Category Archives: Columns

I Love A Mystery

Sometimes people are surprised to learn that my favorite books are mysteries, many of which are written by Brits. I particularly enjoy those that are leavened with humor, but those are extremely rare. The reason I like the genre is because mysteries tend to be logical and they invariably end well with justice being meted…

Mrs. Obama’s Tall Tales of Racialized Victimhood

Oh, woe is she. In an “exclusive” interview with People magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the “sting” of “racist experiences” that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. My message for America’s Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river. To show how she’s down with The Struggle of post-Ferguson agitators, Mrs. Obama cited…

Obama Throws Fidel a Rope

The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro’s Cuba. In JFK’s metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit. We got back Alan Gross before his Communist jailers killed him, along with an American spy, in exchange for three…

Where Equality is Job None

One fine morning at the offices of Sharpton’s Community Unrest Management, a call comes in from a potential client. She selects option #2, and lands in the headset of a diligent young cubicle-dweller. SCUM: Hello, Protests & Riots Department, James speaking. PC: Hi, my name’s Lori. Do you handle civil rights violations? SCUM: That depends,…

Does Michelle Obama Think Short People Are Racists?

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A few years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest on David Letterman’s show. She told a humorous story that night about a trip she had taken to a Target store. Dressed somewhat in disguise in hopes of avoiding detection and drawing a crowd, she shopped the aisles until one of the other shoppers…

CNN is Desperate …

This just in: CNN is a disgrace. It’s worse than even I thought. On a recent Saturday afternoon, on the broadcast, “CNN Newsroom” the anchors were talking about the demonstrations that followed the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York. After showing video of demonstrations in New…

Pick a Better Country!

The above heading was actually the title of a book written in the 1990s by black conservative Ken Hamblin. He grew up in the most impoverished area of Brooklyn, briefly embraced the Black Panthers, then concluded that the USA, for all its flaws, offers more opportunity than any other nation on earth. Not just to…

What is the Responsibility of a Journalist?

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Last week, I was perusing Twitter when I stumbled across a brief but interesting conversation between two nationally-known news figures. Ron Fournier, National Journal columnist and frequent member of Fox News’ Special Report panel, wrote that he was taping a quote from Marty Kaiser, a newsman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to his…