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Pounding sand & property rights

By Ralph R. Reiland
“Our houses are still standing, but the new sand on the beach is gone,” said our next-door neighbor in Sea Isle on the phone a few days ago, calling in an eyewitness account of the impact of a nor’easter that ...


By Ralph R. Reiland
I’m getting an increased number of emails lately from readers with questions about economics — enough to do a dozen columns in reply. One office group discussing my “Obamanomics: Puffery vs, reality” column (Sept. 28 and asked if President ...

Obamanomics: Puffery vs. reality

By Ralph R. Reiland
A disconcerting combination of haughtiness and inaccuracy was on full display by President Obama during his farewell visit marking Jon Stewart’s departure from “The Daily Show.” “Here’s the thing I can say, Jon,” said Mr. Obama. “I can say this ...

Baldwin’s Class of ’59 weighs in

By Ralph R. Reiland
I stopped at Bruegger’s the other morning for a ham-and-egg sandwich on the way to my high school reunion. As with most days, the same group of retired guys was sitting in the front window, solving the world’s problems. I asked ...

Race & crime: Assumptions & reality

By Ralph R. Reiland 9:00 p.m.
Nobel Prize-winning novelist and celebrated black author Toni Morrison said she wanted “to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back” before she’d agree that America’s never-ending conversation about race should be over. “And I want to ...

A ‘playful’ police taunt?

By Ralph R. Reiland
The top U.S. news on Sept. 2 in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper concerned the recent killing of police officers: “Three cops murdered in less than a week: Another officer is found slaughtered in his Texas home amid growing safety fears ...

Destroying jobs via wage diktats

By Ralph R. Reiland
“Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages,” President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015. But rather than those higher wages being produced in the free market by way ...

Putting ‘fun’ in dysfunctional

By Ralph R. Reiland
Sen. Marco Rubio twisted things a little during the initial Republican debate to take a jab at Hillary Clinton while simultaneously tossing a bone to the religious right. Answering a combined question about veterans and God, Rubio pushed the veterans ...

Insurgency, across both parties

By Ralph R. Reiland
The nation’s political power brokers seemed to think it would be, or should be, a Bush vs. Clinton contest. Again. Our role, I suppose, was to be happy with that uninspiring choice and just go to the garage and dust ...

More small business insights from Hillary

By Ralph R. Reiland
It took only a few minutes for an email to arrive last Monday morning after Simba, our golden retriever, true to his genetic makeup, enthusiastically retrieved the Trib from our driveway. The email commented on my column that morning about ...

Hillary Clinton: ‘Small-business president’?

By Ralph R. Reiland
In May, Hillary Clinton announced that she wanted to be “a small-business president.” She said she would “cut the red tape” that is tying down America’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Commenting on what she discovered on her nationwide “listening tour,” ...

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