Category Archives: Columns

A Mideast Game of Thrones

As President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is compared to Richard Nixon’s opening to China, Bibi Netanyahu must know how Chiang Kai-shek felt as he watched his old friend Nixon toasting Mao in Peking. The Iran nuclear deal is not on the same geostrategic level. Yet both moves, seen as betrayals by old U.S. allies,…

1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different

We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil’s existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil. That is what…

Journo Apologizes to the President for an ‘Ungrateful Nation’

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Dear Mr. President, The problem isn’t you. It’s them, the American people. They just don’t understand how utterly magnificent you are. They don’t realize how undeservedly lucky they are to have you as their president. They should be lavishing you with endless praise, not questioning your impeccable judgement, criticizing your glorious policies, and soiling your…

The GOP’s Iran Dilemma

From first reactions, it appears that Hill Republicans will be near unanimous in voting a resolution of rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. They will then vote to override President Obama’s veto of their resolution. And if the GOP fails there, Gov. Scott Walker says his first act as president would be to kill the…

Planned Parenthood, Cut the Cord!

You have probably seen the newly-released undercover video involving Planned Parenthood. Any humane citizen, anti-abortion or not, has to be sickened by the conversation. The video shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical research, discussing the sale of fetal body parts. Between sips of red wine, she breezily talks about crushing an…