How the Government Runs Our Parents?

by Bob Branco The other evening while listening to a national talk show, I heard a rather disturbing story about a school teacher in Ohio. Apparently, one of her students was out of control, so she recommended to his parents that he receive behavior medication. The parents, who know their kid better than anybody else,…

Seniors and Loneliness

by Bob Branco There are many elders out there who feel lonely. There could be several reasons for this. Perhaps they have no family living in the area, or that family members may be too busy and are not as available to their loved ones as they’d like. For seniors in my city who are…

Upcoming Internet Security Concerns

by James R. Campbell It is no small secret that our nation faces many challenges, both foreign and domestic. The list would take up more space than I am willing to devote to it. All one has to do is turn on the national news networks; the first thing you will hear is a litany…

Insurance and the Medical Profession

by Bob Branco Remember how it used to be at the doctor’s office? You would make an appointment for a yearly physical examination, take it, hear your results, and follow your doctor’s recommendations. The process was simple while you always hoped for the best. You were likely covered by some form of medical insurance, but…

God in the Schools

by Bob Branco When I went to elementary school nearly 50 years ago, it was a great feeling to be told by my teacher that it was time to pray. Every morning, the class went silent for several moments while we took the time to pray for ourselves, our family and our friends. I was very happy…

Laws, Laws, and More Laws

by Bob Branco I often wonder why politicians keep adopting new legislation when they have a difficult time enforcing what’s already on the books. I hear this all the time. We have so many laws in this country that there is either not enough manpower to enforce all of them, or that legislators really don’t…

Paying Your Boss Instead of Yourself

by Bob Branco You probably think this is crazy. How can you go to work and pay the boss instead of getting a paycheck? There is one industry where this happens quite frequently, and that’s the radio industry. I know because it almost happened to me. On several occasions, I thought about doing sports talk…

The Unemployment Rate is Deceiving

by Bob Branco Why are we expected to believe the unemployment rate? It is fictitious! When the statistic is taken, it does not include people out of work who no longer receive unemployment benefits. Yet we are supposed to believe this bogus unemployment rate every time the new stats come out. A good example of…

The Importance of Tipping

by Bob Branco Tipping is a very important custom in this country. Many waiters and waitresses try very hard for the money they make, and as far as I’m concerned, tipping is an expression of appreciation. While many people tip according to old-school protocol, such as an additional 15% of the entire bill, I tip…