I guess we were supposed to be encouraged last week when the regulator-in-chief pulled out his plastic preschool scissors while promising to cut the government down to size.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Jon Huntsman dropped out of the GOP primary race Monday, reviving calls for Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush to jump into the race. The remaining candidates are Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Look at the five of them, if they were cards you'd fold. Mitt Romney faced questions over his corporate raider days at Bain Capital. He took over companies, displaced ...
In our era of smart technology devices, employees are able to access important company information any where and any time.
Maybe the news left you yawning over your nutritious breakfast, but it shouldn't. Every American has a stake in the fact that the United States Department of Agriculture has announced the closing of nearly 260 offices, labs and other facilities. The coming months will see a testing of our uneasy love-hate relationship with the USDA. We hate bureaucracies, waste and overregulation – but we love our benefits and food safety programs. In these tough economic ...
Freedom is a two-edged sword, in that it grants us the opportunity to destroy our own destiny should we make wrong choices. But it doesn't have to be that way, should we choose to learn from others' mistakes.
The political pundits and psychics – which most assuredly are almost the same if you look at many pundits' actual track records – are now making self-assured predictions or poking fun at psychic predictions.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The CIA's investigating if the White House leaked intelligence on Osama bin Laden to Sony. It revealed he liked to watch TV videos and porn while smoking pot. It's seems odd that Osama bin Laden hated Americans when he spent all his time practicing to be one. President Obama hosted a secret Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume party two years ago where everyone dressed up as Lewis ...
After a volatile 2011, the stock market is off to a relatively good start in 2012 - at least as I'm writing this - though I'm still plenty confused about my retirement savings.
When Sarah Palin, during the post Iowa media spin feast, warned GOP leaders to not "marginalize" the Ron Paul supporters, she was looking ahead to the greatest challenge faced by whoever captures the nomination.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama cut the U.S. military budget by $40 billion Thursday at his Pentagon briefing. The cuts include tens of thousands of U.S. ground troops. It's the first indication that the war with Iran won't take any longer than the flight time from Germany. The CIA is investigating if the White House leaked film of the Osama bin Laden kill to Steven Spielberg for a movie. ...
Iowa caucus results show it's still early in the game and nothing's certain. So what happened on the way to the Republican presidential nomination? Well, even with a slim official win, Mitt Romney did no better in practical terms this year than he did four years ago in 2008 because of the level of competition. This proves that the road to the 2012 nomination will be anything but smooth, and that he has a tough ...
The first of every year, we encourage you to look around, set some goals and live intentionally.
It's time for my fifth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.
Here's something we can do with less of in 2012: BS. It's all over television, in magazines and in newspapers and even in our serious papers, such as The New York Times. It is spouted by politicians and pitched by product spokesmen. Modern life is manufacturing an unprecedented amount of it. BS "is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about," writes Harry Frankfurt, philosopher emeritus at Princeton University, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Tarzan's pet chimpanzee, Cheetah, died at the age of 80 on Wednesday. Everyone adored the lovable chimp. The people in North Korea who were shown crying during Kim Jong Il's funeral procession Wednesday had just been told the sad news about Cheetah. Titanic Memorial Cruise sold out two cruises in April that will duplicate the Titanic's original crossing 100years ago. That's not all. Fannie Mae just announced ...
Trust ain't what it used to be in America.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...