David L. Hunter’s column “What’s in a name? A future president?” touched a raw nerve. It is one that first hit home when I was much younger and Jerry Brown, the son Edmund “Pat” Brown was elected governor of California largely on his ancestry. As Hunter points out, didn’t we fight a revolution to get […]
The U.S. Senate just approved a “fast track” to negotiate and vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, and some on the far left and far right aren’t happy about it. Their reasoning goes like this: As we open up our markets to other countries with […]
The abundance of major Republican candidates for president is not only affecting the dynamic of the race. It is challenging basic assumptions about how Americans will pick their president in the coming election cycles.
Currently, there are seven declared Republican candidates. Circling above the runway […]
Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too — there sure is a double standard.
And, as usual, it’s their own.
Consider, for example, an Associated Press piece by one […]
Regardless of your political leaning, it’s probably fair to say that the Bush 43 administration had both some positives and negatives for the United States, and depending on your politics that list goes one way […]
Judy Miller aka Judith wrote an interesting book. She called it The Story. And I guess her claim to fame is she hunted for the WMD’s in Iraq. Not sure why she was there. And she appeared on TV defending her position, but she is a writer […]
Marriage has been universal to civilization with most marriage ceremonies involving religion. Yet for years, traditional marriage and the family have been subjected to secular ridicule, with the family increasingly politicized and socialized by “progressive” government bureaucracies. The result has been an unprecedented decline of the family […]
On May 29, 2015 I attended a showing of this excellent film in Houston, Texas. I say excellent because the combination of story telling, cinematography and the cuts from flash forwards to flash backs and the personal details that were included provided for as good a docu-drama […]
One of the older HAARP transmitters in Alaska. Now what, exactly, does this thing do?
May’s weather in Texas hasn’t just been different, or even record-breaking; it has been unnatural. What are “they” doing now?
Political cartoons appearing in Townhall recently have featured the plethora of candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination. One, by Henry Payne, features “posters” for everyone from Jeb Bush to Bruce Jenner and Christie Brinkley. Even Luke Skywalker appears on one. Another, by Gary Varvel shows elephants crowding into the starting gate for the “Presidential […]
Occasionally reality intrudes on a good essay. In a previous article, I stated that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz supported “fast track” authorization, officially known as trade promotion authority or TPA, for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I pointed out Paul and Cruz in particular because I thought it was noteworthy and disappointing that the two […]