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The Death of “See Something, Say Something”‏


Less than 24 hours after the shooting in San Bernardino, California had come to an end, a few things were pretty clear: In an act of terrorism, two radical Muslims murdered 14 people, injured nearly two dozen others, and were well-equipped to carry out even more violence. As is typically the case in the immediate…

A Childhood Memory to Be Thankful For


Note: This column originally ran in my local paper, the Greeley Tribune, back in November of 2013. I’m asked about it from time to time, so I figured I’d re-post it here, in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Enjoy! The old proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” is a bit controversial these days….

The Democratic Party’s Stereotyping of Muslims


Here’s a question for you: If one person speaks out against “radical Islam,” and another person insists that the first person’s condemnation be taken in the context of all Muslims, which of those two people is stereotyping Muslims? If your answer is the second person, it’s probably because you noticed that the first person is…

Campaign 2016: The Return of Lt. Frank Drebin


This morning, something utterly shocking and disheartening happened. I was perusing Twitter when I came upon a political tweet left by uber-liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes that I actually (I’m sorry to say) agreed with. Scary, huh? Beyond just agreeing with what he said, I even felt the point he made was fairly astute: Trump…

Donald Trump and His Engineered Crazy Train


“I believe it is easier for people to survive on this train if they have some level of insanity… You need to maintain a proper balance of anxiety and fear and chaos and horror in order to keep life going. And if we don’t have that, we need to invent it.” ~Minister Wilford The above…