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Tom Purcell

The Sky’s the Limit for Skilled Trades

Tom Purcell, The demand for skilled laborers – electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and others – continues to soar, and that’s a good thing for America. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, skilled-trades jobs have increased by more than 1 million since 2012 – “the most of any profession.” The pay is better than

Why ‘Deplorables’ Elected Trump

Tom Purcell, “They still don’t get what the Trump win was all about. All those people protesting and calling their fellow citizens racists, sexists and xenophobes don’t have a clue why Hillary really lost.” “It’s a bit silly to protest nearly 60 million Americans who exercised their constitutional right by voting for a candidate the

Suffering from Election Stress Disorder

Tom Purcell,  “Five more weeks before the election. I’m not sure I can survive that long.” “Ah, yes, you speak of an interesting phenomenon this election cycle, ‘election stress disorder,’ as some therapists refer to it. According to several news reports, our cantankerous election is causing increased irritability, heart palpitations and an inability to sleep

A Crisis in Civics Education

Tom Purcell, “What do you mean Judge Judy is not a U.S. Supreme Court justice?” “Ah, yes, you speak of a recent survey by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s ‘A Crisis in Civic Education.’ ACTA found that a high percentage of college graduates are ignorant of the basic principles of our republic.” “I’m