Category Archives: Columns

What Would Ike Do?

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told. How far we have fallen from the America of Ike and John Foster Dulles has been on painful display this March. An…

Conservative Ugliness on Homosexuality

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Back in 2012, in the run-up to the November election, I decided it was time for me to get more politically active than I had been in the past. With the economic recovery a joke, the national debt and the size of government exploding, our relevance on the world stage dwindling, and a president who…

Those Three Little Words

"I was wrong." Those three words are not easy for most of us to say; for some people it's just about impossible. But Jonathan Capehart, a very liberal Washington Post columnist, is an exception to that rule. Capehart, who initially presumed Michael Brown was trying to surrender in Ferguson, now admits that the entire "Hands…

Would You Like Some Talk About Race in America With Your Latte?

Starbucks is an immensely successful company at least in part because they appeal to a supposedly hip customer base that’s willing to pay more for a cup of coffee than a gallon of gasoline – because they figure Starbucks is cool and trendy and if they buy their over-priced coffee they must be cool and…

Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Associated Students Council of UCI passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any nation in the office lobby….