If you were to listen to news reports, you would find what seems to be conflicting stories regarding American workers. There is a labor shortage and high unemployment. Workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers and others are unable to find a job. What gives?

During the Covid shutdowns…


Richard Shelby of Alabama is 87 years old. Diane Feinstein of California is 88. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is 86. Vermont Senators Patrick Leahey and Bernie Sanders are 81 and 80 respectively. …


Just who would ever believe that the State of California would have innovative zoning laws to allow more ancillary units…not just allow but demand that they be built.

For the past five years, Scott Wiener, a San Francisco state senator, has been busy chipping away at exclusionary zoning restrictions that…


Economics usually loses to what passes for political expediency.

Interfering in the right of private businesses to conduct their affairs in their own way is a perversion of the free market system. It seems you cannot call yourself “business friendly” and then take away the decision process from businesses.

The…


I cannot think about why COVID deniers are anything but selfish.

The absurdity now is just boring. Half of the country has decided to take leave of its senses. You can try and call being unvaccinated a choice, but the definition of choice is fluid to many. Prochoice is bad…


Facts do not mean much in our country today.

In fact, they can seem a hindrance to some people. When you only believe what you want and ignore all else that does not correspond to your belief system, then right and wrong and truth and falsehood hold very little meaning…


Physicians tend to the welfare of their patients. Their prime directive during treatment of those in their care is to first do no wrong. Government should follow the same admonition when it comes to the economy. In both instances, it is harder than it looks.

Doctors know that their intervention…


Elected officials pretend that they want the “real” American history taught in schools.

They then do everything possible to make sure that it is only their brand of history. Yet, facts are facts and trying to put a political slant on them shows how insincere their desire really is. In…


Music has a way of defining the events and times of one’s life.

The meanings we give to those tunes that were popular during different periods become more important than the song itself…what was going on behind the lyric. And the younger and more impressionable someone is, the greater the…


What happens when voters are looking for a consistent political philosophy in their leaders but cannot find one?

That is something that began nagging at me about a decade ago and still does today. Nothing about having a political philosophy and then applying it consistently across the board is easy…

Thomas F Campenni

Currently lives in Stuart Florida and former City Commissioner. His career has been as a commercial real estate owner, broker and manger in New York City.

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