Suu Kyi’s party wins overwhelmingly in historic Myanmar elections

Nov 10th, 2015 Uncategorized William Nissen 1 min read

Vote tallying was still going on Monday night, but Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition leaders were claiming an overwhelming victory in the nation’s historic elections — a development likely to expand opportunities for trade and diplomacy with the U.S., as concerns persist over the Southeast Asian nation’s human rights record.  


BLM illegally sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter: report

Oct 25th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Uncategorized Robert May 1 min read

Kellan Howell writes: The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed.  Who says that is BLM’s job?  A wild horse is just a horse that hasn’t been broken like all other horses have to be in order…


Unions Are Anti-Liberty

Oct 10th, 2015 Uncategorized Bill B. May 2 min read

by Bill B. May We’ve posted an article today about how a Supreme Court decision might well decimate the teacher’s unions, and many others it would seem.  With my focus on liberty, I would have to say, hooray.   Unions in cahoots with the government violate the liberty of many people, not the least of which are the taxpayers. First off, the liberty of teachers is…


What To Do With The Mid-East? Part 1.

Oct 8th, 2015 Uncategorized Bill B. May 2 min read

A pundit asked the other day, what should we do about the Middle East?  She didn’t have an answer but her context was that we are in a Presidential election and somebody will have to find an answer in about 15 months.  Obviously, Obama has made a total mess of the region.  The various tribes could have fought among themselves without any huge impact on…



Sep 6th, 2015 Uncategorized Bill B. May 1 min read

Thanks for reading my NewsBalance articles.   They have, at times, generated some lively debates. I’ve learned from the back and forth and I hope the readers have as well.   Apparently, once in a while, a reader(s) will take offense with my logic. Though I try to be as civil as possible, I’ve recently been banned for 2 weeks from posting on Facebook.   I consider such…



Jul 3rd, 2015 Uncategorized Bill B. May 1 min read

In the next few days, we will be transferring over to a new platform for NewsBalance. I think it will be a major improvement in look and feel as well as providing a much easier access to older articles.  It will have most of the previous capabilities, only losing a few that I don’t think readers were using anyway.   When it happens, there might be…


If subsidies don’t work, how can costs be lowered?

Oct 28th, 2012 Uncategorized Bill B. May 3 min read

By Bill B. May, PhD In my previous Caveman article, I suggested that subsidy programs intended to lower the cost in certain segments of society were bound to fail. The government has tried to help contain the cost of things like education and healthcare but the results are that costs have skyrocketed. I explain why in that article. So what is the solution to higher…


Community vs. Free Enterprise

Aug 19th, 2012 Free Enterprise, Government, Uncategorized Bill B. May 4 min read

By Bill B. May, PhD Eugene Robinson wrote in a recent piece, Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate underscores the central question posed by this campaign: Should cold selfishness become the template for our society, or do we still believe in community? And of course, Hillary Clinton wrote a book titled, It Takes a Village in the mid-1990s. In fact, the…


Non-Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Jun 29th, 2012 Immigration, Uncategorized Bill B. May 2 min read

By Bill B. May, PhD When Congress (or any other legislative body) passes a law, it normally provides mechanisms to enforce the law. Or at least, it should. That is one of the problems with the U.S. today. We have passed so many laws that are only enforced if the authorities have the time or the notion. But even when they don’t have the time,…