As many folks did last weekend, Cristoforo Colombo went boating and spent some time on the beach. His outing half a millennium ago turned out to be an historic event celebrated throughout the western world on Oct. 12th (adjusted in the U.S. so that w...
Leave well enough alone
It seems we constantly must relearn that there is no substitute for victory. President Obama finally said there is no negotiating with the current terrorists when he spoke recently at the United Nations. Better late than never, I guess. I just wonder...
Another no vote for penny sales tax
A child’s education begins at home. Functional parents naturally provide role modeling that is fertile ground for the child’s moral, emotional, social and educational development. Children spontaneously imitate speech patterns, vocabula...
Americans are uneasy these days. Rasmussen reports that 65 percent of voters do not think the economy is headed in the right direction. Last October, confidence in the economy’s course fell to a dismal 13 percent. Voters are fixated on the nee...
The facts on red-light cameras
The word “immunity” strikes fear in the hearts of those who fully understand its power. It can allow really bad people to avoid accountability and justice. That is why prosecutors seldom grant it. When they do, it is never for future ac...
Are you old enough to remember corporal punishment in schools? Do you remember your parents using physical punishment to put a point across or correct some misbehavior you committed?
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