502 - Decision Time: What Should I Throw Under the Bus? - 9-28-19

501 - Vaping, Mass Murders, and Abortions - 9-20-19

500 - Mental Illness and Mass Gun Violence - 9-19-19

499 - Imagine a Rebellious Student Writing a Murder Fantasy - 9-11-19

498 - Why Aren't Politicians Reducing the National Debt? - 9-9-19

497 - Hypocrisy? Or Just Poor Research - 9-3-19

496 - Conflicted Souls Confuse the Poles - 9-1-19

495 - Murder She Wrote - 8-27-19

494 - I Repeat: Be Smart about Gun Controls - 8-26-19

493 - The Border: Words of Wisdom - 8-7-19

492 -  Guns: Stop, Look, and Listen! (But I repeat myself) - 8-6-19

491 - Mueller Testimony: Empty and Painful - 7-24-19

490 - Poll: One-Third of Democrats Think Criticizing Persons of Color is Racism - 7-23-19

489 - Trump, The Squad, and Racism - 7-20-19

488 - The President Ignored Court Orders and Constitutional Authority - 7-12-19

487 - Senators Supporting the President - A Nice "Change of Pace" - 7-9-19

486 - Living in Poverty: Sorting Through Political Lies-7-5-19

485 - Reparations - 6-29-19

484 - Some Things to Ponder - 6-24-19

483 - Stephanopoulos Interviews Trump - Filling in the Blanks - 6-22-19

482 - Repealing Trump Tax Cuts......Are You Sure You Want To? - 6-16-19

481 - Mueller and His Report: Some Things Don't Make Sense - 6-5-19

480 - Circular Firing Squad - 6-4-19

479 - Those are Impeachable Offenses ...... Aren't They? - 5-27-19

478 - Slicing and Dicing America - 5-24-19

477 - Testosterone and All that Kinda' Stuff - 5-10-19

476 - What Really Matters? Well ... That Depends - 5-5-19

475 - Co-Equal Branches Get to "Beat on Each Other" - 4-30-19

474 - Partners in Outrage: Trump and Kavanaugh - 4-29-19

473 - Gender Identity Legislation: It's Too Soon! - 4-25-19

472 - That Evil Thing Called Profit - 4-22-19 

471 - Trump's Charlottesville Comments: Here's the Truth - 4-6-19

470 - It's Not About Satire - 4-5-19

469 - Just Wondering - 4-4-19

468 - Forcing Politics and Economics into Neat Little Boxes - Don't - 4-1-19

467 - Green New Deal - Investment Spending vs. Operating Expense: A Phony Claim - 3-31-19

466 - Violence: Is Intolerance Really the Cause? - 3-28-19

465 - An Upside-Down  World - 3-19-19

464 - Who's Pregnant? - 3-17-19

463 - No Solutions, Only Trade-Offs - 3-16-19

462 - Abortion vs. Blackface - 2-11-19

461 - International Agreements: Difficulty Enduring - 2-3-19

460 - Shutdown - So ...... Who's to Blame? -1-29-19

459 - Is CO2 Actually Filthy? - 1-28-19

458 - Immigration Control: Sometimes It's a Catch-22

457 - Does Brexit Mean Withdrawing from the World? - 1-22-19

456 - Stop or Chase - A Choice - 1-21-19

455 - Social Justice and Equality: A Mixed Bag of Opinions - 1-18-19

454 - Total Equality and Liberty are Not Compatible - 1-14-19

453 - Migrant Border Deaths: Tragic, but Nothing New - 12-28-18

452 - D.J. Tice on Inequality: Writers Miss the Point - 12-26-18

451 - Does General Mattis Have Trouble with Presidents - 12-25-18

450 - Saudi Arabia: the Apparent Moral Choice May Not be Moral - 12-24-18

449 - Arguing About a Wall 12-17-18

448 - Death Penalty vs. Elective Abortion: Let's Compare the Concern-12-15-18

447 - Carbon Emissions: Can the U.S. Claim Progress? 12-6-18

446 - Saudi Arabia: It's a Tough Call - What Would You Do? - 12-12-18

445 - Migrants at the Gate: What Would You Do? 12-10-18

​444 - Acting Attorney General Whitaker: His Ideas are Anything but Extreme - 11-9-18

