I’m Sick of People Using License Plates as Billboards

The ACLU is asking me to write my Florida legislators about a proposal to issue a license plate that proclaims the driver’s Christianity (photo at right). The organization sees this as a blatant assault on the Constitutional separation of Church and State. And before you start haranguing me about the United States being a Christian […]
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Benefits from “the First 100 Days” That May Get Overlooked

You are going to hear a lot today about the new President’s first 100 days in office. Most of it will be “spin.” Political supporters will twist the facts to make him out a hero, while opponents will twist (and where necessary invent) facts to portray him as a villain. But you might not hear […]
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Picking the Wrong Side in the Struggle Between Good and Evil

Most credible philosophies posit a struggle between Good and Evil, and urge Mankind to choose the Good side. But as I observe the reshaping of the Republican Party following its shellacking in two successive American elections, I am shocked to find that the party’s leaders are lining up – issue after issue – on the […]
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Meanwhile, Back in the Real World, Life Goes On…

Trying to keep up with the news, as some of us do, you could get depressed. Just as you thought it couldn’t get any worse, ta-daah! Not content with making mischief in Afghanistan, Taliban terrorists are swarming all over Pakistan, threatening to take over the country – and its nuclear arms. North Korea is firing […]
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Grade Obama’s First Hundred Days? Are They Kidding?

I was astounded to hear CNN “talking heads” announce that they are inviting me (and their other viewers) to “grade” President Obama’s first hundred days in office. The absurdity of the suggestion left me speechless – at first (I don’t stay speechless for long). Now, I have found my voice. I want to rage at […]
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Now, Media Conservatives Are Making Fun of Torture

I am indebted to Karl Frisch, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, for enduring the diatribes that pass for conservative commentary in order to keep the rest of us informed. I cannot bring myself to listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, G. Gordon Liddy and Mike Huckabee. As Dick Cheney […]
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What’s Going on at AP, Anyway? It Seems Biased to Me

The Associated Press was set up by a group of American newspapers 160 years ago as a way to exchange news. As it grew, it provided eyes and ears in faraway places, sparing member publications the expense of maintaining bureaus of their own. But the agency has changed over the years. I have often heard […]
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Just a Treat for the Eyes: Jamaican Beauty Queens

A couple of blogs ago, I ran photos of Miss USA and the runner-up in the controversial Miss Universe pageant that was held in Las Vegas recently. Controversial because media reports said the runner-up’s response to a question about same-sex marriage lost her the crown. I won’t repeat the details; you can scroll down to […]
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The Cuban Trade Embargo Makes Absolutely No Sense

President Obama should immediately end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. It makes no economic or political sense. Indeed, I am surprised that he is hesitant about making such an obviously popular move. He has already gone part of the way by removing restrictions on family travel and money transfers to their homeland by Cubans […]
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Being Homosexual Doesn’t Give You the Right to be Offensive

I believe we should live and let live, that your private life is private and not subject to my approval or disapproval. I believe you should be able to marry anyone you love regardless of gender. But I do not believe you have the right to force your preferences on me. I am referring to […]
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