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I’m going to use my space this week to brag on a friend of mine. more
Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our … more
"90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving."No need to check the math in President Trump's recent tweet. For argument's sake … more
When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.Despite his protestations, you see, I chose English as my major at Penn … more
President Donald Trump came through Evansville, Indiana like a roaring locomotive last week, August 30, to be exact. If he had landed on the platform wearing a Superman outfit and cape I would not … more
Be very careful, because it's getting crazy out there. You don't want to end up collateral damage accidentally straying into the path of the newest dance craze sweeping the Republican Party. Closely … more
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was never going to get a fair break during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The fault lies not with obstructionist Democrats, however, but with … more
An immigration attorney coming to the defense of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who lost his job as U.S, attorney general on Wednesday, is akin to a Christian coming to the defense of the lions of … more
Donald Trump did something that seems impossible: He made Jeff Sessions into a sympathetic figure. The firing of Sessions as attorney general on the day after the election made me realize how … more
The Pew Research Center quiz was harder than I expected.Ah, yes, you speak of the recently released survey in which Pew quizzed 5,035 adult Americans to determine their ability to distinguish between … more
A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook "friend" I didn't know began communicating with me."Happy birthday, Tom!" wrote the woman."Who told you it was my birthday?" I wrote back."You … more
No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. more
“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.You might think that, surely, this Hollywood portrayal … more
We, in America, have been living in alternate states of reality for quite some time. They are neither red or blue. They are states of consciousness and perception.New borders and boundaries have been … more
In baseball lingo, the high, inside fastball is known as the brushback, a tactic to inform the batter that he'd better be cautious about digging in.The higher and tighter inside fastball is call … more
The Claremont Institute and the James Wilson Institute recently co-hosted a panel discussing "The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Battle of Two Constitutions." Don't let the title confuse you. The Senate … more
The claim that women make up rape charges is as old as the hills. You may recall that in Genesis (39:6-20), Joseph of the technicolor dream coat suffered under false accusations. more

It's very hard to watch another human being cry. It makes you feel like a voyeur, gazing upon a sad moment that should be lived privately.

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Suppose that you start college with a keen interest in physics, and you quickly discover that almost all members of the physics department are Democrats. Would you think that something is wrong? more
The end of the school year has a tendency to bring crises to my attention.I’m a graduate teaching assistant, which means I have more face-to-face contact with the students than the professor I work … more
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