American novelist Herman Melville is much better known for his lengthy classic “Moby Dick” than his posthumously published novella “Billy Budd,” but both involve exploits at sea and, more to the point, the suffering of great c... Full story
I am surprised and disappointed that there hasn’t been more letters to the press and a general sense of outrage and anger from the service organizations and general public against the callus and arrogant decision of the Social Security Administ... Full story
Many conservatives were disappointed that the House Republican leadership did not attempt to extract concessions from Senate Democrats and President Obama when the latter asked for an increase in the national debt ceiling last week. But the only batt... Full story
N ot just conservative Republicans but even liberal constitutional law professors are alarmed by President Obama’s avowed determination to stretch if not burst constitutional barriers to executive authority. Jonathan Turley, a Georgetown Univer... Full story
Will World-class competition and the medaling of champions keep you watching the 2014 Winter Olympics? Or will you watch in anticipation of barriers and limitations being shattered?
When it comes to breakthroughs and victories, though, you don&rsquo... Full story
Concerned as Americans understandably are about domestic economy, developments on the international front ominously point to dangerous times for the United States and its allies and friends. For the three great threats from Russia, China and Islamist... Full story
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, is the very definition of tyranny.” - James Madison, The Feder... Full story
While Bob and I were waiting for an elevator at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles, Bob began chatting with someone walking by. While the two of them were deep in conversation, a retired general stepped up and asked, “Are you with Bob?”I... Full story
T he abortion business has come to the High Desert. The newly minted Planned Parenthood (PP) facility is located in Victorville, coincidentally at the lowest point of the shopping center on Park Avenue near Palmdale Road and the Interstate 15 freeway... Full story
Are you an identical twin?
If so, perhaps, you know what I mean when I say that at times, the twin thing can get ridiculous. For example: A woman once asked if my identical twin and I were brothers. We told her, “We’re twins.” Then... Full story