Category Archives: Political Opinion

Is the European Union Dying?

As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a “United States of Europe” was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe’s example. There will be a North American Union of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and a Latin…

I’m Hillary, and I’ll Be Your Server

The headline above this column may be flip, but forget the "server" pun and follow the metaphor. Hillary Clinton, in her Tuesday press conference, basically played the role of a surly waiter telling us exactly what we'll be permitted to digest. We are to take whatever scraps she deigns to give us, and we will…

Hillary Clinton and My Crystal Ball

I have looked into my 2016 presidential election crystal ball and what I saw is scary. I saw the so-called mainstream media covering the GOP convention as if it were an anti-abortion rally. And I see them covering Hillary’s campaign like a coronation. Given the way things go with the media, this makes sense. Hillary…

How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

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I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even…

Why Do American Networks Interview Tyrants?

Twelve years ago, almost to the day, CBS News sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to broadcast an interview with Iraq’s tyrant, Saddam Hussein. I wrote at that time: “Other than the lengths to which Dan Rather went to be obsequious to a tyrant, Americans learned nothing from his interview with Saddam Hussein.” “If one is…