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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?
September 28, 2014 On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deplo. more »»
The mistakes of the past are back
September 28, 2014 What if the American invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction? What if whatever weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein once had were sold to him in the 1980s by... more »»
Cancel Jon Stewart’s unethical ‘Daily Show’
September 28, 2014 The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004, appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, “It’s hurting Americ. more »»
What ‘war on women’?
September 27, 2014 Last Friday, the White House announced its “It’s On Us” initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. more »»