Tuesday, February 18, 2020
By now, many are aware that our federal government ended last year with a deficit that surpassed $1 trillion and a national debt of more than $23 trillion.
It’s egregious excess time. Old norms have gone into hiding, common sense has taken a walk, wisdom is on vacation and fundamental principles have been shooed out of the room. The center does not hold and neither does anything else, least of all Donald Trump, who spends his energetic days sli…
Saturday, February 15, 2020
From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper doesn’t have much gray hair. Just wait. He has some monumental challenges ahead.
When Abba M. learned that a sexual partner had exposed her to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, she did “a bunch of Googling.” The 21-year-old Alabama resident knew very little about it.
Editorial cartoon for Feb. 15, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Imagine for a moment that two people running a business together have a dispute over where to invest their funds, so they strike a compromise and write it into their contract. For two years, they agree, a little more than half of the money will go toward plant and equipment, and the rest tow…
Chinese government officials and the World Health Organization are bad-mouthing the Trump administration for trying to stop the coronavirus from invading the United States. The Trump administration is barring foreigners who have been in China recently from entering the U.S. Americans returni…
In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
At a candidate forum this past summer, the Poor People’s Campaign, a national mobilization to amplify the voices of poor people, and the Institute for Policy Studies asked nine presidential candidates about their support for a series of ambitious programs, like universal health care. General…
President Donald Trump rightly touts the economy-wide savings from his deregulation initiatives. But one federal agency didn’t get the memo. Some members of the Surface Transportation Board, which has oversight over the nation’s network of freight railroads, wants to resurrect price controls…
This year’s Iowa caucus could go down in history as illustrative of what happens when progressive Democrats are in charge. We had unintended consequences, confusion, undeserved shame for the state, TV cameras perplexed by the curtains not rising, presidential candidates wondering what they w…
Saturday, February 08, 2020
The Super Bowl’s halftime show has left me reeling.
As former Wilson County 911 director and a concerned citizen of Wilson County, I am again writing to address the illogical 911 service in Wilson County.
Friday, February 07, 2020
Even if Republicans in the House chamber hadn’t begun shouting “Four more years,” it would have been obvious that President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address was a campaign speech by another name.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
The Democrats want impeachment to disgrace President Donald Trump “for life” and tilt the 2020 election. Not if Senator Lindsey Graham has his way.
The eye shadow kit for children, “Princess Girl’s All-in-One Deluxe Makeup Palette,” is a talc-based makeup product. It includes a mirror, multicolor eye shadows, lip glosses, blushes — and more than 4 million asbestos fibers per gram of eye shadow.
It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
The new coronavirus outbreak is dominating headlines. More than 7,700 people have contracted the pneumonia-like illness since it was first reported last month, and more than 170 have died. China has imposed a quarantine for over 50 million people. The U.S. has confirmed five cases, all among…
Joe Biden is against Medicare for All, and maybe that’s enough reason to vote for him. But understand, too, that he wants to both eliminate and raise the capital gains tax, that he leaves sentences dangling without an end and that his disregard for political correctness borders on an impeach…
As he cursed out an NPR reporter on Jan. 24, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo uttered seven words that sum up the sham impeachment trial of President Donald Trump:
Saturday, February 01, 2020
This was the week Britain broke not only with Europe but also with the United States. Its exit Friday from the European Union had become inevitable after Boris Johnson’s electoral landslide last month. But the Johnson government also decided to defy Washington and this week approved the use …