Category Archives: Culture

Why the Calls for ‘Justice’ in Ferguson Ring Hollow

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A few months ago, one of this website’s frequent visitors posted a comment under a column about Michael Brown and the nightly protests that were taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. The commenter, whose name is Steve, was convinced that Brown was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson, and he was adamant in his assertion that…

Obamacare Architect: Stupid Americans Let Us Pass the Law

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Soon after President Obama was elected to a second term in office in 2012, I wrote a column for this website entitled, “How Can Obama Respect an Electorate That Would Re-Elect Him?” The piece presented the argument that the majority of the country, at the time, chose not to factor the president’s job performance (during…

The Legend of Mark Uterus

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A few months ago, I wrote a column on this website about the U.S. Senate race in my home state of Colorado. At the time, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall was leading Republican challenger Cory Gardner in all of the polls. My belief was that Udall was headed toward certain victory because of how well the…

The Admirable Loyalty of Robert Downey Jr.

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The other day, I was listening to the radio when I heard an announcer bring up the topic of a new “Iron Man” movie. Being that Iron Man was my absolute favorite superhero when I was a kid (I had at least 50 Iron Man comic books in my collection), along with the fact that…

SHOULD Americans Believe that Ebola isn’t a Threat to Them?

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There was a time when I’d roll my eyes whenever I’d hear the media hype a possible yet highly improbable health epidemic hitting the United States. A few years ago, we were all worried about the H1N1 flu virus (aka the Swine Flu). Before that, it was the feared Bird (Avian) Flu. Remember SARS, the…

What are students learning in schools these days?

Well, in my opinion, at George Washington University, not much.  A few weeks ago, the Young America’s Foundation, interviewed some students there, and the video shows the results.  Only 6 out of 30 students knew that we’d be commemorating 9/11 the following week. How could any 18-22 year old NOT know about 9/11?  My 6-year old grand nephew’s Catholic School class…

Terrorists Get to Air Grievances — at an Icon of American Culture

On October 7, 1985 four terrorists from the Palestinian Liberation Front hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt. They held the passengers and crew hostage and demanded the release of 50 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. They also wanted the Syrian government to let them dock at the port of Tartus….

Did Trickle-down Complacency Lead to the White House Breach?

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Last week, there was a troubling incident at the White House when a man with a knife (later identified as Omar J. Gonzalez) climbed the fence and actually made his way inside the presidential residence before he was apprehended by the Secret Service. The news generated a plethora of jokes from late-night comedians and people…