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It does not happen every day that when reading the Wall Street Journal, I have to double-check that I did not accidentally click on the Onion web page. Or that it was not an April Fools’ Day prank. No, it was Dec. 1, 2020, and the report was about the Nasdaq’s proposal to advance diversity through a new listing requirement.

Nasdaq leaders read scientific studies showing that companies with women and minorities on their boards of directors perform better than those dominated by white males. Full of good intentions, they decided to push corporations listed on their exchange to make…


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It was the summer of 2008. A few of us were sipping a beer on a patio of the new house the hosts bought a few days prior. They had just sold the family business they started about 20 years earlier. It was a small company. Despite knowing that they did not get a fortune, we tried to imagine their next major purchase. They surprised us by saying that in America, no one was selling what they wanted to buy.

They were in their late 40s and envisioned their future in doing gigs from home. Having expertise and business contacts…


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Americans emerged from the election even more divided than before. Both Democrats and Republicans claim that the other side does not have the right program. Both of them might be correct.

In his first speech as a president-elect, Joe Biden promised to seek compromises with political opponents. But how good could any compromise be when our experience so far shows that neither side has ideas that could withstand the other side’s critique? Many Americans seem to lose hope that things could ever get better. Political writers often mention the term “dystopia”; I wrote a polemic with one of them. On…


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I have noticed headlines stating Biden still leads the presidential race. Behind titles like that, one can sense a fear that in the last weeks before Election Day, recovered from COVID-19, Trump again will pull some magic and win. In reference to the famous Access Hollywood tapes released in October 2016, a few weeks before the previous presidential election, I call it the October surprise syndrome. For a prudent person, it was obvious to foresee that video as the end of the political career of Donald J. Trump. How could such a vulgar man bragging about groping women — which…


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For many who know me socially, I am the one who devours a lot. At parties, I am the one picking giant steaks, double burgers, and repeats on desserts. I have never cared about any specific diet. I eat what I like when I feel like it, and as much as I please. A close family member, who is an authority on nutrition and weight loss, recently commented that I have very healthy eating routines. How is that possible?

I am sharing my lifestyle practices because they seem to work for me. Due to a minor disability, I never was…


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The New York Times got a lot of heat after it published online on June 3, 2020, a column by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton. For those who are not in tune, The New York Times has a strong liberal leaning. If it writes about President Trump, a columnist may call him “ mad and decomposing.” Senator Cotton is one of the ardent supporters of President Trump who often confer with the president and who, rumor has it, is considering running for the top office in 2024.

One may say that there is nothing special about an influential politician writing a…

Henryk A. Kowalczyk

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