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The View From The Middle: Reagan Would Not Be In Obama's Mess

Subscriber onlyIn the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, I have constantly heard the question, "What would Ronald Reagan do now?" asked by news people. The point that these questioners are trying to make is that, given the circumstances as they exist today in Ukraine, former President Reagan would not be able to do anything differently. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Minimum Wage Proposal Doesn't Make Sense

Subscriber onlyMost people will agree that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy, and most also attribute a particularly concise and yet precise definition of insanity to him. I think that definition is a great place to start today. Continue reading...

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Senate Majority Leader Reid

Subscriber onlyWho is the mother of all hypocrites in Washington, a town renowned for its two-faced, double-dealing characters. Among them, who is the most unctuous? The potential candidates are legion and the debate endless, but today my vote goes for our Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Continue reading...

Obama’s Actions Amplify Racism, Deliver Weak Recovery

Subscriber onlyIt is my fondest hope every president would go down in history as outstanding. Presidents become great by doing great things for America. Unfortunately, history has not smiled on all. I’m sure President Barack Obama wants an illustrious legacy. He must remember, however, his legacy will not be written by the low-information voters who helped elect him, but by historians who will dissect his policies and the results they produced. Continue reading...

Martin Vs. Zimmerman Sparks Worthy Inequality Discussions

Subscriber onlyI don’t know what is saddest, the unnecessary loss of a young life, the destruction of another man’s existence or the pathetic manipulation of the event by extremists for their own purposes. It is possible, however, that something good could come from Martin vs. Zimmerman. Continue reading...

Americans Remain United By Love Of Country

Subscriber onlyOver the last few years, I have watched our country ripped apart by politicians, primarily in Washington. What is ironic is we aren’t divided by “what” they want for the country, but by “how” the diff erent parties plan to deliver on their promises. Continue reading...

VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE: Approaching America’s Wealth Gap

POVERTY WILL ALWAYS BE PRESENT, BUT BALANCE WILL LIFT MORE PEOPLE ECONOMICALLY

Subscriber onlyMany people believe the wealth gap in America is a terrible thing. They suggest it is something that punishes the poor and divides our nation. The reality is, the wealth gap doesn’t DO anything. It is the product of a free nation that encourages hard work, innovation and risk taking. That behavior, in turn, creates a financial difference (gap if you will) between the more successful and the less successful. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Would A Child Vote To Get A Spanking?

WE CAN’T AFFORD TO SOOTHE EVERY SKINNED KNEE

Subscriber onlyBrenda and I have had the joy, challenge and responsibility of raising two daughters who are now grown and married, but the other day I was reflecting about what transpired, especially in the early years. Continue reading...

The Consequences For Lack Of Unity

JEFFERSON: ‘IF A NATION EXPECTS TO BE IGNORANT AND FREE ... IT EXPECTS WHAT NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE’

Subscriber onlyHave you ever had an epiphany? You know, that instant acquisition of clarity on a problem that has plagued you for years. You can feel the answer, but can’t quite explain it, then with a flash the answer becomes crystal clear. You ask yourself, “How could I have been so stupid? The answer was so simple!” These are wonderful moments, and we’ve all had them to one degree or another. I had one this last Sunday. Continue reading...

VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE: Lessons From A Benghazi Hearing

Subscriber onlyRecently, as congressional leaders were supposed to probe Hillary Clinton to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi, I got an affirmation of why the congressional approval rating continues to approach single digits. Continue reading...

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