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Columns

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 12:17:39

Midterm Life Report

"What is the meaning of life?" my middle school daughter asked me recently as we were lying on her bed one evening. After a few minutes of contemplation, knowing that the answer was not about acquisition of money, fame or....

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 12:16:21

Those Super Heroes

I'm going to take the opportunity this week to write a letter of thanks, to our veterans. Our country is blessed to have people who are willing to serve in our military. They enter the service knowing that they might....

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 12:15:37

One Year Countdown

It will take more than a generic Republican candidate to defeat President Obama next year. Repubicans will need a leader that can inspire millions to get involved and take action. Enthusiasm, optimism and passion are called for to make the....

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:14:53

A Time for Choosing Our Rendezvous With Destiny

Today, everyday citizens find ourselves at a crossroads. Abandon the ideals of the American Revolution, or take control of our destiny. The American people are called to action. Every generation must decide if it wants to leave politics to the....

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 12:14:13

America Loses in Most Recent Debate

In the two hours of the Republican debate Tuesday night, more energy was spent in back-and-forth bickering than substantive answers. At times, I put my head down to avoid watching the candidates talk over each other. Due in part to....

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Thursday, October 13th, 2011 12:13:35

Reagan Resoluteness, Too — Not Simply Reagan Recovery

"It's the economy stupid" is the infamous mantra conceived by political consultant James Carville that underscored the main issue driving the 1992 presidential race. A few months later, Bill Clinton replaced George H.W. Bush (41) as president, and it was....

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011 12:12:29

It’s Going to be a Wild Ride

I'm a little bit disappointed that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is not running for the Republican nomination for president. He was sure to inject another round of excitement into the campaign. After many in the media concluding slightly....

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 12:11:48

Needling Politicians Back, the Power of the Pen

Are you frustrated with the American government? If so, then you are not alone. According to Gallup's annual governance survey, you have more company than usual. "A record-high 81 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is....

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 12:10:31

It’s Not Fair!

I'm finally beginning to tackle the playroom in our home. For years, it's been a large space for toys, toys and more toys. Once or twice a year, when toys threaten to take over, the purging begins. The quantity of....

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011 12:09:38

Waiving the Constitution

We are used to flag-waving in this country, but we have moved to Constitution-waving as well. Small reprints often inhabit the jacket pockets of men and pocketbooks of women. My desk holds a 3.5-inch by 5-inch copy of the Declaration....

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