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Christmas Books

December 11, 2014 This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached... more »»

Will New Congress Intensify Partisan Strife?

December 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won’t happen this tim. more »»

2016 Nominees: Truly Unconventional

December 10, 2014 Since 1952, nearly every battle for an open Republican presidential nomination when there has been no Republican incumbent running for re-election has followed two dependable storylines. more »»

Government For The Strongest

December 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. more »»

Presidential Persuasion

December 7, 2014 It is fashionable these days to speak about “teaching moments.” The crisis du jour often becomes one. Well, there is a teaching moment emanating from the White House that is powerful. It is curious. more »»

Ferguson Shadowed By Staten Case

December 7, 2014 Forget about Ferguson, Missouri! What happened this week in Staten Island is an absolutely disgusting failure of our legal system, exposing yet another failure of law enforcement officials to act... more »»

What Lies Ahead

December 7, 2014 Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. more »»

Bailouts For USPS Loom On The Horizon

December 7, 2014 The U.S. Postal Service has been an American institution for more than 200 years. more »»

Chautauqua Leads The Way On Sewer Improvements

December 7, 2014 In 1893, Chautauqua Institution became the first community in America to require that all properties be connected to a central sewage treatment plant. more »»

Racist Cops — Or Liberal Slander?

December 6, 2014 We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. more »»

Did Greedy Oil Companies Get Religion?

December 6, 2014 Average prices of gasoline in America are significantly below $3.00 per gallon (at least if you don’t live in an anti-competitive state like New York). more »»

If Our Grief Were Colorblind

December 5, 2014 Hundreds showed up Wednesday morning for the funeral of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Tamir was black, and all but a handful of his mourners in the pews were black, to. more »»

Can Racial Discrimination Explain Much?

December 5, 2014 In the medical profession, there is the admonition primum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, at the minimum, requires accurate diagnostics. more »»

David Cameron Gets It On Immigration

December 4, 2014 There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. more »»

Opinion Versus Facts

December 4, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Chuck Hagel Leaves Obama’s War Against War

December 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the... more »»

Whom Do You Believe?

December 3, 2014 Last year, President Barack Obama made his position perfectly clear: Chuck Hagel “is an American patriot. ... more »»

A Case For Self-Restraint

November 30, 2014 For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. more »»

The Circus In Ferguson

November 30, 2014 Final thoughts about the circus known as Ferguson. In the old three-ring circus you could barely keep up with the action. Jugglers juggled and blondes jiggled. Clowns burst from exploding cars. more »»

Russian Cyber-Attacks A Growing Threat

November 30, 2014 The Fall of 2014 is not yet over, but it has already proven itself to be a season of anxiety for the White House. This anxiety goes far beyond politics, stemming instead from security issues. more »»



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