Commentary

Imagine the furor if a televangelist went on a major TV network and told viewers Christianity would conquer the world and that the flag of Christianity would fly over the White House. Network reporters, Hollywood celebrities and the pundit class would have seized the moment as an example of the evils of America ’s supposed Christian theocracy. The story would have been tied to the dangers of evangelical religion and likely even to the Tea Parties. Across the oceans, radical Islamists would do as they did during the Koran burning episode or after the Danish cartoons were published. They would... continue reading
Neil Young’s song “The Needle and the Damage Done” was written about heroin addiction, but it might as well have applied to the liberal crusade against science. Young sings: “I've seen the needle/and the damage done.” But unlike heroin, this damage seldom impacts the individual making the choice. It hurts some of our most vulnerable – children. For several years, while some liberals have pushed for health care reform, lefty wackos have been leading the charge against one of the foundations of our successful health care system – vaccines. One of the far left’s leading lights – Robert Kennedy Jr... continue reading
In Bob Woodward’s new book, President Obama is quoted as saying “We can absorb a terrorist attack.” Thus, Woodward reveals in stark clarity Obama’s ambivalence and reluctance to prosecute a war against terrorists who organize against us, let alone the governments that give them safe harbor and support. We have a Commander-in-Chief unwilling to command or protect – whether our own southern border or the nation as a whole. He is willfully derelict in these duties, and if this means you and I and our families must occasionally “absorb” another 9-11 or worse, so be it. When the bodies are... continue reading
In a 1993 contest, Swedish newspaper Expressen gave $1,250 to five expert stock market analysts and to one chimpanzee, named Ola. They were all free to invest in the market as they wished, in a contest to see who could produce the best profit in 30 days. The four analysts used their expertise. Ola threw darts at the financial page. One month later, Ola was $190.00 richer – and the winner of the competition. This sort of thing should keep us all skeptical about experts, analysts, academics. I happen to be an expert, so I know from personal experience how... continue reading
In old Westerns, the good guys would often find themselves beset by enemies and nearly out of ammunition. Just when all seemed lost, a bugle would sound and the cavalry would ride to the rescue. Liberals think their situation is much the same. Those evil tea partiers have them surrounded with just six weeks left until the election. Democrats and the media are hoping life imitates art. If not, the entire leftward tilt of the nation could be in jeopardy. So they called for the cavalry – everyone from former presidents to talking heads to churchgoers. At the Congressional Black... continue reading
At the Gap, at Old Navy, at other stores, the size labels in men’s slacks or jeans lie. Pants labeled as having a 36-in. waist actually measure to 39, 39-1/2, even 41. Why? Because men think they are thinner than they are. If a guy believes he’s a 36, but tries on pants labeled with that waist size and finds them too tight, he’s not likely not to buy at all. So pants manufacturers have learned to lie. They tell us what we want to hear. Mostly, we accept it as reality. President Obama – our pants salesman-in-chief – is... continue reading
You used to have to wait every four years to see nations duke it out during the Olympics, excepting the occasional border tiff or war. Today we’re watching two nations and two economic systems fight right on the front pages of America ’s newspapers. In this corner in the surprising red, white and blue trunks, at a spry 84 years of age, he’s 6’4” and weighing in at 193 pounds, we have El Supremo, the one-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. And in this corner in the red trunks, at 6’1” and weighing a svelte 180 pounds, the current champion of... continue reading
Nine years and it still seems like we just woke from a nightmare. Sept. 11, 2001, is seared into the national consciousness like Pearl Harbor 60 years before – only worse because we watched it as it happened. A nation was transfixed while 3,000 of our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, our classmates and our family members perished in violence and fire. They were killed in the Twin Towers, in a field in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon itself. Police officers and fire fighters fell by the hundreds trying to save as many as they could. All were victims of... continue reading
“Family Circus” is one of those old standby cartoons that, in its 50 th year, still runs in 1,500 newspapers. While the cartoon view of home life sometimes serves as a morality tale, it’s also become a guide on how not to run a country – a guide our president knows all too well. This week, the world watched as Preisdent Obama had to admit that George H. W. Bush wasn’t an idiot. Whether you supported Iraq Part II or not, Bush helped win it. To say otherwise is just to deny history. During his Iraq address, Obama had to... continue reading
My family and I are exhausted. While my wife and kids took an-ultra luxury vacation in Spain , I jetted back and forth to Chicago to celebrate my birthday as a temporary bachelor. After that, we got back together for a family weekend at the beach on the Gulf. Now, we’re here vacationing in the favorite playground of the East Coast rich and famous, Martha’s Vineyard. Whew! I think we’re going to need a vacation to recover from all these vacations. Whoa. Unlike many who aren’t fans of our president – and I am not – I don’t begrudge him... continue reading