443 - Countries Offering Birthright Citizenship - 11-6-18

442 - Birthright Citizenship: Trump is Forcing the Issue - 11-5-18

441 - Exactly! States Should Be Laboratories of Democracy! - 10-24-18

440 - The Power of the Pen - 10-23-18

439 - The Senate Made the Right Decision - It's That Simple - 10-12-18

438 - Justice System: At an Important Crossroad! - 9-23-18

437 - Obama Isn't Held to an Accuracy Standard - 9-19-18

436 - Puerto and Hurricane Maria's Death Statistics - 9-17-18

435 - Has Roe v. Wade Been a Major Force Behind Our Prosperity? - 8-25-18

434 - The Unborn: More Than Just a Cluster of Cells - 8-23-18

433 - International Healthcare Reports Aren't "Studies" at All! - 8-22-18

432 - Murder is Personal, But Crime Prevention Isn't - 8-26-18

431 - Security Clearances and a Guy on the Edge 8-21-18

430 - Random Thoughts While Shaving 8-15-18

429 - Trump's Carrots and Sticks Tend to Confuse 7-30-18

428 - Politicizing the Supreme Court - 7-20-18

427 - Broad Scrutiny of Kavanaugh? I Doubt It! - 7-15-18

426 - Morality Standards: Should Individuals Invent Their Own? - 7-9-18

425 - Office of President: Reclaiming Lost Power? - 7-2-18

424 - The Gotcha' Game - 6-25-18

423 - Forced Equivalencies Require Tortured Reasoning - 6-24-18

422 - Why Can't We Just "Talk About It"? 5-24-18

421 - Negotiating Style - 5-24-18

420 - Yes! Focus on Gun Violence in Schools - 5-21-18

419 - Dueling Political Cartoons - 5-22-18

418 - Israel: Fighting for Survival, Not Public Opinion - 5-23-18

417 - Full-Blown Hatred and Racism: Has Leonard Pitts Finally arrived? - 5-16-18

416 - Why Work? - 5-8-18

415 - Unbalanced Reporting 4-22-18

414 - Knowledge and Governance Problems - 4-16-18

413 - Open Borders: Does Hillary Deserve a "Do-over"? - 4-15-18

412 - An Ideologue is Always the Other Dude! - 4-14-18

411 - Making Planned Parenthood Legal - 3-25-18

410 - Don't Let the Kids Down Once Again! - 3-16-18

409 - Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Line Between Them Isn't That Fuzzy! - 3-15-18

408 - "Slicing and Dicing" the School Security Issue - 3-14-18

407 - Leonard Pitts Demonstrates Hatred and Disdain - 3-11-18

406 - Segregation Then - Now It's Enforced Separation ...... What's the Difference - 3-10-18

405 - Sheriff Stanek: Tough Spot or Right Spot? - 3-10-18

404 - NRA: Dollars Invested in Politics - Some Facts - 3-2-18

403 - Use Planned Parenthood Funds for School Security! - 3-1-18

402 - When Fetuses Become Disposable Body Parts! - 2-22-18

401 - Be Careful when Praising Cuba's Healthcare Statistics! - 2-20-18

400 - Clashes with Martin Luther King's Legacy - Progressives Guilty Too! - 2-9-18

399 - Respect for Life - 2-1-18

398 - A Bi-Partisan Agreement to Be Partisan - The "Blue-Slip" Process! - 1-25-18

397 - Blame for Shutdown - Lots of Misleading Information! - 1-16-18

396 - Government Shutdown: Who's to Blame? 1-20-18

395 - Should Earmarks Be Reconsidered? - 1-15-18

394 - DACA: Keystone for a BI-Partisan Agreement - 1-12-18

393 - Be Sure to Read the Fine Print! - 1-11-18

392 - Tax Reform Makes the Tax System Even More Progressive! - 1-1-18

391 - Religion Professor in the Depth of Despair - 12-30-17

390 - Healthcare Coverage: Could It Really Be This Simple? - 12-29-17

389 - Kennedy and Reagan Tax Reductions - Frequently Misrepresented - 12-25-17

388 - Le'ts Also Worry About Fetal Deaths - 12-23-17

387 - United Nations: A Victim of Intimidation? - 12-22-17

386 - Democrats Use Spin to Confuse Us - 12-20-17

385a - Christmas 2017: Wonderful Music......and More - 12-23-17

385 - $1 Trillion; $20 Trillion; or How About $ 120 Trillion ? 12-16-17

384 - Essential Women's Health Care? Are You Serious? - 12-15-17

383 - Donald Trump: Policy and Behavior Collide - 12-14-17

382 - Sanctuary Cities: Good Intentions Gone Astray? - 12-7-17

381 - Federal Tax Deductions for State Taxes: A New Controversy - 12-5-17

380 - Tax Reform: Tough, but Possible to Favor the Middle Class! - 12-4-17

379 - Impact of Tax Reform - Why Such Contradictory Projections? - 11-23-17

378 - Some Numbers to Ponder - 11-18-17

377 - Guns and Violence: More than a "Rules and Regulations" Problem! - 11-14-17

376 - Guns and Abortion: Life and Death Issues - 10-19-17

375 - Gun Violence: All Things Must Be Considered! - 10-17-17

374 - Edina Schools: Social Justice and Academic Excellence - Are They Competing Forces? - 10-12-17

373 - Single-Payer - A Business Advantage? You Can't Be Serious! - 9-28-17

372 - Creepy Obsession? - 9-28-17

371 - Which Point Are We Missing? - 9-27-17

370 - Trump and the White Supremacy Claim - 9-16-17

369 - My Credit Score: Now I Understand! 9-14-17

368 - DACA: Trump and Obama - Strange Bedfellows - 9-8-17

367 - Admiration, along with Lots of Disappointment! - 9-4-17

366 - Don't Change My Message! - 9-3-17

365 - Didn't You Say: "Silence is Consent"? - 9-1-17

364 - Maybe She Should Look in a Mirror! - 8-24-17

363 - Civil Rights Act of 1964: Don't Be Misled! - 8-22-17

362 - It Depends on Whose Legend is Being Gored: Lee, Wilson, Jefferson...Not Sanger - 8-15-17

