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Iran deal seems to be increasing likelihood of nuclear war in Middle East

October 22, 2015 Leaders in several Middle Eastern countries have seen the handwriting on the wall regarding U.S. acquiescence in a “deal” over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. more »»

Congress must find why North Korea strategy is failing, then make changes

October 21, 2015 U.S. officials are eager to conclude an Iran-style deal to prompt North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal, President Barack Obama said last Friday. more »»

Conservative Congress needs to get tough on curbing spending

October 20, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Beware Pakistanis playing possum

October 19, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

To Obama, national security is not top priority

October 14, 2015 When President Barack Obama can blame a “government shutdown” on conservatives in Congress, he spares no demagoguery in portraying them as arch-villains. more »»

If Clinton or Sanders get their way, who do you think will pay?

October 13, 2015 When Democrat candidates for president Hillary Clinton and Vermont Se. more »»

Manchin-Toomey proposal a modest step

October 12, 2015 It would border on the absurd to suggest that a West Virginia senator who owns firearms, hunts with them and once ran a campaign spot featuring him using a rifle to blow a hole in an anti-coal bill... more »»

Like clockwork, deportation rates slow as election draws near

October 9, 2015 Not since 2006 has the federal government deported more illegal aliens. But then, not since then have Democrat hopes for the presidency been so low. more »»

Congress must do everything to keep Obama from closing Gitmo

October 8, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»

Independent VA inspector general is good first step to needed reforms

October 7, 2015 After allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to go for months without a permanent inspector general, President Barack Obama finally is nominating someone for the post. He is Michael . more »»

Under Obama’s watch, government is about abusing power and getting away with it

October 6, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Looking to the skies again

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Realistic second look at America’s Afghanistan policy is sorely needed

October 3, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

NLRB is poster child for Obama’s disregard for our nation’s laws

October 2, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

If Hillary wants to be president, she may want to start telling the truth

October 1, 2015 Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

Boehner’s departure leaves big shoes for successor to fill

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Why was the EPA asleep at the wheel?

September 29, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Theater of the absurd

September 28, 2015 There still are a few more acts to come before the curtain goes down on the monotonous, albeit troubling, 2015-16 Pennsylvania budget drama. more »»

When will VA corruption finally come to an end?

September 26, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

America should slowly wean off fossil fuels, not quit cold turkey

September 25, 2015 Unemployment reports for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia, right in the heart of coal country, has the highest rate of joblessness in the U.S. — and that rate went up, from 7. more »»

 
 
 

 

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