Beneath the surface of many legislative acts with good intentions, there often lurks a sinister reality. This is frequently the consequence of lawmakers' failure to courageously confront and consider the potential adverse effects of their policies. This can manifest in many different ways: For instance, a legislator might overlook the few ...Read more
Thanksgiving is a time for both festivities and reflection.
The United States has had the best of times and the worst of times, prosperity and depressions, joys of peace and privations and cruelties of war. But throughout these vicissitudes, there has been one bright constant: the decency of ordinary Americans unhesitating in risking that last ...Read more
I have been following the news from Israel very closely since first learning of the horrifying attacks of Oct. 7. As someone who has traveled to the Holy Land on nearly two dozen occasions and seen the country from north to south, I was affected. But nothing has prepared me for what has come after the fateful day of that horrifying pogrom ...Read more
In these tumultuous times, our beloved United States finds itself at a crossroads of division, rife with political strife, cultural clashes and social discord. It's a challenging moment in history, one that begs for leadership that transcends the partisan bickering and personal animosities that have marred our recent political landscape. ...Read more
If you assumed that the oceans separating the United States and the war between Israel and Hamas would make you safe, think again. Terrorists are not simply at America's doorstep; they're in the house, and our leaders are too unprepared and afraid to stop it. Hezbollah, one of the largest terror organizations, boasting over 100,000 members, is...Read more
There are fundamental laws, deeply entrenched not just in culture and society but also in religious tenets, that are universally repudiated. Crimes such as murder, adultery and theft top this list. Yet, as countless unsuspecting citizens have discovered, there's a sinister form of theft lurking in the shadows, sanctified by the very government...Read more
President Joe Biden and the United States have been forceful in their support for Israel in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks. Biden's remarks on Oct. 10 were powerful and unequivocal. His condemnation of Hamas was clear-sighted and forthright. There was no moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. His message was spot-on.
Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, ruthlessly killing over 1,000 Israelis in the name of their god and in furtherance of their desire for Israel's land. These savages -- as they may aptly be called -- in concert with Iran and their disjointed Palestinian allies have a single-minded goal: to obliterate Israel and its people. The good ...Read more
There is no worse example of a biased, tendentious mainstream media with ulterior motives than the castigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the past half-year.
The latest example stems from flyspecking Thomas' amended financial disclosure reports, repeating what has never been disputed and attempting to cast a dark shadow ...Read more
In our criminal justice system, we frequently confront the question of how severely we should punish children for criminal acts. Whenever any person advocates for leniency, they often point out that children's minds aren't fully developed, preventing them from fully understanding the consequences of their actions. Yet, as we've seen in Maryland,...Read more
As the cost of living continues to rise in America, many families are struggling to make ends meet. Inflation and wage stagnation have made it increasingly difficult for everyday Americans to keep up with the rising costs of necessities such as housing, gas, health care and food. The severity of this issue is impacting millions of hardworking ...Read more
If you go to Google and type "heinous crimes up with young people," you'll see over 2 billion results. It's a stark reminder that the alarming trend of young people committing gruesome acts isn't a new phenomenon, but the sheer proliferation and frequency of these acts most certainly is. Our society is grappling with a disconcerting reality -- a...Read more
Engraved at the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, a stirring poem by American poet Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus," eloquently captures the essence of compassion and virtue that has defined the American spirit. This renowned excerpt -- "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" -- has welcomed thousands of ...Read more