361 - Conservatives Aren't Blind! - 8-6-17

360 - Cost Sharing Is Not Cost Reduction! - 7-31-17

359 - Did Congressional GOP Leadership Let Us Down? - 7-31-17

358 - I've Been Personally Ridiculed - AGAIN! - 7-31-17

357 - Why Focus on Repeal and Replace? - 7-29-17

356 - I've Been Personally Ridiculed! - 7-28-17

355 - Understanding Trump Supporters - 7-17-17

354 - Be Careful When Relying on the World Health Organization Healthcare Rankings! - 7-14-17

353 - Trump's Warsaw Speech: Perhaps a First Look at a Trump Doctrine? - 7-12-17

352 - Christ-Like? ...... Since You Brought It Up ...... - 7-9-17

351 - Healthcare: The Single-Payer Controversy - 7-6-17

350 - Is Healthcare a Right ...... or Just a Good Thing? - 7-6-17

349 - Chief Justice John Roberts, Obamacare, and Closed Doors - 6-21-17

348 - Special Prosecutor Mueller: A Conflict of Interest? There's Good Reason to Ask the Question! - 6-21-17

347 - Global Warming: Make Sure You Put Out the Right Fire! - 6-20-17

346 - Repeal and Replace vs. Fix ...... Who Cares? - 6-16-17

345 - Paris Climate Accord: Why Both the Left and Right Should Want Out! - 6-2-17

344 - Sadly, Wishful Thinking Won't Conquer Massive Problems! - 5-26-17

343 - Welfare vs. Military Spending: Please Check Your Math! - 5-19-17

342 - Comey Became the "Story"! He Had to Go! - 5-11-17

341 - Republic; Electoral College Failure; Hillary; Ourtrage...Get Your Facts Straight! - 5-5-17

340 - Polarizing the Process with Spin and Nuance: No Wonder There's a Bitter Divide - 4-28-17

339 - Secrecy? It's Tough to Surpass the King of Secrecy ...... Barack Obama! - 4-24-17

338 - Bill O'Reilly Exits: Free Market Forces Working Together for Good! - 4-21-17

337 - Can a Businessman Run the U.S. Government? - 4-15-17

336 - Gorsuch and Citizens United - Some People are Making Foolish Predictions - 4-14-17

335 - Opposition to Vouchers - Please Make Liberal Arguments Consistent! - 4-11-17

334 - Blocking Supreme Court Nominees - Some History!

333 - E Pluribus Unum - Assimilation Isn't Subordination!

332 - Racial Blindness? Or Not? It's a Bit Confusing! - 3-7-17

331 - Professors and Indoctrination: You are Proof of the Accusations! - 2-25-17

330 - Voter Id Requirements: It's All About Partisanship! - 2-23-17

329 - Is the Press the Enemy? Kinda' Not Really ... Sorta'! - 2-22-17

328 - Immigration Law Non-Enforcement: A Convenient Excuse! - 2-22-17

327 - Healthcare Reform - Repeal and Replace ... or Just Fix: A Distinction Without a Difference - 2-17-17

326 - General Flynn's Transgressions - Democrats Do It Too! - 2-16-17

325 - Travel Restrictions: Give Us the Entire Story! - 2-7-17

324 - Start with Social Justice if You Must ... But Don't Think So Narrowly! - 2-5-17

323 - The Age of Nuanced Governance is Over - 2-3-17

322 - Abortion: We Are Missing the Real Issue! - 1-30-17

321 - Trump's Appointees: The Best News of the New Year! - 1-19-17

320 - Conflict of Interest: What Does That Mean? - 1-16-17

319 - "Stand Your Ground" vs. Sanctity of Life

318 - Healthcare Costs and Bankruptcy - Let's Be Honest!

317 - Trump and Carrier: You Missed My Point!

316 - Political Correctness Can Crowd Out Objective Analysis - It Hides Answers and Delays Solutions! - 1-2-17

315 - Don't Crowd Out Resistance to Evil! 12-27-16

314 - The Climate Change Debate: That Mysterious and Elusive 97% - 12-26-16

313 - Is This and Examploe of Biased Reporting? - 12-24-16

312 - Self=Righteousness Galore! - 12-20-16

311 - Believing That Government Is the Best Answer for Everything! -12-20-16

310 - Those Pesky Pro-Lifers: Self Righteous or Sincere?

309 - Leonard Pitts Is Now Part of the Problem! - 12-8-16

308 - Sharp Presidential Elbows! Or the Art of the Deal? - 12-5-16

307 - Politics and Deception - 12-4-16

306 - Abolish the Electoral College? Why? Are You a Bad Loser? - 11-30-16

305 - You Asked Me: What Would Jesus Say about Donald Trump? - 11-29-16

304 - Eliminate the Electoral College: There's a Movement Afoot - But Get the Facts Straight! - 11-30-16

303 - Spiraling into a "Harry Potter-like" Fantasy! - 11-28-16

302 - Multinational Agreements: Forcing Square Pegs into Round Holes! - 11-26-16

301 - What Happened to the Oil? - 11-25-16

300 - Whiplash! The Political Tide Turns! - 11-12-16

299 - Leonard Pitts and His Anger Management Problem! - 11-6-16

298 - Better Bold than Blind! - 10-31-16

297 - FBI's Comey: Walking a Tightrope! - 10-29-16

296 - John R. Lott,Jr. - Guns and Crime Researcher, Has Some Good Advise! - 10-4-16

