“If you want less efficient markets, over-regulate them.” – The Lonely Realist Good regulations benefit the public. They maximize safety and clarify ambiguities. Excessive regulation does the opposite. It undercuts competition, destroys businesses, pours sand into market machinery, and creates societal friction. The fact is that...

“America’s politicians need to place America’s interests first.” – The Lonely Realist Americans do not want a Biden-Trump ticket. They want Joe Biden and Donald Trump to put their egos aside and step aside. America’s best interests should be their priority. Make America First! President Biden’s current...

“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra TLR recently presented a reality-perspective to Cassandra and received the following reaction. THE REALIST:        Good morning Cassandra. I understand you are pressed for time today. CASSANDRA:          Good morning Mr. Realist. I apologize, but I do have time sensitivity. THE...

“Educational excellence is the lifeblood of American Exceptionalism. It is incumbent on America’s educational institutions to ensure that excellence.” – The Lonely Realist It’s time to revise academic tenure. The quality of American education has fallen, it has fallen fast and it’s continuing to fall. As...

“Isolationism (noun): a foreign policy virus that sickens nations.” – The Lonely Realist “Google Sudetenland, 1938.” – Senator Angus King (I ME) As TLR has repeatedly noted, the embrace of isolationism by successive 21st Century Presidents has been disastrous counterproductive America-destructive. Efforts to sever the U.S. from...