Several months ago, before anyone imagined the current crisis, I read a book called "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl.
Frankl was a Jewish Viennese psychiatrist who was captured by the Nazis during World War II and managed to survive four concentration camps including the infamous Auschwitz and Dachau.
He went through the ordeal ...Read more
I quoted Maj. Gen. George S. Patton in my column last week: "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."
I'm repeating it because it is so relevant to the coronavirus crisis.
No one thinks the stimulus bill the Senate is trying to pass, which Democrats have sabotaged, is a perfect plan. There is ...Read more
The coronavirus crisis presents challenges to us as a nation and as individuals. There are principles we should keep in mind.
Let's remember how our nation works. We have a Constitution that assigns limited, defined powers to the federal government and leaves the rest to the states and individuals.
Some governors, like J.B. Pritzker of ...Read more
I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him.
Then a parade of black liberals did their thing in the media to try to deflate and devalue this important event. Their actions help...Read more
South Carolina Democratic voters have revived Joe Biden's candidacy.
Maybe I should say that South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn has.
According to exit polls, 61% said Clyburn's endorsement of Biden was an "important factor" in their decision, and 27% said it was "the most important factor."
Clyburn explained Biden is his friend and has ...Read more
Democrats appear to be walking the same walk that Republicans walked in 2016.
They want something new and completely different.
Former Vice President Joe Biden must be in shock that he is taking a far back seat to a 78-year old socialist who recently had a heart attack.
He may not even be able to rely on black voters, whom he assumed would be...Read more
I happened to listen the other day to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy's opening remarks in his debate with then-Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election cycle.
Kennedy, the Democratic Party candidate, recalled that Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 presidential election cycle, said the great question facing the nation was whether...Read more
The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this community.
The question, of course, is whether meaningful change in how African Americans vote is possible or is just wishful thinking by ...Read more
There is poetic justice in the chaos we've witnessed in Iowa.
First, the Des Moines Register pulled its definitive poll, to which everyone turns as the final word before the caucuses, because of "irregularities."
Then results of the caucuses themselves were hung out to dry because of "inconsistencies."
No one ever said that making political ...Read more
It has been said that the very moment a man finds himself, he finds God.
This captures the story of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, a man of deep faith whose youthful struggles with racism caused that faith to be shaken but who later returned to it, more deeply and more resolutely because of his great character and refusal to ...Read more
Sometimes the timing of events is so auspicious that it is hard to attribute it to coincidence.
The week of Jan. 26 is National School Choice week.
First observed in 2011, for the 10th time, events will take place around the nation that are focused on raising awareness about parental choice in K-12 education and the options available to ...Read more
In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
Under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, an amicus -- "friend of the court" -- brief supporting the law was ...Read more
The muted reaction of leading Democratic politicians to the elimination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani reinforces my sense of what divides our country and differentiates the two parties.
One part of America still believes that there is good and evil, and one part doesn't.
The American left, whose political home is the Democratic Party, ...Read more