295 - Bjorn Lomborg: An Opportunity to Find Common Ground in the Climate Debate! - 9-27-16

294 - Citizens United: Debate Produces Clarity and Understanding! - 9-25-16

293 - We Must Be Concerned with Terrorism - 9-23-16

292 - Multiple Answers for Supporters of Colin Kaepernick - 9-18-16

291 - Check Your Facts and Assertions! Please! - 9-16-16

290 - Evaluating ObamaCare: They Keep Moving the Goalpost! - 9/16/16

289 - Economic News: Why Must We Dig for the Truth? - 9-15-16

288 - Climate Change: Important Questions Remain! - 9-15-16

287 - Unhelpful Hyperbole and False Equivalencies! - 9-10-16

286 - Minneapolis and the $15 Minimum Wage! Be Careful What You Wish For! - 9-3-16

285 - You Really Have No Clue! - 8-30-16

284 - Fanning the Flames of Political Correctness! An "UFF DA!" Moment! - 8-21-16

283 - If You Repeat a Lie Often Enough...... - 8-18-16

282 - Woe is Me! - 8-6-16

281 - Who Is Spouting "The Same Old Platitudes Over and Over and Over Again"?

280 - That Seems Kinda' Foolish!

279 - "It Is the Most Surprising Result of My Career!"

278 - Minimum Wage Increase: You're Missing the Point About Why It's Not a Great Idea!

277 - Are You Sure You Want to Redraft the Constitution - 6-25-16

276 - Leonard Pitts Sees a Modern Day Hitler Right Here in America - 6-23-16

275 - Orlando ...... Incidentally! - 6-21-16

274 - Terrorist Gun Purchases - What is the NRA's Position? - 6-20-16

273 - Orlando Massacre: Is It Criminal Activity, Mental Illness, or Islamic Terrorism? - 6-13-16

272 - Dispense with the Lies about Hatred! - 6-12-16

271 - Opposing Voter ID - It's a Pretend Issue! - 6-11-16

270 - Interacting with Police: Just Trying to Avoid Some Broken Bones! - 6-9-16

269 - Free-Market Health Care System, YES! Government Control and Rationing, NO! - 5-26-16

268 - Inequality: Important Policy Decisions Require Accurate, Complete, and Balanced Information! - 5-20-16

