Category Archives: Political Opinion

Now the Turks Are All In

All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America’s most reliable allies. After World War II, when Stalin encroached upon Turkey and Greece, Harry Truman came to the rescue. Turkey reciprocated by sending thousands of troops to fight alongside our GIs in Korea. Turkey joined NATO and let the U.S. station Jupiter missiles in…

The Guy Who Gives Egomania a Bad Name — Starts with T

In May, I wrote a brilliant column in this space about Donald Trump that began with this: “Donald Trump says he’ll tell us soon if he plans to run for president. I’ll tell you now: He won’t. The boy has cried wolf once too often.” I was wrong. Obviously! Then I figured, given his annoying…

Could Trump Win?

The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. Sanders’ candidacy can trace it roots back to the 19th-century populist party of Mary Elizabeth Lease who declaimed: “Wall Street owns the country. It…

The Left’s Contempt for America: Left-Right Differences, Part VI

This past week, one of the greatest differences between the Left and Right — both around the world and in America — once again came to light: how each views America. Every year for the past 67 years, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner has been the major fundraising event for the Connecticut State Democratic Party. Not anymore….

Would Hillary Have Owned Slaves?

My American History professor had a favorite expression: “Every age defines itself for itself.” Now that I am fully grown up, I find his wording less than felicitous, but nobody had any trouble understanding what he meant. He was saying that it is improper, and in fact futile, for later generations to impose the morals…