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Bureaucrats allow VA issues to exist

July 2, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

Iraq is clearly not taking its own crisis seriously

July 1, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

Where have all the terrorists gone?

June 30, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all inside. more »»

VA improvements may not mean permanent change

June 28, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal. more »»

U.S. policy on Iraq makes little sense

June 27, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipments. more »»

EPA coming down hard again on coal-fired plants

June 26, 2014 The recent announcement the Environmental Protection Agency is coming down hard on existing coal-fired power plants raises literally hundreds of questions. more »»

Data loss under Obama should be cause for concern

June 25, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»

More spending equals less from Social Security

June 24, 2014 Try getting an answer to your questions about government retirement benefits by calling your local Social Security office. Let’s hope you have plenty of time to wait ... and wait ... and wait. more »»

Help from Iran not worth the cost

June 23, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Actions in Iraq speak louder than Obama’s words

June 21, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and far from complete. more »»

EPA regulations are ironically hindering reforestation efforts

June 20, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Unaccompanied children should not be able to cross ‘secure’ border

June 18, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United States. more »»

U.S. needs plan to protect Americans caught in Iraq war

June 18, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

U.S. cannot tolerate Iraq government sympathetic to terrorists

June 17, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

VA issues not new

June 16, 2014 Many veterans of military service and the tens of millions of Americans who are grateful to them are outraged about allegations involving the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Clinton proves she doesn’t get it

June 14, 2014 Hillary Clinton whined to an interviewer this week that when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke. more »»

Gun control won’t stop violence from mentally disturbed

June 13, 2014 President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence such as that at an Oregon school this week. more »»

VA ‘situation’ isn’t fixed with loss of ‘distraction’

June 12, 2014 When President Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said "the VA needs new leadership," in order to address the systemic... more »»

Only Congress can stop Obama’s war on coal industry

June 11, 2014 It has become perfectly clear that President Barack Obama’s goal is to shut down coal-fired power plants — whether doing so is essential in battling climate change or not. more »»

So-called economic progress is just an illusion

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

 
 

 

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