Is Joe Biden a racist?

Is Joe Biden a racist?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Back in 2012 in my now inactive blog (haroldblack.blogspot.com) I asked “Is Joe Biden a racist?” I noted his long history of making racist remarks. Those remarks along with a record in the Senate of opposing busing, opposing school integration and strong friendships with racist southern senators reinforced the […]

The Education Industrial Complex

The Education Industrial Complex

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com There is an old saying that all politics is local. That certainly was corroborated in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Despite the Biden Administration being a total disaster and supposedly unpopular in Virginia, the democrat candidate still had campaign appearances with Biden and Kamala Harris (who is even less popular). […]

American-American

American-American

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I’ve been to South Africa three times to bow hunt. The first time I landed in Johannesburg I did not feel like I was returning to my homeland (since my homeland is Gray, GA). When I land in Knoxville I say to myself “home,” back to my things, to […]

I hate Jackie Robinson Day

I hate Jackie Robinson Day

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I hate Jackie Robinson Day (April 15 annually). No I do not hate Jackie Robinson. I love Jackie Robinson. My father planned our summer vacation around the Brooklyn Dodgers schedule. If they were in Brooklyn we stayed with my mother’s brother who lived close to Ebbett’s Field. If they […]

Tax the Poor!

Tax the Poor!

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com As a young assistant professor, I was the faculty advisor to the student libertarian party at the University of Florida. We sold bumper stickers that said, “Taxation is Theft.” Mine was stolen. America has the most progressive income tax structure in the world. Biden and the “progressives” (socialists) in […]

American Socialism

American Socialism

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I was going to include a joke about socialism, but I realized that was redundant. Most of the opposition voiced over the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill has been its size. However, the bill should be opposed because of its contents, regardless of the amount. It was written by […]

Is Inflation Temporary?

Is Inflation Temporary?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I am often asked if the current inflation is permanent or transitory. The answer is “it depends.” The administration has tried to convince us that inflation is transitory. The Fed concurred. Nonetheless, the concern on the part of the public is real. No matter the measurement, prices have been […]

The Fed’s War on Seniors

The Fed’s War on Seniors

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Politicians always make the appropriate clucking sounds when they are pandering to seniors. They will defend the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security to the death and oppose any change to the bankrupt system no matter how reasonable. It makes the politicians appear to be defending seniors when in […]

Is the Republican Party Dumb?

Is the Republican Party Dumb?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com When ProPublica exposed the tax records of some billionaires showing little or no federal income tax paid, predictably many on the left and in the media howled in indignation. No one claimed that the billionaires were engaging in illegal activity but many said that the billionaires should “pay their […]

Is the Fed Independent?

Is the Fed Independent?

  By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Although not a popular opinion, I have always been a fan of the structure of the Fed and the concept of Fed independence. It has its critics but show me a better system and I will favor it. The Fed consists of seven members of the board of […]

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