Category Archives: Columns

“The Great Comeuppance Day” and “Dear Chairman Rogers…..”

In times gone by, people, especially those in small towns, would say about those in their midst who were best described as arrogant and narcissistic that they were riding for a fall. The local citizenry would long for the day the spoiled brats would get their comeuppance. Although the term has gone out of favor,…

The Presumption of Racism Has Stunted America’s Growth

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When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, I was not a happy camper. The thought of a liberal ideologue with no leadership experience (but grand dreams of “fundamentally transforming” the country) sitting in the Oval Office wasn’t at all appealing to a right-leaning fellow like me. Still, I did see a silver lining in…

Obama’s Scandal-Tainted BCGB (Best Chicago Golfing Buddy)

In his “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior,” George Washington offered this sage advice: “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Too bad President Obama and his best Chicago golfing buddy (BCGB), Dr. Eric Whitaker, didn’t heed our Founding…

Racist Cops — or Liberal Slander?

We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. Thursday night, thousands of “protesters” disrupted the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, conducted a “lie-in” in Grand Central, blocked Times…

And Nothing but the Truth

The truth is supposed to matter. We've all had that drilled into us since we were tykes, it's what we tell our own children and grandchildren. But in 2014 America the truth is getting pummeled on a daily basis. We just endured an ugly episode that severely damaged race relations and still has America on…

Obama Outlaws The Constitution

According to polls, even Hispanics oppose Obama’s latest power grab. In the meantime, Hispanic members of Congress, not to be confused with people who actually believe in the Constitution, try to provide cover for his criminal actions. They do this by pretending that Reagan and Bush did the exact same thing, ignoring the fact that…

About My Letter to the NY Times …

On Thanksgiving morning the New York Times ran a page one story under this headline: “Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown” The Times acknowledges that,“ To many experts, Officer [Darren] Wilson’s actions in the confrontation with Mr. Brown — as he described them to the grand jury — were within…

Nothing on Terry Bean

If real estate mogul and deep-pocketed White House donor Terry Bean were a Republican, he’d be a household name by now. Bean’s face would be splashed all over the covers of grocery-stand newsweeklies. The garrulous hostesses of ABC’s “The View” would be haranguing the GOP to return his campaign contributions. Child-welfare advocates would be demanding…