I have been blessed to have spent quality time in Israel on eight different occasions. It is without a doubt my favorite place in the world, besides my beloved USA. So many of my colleagues have called, Skyped, texted, emailed, or whatever to express their impressions of our president's recent visit.
One can debate whether President Obama delivered hope and change or whether congressional Republicans have delivered fiscal responsibility. but one cannot argue about this: America’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, screwed up big time. There are lessons in Phil’s plight for both parties. Groundhog Phil promised a warm spring [...]
This week, there is a lot of focus on, and exposure for, the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, but will it really matter?Both sides in this debate want an affirmation from the court, but let’s face it folks, the train has not only left the station on same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian rights, it is roaring down the tracks.
One has to either make enough money that income taxes do not matter, find loopholes so one does not have to pay taxes, or become so poor that the government will provide every program and benefit available in the system.
If as has been widely suggested, CPAC 2013 marked a paradigm change, a generational change, a new direction of conservatism, it is possible to speculate that someone who fits the new paradigm could be president in 2016. Among them: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, all of whom starred at the [...]
Anthony Lewis, the greatest legal journalist of our times, has left us. My guess is, as he ascends to heaven, Lewis is putting in a word in upstairs: Would you please inspire President Obama to offer nominees to fill vacant judgeships, inspire Senate Democrats to stand up to filibusters and inspire the Supreme Court to provide equal rights to gays [...]
One of the biggest challenges of the Affordable Care Act is the fact is that it is not affordable. With each passing day more details are revealed in a 2,500 page monstrosity that is a bureaucrat's dream but a patient's nightmare.The cost of insurance per family is supposed to drop significantly but instead has gone up by more than $2,500 per [...]
“At least we’re winning on the Fox evening news ... Dad’s gonna kill me.” — from Richard Thompson’s driving 2007 ballad on the war in IraqAgain and again the apologists, those who have not already escaped retribution to the academy or the “think” tank, make the claim that no one challenged the nefarious triumvirate of Dick Cheney, [...]