The political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be as unpredictable as the virus itself, and as potentially monumental as the financial losses it has caused. Although the November election is still almost five months away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge for states to have mandatory mail-in ballots, purportedly in the ...Read more
As I have on numerous occasions, last week, I wrote about the double standard that has become prevalent in the United States and the media's role in perpetuating that duality. Republicans, conservatives and others on the right must expect to endure false accusations, character smears and denial of due process. Those on the political left, it ...Read more
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that the United States has two sets of rules: one for the elites in the Democratic Party, the media and the entertainment industry, and a different one for Republicans and us poor slobs in flyover country.
Take the COVID-19 lockdown. While our economy goes into free fall, we're told by politicians that ...Read more
The country has survived the COVID-19 shutdowns -- so far. But it won't likely survive another major trauma to the system. There are those, like it or not, who anticipate such a result with some relish, as it presents opportunities for them to remake the nation into something they prefer, politically and economically. They get "cover," as it ...Read more
Harvard Magazine published a truly awful article this past week in which Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard Law School professor and the director of its Child Advocacy Program, comes out strongly against home schooling. Bartholet's interview is a smorgasbord of selective outrage and red herrings. She points to isolated instances of neglect by home-...Read more
And the national press wonders why it is mistrusted, and even despised?
Sen. Tom Cotton was among the first to suggest that the information China was releasing regarding the novel coronavirus emerging from Wuhan might be inaccurate. Cotton raised the specter that the Chinese national virology laboratory in Wuhan could have played a role -- even...Read more
When I was young, my mother subscribed to Harper's Bazaar magazine. I devoured it every month, but I particularly looked forward to the annual "Over 40 and Fabulous" issue. Each year in that special issue, the magazine would feature -- on the cover and inside -- beautiful, accomplished and talented women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and even 80s....Read more
Even in the throes of a global pandemic, it's possible to find things to be grateful for. In fact, I would argue that we are doing things and appreciating things that we really should have been doing and appreciating all along.
I'm sure everyone has their own list of things they're grateful for. Here's mine:
1. I'm grateful for private ...Read more
The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown the United States (like most of the rest of the world) into a sort of quasi-organized chaos. All across the country, businesses, health care systems, governments and schools have been disrupted. In my own field of higher education, most colleges and universities have been forced to close live, in-person...Read more
There are three accounts in the New Testament of Jesus Christ feeding a multitude of people with a handful of loaves of bread and a few small fish. In the Gospel of Matthew, the number of people is listed as 4,000. In the Gospels of Luke and Mark, the number is stated to be 5,000.
According to all three gospels, large crowds of people follow ...Read more
After Super Tuesday, all the headlines are heralding former Vice President Joe Biden's remarkable "comeback" from dead in the water to front-runner and presumptive Democratic nominee.
The New York Times' Frank Bruni called it "some kind of miracle."
Please. It was anything but. It was a calculated, collaborative, last-ditch, no-holds-barred ...Read more