Viewpoints

Discrimination And Disparities, Myth After Myth

My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe. Throughout the book, Sowell ...

America’s Urgent Need For Baseball Today

In America today and in its capital city of Washington, D.C., we see, sadly, that with enough money and influence, the fix can be put in. A widely used passenger plane model — whose safety standards were certified by the manufacturer — had to be grounded after separate crashes took 346 ...

The Liberal Media Is Not Always The Liberal’s Friend

So Joe Biden is in. He’s not millennial, not female, not a member of a racial minority. That’s a problem for him, sayeth much of the so-called liberal media. The problem, however, may be the media. Biden’s foothold in the Democratic Party wasn’t a problem right after the election of ...

That Merry Month

I always felt very fortunate one of the homes I had in Warren came with a lovely neighbor. Whoops! Let me rephrase that. At every home — anywhere — I have found marvelous friends and neighbors. But Adele was one step up. Besides a personality that bubbled, she had a way with flowers that ...

Spring On The Farm

Spring on the farm is an exciting time. It also involves work from morning until night. There are baby animals to tend to, fields to be prepared, as well as a garden to plant. There is no shortage of jobs to be accomplished. When I lived beside my in-laws when we first got married, I ...

Beware Soros-Funded Census Hijacking

“Are you a U.S. citizen?” Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump ...

Listen To The Stories We Can Tell

Just as musicians, cast members, orchestra members, singers, choruses, athletes, teams of any sport, prepare for upcoming concerts, recitals, plays, games, or matches, I’ve always tried to properly prepare myself to teach a class, coach a practice or sporting event, umpire a ballgame, execute ...

Biden Drops The Other Shoe On Trump

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden in announcing his candidacy for president yesterday took dead aim at Donald Trump, declaring “we are in the battle for the soul of this nation.” Citing the president’s observation on the violent 2017 demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., by “alt-right” ...

Amidst The Still Waters, Spring Renews Us

From the time I was a child, I loved spending time in and around creeks and streams in Chautauqua County. I recall the water moving over the rocks, often flat shale with a melody that shut out the rest of the world for a while. I heard it again today as I stood by the free flowing ...

Reggie Fils-Aime: Portrait Of A Friend First, Businessman Second

Since 2003, Reggie Fils-Aime has been hard at work at Nintendo of America, and starting in 2006 until April 2019, the “Regginator” has left a lasting impact on video games in popular culture and the everlasting brand of the most family-friendly video game company by going above and beyond ...

Nevertheless Describes Motherhood

I was trying to think of a word that perfectly exemplifies motherhood, but how do you wrap up a lifetime of love and commitment and put it into one little word? But then I stumbled upon the word “nevertheless” somewhere and I knew that was my word. Nevertheless is a word that means ...

In Defense Of Kate Smith

The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ‘30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed ...

Lack Of Reform In The Dystopian World Of The Left

There is a lot to dislike about Donald Trump. His personality can be grating, his mannerisms crude and unpolished, and his personal life is not unblemished, to say the least. Like every president before him, he takes credit for the positive things that happen, but doesn’t take responsibility ...

A Dog Named Piglet

Back in February, I mentioned Piglet, a blind and deaf Dachshund-Chihuahua mix. I never planned anything beyond that one mention, but I just couldn’t get that cute little dog out of my mind. I wanted to know more about this dog. As it happens, you can read about Piglet at ...

The Good Life: Deluding Myself About Filing My Income Tax

I “got away” with not filing my federal income tax by last Monday, April 15. I felt as though I had just sneaked through a red light, run a stop sign and made an obscene gesture to “The Man.” I had a “get out of jail free” card in play. In early March, I had filed a federal ...

No More Wishy-Washy Feelings About Impeaching Trump

I’ll admit that I’ve been wishy-washy about this. In May of 2017, shortly after Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and spilled top-secret information to the Russians, I took to this space to chide his party for its silence in this monstrosity of a presidency and to demand action. ...

Canine Companion: Essential Oils For Dogs Are Simple, Safe

Essential oils for your dog are a simple, safe, and healthy solution to many issues. And, they can help your dog live a longer, happier life. Research has shown essential oils have the ability to relieve conditions ranging from itchy skin to digestion problems. From anxiety to depression. ...

The Dems’ Impeachment Fantasy

The collusion fantasy has officially given way to the impeachment fantasy. The passionate investment of the left in the Mueller investigation had much to do with shock and disbelief at Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 and the hope of early deliverance — the special-counsel probe as ...

Mayor Pete Dares To Speak Love’s Name

Editor’s note: Connie Schultz is off this week. The following column is by Jamie Stiehm. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is breaking American history. The young man, 37, from South Bend, Indiana, did something earth-shattering, something no straight white male contender for president has ever ...

Justice Kavanaugh And GMU Snowflakes

George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago. Some ...