There is a perception, supported by many surveys, that what passes for contemporary journalism is more biased, even propagandistic, than in earlier times.
This was not supposed to happen. At this point, we should not have to worry about the future of our nation. We have had more than 240 years to work out the kinks of this beautiful experiment. Where have we failed?
On my first trips to Latin America nearing 15 years ago, I always made a point of visiting capital cities and whenever possible, their seat of government and occasionally the residence of their president or prime minister.
The old saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left unrefrigerated, a different kind of "bacteria" can infect the nation.
Hard to believe that by the afternoon after the historic win of not one, but two U.S. Senate seats, shifting the Senate majority from Republican to a tie with the Democratic Party, and moving a historically GOP state (of nearly 20 years), clearly into battleground territory the news had already moved to the nation's B-sections.
The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots of last summer, but the two are not equivalent.
While much of the world experienced 2020 as the Year of the Pandemic, Europe has faced a second challenge: agreeing on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
My new puppy entered the world on Christmas and he’s already bringing incredible joy into my family – just as many dogs, cats and other bundles of joy are doing for millions during these unusual times.
House Democrats keep coming up with ideas that are bound to sink their already low approval ratings to new depths, possibly giving Republicans a majority in the 2022 election.
President Trump was NOT ever ahead by 500,000 votes in Georgia ... at peak, roughly 10:30 p.m. on Election night, he led Georgia by roughly 350,000 votes, as the rural and out-state vote (fewer in number) always come in first. As metro votes were tallied, his lead continually shrank and eventually evaporated under a flood of Biden absentee ballots
One of many things that will distinguish a President Joe Biden from his predecessor is that the incoming president is likely to speak less in public, mostly because of how he garbles his thoughts and words.
Though many researchers and scientists believe our Christmas gift from Wuhan, China arrived stateside late last year, it didn't start making us feel feverish with delight or hacking up a lung or any of the asymptomatic versions of the novel coronavirus until later in 2020. And now, a holiday season later, COVID-19 is everywhere, more omnipresent than holiday lights, Santa Claus imagery, or Christmas music in hot spots dotting a majority of our 50 states, impacting the old and the young, majority and minority communities, and even mutating across the pond into a potentially more virulent and contagious strain.
From the looks of President-elect Joe Biden's selections for cabinet positions and other high offices it seems belief in "climate change" has become a litmus test.
Christmas involves both a religious event of profound significance, recognition of the birth and enduring influence of Jesus, and the tangible largely secular exchange of gifts. The former can be traced back approximately 2,000 years; the latter is primarily a 20th-century phenomenon.
Of all the great and small events of 1991, the death of CBS News' "60 Minutes" co-host Harry Reasoner probably rates near the bottom in the amount of attention afforded it by the public.
A phrase one hears this time of year is about gifts that "keep on giving." Most store-bought gifts are soon forgotten, but are there some gifts with timeless value?
Like many, I was surprised, but not shocked, when Donald Trump posted a respectable win over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College in 2016.
The way my siblings and I responded to my family’s chicken-pox outbreak in 1973 may shed light on Americans’ responses to COVID-19 in 2020.
The Christmas season emphasizes harmony, but includes the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle in the history of the United States.
It isn't that the alleged exploits, profits and questionable business deals involving Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden, were not known for most of this election year. Much of mainstream media either ignored it or put it down as right-wing extremism.
At noontime on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, across our nation in every state capitol, 50 different slates of electors, chosen on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, by the popular vote results of each state met in a traditional legislative chamber or hearing room, or their office of Secretary of State, for each of 538 electors to be balloted.
I’ve said it before, but I must say it again. The negative political ads must stop. Notice I didn’t say “all” political ads. Just the negative ones. The ones with the focus-group political action committee buzz words, scare tactics and name-calling.
Wisdom is not the same as information, or knowledge. These days, there is more information available to everyone than ever before, thanks to the internet, but also, perhaps at least in part because of the internet, there is less wisdom.
Some people can't handle success. The latest jobs report shows that despite the pandemic President Trump's policies of lower taxes and reducing regulations continue to work.
As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York during the 1980s, Rudolph Giuliani took on mob kingpins and crime bosses, and in most cases ... Rudy won.
Pearl Harbor continues to reverberate. The attack on the United States Navy base by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941 shocked an insular nation into direct declared combat in World War II.
Once again, we shine the spotlight on subpar spelling and grammar, lifted directly from the pages of Facebook and other social media sites. As always, some of these will make you laugh. Others might make you cry.
Whenever president-elect Joe Biden makes a rare public appearance and is out of the immediate control of his team it increases my suspicions that he is not physically, and above all mentally, up to the job he is about to take over.
In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That's because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position.
During October of 2018, Georgia’s Democratic Party called a press conference. Congressman Hank Johnson (4th District) was the spokesman. The congressman accused the DeKalb County Elections Office, and by extension its Board of Elections, of mishandling or losing 4,700 absentee ballot applications.
I have loved song lyrics since briefly flirting in my teens and early 20s with a career in musical comedy, settling instead for journalism after a sobering assessment of my talents.
In Georgia this week, state and local election officials will be conducting a second recount of nearly 5,000,000 ballots, this time by machine scan, as is allowed by law, and as requested by the President's legal team. Georgia's election results were certified last week by the secretary of state and governor, designating Georgia's 16 Electoral College delegate votes for Vice President Joe Biden, with an in-state margin of victory of 12,700 votes. Most every path to any potential shift in Election Day outcomes continues to close for the President, his re-election campaign and legal team.
You’ve got to love Georgia Republicans. They are more fun than a roomful of puppies. What makes them the most fun is that the puppies morph into pit bulls and then spend their time attacking each other.
Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous labels on thermometers that read, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.
"Then too the bitterness that would be engendered by such a maneuver on my part would, in my opinion, have done incalculable and lasting damage throughout the country," from his memoir book, "Six Crises," by President Richard M. Nixon, on why he did not contest or demand recounts in the stat…