Should We Give the Oregon Mass Murderer What He Craved — Recognition?

If you watched any of the coverage on television of the mass shooting at that community college in Oregon, you probably heard Sheriff John Hanlin repeatedly tell reporters that he would never publiclyRead Post

Why the GOP Will Have a Tough Time in 2016 — and Why It Won’t

In July of this year, President Obama visited his favorite “anchorman” — Jon Stewart — and told him that the economy “by every metriRead Post

I Didn’t Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

This one is personal. I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literallyRead Post

A Winning GOP Ticket?

After the first two GOP presidential debates last month, I wrote a piece in this space under the headline “Two Debates – One Winner.” That winneRead Post

If You’re Not Appalled by Donald Trump …

If by now you still don’t think we live in the United States of Entertainment, I have just two words to set you straight: Donald. Trump. Yes, we’vRead Post

More on the County Clerk in Kentucky — and Christianity

I just read a very important piece on the case involving Kim Davis, the country clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay coupleRead Post

God, Gays and an Obscure County Clerk in Kentucky

As of this writing, God has not weighed in in the case of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who says her Christian faith won’t allow her to isRead Post

What Howard Cosell and Donald Trump Have in Common

In the late 1970s, TV Guide ran a poll to find out which sportscaster fans liked the most and which one they disliked the most. Howard Cosell finishedRead Post

Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS anRead Post

On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyonRead Post

“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarizeRead Post

"Anger Defines 2016 Electorate." That headline runs above a new NBC News/Wall Street JournalRead Post

Beliefs matter. “Ideas Have Consequences,” as conservative scholar Richard Weaver wrote Read Post

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013, he sent a message by choosing Francis as his paRead Post

During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s AmericRead Post

In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic bookRead Post

Two Successful Governors Gone; Take That, GOP Congress!

Monday afternoon, in a move that surprised many, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker endeRead Post

America’s Ongoing Humiliation on the World Stage

Early Wednesday morning, reports began streaming in that Russia had begun launching air-strikes in SRead Post

Pope Francis’s four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and politicalRead Post