267 - Got a Slippery Slope? Call in the Laboratories of Democracy! - 5-4-16

266 - What is "Life"? Welcome to the Abortion Debate! - 5-4-16
265 - The Gender/Restroom Debate: Tangled Up in Its Underwear! - 5-3-16
264 - The Twain Shall Never Meet (It Seems)! - 4-26-16
263 - Don't Be Dismissive in the Gender/Restroom Debate! That Won't Advance the Ball!
262 - That's Perfectly Awesome!
261 - Behold! The Era of "Potty Politics" is Upon Us! (And I never saw it coming!)
260 - The Abortion Debate: Maybe You Are Missing the Point!
259 - Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism - That's Not What America Is About!
258 - Are Inequality and Capital Gains Taxes Really the Issue?
257 - When Citizens' Rights Are in Conflict, Accommodation Is an Answer!
256 - Gender Bias? You've Got to Be Kidding!
255 - An Argument Ruined by Attention to the Facts!
254 - Are Corporations Bad? Only Under Certain Conditions, So Don't Be Fooled!
253 - Fear of Terrorism: You Say It's Just a Matter of Perspective...... Have You Suspended Consciousness?
252 - Let's Wipe Out Naïve Statements about Social Security!
251 - Addressing Violence: Are We Grasping at Straws?
250 - Unalienable Rights: The Times They Are A'Changin'!
249 - The 17th Amendment: Was Direct Election of United States Senators a Good Idea?
248 - Opposition to the Electoral College: Is It a Solution in Search of a Problem?
247 - Healthcare in the U.S.: Be Careful What You Proclaim and What You Wish For!
246 - Corporate "Personhood": Not a New Concept - Citizens United Was Merely a Reminder!
245 - A Sign of Unyielding Ideology! - 2-29-16
244 - Mistakes Become Integrity Issues; Integrity Issues magically Become Mistakes! - 2-26-16
243 - Supreme Court Shenanigans: Why aren't we hearing the whole story? - 2-25-16
242 - Discouraging Late Term Supreme Court Nominations: Who Set the Precedent? - 2-19-16
241 - Those Pesky Small States are Just Too Powerful! (Our Founders Faced a Similar Dilemma!) - 2-17-16
240 - Supreme Court Nomination Battle: Look for the Hypocrites! - 2-15-16
239 - Obama Battles Partisanship and Rancor? Surely You Jest! - 2-11-16
238 - Renewable Energy; Nuclear Energy; Base Load Energy; What Does It All Mean? - 2-8-16
237 - Limited Government: What Does That Mean? - 2-8-16
236 - Gridlock: Did Our Founders Provide for It ...... on Purpose? - 2-6-16
235 - An Auditor of Government Shouldn't be Tainted by Politics! - 2-5-16
234 - Flint Michigan's Water Crisis: Once Again, a Lack of Facts! - 2-3-16
233 - Gun Violence: Why Must We Grasp at Straws? - 1-29-16
232 - A Short Journey Down the Road to Confusion! - 1-22-16
231 - Global Warming: Making Wise Decisions is Imperative! 1-21-16
230 - Executive Orders: A Little Fact-Checking is in Order! - 1-15-16
229 - Obama: Done Much! Achieved Little! - 1-15-16
228 - Medical Device Tax: Misguided from the Start! - 1-14-16
227 - Is "Phobia" Really the Correct Term?
226 - Contempt Breeds Contempt!
225 - Universal HealthCare and "Single Payer": Canada and Other Places
224 - Universal HealthCare and "Single Payer": Why Don't We Want Them?
223 - Universal HealthCare: More Questions for Me to Answer!
222 - Climate Accords: It's All about International Wealth Redistribution!
221 - Universal Healthcare: It's Not Me Who's Missing the Point!
220 - Universal Healthcare: It's Not the Answer to Rising Prices!
219 - War on Terror, Mental Illness Induced Violence, and Gun Control - ALL SEPARATE ISSUES! - 12-12-15
218 - Reducing Firearm Deaths: Do We Need to Look in a Different Direction? - 12-8-15
217 - Reducing Overall Deaths by Firearms - Are We Working with Accurate Facts? - 12-7-15
216 - The Founders Knew the Meaning of "Militia" - But What Does "Well Regulated" Mean - 12-6-15
215 - "Well Regulated Militia" - What Does That Mean? - 12-3-15
214 - Obamacare, UnitedHealth Group ...... We Told You So! - 12-2-15
213 - The Fort Myers News-Press: Unfair and unbalanced? Take another look! - 12-2-15
212 - Financial Obligations, Debt, and Budgeting are "Joined at the Hip!" - 12-1-15
211 - Deterrence is Important! This Isn't Just About Firing a Weapon in Self-Defense! - 11-27-15
210 - Social Security Reform: We Have No Choice! - 10-29-15
209 - It's All about Me! (A Values Lesson?) - 10-26--15
208 - Gun Violence: Are We Just Doing the Obvious? - 10-23-15
207 - Drinking the Debt Ceiling Kool-Aid! - 10-22-15
206 - A Pop Tart, A Finger, and a Clock! - 10-15-15
205 - Debt Ceiling, Budget, and Deficit - They Can't be Considered Separate Issues! - 10-13-15
204 - ObamaCare: Oh! What Might Have Been! - 9-24-15
203 - Planned Parenthood: It's Not the "Defunders" Who are Missing a Critical Point! - 9-26-15
202 - Hypocrisy ? OK! Let's Talk about Hypocrisy! - 9-25-15
201 - Leonard Pitts: Cowardice, A Pop Tart, and a Clock - 9-25-15
200 - Republican Presidential Choices: How Will it Happen? - 9-22-15
199 - Ben Carson and the Issue of  Having a Muslim President - 9-22-15
198 - Trigger Warnings and Micro-aggressions: Critical Thinking or Manipulation - 9-10-15
197 - It's Not the E-mail Account ...... It's the Server! - 9-8-15
196 - Tice Missed an Important Point about the Minimum Wage! - 9-1-15
195 - It Depends on Whose "Legend" is Being "Gored": Updated and Improved! - 8-31-15
