So much in the news this past week about the chance meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch on a runway in Phoenix. Just seems to be so much noise about nothing! I find it hard to understand why all those Trump supporters are in such a state of distress. You would think that, well, we were maybe 20 trillion in debt, or maybe concerned that Iran this week bragged how they have 100,000 missiles pointed at Israel despite our close relationship, or that hundreds around the world have been murdered by ISIS in the last couple weeks. Continue reading “When Bill Met Loretta”
Post-Orlando, there are three groups attempting to use the tragedy to further political agendas. Two of the three groups believe they understand what motivated the killer. And the third group want to blame it entirely on the ease of getting guns. The reality is that each group, is partially right. Continue reading “What the Debate About the 2nd Amendment is Really About”
Want a simple way to differentiate between Christians and radical Islamist’s? You need look no further than what passes for art at the Rutgers Library.
This illustrates a fundamental difference between the religions. For Christians, this “art” is outrageous but accepted as an expression of free speech. The university is no doubt being ridiculed for this, but no one is setting off bombs. No one is shooting anyone. No one is maiming innocent bystanders. No one is issuing “hits” on the so-called artists. Continue reading “A Simple Illustration of the Difference Between Christianity and Radical Islam”
I recently saw the “The Big Short”. This movie chronicles the role of the banking and financial industry leading up to the financial crisis of 2008. While the movie does an admirable job explaining this complex issue, it misses half the story. Continue reading ““The Big Short”: Only Half the Story”
The outrage at the Republicans for indicating they will not hold hearings on the President’s Supreme Court nominee is a study in the politics of the Supreme Court and an example of intellectual dishonesty that is rampant in our political discourse on both the left and the right. Let’s consider this latest example. Continue reading “The Constitution and Intellectual Dishonesty: Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee”
As I head to the polls here in North Carolina to vote, I was thinking of what it means to me. So few really exercise this right that I wondered if I could come up with arguments that might motivate someone to go to the polls who might not otherwise go. Maybe they are fed up with the discourse and the division in our country. Maybe they just don’t believe their lone vote means anything. Maybe they are disgusted with pandering politicians who say one thing, and do something else. All very good reasons. Continue reading “Reflections on Our Right to Vote”
I don’t support Trump, though I understand the sentiment that is driving his popularity. I just don’t believe he has the right solutions for the problems we have. While the establishment right is as much to blame as anyone for Trump, I also liken it to what happened with Obama: those on the right are falling for pure rhetoric just like those on the left fell for “hope and change”. Continue reading “Trump, Free Speech and the Radical Left”