Yo ‘heart’ el papa
September 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — “Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid,” my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people’s parking skills on our beloved Olive... more »»
No longer a nation of laws
September 28, 2015 “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own laws,” The Associated Press emphasized in a story earlier this week. more »»
Ben Carson’s warning
September 28, 2015 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. more »»
Government: here to help!
September 28, 2015 Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it’s a trick. more »»
Obamacare after Obama
September 27, 2015 The morning of the recent Republican debate, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the number of uninsured Americans in 2014 had dropped by about 9 million from the year before. more »»
U.S. and Catholicism in crisis
September 27, 2015 During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. more »»
Strategy of mutiny
September 26, 2015 Unemployment reports for August were released last week. Once again, our corporate home state of West Virginia has the highest rate of joblessness in the country — and that rate went up, from 7. more »»
Is the pope a false prophet?
September 26, 2015 Congressman Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has invited me to the House of Representatives to watch Pope Francis address a joint session of Congress. more »»
Trust but verify
September 25, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»
Do Republicans care about winning?
September 25, 2015 The question dogs any woman who writes about politics: “Don’t you want to see the first woman elected president of the United States?” The unstated premise, always obvious, is that you are some sor... more »»
Make sure to get your flu vaccine
September 24, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chance. more »»
Downsize the city council
September 24, 2015 Here’s an ugly truth: The City of Minot has 14 members of the city council, and just four of them faced competitive elections to win those offices. Think about that for a moment. more »»