Category Archives: Political Opinion

When Is a Crime Committed in the Name of Allah Not About Islam?

Politicians say dopey things all the time, but every now and then one of them says something so downright dim-witted that you have to stop and take notice. Nancy Pelosi, of course, is such an example. When she said that Congress would have to pass ObamaCare so we could find out what’s in it, I…

Misstatement Of The Union

The USA and the world are generally pretty swell right now. Don't believe it? Then you didn't listen closely to President Obama's final State of the Union address this week. The commander-in-chief assured us that the economy is purring, the United States is more powerful than ever, and the people should be content. It makes…

Obama Never Tried to Bridge the Divide

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Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In it, he expressed personal discontent with the years of national polarization that have accompanied his tenure in office. He admitted that the situation is worse now than how he’d found it back 2008. “It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency…

What Bernie & The Donald Portend

Three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, and clarity emerges. Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, is in trouble. Polls show her slightly ahead of Socialist Bernie Sanders in Iowa, but narrowly behind in New Hampshire. And the weekend brought new revelations about yet more classified and secret documents sent over her private email server…

Can the Republican Party Survive?

Every four years we get the same alert: “This is the most important presidential election in our lifetime.” The message is clear, if not spoken in so many words: Get out and vote because if you don’t and the wrong candidate wins … America is doomed! Of course, it never quite works out that way….