LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody? Newt Gingrich still led in the GOP primary polls in Iowa Tuesday, however the caucus vote looks tight. The frontrunner is a little on the defensive. Newt Gingrich not only signed a pledge to be faithful to his wife, he promised to be faithful to his next three wives. The Supreme Court agreed to rule on Arizona's attempt to control its borders. They should be allowed ...
HILLSBORO, Missouri – What if a state held a non-binding Presidential primary and the current front-runner for the Republican Presidential nomination wasn't on the ballot?
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Tulsa police arrested a woman last Friday for cooking up crystal meth in the aisle of a local Walmart. She mixed the ingredients taken right off the shelves and lighted it up in a mason jar. She is charged with selling something in Walmart that is made in America. Fed Ex and UPS reported doing double their usual holiday business thanks to all the online shopping this ...
Tom Brokaw has written a book about the "greatest generation," a generation that grew up with fathers in the home who saw it as their duty to instill in their sons a work ethic.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to their sixth straight come-from-behind victory Sunday over the Chicago Bears. He's now the number-one topic at the water cooler in the country. Tim Tebow is the most talked-about white Bronco since the O.J. Simpson chase. President Obama vowed to delay his vacation until Congress agrees to raise taxes on the rich to extend payroll tax cuts. Democrats insist they don't ...
"These are the times that try men's souls" wrote Thomas Paine during the darkest days of the American Revolution.
If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill.
Despite the fact that in America, 60 to 70 percent of people identify themselves as "Christian" to one degree or another, Christian-bashing seems to be just about as popular a pastime as watching football these days. And when a national football player commits the unpardonable sins of being both pro-life and vociferously, pro-Jesus, you end up with Monday morning pundits who cast ridiculous judgments from on top of their lofty thrones, much like the old ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama was in Kansas Tuesday to commemorate Teddy Roosevelt's speech there a century ago. It called for corporations and rich people to give up their wealth for the common good. Today Republicans refer to this speech as the first successful test of LSD. Tim Tebow was the talk of the NFL Monday after leading the Denver Broncos to their sixth victory in seven starts as quarterback. ...
Those who would describe Occupy protests as a "hissy fit" by "a whole army of freeloaders" who "have no interest in just getting to work and doing their part" are missing the point.
To listen to the "elite" media you'd think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene.
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - Here's one more disturbing story related to the shocking Penn State child sexual abuse case: Victim #1, whose allegations about being molested by Jerry Sandusky led to legendary football coach and alleged enabler Joe Paterno's firing, has left his high school after being bullied by classmates due to his role in Paterno's dismissal.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Oklahoma was hit by its sixth earthquake in four days Sunday, baffling seismologists at the Geological Survey. It's interrupting the cycle of nature in the Southwest. In April when the tornados come to harvest the mobile homes, they will have already been picked. Iowa GOP conservatives launched a surprise TV ad campaign urging caucus voters to back Sarah Palin. They want a candidate who can win. It's ...
The failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to present a credible plan to reduce spending shows once again that Congress simply cannot restrain itself.
"Do you know what I want to be when I grow up, Daddy?" "I am so proud of my little girl. You want to be a doctor? Or maybe a medical researcher?" "Don't be silly, Daddy. I want to be a reality-TV star." "Huh?" "I have it all figured out. First I'll make a sex tape with my boyfriend - preferably a professional athlete - and then I'll make sure somebody steals it and makes ...
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
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."