China extending its aircraft identification zone (AIDZ) to include the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, of which Japan has administrative control, is China's latest move in the strategic chess game for power and influence in Asia. It's one more step in China's strategy to erode U.S. and its ally's military superiority in t […]
Flash-mob crimes and teenagers knocking out random strangers on the street are rare in the overall scheme of things; although they are on the increase. They don't compare to murders in Chicago or fights that occur in Walmart stores on Black Friday, for example. Nevertheless, they represent a disturbing wave of lawlessness that justifiably should concern […]
Sarah Palin has remained in the national spotlight ever since she ran with John McCain in the 2008 presidential election; although the intense media coverage and liberal attacks on her had dropped off considerably until MSNBC's Martin Bashir advocated that someone defecate in her mouth. With rumors that Mrs. Palin may run for a Senate seat in Alaska in […]
Fifty years ago, I was attending an English class at Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois, when I learned that President Kennedy had been shot. Like the rest of America, I spent the next three days watching television and thinking about what it all meant. I didn't know it then, but JFK was to have a lasting impact on my political perspective; although I […]
The legacy of America's veterans from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan is the U.S. armed forces they created and sustained. We can best preserve that legacy and honor our veterans by concerning ourselves with the plight of America's warriors on active duty.
President Obama's Teflon presidency has been attributable to the mainstream media's propensity to devote little time to his misstatements and mistakes, the President's remarkable oratory skills, and his willingness to deceive Americans if it serves the "greater good." He's been a superhero-like figure, loved and hated, seemingly […]
The continuing-resolution/debt-limit battle is over, temporarily; but Democrats and establishment Republicans continue to criticize Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) for their hard-line stance on defunding Obamacare. Are they the future of the Republican Party or harbingers of a third-party […]
"Politics ain't bean bag," said Mr. Dooley, an Irish-American character created by writer Finley Peter Dunne in an 1895 newspaper column. It's a rough and tumble blood sport. However, the party in power has no right to spite the American people to attack the opposition; but that's precisely what the Obama White House has done.
Looking beyond the government shutdown, a skirmish in a larger struggle for the heart and soul of America, will Democrats succeed in transforming the United States into an entitlement state or won't they, that is the question. All their chips are on the table.
I just finished reading Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus: a History. (Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 2013). If you liked Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, you should like Killing Jesus, unless you are one of those people who consider O'Reilly's treatment of the life of Christ sacrilegious, in which […]