Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

My son's freedom

Over Independence Day weekend, my 8-year-old son and I visited my sister’s lake house in eastern Tennessee. Among their toys is a Sea-Doo, a fancy version of what we used to call a jet ski, and truly one of the most thrilling rides you’ll ever have.… more »

Extortion Won’t Finance Trump’s Wall

On Tuesday, in an unsuccessful last ditch effort to revive his flagging hopes in the Wisconsin primary election, Donald Trump posted to his website a plan to “compel Mexico to pay for the wall.” The heart of the plan is to threaten to amend federal… more »

Madam Secretary vs Madam Secretary

More people watched a TV drama than the Democratic debate on Sunday, and please don't tell me the debate was a drama... more »

My 2016 Predictions

Please check out my op-ed for the Denver Post with some predictions for 2016: Here's the one prediction they cut out of my article: Elsewhere, New Jersey Governor Chris… more »

Politico’s Friday Fabrications

What a Friday that was: Ben Carson showed emotion when pushing back against a desperately dirt-digging media — dirt-digging against Republicans, that is; George Will remained equanimous in the face of a verbal assault from Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly;… more »

Barack Obama, Stand-up Comic

The latest example of President Obama’s defining character traits — supercilious narcissism blended with hyper-partisanship — came in a Monday night performance at DNC fundraising event in New York during which he skewered Republican presidential… more »

My thoughts on the CNBC GOP Debate more »

Boehner's Backroom Budget

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) . wanted to know how presumptive Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) . “feels about the process” used to negotiate the budget deal reached late Monday by current Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ., Senate Majority Leader… more »

The Irrefutable Case for Paul Ryan

(UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the Freedom Caucus announced that a “supermajority” of its members support Paul Ryan for Speaker. While they did not reach the 80 percent threshold of the caucus members needed to issue a formal endorsement, this is, as… more »

Stand for Something

When Hillary Clinton faces Trey Gowdy and the “Benghazi Committee” on Thursday to discuss her “private e-mail server” and the deaths of four Americans in Libya after her State Department refused requests for additional security, she will likely repeat… more »
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