Author: Robert Gore

President Trump’s Defense

President Trump’s Defense by Robert Gore for Straight Line Logic Democratic representatives should think twice before they vote to impeach President Trump. I thought I had said all I was going to say on “Ukrainegate” in my article “Make the...

The Builders

The Builders by Robert Gore for Straight Line Logic The builders will be in the driver’s seat. Debt is any enemy of government’s perfect ally. The more a government borrows the more it’s weakened. The consequences of debt, required repayment...

Enemy Assets

Enemy Assets by Robert Gore for Straight Line Logic Who’s betrayed their country? A dictionary definition of asset is: a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality. The word has been much in the news lately. Usually coupled with “Russian,”...

The Illusion of Control

The Illusion of Control by Robert Gore for Straight Line Logic Hat tip The Burning Platform The US empire may be history’s last. The illusion of control that has sustained the US’s nominal government and its behind-the scenes power since...

The Experiment

The Experiment by Robert Gore for Straight Line Logic How much longer will the middle class politely tolerate its own destruction? A middle class that outnumbers the combined poor and aristocracy is a relatively new phenomenon, dating back to around...

Well-Gotten Gains

Well-Gotten Gains by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Time for a change. Albert Jay Nock wrote one of the best essays ever written, “Isaiah’s Job,” which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936. The Wikipedia biography of Nock...

The Unprofitably Incompetent

The Unprofitably Incompetent by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Those who can’t do, demand. Profit propels civilization. When a producer can make an item or provide a service at a cost lower than a customer values that item or...

The Yellow Vests Get it Right

The Yellow Vests Get it Right by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Financial nuclear warheads. The mainstream media has degenerated irreparably. Here’s a reliable rule of thumb: if it’s important it’s not covered; if it’s covered it’s not important....

Predators and Saprophytes

Predators and Saprophytes by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic They’re not your protectors if they’re eating you. Bruno walks into a neighborhood shop and threatens the shopkeeper with unspecified “bad things” if the shopkeeper doesn’t fork over $200 a...

The Deadliest Operation

The Deadliest Operation by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Choose your battles wisely. One month to the day after President Kennedy’s assassination, the Washington Post published an article by former president Harry Truman. I think it has become necessary...

The Broken Clocks’ Minute

The Broken Clocks’ Minute by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Sometimes the reasons you’re wrong turn out to be the reasons you’re right. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Old Wall Street adage Anyone who has...

United We Fall, Divided We Stand

United We Fall, Divided We Stand by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Unity is not all it’s cracked up to be. Everything I said is contained in a single word—collectivism. And isn’t that the god of our century? To...