194 - Outsourcing the Security of the United States! - 8-24-15
193 - The Planned Parenthood Debate: It's Not Really about "Ill-Gotten" Gain - That's Just for Dramatic Effect! - 8-23-15
192 - It Depends on Whose "Legend" is Being "Gored" (General Lee vs. Margaret Sanger)! - 8-21-15
191 - Are You Really Happy with Obamacare? - 8-13-15
190 - The StarTribune Makes a Case Supporting Planned Parenthood! - 8-10-15
189 - Fetal Research - We aren't even arguing about the same thing! - 8-2-15
188 - Freedom of Religion and Equal Protection - Inherent Conflicts Do Exist! - 7-30-15
187 - Evaluating Planned Parenthood: Don't Scoff at a Sincere Framework of Morality! - 7-28-15
186 - What's so Great about Australian Gun Laws? - 7-24-15
185 - Widening Wealth Gap Re: CEO pay - proper action requires proper context! - 7-19-15
184 - Are Those Pesky "Pro-Lifers" Sincere? And, What if They Are Right? - 7-17-15
183 - Gridlock in Washington DC: You say it's due to "Tribalism"?...Cute! But no Cigar! - 7-14-15
182 - E.J. Dionne Writes: Cooperating with Republicans Would be Absurd! - 7-14-15
181 - Alternative Energy: Be Careful What You Demand! - 7-12-15
180 - Sustainability Deserves Scrutiny and Examination! - 7-9-15
179 - Children in Poverty: UNICEF measurements lead to confusion and bad policies! - 7-5-15
178 - Was Sustainability Really the Issue? - 7-2-15
177 - Poverty: Be Careful When Interpreting Statistics! - 6-30-15
176 - Bipartisan Healthcare Fix - 6-28-15
175 - That to Which I Say ... "HUH"! It's all a matter of perspective! - 6-25-15
174 - Poverty: An Elusive Concept! (But only if you want it to be!) - 6-23-15
173 - Senator Franken: Is a Government Program the Only Solution You Can Support? - 6-8-15
172 - An Auditor of Government Shouldn't be Tainted by Politics! - 6-7-15
171 - No Hurricanes? (At some point it's no longer just "luck"!) - 6-7-15
170 - Inappropriate Equivalency! (How did this sort of thinking develop?) - 6-6-15
169 - To Which I Say ...... HUH? - 6-5-15
168 - Facts Matter! (To some folks, anyway!) - 5-31-15
167 - Don't Be Too Hard on "Godly Folds"! (Let me fill in some of the blanks.) - 5-26-15
166 - Polarization Results from Changing Opinions! (but there's more to it than that!) - 6-1-15
165 - Have Conservatives Drastically Changed? That depends on what the meaning of "change" is! - 5-28-15
164 - More Polarization between Conservatives & Liberals-Doesn't this imply one of them has changed opinions? - 5-23-15
163 - 20-20 Hindsight Cuts Both Ways re: Iraq War! - 5-26-15
162 - Foolish Accusations about Amtrak Funding - 5-16-15
161 - Leonard Pitts: Brilliant Article! Then This! - 5-14-15
160 - Ignorance is Bliss! (Yours! Not mine!) - 5-12-15
159 - Improving Higher Education: Is More Money Really the Only Answer? - 5-11-15
158 - Failed Presidency? Let Me Count the Ways! - 5-5-15
157 - More Power to the Executive Branch? (Be careful what you wish for!) - 4-26-15
156 - Living Wage? Fine! (But let's not be stupid!) - 4-21-15
155 - Iran and Congress: It's a chicken and egg thing! - 4-20-15
154 - Will the Real Leonard Pitts Pleast Stand Up! - 4-17-15
153 - E.J. Dionne: Our Polarization is Asymmetrical! ...... What is That? - 4-13-15
152 - Iran, Appeasement, Neville Chamberlain - It Gets Confusing! - 4-7-15
151 - Religious Freedom, Indiana, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer - It's All Mixed Up! - 3-31-15
150 - Iran Agreement: Liberal Letter Writer is Confused! - 3-26 and 4-2-15
149a - Good Friday: In Seven Good Words-by Stuart Epperson, Jr. - 4-3-15
148 - Obama Wants Mandatory Citizen Voting! But is that Really What He's After?
147 - Officer Wilson: Innocent? or Just Not Guilty? - 3-22-15
146 - Unhelpful? Probably! But Treason? Certainly NOT! - 3-15-15
145 - From E.J. Dionne: Let's make voting an obligation of citizenship! (But how about that "voter ID" thing?) - 3-11-15
144 - Healthcare Reform: Yes! A successful free market framework is possible! - 3-8-15
143 - Government Doesn't Work Like Business! Mostly True, but There's One Thing That Would Help! - 3-7-15
142 - E.J. Dionne Moves the ObamaCare Goal Line - then Claims Success! - 3-5-15
141 - Lowering the Retirement Age: Would that be good policy...all things considered? - 3-1-15
140 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The real story! - 3-2-15
139 - Obama: The Sum of Many Parts! - 2-27-15
138 - Obama Wants to Limit Charitable Deductions: It's a choice between charities and government!-2-20-15
137 - The Abortion Debate is about the Definition of Life! - 2-15-15
136 - "Anti-Republican" Should Stick to the Facts! 2-13-15
135 - Netanyahu Agrees to Address Congress: Some Politics but Mostly Survival! - 2-12-15
134 - In Blind Defense of Obama - 2-9-15
133 - Climate Change Skeptics are Entitled to an Opinion - 2-9-15
132 - A Choice: Let the Government Do It ...... or Give Private Enterprise the Opportunity! - 2-3-15
131 - Non Citizen Voting Rights: The Suffrage Issue of our Time! (You must be kidding!) - 1-31-15
130 - Housing and the ACA! You'd Better Look Again! - 1-30-15
129 - Leonard Pitts is at it again! He can't respect those who disagree with him! - 1-29-15
128 - Is it OLD CULTURE vs. NEW CULTURE? or Is it OLD CULTURE vs. NO CULTURE? - 1-28-15
