When Will the Cop Killings End?

April 10th, 2024 9:27 AM

Another day, another dead New York City police officer, another grieving widow. The familiarity of these incidents should breed more than contempt. Instead, we get meaningless condemnations from politicians who are responsible for putting district attorneys in office that do not protect the public. Too many of them release career criminals, some of whom commit new crimes, including the murder…

One More Try at Reducing the Debt

April 4th, 2024 10:28 AM

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”– Polonius to his son Laertes in “Hamlet” It may be too late given the number of Americans who have willingly allowed themselves to become dependent on government more than themselves, but it’s worth trying. Our $34 trillion debt is unsustainable, according to most economists. If we don’t act soon, we will be worse off than we are now. Our economy…

Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Thomas Sowell: Two Incredible Minds

April 3rd, 2024 3:44 PM

Two men with decidedly different political outlooks have been my go-to sources on race in America. They are Dr. Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Dr. Gates has just published his latest book, “The Black Box.” The title is a…

Washington Needs an Intervention on Spending

March 13th, 2024 4:56 PM

When some people appear beyond help because of addiction or other circumstances they can’t control, family members have been known to stage an intervention. Congress and President Biden need an intervention as their addiction to spending exceeds anything seen in history. In his State of the Union address last week, the president invoked one of his party’s favorite lines about corporations and…

The New American Antisemitism Could Cost Democrats Jewish Voters

February 27th, 2024 8:43 AM

In the aftermath of “from the river to the sea” anti-Israel protests on many college campuses and in the streets comes a perfectly timed book by Johns Hopkins University Professor Benjamin Ginsberg titled “The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, The Right, and the Jews.” Professor Ginsberg is especially hard on progressives and urges American Jews to move away from their longtime support of…

Fani Willis vs. Nathan Wade vs. Euphemisms

February 22nd, 2024 1:29 PM

During questioning of Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor Nathan Wade about his “relationship” with District Attorney Fani Willis there was a moment that cut through all the euphemisms we have become accustomed to when it comes to human behavior. Scott Sadow, an attorney for Donald Trump, who is trying to get an indictment against Trump dismissed for Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020…

The Gospel on PBS Lifts Spirits

February 19th, 2024 4:19 PM

If you are tired of TV shows like “The Bachelor” where women demean themselves by competing for the “love” of a man; if you are sick of all the shootings and explosions on TV, the canned laughter on sitcoms that mostly aren’t funny (which is why they have to insert canned laughter in the first place); if you want to have your spirit lifted out of the mundane and into the heavens, there is a…

Biden Meanders, Bashes Way Through the....National Prayer Breakfast?

February 10th, 2024 9:11 PM

The number of President Biden’s gaffes and flip-flops on issues would fill a book, but he combined several categories of verbal meanderings at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast. The gathering took place in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. Biden pronounced it “statutory hall.” He must have had son Hunter’s legal problems and the possibility of his own impeachment in mind. The annual…

Supreme Court Allows the Invasion to Continue

January 30th, 2024 9:33 AM

By a vote of 5-4, with two conservative justices joining the liberals, the Supreme Court has ruled that federal agents can cut razor wire installed along the Texas-Mexico border while a lawsuit over the wire continues. The Border Patrol Union and its agents who have spoken to reporters favor the razor wire installation because it is working in that section of the state in keeping migrants,…

Cal Thomas on the 2024 GOP Race: Is It Over?

January 19th, 2024 4:54 PM

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox News Monday night as Iowa voters caucused and delivered a decisive victory for Donald Trump in his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination and a second term as president. Gingrich joyfully predicted that Trump would not only win the nomination but would win the White House in November with a minimum of 29 states. Gingrich…

Biden’s Continued Cynical Use of Race

January 11th, 2024 6:32 PM

President Joe Biden is “down” with Black voters and I’m not speaking street slang. A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll reveals one in five Black voters say they will support a third-party candidate instead of the president. That’s down substantially from the 92% of non-Hispanic Blacks who voted for Biden in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. The president’s strategy for…

President Gay Is a Symptom Not the Cause

January 7th, 2024 10:44 PM

The resignation of Harvard president Claudine Gay after "facing national backlash for her administration’s response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack and allegations of plagiarism in her scholarly work" does not solve the problem at America’s oldest college and other elite schools. She and many other university presidents are only a symptom of what’s wrong with our system of education, from bottom to…

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Alberta Compares Trump, Evangelical Supporters to Putin

December 6th, 2023 10:55 AM

The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta took his book tour to the Tuesday edition of CNN NewsNight with Abby Phillip where he warned that Evangelical Christians who support Donald Trump are not that different than Vladimir Putin.

Biden Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Any Success Fooling Voters

November 21st, 2023 10:29 AM

Few politicians say things that immortalize their words. Abraham Lincoln was a notable exception. The 16th president’s comment about fooling voters resonates today: “ You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” That wise statement is becoming increasingly evident as we head into the 2024…