Horrific Orlando, America’s Battlefield ... Is Afghanistan safer than America? The horrific murder of 49 people in Orlando this past weekend elevates our country to one of the worst battlefields in the world. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Radical Islam ... Eisenhower once noted that ‘planning was everything, the plan was nothing.’ Eisenhower understood that the effort made to understand a particular problem, and various ways to address the problem, was far more important than any individual approach to the problem. (See Page 9, June 23, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
A Free Press Threatened ... A free press has been the foundation of our democracy since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791. (See Page 9, June 23, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
They’re Killing Us. Help Us Stop Them. ... The weekend of June 12 sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions I never thought possible. (See Page 9, June 23, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Campaign Finance and Corruption ... As I digest the news of the FBI investigation targeting Governor McAuliffe, I recall the old political maxim: the scandal isn’t what’s illegal; the scandal is what’s legal. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Celebrating Muhammed Ali ... Thousands are heading to Louisville, Kentucky this week to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali. Ali will never be forgotten. He shook up the world and the world is a better place. (See Page 9, June 16, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Millennials Shouldn’t Gamble Their Wealth on Their Health ... Millennials are increasingly making traditional "adult" purchases. In 2015, Americans in their twenties and thirties bought 4 million vehicles -- more than any generation other than the baby boomers -- and over a third of millennials now own homes. (See Page 9, June 16, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
What Can Americans Do? Keep Trying! ... I often meet discouraged people. Recently I talked to a man unemployed after seventeen years of stable 80,000 a year pay. He was working a minimum wage job and discouraged. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
The Case for Limited Government ... It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan's first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." (See Page 9, June 9, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Strategic Clarity Please, Mr. Trump ... Last week was the 100th anniversary perhaps the greatest naval battle in history, the ‘Battle of Jutland,’ fought between England’s Grand Fleet and Germany’s High Seas Fleet. (See Page 9, June 9, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Saving image smallSaving the Chesapeake Bay is Everyone’s Responsibility ... I am profoundly honored to share with you that I was recently recognized as the Hampton Roads finalist for the Cox Conserves Heroes program for my volunteer efforts with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
No Good Choice - Memorial Day and Hiroshima ... Memorial Day and Hiroshima aren’t directly related, or perhaps they are. Memorial Day, first recognized as Decoration Day in 1868, in the wake of the Civil War, honors those who died in the nation’s defense. (See Page 9, June 2, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Life Is Positioning ... Good fishing requires positioning. Baiting your hook and dropping it in a place where there are fish is a start to successful fishing. (See Page 9, June 2, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Putting Free Speech Out to Pasture ... Hard experience teaches that biotech companies, chemical corporations, and other agribusiness giants have no sense of respect for Mother Nature. Now, Rick Friday has learned they have no sense of humor either. (See Page 9, June 2, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Freddie Gray: Nearly Half of People Killed by Police are People with Disabilities ... As the verdict comes down on the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in Baltimore, the first trial of his accused killers has come to an end. One of six officers charged in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Gray last April was acquitted. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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