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 Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state.
Obamacare Troubles a Gift to 2016 Candidates
There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline "GOP Surrenders on Obamacare." The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life.
Which Party Will Emerge From Its Gathering Storm?
Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm.
Who Created These Campus Whiners?
Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether or not you agreed with the students, they were protesting about things of great consequence -- civil rights, the military draft, the Vietnam War.
The America-Basher in Chief Rolls On
How could America have twice elected a president who not only can't stand America but also won't perform his constitutional duty of defending it?
American Universities Begin to Implode
For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating.
Will Europe Man Up?
If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown.
Sound and Fury: A Tale Told by a Populist
The Wall Street Journal calls it populism ("Populism Rises in GOP Race," Page 1, November 12, 2015), but you could just as well describe populism as what it has always been since it was all the rage -- and I mean rage -- as it swept the Great Plains in the wilder years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Governors Say "Not in My State!"
Defying the wishes of the American people, President Obama remains determined to import tens of thousands of poorly screened Muslims as refugees from the civil war in Syria, and scatter them in communities across America.
On Liberty and Thanksgiving
The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It's Christmas -- except that it's not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has yet to be acknowledged, much less observed.
Tolerating the Intolerant
If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, we might have to redefine fear.
Tis The Season for Black Friday Union Organized Protests
No surprise here. The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) is planning their annual Black Friday strike at Walmart centers around the country with a twist.
The "War On" Terror
My sympathy and empathy for those in Paris is not without a certain degree of confusion. I must admit that a War On and a War With brings certain differences that must be explained and hopefully understood.
Just What Did Obama Mean by it?
Way back in 2008 while candidate Barack Obama was beginning his quest for the White House I recall hearing him during a campaign speech make a statement to the effect that, we live in the greatest country in the world, join me as we fundamentally transform the United States of America.
Lots to Be Thankful For
Do you realize we've been giving thanks for almost 400 years?
Black Students Matter, White Students Don’t?
White students formed the Illini White Students Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and were called racist.