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Trump fans inoculated against truth

March 4, 2016 By now it’s obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn’t vote for him only confirms their convictions. more »»

Sports metaphors in campaign show

March 4, 2016 Immediately after the combative Republican debate in Houston, Donald Trump, frontrunner for the 2016 GOP nomination, sought to dismiss Florida Sen. more »»

Fearing change, politicians regulate

March 3, 2016 Government pretends it’s the cause of progress. Then it strangles innovation. Government understands new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. more »»

Obama black after racist oppression

March 2, 2016 Today’s column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson. He shouldn’t need what follows but obviously does. more »»

Biden skirts question of Supreme Court vacancy

March 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — In a television interview the other night, Vice President Joe Biden was asked point-blank whether, if President Obama asked him to accept nomination to the Supreme Court to fill the... more »»

Media helped create Trumpenstein

March 1, 2016 Let us review. Donald Trump on former prisoner of war John McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured. more »»

‘Itching ears’ of Trump’s unquestioning followers

March 1, 2016 Since religious language has again infected this unpredictable and turbulent political season, here is a verse that could describe the followers of Donald Trump. more »»

Rubio-Cruz ticket might stop Trump

February 29, 2016 As things stand, Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. That’s awful news, and depressing to contemplate. But terrible possibilities don’t become less terrible if we refuse to contemplate the. more »»

Frontal assault needed to unmask con man

February 29, 2016 Does the Republican field have the sense to change tactics when the very nature of the party and country are at stake? Ted Cruz, who bears some responsibility for the rise of Trump, keeps aiming his... more »»

More texting drivers causing more carnage on roads

February 27, 2016 We all realize texting and driving is now against the law, but how much has that changed your habits? I’m pretty sure no one would want a $225 ticket, but what should the real deterrent be? Maybe I... more »»

Campaign marks end of establishment

February 27, 2016 Step back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurred. more »»

Trump’s rivals must make case for themselves

February 27, 2016 Does Donald Trump's big win in the Nevada caucuses mean he's the inevitable Republican nominee? He has made himself the favorite and could sew up the nomination with the first winner-take-all... more »»

Fabricated fight between Pope, Trump

February 26, 2016 COLUMBIA, S.C. — The popular wisdom that opposites attract is true in both romance and politics. more »»

In end, lifelong racist repented, received forgiveness

February 26, 2016 David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute — which champions individual liberty, limited government, peace and free markets — has been outspoken in his criticism of 2016 Republican front-runner... more »»

Favored films expose government

February 25, 2016 According to, Jennifer Lawrence probably won’t win best actress at the Oscars Sunday. more »»

Why keep paying McConnell?

February 25, 2016 Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right-wingers on the Supreme Court is dead. But he can’t be any more brain-dead than Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the U.S. Senat. more »»

Don’t-Want-To-Be United States

February 24, 2016 “Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold.” — William Butler Yeats And so this is the presidential campaign of 2016. If it were a movie, it would be pornography. more »»

Two presidents double team Trump’s candidacy

February 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — While the White House aspirants in both parties struggle to figure out what to do about Donald Trump, two living presidents, Republican George W. more »»

Millennials are basically us back when

February 23, 2016 What are millennials thinking? Every year, Beloit College offers a glimpse with its “mindset list,” which offers dozens of single-sentence declarations to reflect the current state of the familiar... more »»

Let people decide Antonin Scalia’s successor

February 23, 2016 Few people in modern history have fulfilled their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution” more than the late Justice Antonin Scali. more »»



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