The Race Card — 2005

The Democratic Party continues to play the race card for political gain. The Reverend Jesse Jackson steamed into Ohio, the so-called battleground state that went for Bush, claiming that Ohioans’ votes failed to count. “The playing field is uneven,”...

America The Stingy

“It is beyond me . . . why are we so stingy, really,” said U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland, after the tsunami in southern Asia. ” . . . Christmastime should remind many Western countries at least, [of] how rich we...

When Liberals Play the Race Card

Former president Bill Clinton — during his last term in office — urged Americans to have “a candid conversation on the state of race relations.” OK. ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” in a silly attempt at cross-promotion, opened...

Four More Years

George W. Bush won. Sen. John Kerry gave a concession speech, but not until 2 p.m. ET Wednesday did he say, “It is now clear that even when all the provisional ballots are counted — which they will be — there won’t be enough outstanding votes...

My Saturday with the Air Force Reserves

While watching on television the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, my radio program engineer, Greg Nercessian — newly married and planning to start a family — felt he had to do something. With the blessing of his understanding and supportive wife, he joined the...

Media Give Kerry a Pass During Debates

The post-debate media “truth squad” took little time in taking Bush to task for denying he ever said he “wasn’t that concerned” about Osama bin Laden. Please. Imagine Bush’s poll numbers in the event the military captures or kills...

Blame America

The War on Terror involves more than military or intelligence, it involves winning the ideological struggle. Not there, but here. I once wrote about the way an elementary school teacher in Afghanistan discusses political science and history. The teacher holds up a...

Debater vs. Leader

Polls show President Bush lost the first debate against Democratic presidential contender John Kerry. Why? Bush failed to respond to Kerry’s assertions. Let’s deal with them. Did Bush irresponsibly use the “authority” given him by Congress? The...

The Media That Could Not Shoot Straight

Can Americans now purchase assault weapons? If you listen to some pols and mainstream media, you probably cannot answer that question. In 1994, Congress passed and President Clinton signed a 10-year ban on so-called “assault weapons.” In reality, the bill...

Legalize Insider Trading

Martha Stewart’s case, despite public perception to the contrary, turns not on insider trading, but on obstruction of justice, lying to investigators. Dean emeritus Henry Manne of the George Mason University School of Law, author of Insider Trading and the Stock...