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Commentary: Are Americans really teed off at Obama's golfing?
Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started - just like clockwork.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Commentary: We have a 'Slacker Congress'
More fun than fourteen barrels of flunkies watching our elected officials exit Washington like scared rats streaming out of a sewer to escape Godzilla. And really, who can blame them.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Commentary: US needs truth and reconciliation
Men might be from Mars and women from Venus, but at least we're in the same solar system. When it comes to politics, liberals and conservatives can't agree on what the problems are much less solutions.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Commentary: Just let boys be boys this summer
Tom PurcellTom Purcell
Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Commentary: What do you actually know about ISIS?
Imagine our government issuing a law requiring women to surgically remove their external genitalia.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Wizard of Oz at 75: memories and might-have-beens
According to the ideas4writers website, August 12 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. premiere of MGM's "The Wizard of Oz." Ah, the memories start flowing.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Commentary: Have we lost the 'united' in United States?
As a state and as a country, we must identify the most crucial problems and begin an effective solution.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Commentary: Teens not working doesn't work for America
Here's a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs - down from 75 percent of teens a generation ago.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Commentary: No inflation? Another liberal lie
Paul Krugman, liberal New York Times columnist and economist whose erroneous predictions and inflammatory opinions have inspired websites, blogs and columns by others detailing his multitude miscalculations, launched a Buk missile of a column at conservatives warning of inflationary government policies.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Commentary: Government takes teamwork
This November Arizonans will be busy selecting a new governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and a treasurer, as well as filling four other major openings within the state government.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Commentary: World War I turns 100: Time to reflect
Kudos to the nation's newspaper editors for making a valiant effort to prepare us for the upcoming (July 28) 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Commentary: Remembering a man who championed freedom
Freedom of Speech has lost one of its most eloquent voices.

Freedom of Religion is today without one of its truest believers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Commentary: America suddenly dreaming small
Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Now that the fireworks have ended and the barbecue is long gone, what remains of the holiday? For most, the answer is probably "not much".
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Commentary: The right to paid vacation
Ah, summer is here. We all know what that means: The rights crowd will demand that our politicians pass new federal laws to make paid vacation mandatory.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Commentary: Babe Ruth's MLB Centennial
Where were you on April 8, 1974?

I was in the upstairs bedroom I shared with younger brother Dwight, listening to the radio as Hank Aaron broke the career home run record set by George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Commentary: Eddie & the Fourth of July
When I drove by Eddie Gabor's old house, I was transported back more than 20 years - back to the wonderful Fourth of July outings my family once enjoyed there.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Commentary: Family friendly workplaces: be careful what you wish for
A few years ago, my wife and I changed propane companies solely because the friendly receptionist had been fired for taking an extended medical leave.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Commentary: This is how we learn patriotism
Our daughter was working and attending college when my grandson, Ryan, was born in 1990. Since her classes started early in the morning, I took Ryan with me to the Kiwanis meeting on Wednesday mornings and then to my office where my daughter would pick him up on her way to the babysitter and then to work.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to watch the World Cup
The refrain has echoed across the globe our entire lives. "The World Cup is the most exciting sporting event on the face of the planet. Bigger than the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series combined and go ahead, throw in the next Star Wars movie especially with Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford dragging their walkers through it."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Zombified raging moderates
You see them staggering down our streets, heads bowed as if in prayer, making the occasional grunting noise. Mindless drooling de-animated human husks walking blindly into fountains, crosswalks and lamp posts. Wake up people. We are in the middle of a science fiction movie here. Welcome to the Invasion of the Phone Zombies.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why dads are essential to kids
Get this: Dads are essential to kids.

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, kids who grow up without dads are more likely to grow up poor, drop out of school, end up in jail and encounter numerous other struggles in life than kids who grow up with dads do.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Imprinting of Elliot Rodger and Us
When the news first hit that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six students in Santa Barbara, it didn't foreshadow the horrific details yet to come.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014


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