Category Archives: Political Opinion

Senator, “Do You Have a Personal Animosity Against Gay Americans?”

A reporter in Texas recently asked GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz this question: “Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?” Why would a reporter ask a Republican, running for president, such a question? I don’t know the reporter so I can’t say with certainty, but it wouldn’t shock me if he were…

Warren Buffett Reversal: Rich Not to Blame for Inequality

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One of President Obama’s most effective political allies during his 2012 re-election run was Warren Buffett, the ultra-successful CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most respected economic minds in the country. You might recall after all that Buffett, who had previously kept himself out of the political fray (for the most part), received…

What the Fall of Ramadi Means

The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy. When President Obama declared that we shall “degrade and defeat” the Islamic State, he willed the ends, but not the means….

Our Truly Fantastic Administration

Yes, fantastic is the proper word. As in the dictionary definition: "Unrealistic and irrational, based on fantasy." What else can you call a White House whose spokesman, Josh Earnest, insisted Tuesday that the administration's track record on ISIS has been an "overall" success. Just two days earlier, ISIS butchers had captured the key Iraqi city…

Is It Really All Our Fault?

As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. Last Monday’s lead editorial began: “Here we go again. In the 1990s Pat Buchanan launched a civil war within the Republican Party on a platform…