Opinion

Voting at a Crossroads

It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens ...

Desperate Tactics

It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the…

Last Chance for America? Part II

The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off ...

Last Chance for America?

The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of ...

Paranoid Politics

Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the…

The Lure of Socialism

Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he…

Tragedy and Choices

Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin…

Toxic Words

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that…

After Iowa

Senator Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals– that he is…

Grow Up!

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in ...

The Demand for Villains

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to…

Do Emotions Trump Facts? Part II

Former governor Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her. So it seemed to me that, if anybody…

Do Emotions Trump Facts?

Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on ...

What Are Elections For?

After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in ...

'Messing With the Constitution'

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the…

Showman-in-Chief

Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump’s political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when…

Complicating the Obvious

Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English.It is…

Remembering 2015

How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it?It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and ...

The Busybody Left

The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now…

Attacking the Truth: Part II

The case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving racial double standards in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin, has an…

The President's Speech

When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, ...

Christmas Gifts

People who want to buy Christmas gifts, without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load ...

A Resurgence of Intolerance

Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college…

Political Translations

It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama…

The Disappearing Governors

There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of ...

The Ben Carson Flaps

Dr. Ben Carson’s whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist — the media going ...

Ignoring the Obvious

A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all…

Hillary 2.0

Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders’ complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. But the controversy is about…

Politicians' Words

At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too…

Open Season on the Police

In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug — white, black or Hispanic in different ...

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