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Racially charged comments have no place, no matter who makes them

August 14, 2014 Claims opposition to President Barack Obama has racist undertones have become common. more »»

What is Israel supposed to do?

August 13, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

IRS cover-up is worse than original scandal

August 12, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Washington: It’s like a whole different country

August 11, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

More funding is needed to guard against outbreaks

August 9, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

Obama needs to plan for more Russian involvement in Ukraine

August 8, 2014 Given President Barack Obama’s record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

U.S. reaping what Kerry, Obama have sown

August 7, 2014 U.S. officials who condemned the Hamas terrorist organization for violating a truce agreement with Israel on Friday were right to refer to the action as “barbaric. more »»

Americans are awakening to Obama’s coal war

August 6, 2014 From farmers in Missouri to poor families in Colorado and Georgia, tens of millions of Americans are beginning to awaken to the fact they have something in common with coal miners in Appalachia:... more »»

Cleaning VA’s house is only way to ensure change

August 5, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Loan restrictions would deny power to developing world

August 4, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably-priced power to quality of life. No more. more »»

Ultra-partisanship is hurting average Americans

August 2, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Presidents in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

August 1, 2014 President Barack Obama slammed members of Congress last week for failing to address immigration refor. more »»

Action must be taken to help those who suffer from black lung disease

July 31, 2014 Veterans of coal mining and their families understand all too well that what makes headlines — accidents such as explosions — constitutes a lesser peril than black lung disease. more »»

VA secretary needs to demonstrate progress soon

July 30, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

Obama’s energy policy seems to benefit blue states

July 29, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

EPA is out of control

July 28, 2014 Most Americans probably believe the main threat they face from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher electric bills and devastation to the economies of coal-mining states. That is incorrect. more »»

U.S. students not learning basic financial skills

July 25, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Obama is ignoring the costs of wind while waging an attack on coal

July 24, 2014 It is illegal to kill certain endangered animals, including golden eagles. If you get caught doing so, even accidentally, the federal government will punish you with stiff fine. more »»

Foreign crises are caused by Obama’s lack of action

July 23, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

IRS exchanges stink of cover-up

July 22, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a cover-up is... more »»



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