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Pondering spiritual decay

January 20, 2016 Recently, as I was working at my camp, a dead tree in the woods snapped and fell to the ground. more »»

Too big to fail: The sequel?

January 19, 2016 Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. more »»

Dangerous job to be ambassador

January 16, 2016 When Thomas E. McNamara arrived in Colombia as U.S. ambassador in 1988, he encountered a hit list issued by narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar. “I was No. 1,” he recalls. more »»

Clinton: Slip slidin’ away again

January 15, 2016 “Slip slidin’ away Slip slidin’ away You know the nearer your destination The more you’re slip slidin’ away.” —Paul Simon It’s happening again. more »»

Solutions to poverty, not political posing

January 13, 2016 In sports, if a game plan is not working, the coach changes it. In medicine, if a course of treatment does not cure a disease, doctors try a different approach. In government, failure means nothing. more »»

Democrats can’t ignore illegal immigration issue

January 12, 2016 As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump’s storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voter. more »»

Six take ‘Problem Solvers promise’

January 12, 2016 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six presidential hopefuls have found some common ground on the nation’s future, according to a bipartisan group created to bridge the divide between Republicans. more »»

Effects of private money for research

January 9, 2016 As a select few accumulate massive fortunes, two schools of thought vie on how to funnel some of that money toward the public good. more »»

Out of (gun) control

January 8, 2016 By Cal Thomas I’m still waiting; waiting for someone to show me how laws stop a person intent on breaking them. more »»

California thrives with taxes, rules

January 6, 2016 In the mythology of the right, California must fail. Its high taxes, strict environmental rules and thick book of regulations are all ingredients in the conservative recipe for economic meltdown. more »»

Melting pot effect clear on ‘Finding Your Roots’

January 5, 2016 Ever since the miniseries “Roots” was shown on ABC in 1977, Americans have demonstrated a keen interest in finding out more about where they came from and the names and circumstances of their... more »»

Media needs to be aware of its failings

December 31, 2015 Taking stock is a tradition observed by Jews at Yom Kippur and others who examine their lives at the end of a year and vow to improve in the new year. more »»

Trump: Bill Clinton fair game for criticism

December 31, 2015 By JILL COLVIN and KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON— Donald Trump is reviving memories of Bill Clinton’s affair with a White House intern and his turbulent interactions with black voters durin... more »»

‘Bond predators’ want Puerto Rican bailout

December 30, 2015 Puerto Rico is sinking in $73 billion of debt. Mired in a long-running depression, the U.S. territory has already cut essential services to bare bones. more »»

The sum of all fears regarding immigration

December 29, 2015 President Obama and members of his administration assure us we have nothing to fear when it comes to terrorism. more »»

Activists predict abortion will be a hot issue in campaigns

December 28, 2015 NEW YORK— With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the... more »»

My apology for 2015 goes to Bernie Sanders

December 24, 2015 Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox. I have never apologized for two reasons: The usual one is I’m not sorry. more »»

Republicans on budget surrender to ‘dark side’

December 23, 2015 Since nearly everyone else seems to be employing “Star Wars” metaphors these days, permit me to use some of my ow. more »»

Regime change debate creates unusual alliances

December 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — America’s 2016 presidential candidates are split on promoting regime change in the Middle East but not along the usual party lines. more »»

Cruz’s stance on NSA ignores terrorism threat

December 21, 2015 Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a “credible” threat. more »»



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