Until the average Joe figures out how the GOP special interest machine plays its game, times will be hard. Its ace in the hole is always one’s hardwided fear of the other. As long as the common man falls for that old play — blame minorities for those things done to them on behalf of a select weathy few, times are going to be hard for average citizens.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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