Category Archives: Columns

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….

Does He See Dead People?


The latest buzz from the enemies of Donald Trump, the theme they seem to have seized upon as their best bet for destroying his presidential candidacy, is that he imagines things. That he is hallucinatory. Trump said the other day that on 9/11 he could see the bodies falling from the Twin Towers while watching…

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…

Will Europe Man Up?

If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown. “In Brussels, fear of attack lingers” was Monday’s headline over The Washington Post’s top story, which read: “Not since Boston came to a…

American Universities Begin to Implode

For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the last few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and…