Category Archives: Culture

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…

Careful About What You Say: The Speech Police Are Listening

You may have heard about the radio play-by-play man for the San Francisco 49ers who got into trouble for saying things you’re apparently not allowed to say. The broadcaster, Ted Robinson, was a guest on a radio show and uttered these words about football player Ray Rice’s then fiancée (and now wife), who by now…

Ninth Circuit’s Decision About the Flag – Rule of Law or Mob Rule?

The uber-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed with a lower district court and three appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The Ninth Circuit denied an en banc hearing on the matter and ordered no further petitions will be permitted.  (Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District.) I will go…