Graduation deays are among those most memorable milestones and touchstones of life. They are often seen more as an end to one phase, while I have always chosen to view the ceremony as well as the pomp and circumstance noting entrance into life’s next phase. These ceremonies now start as earl…
The archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, has announced he will no longer allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her refusal to adhere to Catholic doctrine on unborn human life.
Prom season is upon us.
It’s wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of young people as they pose for photos in their front yards, dressed up in their finest duds.
The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter's 180-page "manifesto" has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital last year for symptoms of mental illness?
“What about the rest of the North?” asked McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, back in the 1970s.
Following policy, he and the other officers were considering yet one more sizable grant to help the troubled Native Americans of Alaska.
It’s the most common refrain I hear from voters...”I don’t like my choices.” Most typically these words are heard during Presidential election years, but increasingly, like these never-ending election seasons themselves, this message is becoming a near-constant.
High school graduations have gotten a lot of attention lately, because for the first time since 2019, most seniors will finally get to “walk,” and accept their diploma, while their families cheer.
How are progressives made? By cooking them in a public school six hours a day, five days a week where they are seemingly indoctrinated with an ideology that contradicts the values and beliefs of many of their parents.
“The Liberal Democrats won a huge haul of more than 200 net seat gains.”
This is how “The Guardian” in Britain described the local elections held on May 5.
In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04%, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: "Whip Inflation Now." WIN buttons were manufactured by the millions and people were asked to wear them to demonstrate grassroots solidarity to combat the economic scourge.
Irony doesn't begin to explain why pro-choice activists chose Mother's Day weekend to picket the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Putin, who prefers to view NATO as the aggressor in the Ukraine war, has stated further escalation of the fighting could introduce nuclear weapons. These distinctively destructive and horrific weapons mercifully have been off limits since the U.S. dropped two of the new devices on Japan cities to end World War II.
Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed the accuracy of a leaked document that revealed an initial majority vote to overturn Roe vs, Wade. In that memo, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the 1973 case overturning restrictive state abortion laws was "egregiously wrong from the start."
I am a proud graduate of DeKalb County public schools, now the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), still the third-largest school system in the state of Georgia, with just under 100,000 students and 15,000 teachers, administrators, and system employees.
Every American should read "1984." Written just after WWII, this chilling dystopia predicts – with stunning accuracy – what happens when free speech is obliterated, as well as the nightmare effects of censorship.
There's an old joke about a fictitious poll taker who asked people what they thought about ignorance and apathy when it comes to politics and elections. One respondent said, "I don't know, and I don't care."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill passed by the Republican-majority legislature that revokes a special tax exemption and other privileges for Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Many political scientists and sociologists view the shifting sands of public opinion as cyclic. In more recent years, exacerbated by social media, as well as legacy media outlets landing often on only one side of a hotly contested topic... I view public opinion swings as much more like a pendulum.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Character Education. A few decades back, I began seeing colorful Character Education posters in schools. It was part of a curriculum that promoted the basic character traits: responsibility, cooperation, perseverance, kindness, honesty, and respect.
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.”
That quote is often attributed to Ben Franklin or Mark Twain, but whoever said it, no truer words have ever been spoken.
"And they're off," as the callers of horse races say, but in this case, it means the government will no longer enforce mask mandates on airplanes, trains, buses, subways and other forms of public transportation.
British author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) published his perhaps best known and most widely and well-received fictional novel, "A Tale of Two Cities," in 1859, 163 years ago.
Election season is upon us, seemingly minutes after the last one ended. Early voting has begun in my neck of the woods. You can’t miss the landscape-littering signs and TV ads featuring gun-totin’ millionaires wearing plaid shirts because they’re just regular folks like us.
“America and Britain play cold-war games with Russia in the Arctic.”
That headline sums up a situation growing steadily more ominous.
With the U.S. economy's inflation rate currently bordering on 8%, a 50-year high, you don't need me to tell you that either your wallet is shrinking or that the purchasing power of yesterday's U.S. dollar is starting to feel a bit more like the Argentine peso... Say it isn't so.
We pass two budgets every year, the amended budget to account for changes during the current fiscal year, and the “big” budget for the next fiscal year.
President Biden has nominated Caroline Bouvier Kennedy to serve as United States ambassador to Australia. Earlier, she served as our ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 where she received high marks, demonstrating diplomatic skill, political savvy and personal grace
Actor Denzel Washington has done something increasingly rare these days. Variety reports Bishop T.D. Jakes interviewed Washington about Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock during the recent Academy Awards ceremony. Washington said, "But for the grace of God go any of us. Who are we to condemn?"
"Tricky Dick," ...Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994), the 37th president of the United States, is among the most reviled and scrutinized presidents in modern U.S. history.
On a recent Sunday night, my wife Cindy and I were among the thirteen Americans actually watching the Academy Awards. Of course, a few hundred million have now seen Will Smith spring from his front row seat, charging toward Chris Rock to avenge a tacky joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
During the 1994 congressional campaign, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Dick Armey (R-TX) drew up what they called a Contract with America. It was printed on a card that was small enough to fit in a wallet or purse and it detailed what Republicans would do should voters give the GOP a House majority for the first time in 40 years.
Former President Donald Trump returned to Commerce on Saturday, March 26, making the latest stop on his Myths and Enchantment Tales Non-Victory Tour.
President Biden's speech from Warsaw Saturday night reminded me of two previous presidents who delivered speeches confronting the autocracy that was then the Soviet Union and is now Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, a man Biden has rightly called a war criminal.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has finally raised interest rates. On March 16, the central bank announced interest on reserve funds would be .4%. Bank currency transactions will keep interest rates in a range between .25 and .5%.