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Closing Arguments

The warning on my computer screen was ominous; “graphic content.” I typically run from those admonitions, having seen plenty of graphic stuff in 42 years in law enforcement right at home in Marion County. Murder victims whose heads had been at least partially removed by point...
When she ran away with the so called “under card debate” some weeks back Carly Fiorina quickly got the attention of even the liberal pundits for her crisp delivery, command of the subject matter and that confidence that only comes from life experience and the tough times that...
She was built for one thing; family. It was the source of her joy, her boundless energy and her religious faith. Every decision she made was both informed and determined by its impact and its relationship to us, Dad, Chris and me, pretty much in that order. And for such a simple...
In the 1940s during the depths of the Holocaust, the capacity of mankind for depravity hit what was maybe an all-time record. In just a few short years the Nazis managed to exterminate a huge portion of the Jewish population of Europe while at the same time fighting a two front...
So enough for political stances and special interests’ offensives; also for rhetoric that divides for whatever purpose. Think with me for a few minutes about the events and circumstances—and the awful results that have come from them for all of us. The phenomenon, just recently...
So the conservatives and the Moral Right set about to secure religious liberty; they determined in the House, Senate and Governor’s office to re-announce the tenets of the First Amendment to the US Constitution in an Act that would protect persons of faith from burdensome...
Ted Cruz, the young Texas Senator who defied the odds and swept to office without the support of the Republican establishment has announced what we all though was coming anyway; he is running for President. At age 44 now he would be the second youngest man ever to assume office...
Of course, like the light bulb that really has to want to change, Mexico is a failed state because its people and what passes for leadership down there have yet to demonstrate a real desire to join the 20th—much less the 21st —century. But what if they did want to leave behind...
For a century or more it has been clear that the people of Mexico have neither the will nor the know how to govern themselves. But we have already said that; so let’s look at some of the evidence of that reality. First of all, most of northern Mexico is and has been under the...