Tag Archive: Polarization of America

Are We Really the UNITED States of America Anymore?

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that liberals are blaming President George W. Bush for the chaos that is tearing Iraq apart while conservatives are blaming President Barack Obama, who they say inherited a fledgling democracy and did nothing while the country slid into a religious civil war. They’re both right. President Bush started the fire by…

We’re as Mad as Hell … and You Know the Rest

Dick Metcalf was “one of the country’s pre-eminent gun journalists,” as a page one story in the New York Times described him.  He wrote the feature column for Guns & Ammo, the popular magazine for gun enthusiasts. He also did a television show. Not long ago Metcalf wrote a column under the headline, “Let’s Talk…

Memo to Obama: Sooner or Later Reality Matters

Senator Tom Coburn, the Republican from Oklahoma who has more sense than most of his colleagues in Washington, has a guest column in the Wall Street Journal running under the headline, “The Year Washington Fled Reality.” Here’s his first sentence:  “The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington…