Category Archives: Contributors

“Liars & The Lies They Tell” and “Consequential Kvetching”

If politicians and bureaucrats ever stopped lying for even five minutes, the ensuing silence would make the rest of us think we’d gone deaf. For instance, we’re being told repeatedly that we have nothing to fear from the fellow down in Dallas who, instead of bringing back a souvenir t-shirt reading “I’ve Been to Liberia,…

SHOULD Americans Believe that Ebola isn’t a Threat to Them?

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There was a time when I’d roll my eyes whenever I’d hear the media hype a possible yet highly improbable health epidemic hitting the United States. A few years ago, we were all worried about the H1N1 flu virus (aka the Swine Flu). Before that, it was the feared Bird (Avian) Flu. Remember SARS, the…

Branding Sacred Cows

I confess I’m at a loss when it comes to deciding when it’s okay to brand someone a villain and when it’s not. For instance, it seems to be acceptable for some people to label conservatives, Tea Party members and even white people in general, as good-for-nothings. However, it’s regarded as bad manners, insensitive and…

Can We End the Crazy Diversity Visa Lottery Yet?

Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical providers across the country have warned of a looming public health crisis as communicable diseases spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on open-borders stupid. The Diversity…

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…