Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Best of BeeLine-2017

Here is a Top 10 List for the Best of BeeLine for 2017. The first 5 are the most popular posts I wrote during the year based on the number of views. The second 5 are a few of my personal favorites out of the 132 blog posts I wrote during the year.

If you missed reading these "Best of Beeline" posts the first time around, here's another opportunity to get to "the shortest route to what you need to know" to start 2018 off right.

BeeLine readership grew at a rapid rate in 2017. Total readership grew by over 75% during the year and more than 750 now have email subscriptions. All of that growth is organic. I don't actively promote or advertise this blog. New readers almost always come from one of you passing it along to someone else.

If you enjoy BeeLine, please pass a recommendation on to your friends and family. I enjoy writing it but it is a lot easier to sit down, research and write when I know more are reading my blog.

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Thank you to all my loyal BeeLine readers and Happy New Year to each one of you!

The Best of BeeLine-2017

Most Views

Revolutionary Replacement  March 9, 2017

The problem with Obamacare and the GOP's ideas to repeal and replace it. The approach that could be taken to repeal and replace Obamacare that no one is talking about but has the potential to appeal to both Democrats and Republicans.

Your Financial Life  October 15, 2017

Financial lessons that every young adult needs to know.

The Washington Post Is "Surprised"  October 12, 2017

The Washington Post was "surprised' to learn that the United States has one of the most liberal abortion policies in the world. Only North Korea, China and Vietnam have abortion rules that are more lax than in the U.S.  Liberals often like to talk about the extremist views of conservative Republicans. The facts say the opposite with regard to who has the extreme views on the issue of abortion.

Consensus Isn't Science   April 23, 2017

Whenever we hear about the "science" of human related climate change there is nothing "settled" about it. That is why we hear that this view is supported by the "consensus" of scientists. The facts about consensus and how often it has been wrong when it comes to science.

Immigration by the Numbers  September 7, 2017

One of the great ironies of modern politics is that most of the issues that are near and dear to liberals (environment, sustainability, working class wages, education, affordable health care) are going to get much, much worse if their views on immigration policy continue.

My Personal Favorites

Nature or Nurture?   January 15, 2017

Are great athletes born or made? It turns out that both are required.

What's a Grandma?   March 5, 2017

Grandparent names today are not the grandparent names of yesterday. Baby boomer grandparents are not grandma and grandpa.

It's Not Fair!  May 14, 2017

People do not measure their circumstances in absolute terms. They measure in relative terms. It is no different with monkeys.

Spelling It Out     June 5, 2017

How the National Spelling Bee shows that the concept of "white privilege" is a meaningless term.

One Generation Away   November 8, 2017

How many things that are important in your life are one generation away from extinction?

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