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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad,Mad World. The Sequel.

The original was a 1963 comedy with a cast of thousands, among them Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Jonathan Winters. The 2015 version is a terrifying blend of horror and tragedy set in a dozen countries, all of them in various stages of chaos. Syria, Libya, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other nations are reeling and…

Our Truly Fantastic Administration

Yes, fantastic is the proper word. As in the dictionary definition: "Unrealistic and irrational, based on fantasy." What else can you call a White House whose spokesman, Josh Earnest, insisted Tuesday that the administration's track record on ISIS has been an "overall" success. Just two days earlier, ISIS butchers had captured the key Iraqi city…

Our Truly Fantastic Administration

Yes, fantastic is the proper word. As in the dictionary definition: "Unrealistic and irrational, based on fantasy." What else can you call a White House whose spokesman, Josh Earnest, insisted Tuesday that the administration's track record on ISIS has been an "overall" success. Just two days earlier, ISIS butchers had captured the key Iraqi city…

Whither Faith?

A new study is comforting to some, downright alarming to others. Pew Research, the highly-respected polling outfit, questioned tens of thousands of Americans about their religious faith and affiliation. The most striking finding: Christianity is in a steep and secular decline, pardon the pun. Only about 70% of Americans now identify themselves as Christians, a…

Whither Faith?

To borrow from the late Art Linkletter, grownups say the darndest things. Especially liberal grownups during a riot. Or shall we say … an "uprising?" This week in Baltimore was certainly no exception. We witnessed a CNN anchor blame cops who are military veterans and thus "ready to do battle." There was also the attention-hungry…