Category Archives: Contributors

Prelutsky Vs. Gallup

I’m wondering if I should become a professional pollster. For one thing, it must pay quite well, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many people doing it. For another, whereas I trust my results, I’m not so sure about those other guys because they tend to be paid by people with a vested interest in the…

Obamacare’s Annus Horribilis

There’s no candy coating the truth: Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare — taxpayers, health care consumers, health care providers, employers and employees — have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let’s start with premiums. President Candy Land promised that he’d “lower…

The Fox News Christmas Dinner Conversation

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Every year on Christmas Eve, after an early church service, my family heads over to a local restaurant for dinner with some friends and their families. It’s an event we always look forward to, and this year was no exception. After appetizers were placed on our table, and many of us were engaged in separate…

Hollywood Plays with Fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne. Bismarck edited the report to make it appear the Frenchman had insulted the king, and that Wilhelm rudely dismissed him. The Ems…

The Greatest Days of Your Life

In my fifth and final column on the greatest guide ever devised for a good world — the Ten Commandments — I offer my readers what may well be the best single thing you can do — that you are probably not doing now — to improve the quality of your life, your family’s life…

I’ve Got Their Numbers

I began going to movies when I was about four years old. I still recall that two of the first ones I ever saw back in Chicago were an Abbott & Costello comedy and a pirate movie involving galley slaves. That was 70 years ago, and although my love affair with the movies didn’t have…

“If I Were Emperor” and “A Bush League Candidate”

For several years, Barack Obama insisted that he didn’t have the constitutional authority to change our immigration laws. No matter how Hispanics put the question to him, his answer was always the same. He kept pointing out he was the president, not the emperor. Then one morning he woke up, discovered an ermine robe hanging…

His Dishonor, The Mayor

Remember when Rudy Giuliani was dubbed "America's Mayor," a salute to his actions in the days and weeks following the attacks of 9/11? Well, New York City is now led by a man who is absolutely unworthy of that office. That was made crystal clear last summer when Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a City…