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On his way out, George Washington made it clear that political parties have the potential for national harm.
The year was 1975. I had just received my master’s in history from Pepperdine University in Central L.A. I had also just left the religious… Continue reading
The U.S. has been involved militarily in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. There’s a stalemate and it seems the key players are closing in on an agreement to end hostilities.
What is more important to you: Freedom or equality? If you’re a Democrat today, equality is more important. If you’re a Republican, it’s freedom. It… Continue reading
In 2019 America, reason has been replaced by fear.
Democrats have controlled the governorship since 1985. It’s not healthy to have such lopsided control
Propaganda techniques find their way into our politics, our advertising and our speech.
Lies by big companies have brought us opioid addiction, obesity and related health troubles.
The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading
What would happen if all the undocumented immigrants went away? Both sides of the issue.
“We (the United States) are both fated to lead and fated to do so erratically and impulsively” (Joseph P. Ellis, “American Dialogue: The Founders and… Continue reading
Today’s super wealthy succeeded in another Gilded Age, negating many laws that protect middle class.
We must be on guard, though, to search for understanding using history with an open mind.
Would you give up your smart phone in exchange for world peace? That’s the question I asked my high school Civics and Government students recently.… Continue reading
What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading
Two strategies with two potential outcomes: the course our nation was decided Tuesday.
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.