are once again hearing about taxes. The Trump people claim that Biden will raise everybody’s taxes, and Biden claims that Trumps tax cuts need to be repealed because they have only benefitted the wealthy. Well they are both right and …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanIf Only We Had a Meaningful Discussion About Taxes
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The Roots of Polarization Lie in the Economy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Oren M. Levin-Waldman is faculty member in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark, and Socioeconomic Research Scholar at Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity Research. Learn more at the professor’s Website: https://www.econlabor.com/. Direct email to olevinwaldman@gmail.com. Listen to SocioEconomic Research Prof. Oren M. Levin-Waldman’s discussion of his most recent essay, “The Roots of Polarization Lie in the …

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The Next Supreme Court Justice Could be Critical to Worker Rights and the Survival of the Middle Class
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — September 22, 2020 — In the wake of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the selection of the next Supreme Court justice has enormous implications. This promises to be a battle royale because of the potential to change the future direction of the Court for years to come. Conservatives, of course, will view this as an …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanThe Next Supreme Court Justice Could be Critical to Worker Rights and the Survival of the Middle Class
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

In Defense of Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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In the current campaign for the presidency, we hear quite often that the choice before us is between capitalism and socialism. Or worse, a vote for socialism may actually be a vote for communism. For some, any type of governmental involvement, whether through regulation, public programs, or even taxes is viewed as socialism.  Capitalism, after all, requires unfettered markets along …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanIn Defense of Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN