Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights

Should a born again Christian who runs a catering business have to provide the food and drinks at a gay wedding? Should an evangelical who operates a photography studio have to take pictures of a gay marriage? Should a baker have to deliver a cake to a gay couple’s wedding if same-sex marriage violates her…

5 Taliban Commanders for 1 American Charged with Desertion

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Last year, without consulting Congress, President Obama made a controversial deal. He traded one American soldier held by the Taliban for five Taliban commanders who had been held at Guantanamo. The swap was controversial not only because the President of the United States had just concluded a secret deal with terrorists, but also because the…

If You Think the Pacific Ocean is Next to New York, Should You Be Allowed to Vote?

Now, from the man whose greatest policy achievement so far has been mandatory health, comes a new idea: mandatory voting. At a town hall meeting in Cleveland, President Obama floated the idea as a way to counter the influence of money on elections. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” the president said, citing Australia as one…

Would You Like Some Talk About Race in America With Your Latte?

Starbucks is an immensely successful company at least in part because they appeal to a supposedly hip customer base that’s willing to pay more for a cup of coffee than a gallon of gasoline – because they figure Starbucks is cool and trendy and if they buy their over-priced coffee they must be cool and…

Hillary Clinton and My Crystal Ball

I have looked into my 2016 presidential election crystal ball and what I saw is scary. I saw the so-called mainstream media covering the GOP convention as if it were an anti-abortion rally. And I see them covering Hillary’s campaign like a coronation. Given the way things go with the media, this makes sense. Hillary…