While sojourning in Cuba, Pope Francis had only nuanced criticisms of the Castro regime even though that government seized and nationalized Catholic churches and schools, and has locked up Catholic clergy. Contrast this Pope’s careful words expressed in Cuba with the speeches of Pope […]
Political correctness has invaded my alma mater. I was disappointed to receive an email from our hometown pastor last week, informing me that the assistant football coach at my high school alma mater in Washington state was being investigated for praying with his team. My late brother played […]
Climate change has been a subject that has bounced back and forth with both sides bringing out facts and figures to substantiate the claims they make. One side puts forth apocalyptic scenarios, and the other side claims there is no merit to those claims. Politics and money play a large part in the battle. Grants […]
Donald Trump is taking a lot of flak from the media for not “correcting” someone who said Obama was a Muslim. Even Megyn Kelly on Fox reprimanded an audience member who said it, and assured her audience that he was indeed a Christian.
It seems to me the president, however much I despise him, has […]
In response to the migrants fleeing the Middle East, our government has just announced that it is raising the refugee quota to 100,000 per year, and that is apart from regular immigrants (in just one year (2013) we admitted 300,000 Muslim immigrants.) In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that Britain will act with its […]
There is a curious but crucial omission in Day Two of Genesis that appears in each of the other Days; only in Day Two are the words “And God saw …” missing.
But as this video explains, that is not a clumsy oversight, it is very deliberate; and it reveals a profound understanding of the […]
There is a maxim that has been attributed to Albert Einstein; “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Whether or not Einstein was the first to say this does not matter. What does matter is that the way we choose our elected officials is a form of insanity! We […]
The American people have been told since George Bush that immigrants were coming here to do the jobs that Americans won’t do. We have been told about how much they contribute to the economy in taxes. This is done to change the discussion about the actual numbers and impact on the economy that immigrants have […]
In the second major Republican presidential debate Wednesday, this one hosted by CNN at the Reagan Presidential library in California, many thought afterward that Carly Fiorina performed the best, with some comparing her style to Margaret Thatcher. Much of the debate action centered on top tier candidates […]
Adam Freedman’s timing in publishing A Less Perfect Union: The Case for States’ Rights is fortunate, sorely divided as Americans are in regard to the language of the Declaration, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. Mr. Freedman undertakes to renew […]
Terrorists posing as refugees
This past week, 14 years later we, as a nation, took pause to remember September 11, 2001. Yes it has been 14 years already since that deadly attack on the American people and it is something that will be burned into our […]
The Donald Trump presidential phenomenon rolls on. Higher and higher his primary polls climb. He’s caught the irretrievably corrupt Hillary Clinton in a prospective general election matchup.
The DC Establishment – made up of both Democrats and Republicans – for decades ignored our immigration laws. And dismissed and […]
It would be a mistake to underestimate the influence that entertainers are capable of in shaping the public’s attitude towards political issues, and in the national dialogue on such issues. Amidst the current atmosphere of heightened racial hypersensitivity, it would seem unimaginable for an entertainer to recklessly use […]
Regarding the Donald Trump phenomenon of ascendency to would-be Republican presidential nominee, many mainstream columnists, bloggers, and other political pundits simply don’t get it. They fret at length about what Trump will say next and about what it will take to stop him. They are stumped as […]
Upon the anniversary of the infamous 9/11 it is instructive to put that and current events into an overarching context. 9/11 was an act of terrorism and a very effective one. That said, it was more than that. By understanding the “more” we are better equipped to […]
Obama is not Franklin Roosevelt, the only American President to serve more than two terms. Obama does not have the power Roosevelt enjoyed, but following thee Constitution has never been Obamas strong suit. Whether he has been given or taken the powers of his “pen” and “phone”, or to decree executive orders on regulations or […]
At times, you register news in an accidental sequence. While certain items were not intended to be related a link between them emerges in your mind. Indeed, you discover, a relationship exists because their cores are fused by a common denominator.
Duly Noted’s first case is […]
The people of this country, those who have worked hard all their life, who have raised a family, and built a future have for several decades watched as the truths we were brought up on have tumbled around their feet. Hard work, honesty, respect, a willingness to discuss differences have all fallen away. There is […]