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Wacko birds nesting in U.S. Senate

March 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican... more »»

Spending, taxes must be limited

March 26, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

The sun is rising on solar panels, and there’s no fighting it

March 26, 2015 On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun. Guess what happened one recent morning when the sun went into eclipse. Nothing. Or close to nothing. more »»

What’s gone wrong with democracy?

March 26, 2015 The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy ... more »»

Simple solutions for complex problems

March 26, 2015 Our fast moving society demands simple solutions for complex problems. Even if they are wrong, fast poor solutions, given the proper spin, are accepted more quickly than good thoughtful answers. more »»

We will protect our own

March 25, 2015 When word broke over the weekend that ISIS was trying to hit America at its core — by targeting our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines — it hit real close to home. more »»

Don’t ban vaping in name of ‘public health’

March 25, 2015 Heading into the 2015 legislative session it was clear that vaping products, or e-cigarettes to use a term proponents of the new products hate, were going to get some new regulations to live by. more »»

Does Starbucks want an honest conversation?

March 25, 2015 Starbucks is hoping to lead a national conversation about race. more »»

What ally would survive a cost-benefit analysis?

March 25, 2015 In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told. more »»

‘Openness’ nothing to brag about

March 24, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Laughter, still pretty good medicine

March 24, 2015 ‘’There are three things which are real,” said John F. Kennedy, “God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third. more »»

Coffee, tea or a frank discussion on race for you?

March 24, 2015 Starbucks is easy to make fun of on its best days, what with the pretentious names for everyday items, never mind the ridiculously high prices for those same everyday items. more »»

Social inequality’s deepening roots

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. more »»

Trust times 30,000

March 19, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust her. more »»

Continue the charade?

March 19, 2015 The furor over a Muslim prayer on Ash Wednesday in the North Dakota House of Representatives reflected an American tradition rooted in our history since Plymouth Rock in 1619. more »»

Two warnings

March 19, 2015 When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, it was the third time he had done so. more »»

Bush not ideal ‘change’ candidate

March 19, 2015 Let us now make the case for Jeb skepticism. Jeb Bush is a fine man. He’s a conservative. He was a highly effective conservative governor. He would probably make a fine presiden. more »»

Working withdrawal timetable

March 18, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

Gender politics no simple matter

March 18, 2015 Carly Fiorina has evidently hired herself as hit woman going after Hillary Clinton and her likely run for president. more »»

Help me sleep better at night

March 18, 2015 At times the business of governing can seem like a zany affair. The theatrics can be wacky, and the cast of characters more like caricatures than level-headed political leaders. more »»



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