Trump vs the Radical Left

Trump is undoubtedly a divisive figure.  He fights back viciously against his political opponents, and he can be very unpleasant.  But who is the greater divider?  I contend that it is the radical left.   They are merciless in their attacks against the President, and they resort to any means, fair or foul, to destroy him.  […]

Anonymous Slander

Last week there was considerable journalistic and political furor over a article in The Atlantic magazine claiming that President Trump had referred to our nations fallen heroes as “suckers and losers.” The story was written by Chief Editor Jeffrey Goldberg and was said to be based on several anonymous sources.  The article provoked a strong […]

Brazen Defiance?

Washington Post reporter Don Balz stated that the recent Republican Convention “stands out for its brazen defiance of the facts.” Reports from other liberal news outlets echoed the same refrain.  They saw truth being forsaken in the interest of reelecting Trump. I believe Balz and his fellow reporters must have been watching another convention than […]

A Man For the Times

When the race for the Republican presidential nomination progressed in 2015-16, my initial favorites were Joh Kasich of Ohio and Mario Rubio of Florida.  I was familiar with Kasich because of his untiring efforts to bring Federal spending under control in the late 1990s.  He had impressed me with his fiscal expertise, and that was […]

A Gentleman and a Gangster

Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister from 1937 until May 1940, has a poor reputation among most historians.  After all, it was Chamberlain who returned from Munich in October 1938 after a disastrous deal with Hitler and proclaimed “Peace in our time.” The problem for Chamberlain was that he was a gentleman dealing with a gangster.  […]

The Lines are Drawn

The lines are drawn in the Presidential election.  It will be Biden and Harris vs Trump and Pence. There is a sharp contrast. Neither side appears to have a distinct advantage over the other.  Biden seems to be somewhat cognitively impaired, but he was never the brightest of the bright.  Nevertheless, his nomination acceptance speech […]

Suburban Utopia

One of the chief distinctions between Democrat and Republican lawmakers is their different attitudes about the proper role of the central government.  Most Democrats seem to believe that all wisdom emanates from Washington and tend to distrust state and local governments. On the other side, many Republicans believe that necessary governmental functions are often best […]

Do You Know Joe?

On numerous occasions I have criticized President Donald Trump.  He has many personal faults and sometimes does things that deeply disturb me.  He is also a terrible communicator. However, as I have also pointed out, I generally approve his agenda, and I am somewhat amazed by his energy and accomplishments in the face of unrelenting […]

Will the Truth Come Out?

In this post I copy a recent WND op-ed by Lt. Col. James Zumwalt, USMC (Ret).  I usually do not quote other writers to this extent, but I believe that Zumwalt provides a succinct and cogent description of some of the major political events that produced headlines over the past few years.  His viewpoint is […]

Lord, Help Us!

Recently, highly respected General Mattis made some critical remarks about his former boss, President Trump. Unfortunately, Trump could not simply shake these criticisms off. After all, if he gets out of bed he will be criticized. In reply to Mattis, Trump resorted to his usual method of hurling a few mean barbs in the general’s […]