Marvin Folkertsma

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Marvin Folkertsma
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Profiling the Democrats: A Summary
By Marvin Folkertsma
Samuel Johnson, the brilliant English man of letters, stated, “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to ...
May 02, 2020
Coronavirus: A Few Lessons So Far
By Marvin Folkertsma
The vanishing line between parody and reality in coronavirus reporting is a sure indication that the nation’s professional scribblers need ...
April 01, 2020
A Message for Trump Skeptics
By Marvin Folkertsma
The ascension of a septuagenarian fossil from the Jurassic Park of socialism has raised the anxiety level among many Democratic ...
February 16, 2020
Deplorables, Meet The Despicables
By Marvin Folkertsma
Usually America’s legions of political cartoonists are capable of clawing chortles from the throats of jaded political observers by capturing ...
September 11, 2018
Explaining Trump Hatred
By Marvin Folkertsma
On May 22, 1856, South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks entered the Senate chamber and approached Charles Sumner, who was sitting ...
August 15, 2018
American Politics as a Confidence Game
By Marvin Folkertsma
Reading post-2012-election news reports can be hazardous to one’s mental health, particularly for the sanity-challenged among us. But perhaps the ...
December 14, 2012
The Decline and Fall of America
By Marvin Folkertsma
A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed ...
November 17, 2012
Liberalism’s Orwellian Children
By Marvin Folkertsma
With Halloween now in our rearview mirror, I find myself recalling when it used to be such a pleasant and ...
November 03, 2012
"Shutter Island" Democrats
By Marvin Folkertsma
Strange things can happen when you turn on TV without checking the listings first. Thus, my casual clicking on recently ...
October 19, 2012
Mitt Romney and the Politics of Virtue
By Marvin Folkertsma
When Mitt Romney blurted out his now notorious 47-percent lament, liberal gaffe-o-meters went ballistic, acting as though he were an ...
October 03, 2012
President Obama's Munich Moment
By Marvin Folkertsma
In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the airwaves in one ...
September 22, 2012
Remembering the Significance of VJ Day
By Marvin Folkertsma
Consider this fictitious scenario: In the summer of 1950, President Thomas E. Dewey faced a national security crisis of extraordinary ...
August 09, 2012
The Obama Nullification Doctrine
By Marvin Folkertsma
In December 1828, South Carolina had 5,000 copies of John C. Calhoun’s “Exposition and Protest” printed and distributed throughout the ...
July 20, 2012
Remembering the Significance of D-Day
By Marvin Folkertsma
At 0227 hours on the morning of June 6, 1944, Lieutenant Robert Mathias saw the red light flash above the ...
May 31, 2012
Remember Victory-In-Europe Day
By Marvin Folkertsma
December 1941 is usually remembered by Americans as that fateful month when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, thus thrusting the United ...
May 02, 2012
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