Ross Mackenzie

Posted May 05, 2011

Posted April 28, 2011

With key institutions grown effete, standards of right and wrong descend into a moral miasma of relativistic goo.

Posted April 21, 2011

What are some principal developments and changes witnessed during a 30-year career in syndication -- indeed, a 46-year career in the newspaper business?

Posted April 19, 2011

The catalyst for a career in writing may have been Miss Krenwinkel -- my 8th-grade teacher at Skokie School in Winnetka, Ill. Along about November, she informed my parents I would not be promoted to the vaunted New Trier High School unless I wrote more "compositions."

Posted March 31, 2011

It was not the dread Chamber of Commerce (to hear President Obama tell it), but a union...

Posted March 24, 2011

A selection of quotations about issues in the news....

Posted March 17, 2011

Will the President's passivity regarding Libya rank among his greatest failings of all?

Posted March 10, 2011

Suddenly, the Libyan turmoil and its subsequent Obamian abdication of leadership have led -- again -- to heightened fears about America's energy future.

Posted March 03, 2011

A March mixture of comments about items in the news....

Posted February 17, 2011

Joy at the expansion of liberty -- maybe even of democracy -- is the only defensible sentiment.

Posted February 03, 2011

The week has brought two potentially future-altering stories -- one out of Florida, the other out of the Middle East.

Posted January 27, 2011

Didn't you think the president gave a marvelous State of the Union address? He was so, you know, civil. Americans may crave civility, but they crave honesty more.

Posted January 13, 2011

How's it going in the new year? Let's see....

Posted January 06, 2011

Quotes on the economy as the new year begins.

Posted December 30, 2010

What was the worst legislative decision of the passing year? The gigantically unpopular ObamaCare. And what was the year's best judicial ruling? Federal District Judge Henry Hudson's determination that in enacting ObamaCare, Congress exceeded its constitutional authority.

Posted December 23, 2010

Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress, in the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas. What a distinguished record you have amassed.

Posted December 16, 2010

Quotations on items currently in the news....

Posted December 09, 2010

Bulleted comments on items currently in the news....

Posted December 02, 2010

The Democratic Congress is now embarked on a lame-duck session that ought to be history's last.

Posted November 25, 2010

Whenever giving major thanks, the fear is to leave someone -- or something -- out.