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Is being “not illegal” ever really good enough?

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Posted elsewhere today on is a follow-up story about the “Great Union County Employee Health Insurance Drama of 2017.” Unless you are already familiar with the facts, you might want to read it –boring and tedious though it may be — before reading the rest of this Rant. [More]

Signs of New Albany, Part II: Selective enforcement, poor judgment

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

By R. R. Reasoner The paramount problem with the New Albany sign ordinance is its enforcement. It is inconsistent, arbitrary, and unfair. What one business is forbidden to do, another business is allowed to do. A few of the many examples of inconsistent enforcement Fred’s internally lighted sign violates New [More]

Signs of New Albany, Part I: New business closes, sign ordinance a problem?

February 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

By R. R. Reasoner Two businesses on the prime commercial block of Bankhead Street between the Tanglefoot Plaza and the Tallahatchie River closed last week. It’s the first time in recent memory that two prime retail spaces in downtown New Albany have been vacated at the same time. One of the downtown stores that [More]

Trump’s new way of doing business: Of course he fired Sally Yates!

February 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

I was very happy that Hillary Clinton lost the election and have been trying to be just as happy that Donald Trump won. Trump’s juvenile bragging and outright rudeness trouble me.  For better or worse, though, he brings to Washington a new way of doing business. Trump insists on being the leader, expects those [More]

Trump and the cowardly media: Doing what he said he would do

January 30, 2017 // 3 Comments

It was amusing last Friday, the seventh day of Donald Trump’s presidency, to hear CNN anchor, Don Lemon, declare that Trump was “doing exactly what he said he would do.” (Surely a president of the United States wouldn’t dare to do exactly what he said he would do!) Lemon was referring to the [More]
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