Category Archives: Columns

Revenge of the Spies

The intelligence community is not amused. Last week President Obama explicitly blamed faulty intel for his failure to act more quickly against ISIS. As the president told '60 Minutes,' Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admits that "they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria." Mr. Obama has an interesting way with pronouns. When…

“Jumping the Fence” and “Clarity About Charity”

Recently, Omar Gonzalez and Kevin Carr were arrested for hopping over the White House fence. Gonzalez made it all the way inside, proving that Ronald Kessler wasn’t just whistling Dixie when he wrote in “The First Family Detail” about all the corners the Secret Service has been cutting over the past several years, just so…

Pesky Questions About Those AWOL Afghans

So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White…

What the Arab World Produces

At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development. According to the most recent…

Religion & Other Taboo Topics

I recently heard from a woman whose late son had been gay, but had nevertheless been a conservative and had tried to persuade his gay friends not to vote for Obama. I commended her for raising a son who obviously thought for himself. I also let her know that I realized that not every homosexual…

What are students learning in schools these days?

Well, in my opinion, at George Washington University, not much.  A few weeks ago, the Young America’s Foundation, interviewed some students there, and the video shows the results.  Only 6 out of 30 students knew that we’d be commemorating 9/11 the following week. How could any 18-22 year old NOT know about 9/11?  My 6-year old grand nephew’s Catholic School class…

Terrorists Get to Air Grievances — at an Icon of American Culture

On October 7, 1985 four terrorists from the Palestinian Liberation Front hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt. They held the passengers and crew hostage and demanded the release of 50 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. They also wanted the Syrian government to let them dock at the port of Tartus….

Hoaxers, Hucksters & Hooey

I don’t know if you’re aware of it, and until I checked it out I certainly wasn’t, but 17 states are represented by one Democrat and one Republican in the U.S. Senate. How can that be? How is it that in a nation as divided as America is today, that a third of the states…