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Random thoughts on passing scene

October 3, 2014 What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. more »»

Jobs and marriage go together

October 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — When I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are... more »»

Losing the war on drugs

October 2, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

It’s better now

October 2, 2014 Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It’s natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn’t. more »»

Who are you calling the party of the rich?

October 2, 2014 The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard realit. more »»

Barack Obama, outside agitator

October 2, 2014 In his U.N. more »»

Intelligence lapses are a real crisis

October 1, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew:?Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

How bee deaths will actually make your life worse

October 1, 2014 As fans nationwide, myself included, are salivating — excuse me — celebrating National Honey Month this September, we are reminded and encouraged to pay homage to our favorite pollinator, the... more »»

Democrats should be nicer to the South

October 1, 2014 MOBILE, Ala. more »»

Will the West defend itself?

October 1, 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a... more »»

Base is a key to peace

September 30, 2014 Minot Air Force Base and the nuclear weapons it controls may be the key to a peaceful future around the globe. more »»

Battle royal in Iowa

September 30, 2014 URBANDALE, Iowa — The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called... more »»

Debates about war protocol hamstring our defense efforts

September 30, 2014 Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can’t stop laughing. more »»

What’s really going on in Colorado schools

September 30, 2014 There’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colo., school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headline. more »»

Freedom of speech is freedom

September 29, 2014 Over the last few weeks, we have received several calls and visits from people upset that a 6-year-old boy in New Town refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance in clas. more »»

Two anti-choice parties

September 29, 2014 Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want. more »»

The incredibly insipid War on Women 2.0

September 29, 2014 The “war on women” is back, and more tendentious than ever. more »»

Opening a basket of snakes

September 29, 2014 “Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. “War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision.” So said Gen. more »»

Lemonade stand for grownups

September 28, 2014 Often it’s the little things people do that make us proud of our communities, not just the pretty parks and other niceties such as fitness paths, which are usually provided by city or county... more »»

MSU, Minot a great match

September 28, 2014 This weekend my move to Minot will become official. more »»

 
 
 

 

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