Category Opinion

Will Boehner Be Replaced?

Needless to say, there’s been a growing dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner for quite some time.  Many conservatives, not only throughout America, but within the House of Representatives, feel Boehner has shown weak and ineffective leadership of the House and has, in effect, been President Obama’s lapdog.  The question is, how many will actually […]

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Found, but Questions Remain Unanswered

This past Sunday when I first wrote about AirAsia QZ8501, the plane hadn’t been found, and the article was, I’ll admit, a bit of a knee-jerk reaction.  After all, it was still the same day the flight disappeared, and I’m sure finding an airliner that’s gone down in the sea is no easy task.  Especially […]

Another Missing Airliner From Malaysia

This morning, yet another Malaysia-based commercial airliner went missing.  AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared from radar screens at 06:24 or 07:24 local time (reports differ, and information still seems sketchy) this morning over the Java Sea during its flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore.  The plane was an Airbus A320-200 with 162 people aboard.  AirAsia is […]

The St. Louis Rams Acted Irresponsibly

With all the brouhaha and general unrest that followed last week’s St. Louis County grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won’t be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown, the St. Louis Rams have stirred up even more controversy.  During Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, five of the Rams appeared […]

Matthew Miller Revisited: Still a Strange Case

It seems our old friend, the ever-enigmatic Matthew Miller, made minor news again last week when, from the safety of U.S. soil, he declared he would rather have stayed in North Korea.  Miller was released by the North Koreans November 8th along with fellow American Kenneth Bae, and both of them were brought back to […]

Alaskan TV Reporter Charlo Greene – Was That Really Necessary?

I’m not really sure what was going through Charlo Greene’s mind when she suddenly quit her job as a TV reporter for KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska.  Well, okay, she’s all for legalizing marijuana, and she’s also the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, which is promoting the passage of Ballot Measure 2, a […]

Presidential Salutes – Then and Now

By now, many of us have seen the short video clip of President Obama raising his coffee cup in return to the Marines’ salutes at the steps of the Marine One helicopter.  There has been a certain amount of indignation about this, and in fact, a Reuters article from December 2008 that was written by David Alexander […]

The Strange Case of Matthew Miller

Why anyone would want to go to North Korea is beyond me.  If you visit, you must be extremely careful about what you say and do – all the time.  You can’t let your guard down.  If you have business there, I suppose that’s a good reason, but frankly, I would get in and get […]

Thinking about Scotland…

Just a little more than a week from now, voters in Scotland will decide whether to stay with the United Kingdom or become a completely independent country.  For the past two or three days I’ve been thinking of writing about this, but really couldn’t think of what, exactly, I wanted to say.  Then it hit […]

Why Has Flight MH370 Never Been Found?

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared off the radar on March 8th.  It may as well have disappeared off the face of the earth, given that we’ve gotten practically nowhere in finding answers to what happened.  The news coverage, naturally, dwindled to a trickle, then finally died away completely.  There may have been an occasional report […]