127 - What do you mean by "America GOING UP"? - 1-26-15
126 - You Say: The Bible, Santa Claus, and Man-in the-Moon are "Birds of a Feather"! And I Say ... - 1-20-15
125 - Do You Really Prefer Europe - 1-18-15
124 - Interrogation vs. Torture: The Debate Continues - 1-18-15
123 - We're Not Looking for Explanation of Radical Muslim Behavior! Waiting for You  to Reject Those Actions!-1-14-15
122 - Criminalizing Controversial Leadership Decisions: Is it Politics, Tyranny, or ...... BOTH? - 1-13-15
121 - Mr. Pitts: Your "Knife of Justice" Cuts Both Ways! - 1-9-15
120 - Low Gas Prices! But That Doesn't Let Obama Off the Hook! (He had nothing to do with it!) - 1-9-15
119 - The Fort Myers News-Press: Unfair and unbalanced? Not so much! - 1-7-15
118 - The Beat Goes On: Police Brutality! Black Men and Boys Targeted! ...... But where are the facts? - 12-29-14
117 - Is it Really Revenge? You forgot one important motivation! - 12-29-14
116 - Apologize to North Korea? You must be kidding! - 12-27-14
115 - Obama's Promises on Cuba! Promises aren't PROMISES! - 12-23-14
114 - Does It Hurt? or Are You Scared? - Let's define Acceptable Interrogation Techniques - 12-21-14
113a - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day......God is Not Dead nor Doth He Sleep - 12-25-14
112 - Some Politicians Opposing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Are Just Covering Their Butts! - 12-21-14
111 - Affordable Care Act: Is Gruber really just a distraction? - 12-16-14
110 - Ferguson and the Senate Report on Torture: Some interesting comparisons! - 12-11-14
109 - A Brutal Lesson in Government Math! - 3 minus 1 equals 3 ...... SOMEHOW?! - 12-10-14
108 - Bad White Cops! That's the Charge! That's ALWAYS the Charge! - 12-9-14
107 - Who Gets to Say When It's Time to Die? "Zeke" and his dismissive attitude about "old folks" IS BACK! - 12-7-14
106 - Divided We Stand: Reflections on my reaction to "Ferguson." - 12-5-14
105 - Accountability in Ferguson: All mixed up! - 11-28-14
104 - The U.S. Constitution: America's Pivot Foot? or Do "good intentions" trump the Constitution? - 11-25-14
103 - Obama: He's not being all that he can be! - 11-23-14
102 - Is ObamaCare Really Any Good? It depends on who you ask! - 11-14-14
101 - What's the Message? Listen to Non-voters! vs. A Republican Mandate! - Here's the message I'm getting! - 11-9-14
100 - A Silver Bullet for Eliminating Taxes and the IRS ......  and Rich People: A Liberal's Solution! - 11-8-14
99 - So You Want to Repatriate Foreign Earnings? - What then? That's when the fight begins! - 11-7-14
98 - Paul Krugman: That's somebody we should be listening to! ... (Surely you jest!) - 11-5-14
97 - Canceling Midterm Elections? It's all about whose ox is being gored! - 11-5-14
96 - Irreconcilable Differences! - (But I repeat myself!) - 10-31-14
95 - An Example of Some  Progressive's Thirst for Control! - 10-27-14
94 - 6 1/2 Things that would Calm the Market! and There are MORE! - 10-26-14
93 - Irreconcilable Differences! - 10-24-14
92 - Those Pesky "Pro-LIfers"! Just Maybe They are Sincere! and Just Maybe They are Right! - 10-23-14
91 - Inequality by Design! - 10-20-14
90 - An Incredible Theory about Reducing Financial Inequality! - 10-16-14
89 - Don't Get Confused About Meaning of Helping Others!-A HUGE difference between Liberals & Conservatives!-10-12-14
88 - Elizabeth Warren on Student Loans and The Minimum Wage! - 10-12-14
87 - The Euphoria is Palpable! But Important Employment Stats are NOT Improving! - 10-5-14
86 - History Curriculum Changes Can Become Reverse Censorship - That's Censorship Too! - 10-2-14
85 - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Address to the United Nations General Assembly - 9-30-14
84 - Climate Change Zealots Have Created a Religion! - 9-25-14
83 - Is Military Recruiting a Sign of Cruelty, Revenge, Retaliation, or Moral Decay? - 9-25-14
82 - Our Military in the Mideast: What's the Point? - 9-24-14
81 - Renewable Energy: Dreams are fine, but goals must be achievable! - 9-23-14
80 - The Myth of Obama's Success! Let Me Count the Ways! - 9-16-14
79 - Capital Punishment in the U.S. vs. ISIL Beheadings! Are They Morally Equivalent? - 9-15-14
78 - Would You Risk the Security of the U.S. on ... A Dose of Pepto O-Bismol? - 9-14-14
77 - Sad Commentary on Our Political Divide! - 9-13-14
76 - The Millstones Around our Neck! - 9-12-14
75 - ISIL not a threat? Sounds familiar! Remember 9-11! - 9-11-14
74 - ISIL - A coalition is there and waiting for us! - 9-8-14
73 - Refusing to Recognize Real Evil is Destructive and Morally Reprehensible! - 8-27-14
72 - Rallying Against Low-Information Writers! - 8-24-14
71 - God Given Gifts! How can you confuse "hubris" with "humility"? - 8-23-14
70 - Obama Disciple: Hamas and Republican Leadership are Equivalent! - 8-23-14
69 - A Bitter Golfer: Is his enemy the TEE party or the TEA Party? - 8-22-14
68 - Leonard Pitts Jr.:A Genius Who Doesn't Understand White People! - 8-21-14
67 - Corporate Tax Reform: Reject Complexity and seek an easy solution! - 8-19-14
66 - Israel Isn't Fighting a War of Public Opinion! It's Fighting a War for Survival! - 8-15-14
65 - Why Would the U.S. House of Representatives Sue the Obama Administration? - 8-11-14
