The economy is the most important issue for voters.
Donald Trump would lower taxes on everyone, including businesses, and cut back on business regulations.
This would encourage U.S. companies to stay here and entice American companies, which have moved abroad, to return home and bring back jobs.
Hillary Clinton says she would raise taxes and favors more regulations. Such a policy would encourage U.S. businesses to move to other nations where taxes and regulations are less and take our jobs with them. It’s up to the voters.
I had another good month on the bike. Counting today's ride of 34.3 miles (in glorious North Texas sunshine), I pedaled 549.5 miles in October (in 16 rides), which gives me 5,326.8 miles so far in 2016. I should have no trouble breaking my all-time mileage record of 6,205.9 (set in 1990, when I was 33 years old). I may be going through a late-life crisis. When I was 39, I took up marathon running (eventually winning a medal at the Dallas White Rock Marathon). At 59, I'm riding my bike more than ever. Living well is the best revenge.
The Chicago Cubs are down, three games to one, to the Cleveland Indians. While I would rather be up, 3-1, than down, 3-1, I think the Cubs have a path to victory. They win tonight (at home) behind Jon Lester. That sends the series back to Cleveland. Jake Arrieta ties the series for the Cubs with another sterling outing. That forces a seventh game, and, as even non-baseball fans know, anything can happen in a single game.
Some of you will recall that I'm reading the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) at the rate of two pages per day. I've been at it since 24 April 2007. Today I finished the letter "U." Among the entries I've read are:
Ugliness Ulrich (Engelbert) of Strasbourg Unamuno y Jugo, Miguel de Unconscious Underdetermination Thesis, Duhem-Quine Thesis Unity and Disunity of Science Universal Properties in Indian Philosophical Traditions Universals, A Historical Survey Utilitarianism Utopias and Utopianism
I read the two pages first thing in the morning. It takes about 15 minutes.
So here’s what it comes down to: Do we want a tight-lipped competent woman who made an uncharacteristic mistake using an email account, or do we want a loose-lipped incompetent man who characteristically tweets out venom without any thought of the consequences?
REED H. DAVIS
Note from KBJ: That's one way to look at it. Here's another way: Do we want an immensely successful alpha male who, earlier in his life, engaged in male braggadocio, or a deeply corrupt and criminal woman who is a pathological liar? Choose wisely on 8 November. A vote for someone other than Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton.
You'd have to be crazy to send your child to Yale University, which is little more than a daycare center where everyone is taught that he or she is special. Sadly, this is true of a great many of our nation's colleges and universities.