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the money man

the money man

January 28th, 2016

The Elephant in the Bathtub

By TOM JACOBS

Bathtubs, rivers, and stocks all have liquidity, but some are more liquid than others. Ask any elephant, because she never forgets this important investing point, especially when there are broad selloffs.

Each day, buyers and sellers trade stocks. The exchanges match the parties for a particular …

correspondence

correspondence

January 28th, 2016

Editor:

On Holland Avenue near downtown Alpine, there is a large sign that says: PRO-AMERICAN, PRO-BUSINESS, PRO-LAND RIGHTS, and PRO- PIPELINE.

What this sign appears to be saying is that those who are against the pipeline are anti-American, anti-business, and anti-land rights.

Pipeline opponents are pro- American, pro-business, and very much pro-land rights. They …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

January 21st, 2016

A real Texan for president

By LONN TAYLOR

Among the candidates for the Republican nomination for president, there is only one real Texan. Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Jeb Bush was born in Midland, but his father was a carpetbagger who came to Texas to try his luck in the oil business. The …

the money man

the money man

January 21st, 2016

The Heebner Jeebies

By TOM JACOBS

What with the 8% drop in the broad market averages so far this year, the financial news media would have you think the world was coming to an end. But they appeal to our emotions to sell our eyes and ears to advertisers. “Steady as she goes” is …

dick decent – palin trump

dick decent – palin trump

January 21st, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

January 21st, 2016

Editor:

If I had to compare Mexico and the United States, I would first say that there are plenty of good people on both sides of the border.

We also share this: the good people have lost their governments. Greed in both cases won. Over the past ten years, 58 city mayors have been …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

January 21st, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of JESSICA LUTZ) Tailgate meeting of the minds – columnist Lonn Taylor, center, discusses the Porvenir Massacre with historian Glenn Justice, right, while former Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, far left, and archeologist David Keller look on.

Uncovering the truth of the Porvenir massacre

By LONN TAYLOR

History is …

dick decent – cruz brither

dick decent – cruz brither

January 21st, 2016

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