64 - Re: Corporate Tax Policy - Remove the negative incentives! Don't just send in the tax collector! - 8-7-14
63 - Slow, Cautious, and Collaborative: Not Successful in Recent Foreign Policy! - 8-5-14
62 - In a Nasty World, A Passive President Guarantees a Diminished United States! - 8-1-14
61 - Paul Krugman - Re: Corporate "Personhood" and Corporate Taxes - He's Worried about the Wrong Things! - 7-30-14
60 - The Debt Ceiling vs. the Budget: It's a "Chicken or Egg" Thing! - 7-28-14
59 - ObamaCare: Are Conservatives Desperately in Need of a "TYPO"? - 7-28-14
58 - Elections are Coming Soon! There are some things we should contemplate! - 7-24-14
57 - Newspapers and Letter Writers Sometimes Magnify Polarization and Hate - 7-21-14
56 - Implication of Hobby Lobby: Get rid of employer based health insurance! - 7-18-14
55 - Political Opinions Change: There's been movement - But by whom and from what? - 7-14-14
54 - ObamaCare: Just move the goalposts and declare victory! - 7-14-14
53 - Slavery Written Into the Constitution? What's That About? - 7-8-14
52 - Hobby Lobby Isn't About Contraception! It's About the Definition of Human Life and Abortion! - 7-6-14
51 - Run of the Mill Status for the United States! Is That What We Want? - 7-5-14
50 - Don't Permit Control of Thoughts and Opinions! - 6-30-14
49 - Debate About the Source of the 97 Percent Consensus: There's been some confusion! - 6-20-14
48 - Climate Change and Carbon Pollution: Where does the 97 percent consensus come from? - 6-16-14
47 - ACA Lives Up to Name in Florida! But What's the Real News Here? - 6-23-14
46 - 74 School Shootings since Sandy Hook? Is That Possible? - 6-15-14
45 - CO2: There's Surprisingly Little of It! That Fact Should Encourage at Least Some Skepticism! - 6-11-14
44 - Climate Change: Easy Solutions from Uninformed Observers! Wisdom Demands Skepticism! - 6-3-14
43 - We Need a Dose of Minimum Wage Reality! - 6-3-14
42 - Reducing the Burden of Government! Are They Finally Catching On? - 6-2-14
41 - D-Day: Obama Would Wait! and Then He'd Announce the Details - 6-1-14
40 - ObamaCare: Fix vs. Repeal/Replace - Is it a Distriction without a Real Difference - 5-31-14
39 - Trigger Warnings: Critical Thinking or Manipulation? - 5-27-14
38 - Don't Upset Me, Please! - 5-23-14
37 - Physician Shortages: Truth or Fiction? - 5-21-14
36 - Climate Disruption: Real Science Demands Skepticism! - 5-19-14
35 - There's No Wow-Factor With ObamaCare! - 5-14-14
34 - Once Again! An Unnecessary Attempt to Stir Up Racial Division! - 5-15-14
33 - Racial Motives? You Don't Really Know, Do You Mr. Pitts? - 5-6-14
32 - The Truth About the Jobless Rate! Sometimes TRUTH is stranger than FICTION! - 5-3-14
31 - Columbus Day ... Indigenous Peoples Day ... (Could this be an opportunity for the Norwegians?) - 4-29-14
30 - ObamaCare: I'm Amazed that Your're Amazed - 4-28-14
29 - Reduced ObamaCare Costs? It's Not What You Think - or Hope! - 4-23-14
28 - Anti-Abortion Antics Might Be Sincere! - 4-22-14
27 - Should We Exchange Debate for Tyranny? - 4-20-14
26 - ObamaCare: They Keep Moving the Goal Posts! - 4-10-14
25 - What's Important to Know About "RomneyCare"? - 4-7-14
24 - Minimum Wage Policies - Evaluate Them Based on Achievements, Not Just Good Intentions! - 4-7-14
23 - We Need to Get Our Facts Straight about Supply Side Economics! - 4-4-14
22 - ObamaCare Opposition: Not Hatred, Just Common Sense! - 3-29-14
21 - Balancing the Budget, and Paying Down Debt - It's Not ALL About Raising Taxes! - 3-29-14
20 - Re: Gun Control, is this a STRADDLE or an OPINION? - 3-16-14
19 - You Say: Real Experts Don't Tweet or Use Social Networking for Commentary! I Say: You Hush! - 2-29-14 
18 - Contempt Breeds Contempt! (Disagreeing with Leonard Pitts' style) - 2-17-14
17 - Remembering a True Hero: Uncle Forrest L. Willey made a difference! And he's still inspiring other people - 1-24-14
16 - A Hospital and a Surgeon Met a Lady Named Lois - 12-29-13
15 - The Story Behind "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" - by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - December 25, 2013
14 - Who is Stefano Bachovich? Who is John Galt? What has Obama Accomplished? - Mysteries All! - 6-7-13
13 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses the United Nations - 9-23-11
12 - Who is Happy? - by Dennis Prager - 3-2012
11 - Still the Only Solution to the World's Problems - by Dennis Prager - 8-20-11
10 - Netanyahu Addresses the U.S. Congress - 5-25-11
 9 - Origins of the Bible - Lesson 2 - The New Testament Canon - 4-11
 8 - Origins of the Bible - Lesson 1 - The Old Testament Canon - 4-11
 
7 - Origin of the Trinity - Lesson 4 - "Theologically Correct" Trinitarian Beliefs - An Anti-Trinity Ministry - 4-11
 6 - Origin of the Trinity - Lesson 3 - Developments in the Early Church - The Creeds - Martin Luther - 4-11
 5 - Origin of the Trinity - Lesson 2 - New Testament Passages - 4-11
 4 - Origin of the Trinity - Lesson 1 - Introduction - Old Testament Passages - 4-11
 3 - Food for Thought - Organic Foods Controversy - 5-3-10
 2 - Al-Queda and Taliban - 2-21-10

 1 - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN - 1-6-10

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