Today's Opinions

  • Register to vote, if you aren’t

        The deadline to apply to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 2015, election is Tuesday, Oct. 13.
        If you haven’t yet registered, you’ve got less than a week to take care of it. You need to register because you need to vote.
        Elections matter.
        And there are plenty of options to register.

  • Strong Uncle Volodya!

        A Facebook friend passed me a picture, Friday, that seems to be making its rounds. At least it’s making its rounds among those of us who share a very low opinion of Barack Obama.

  • Tea party fanatics devour Boehner

        The Speaker of the House has been swallowed.
        Technically, it’s more correct to say that he is resigning. But from the moment of John Boehner’s announcement last week, everyone knew what had happened. He’d finally been overcome by the right-wingers in his party who have made his life so miserable.
        His attempt to rein in the ultra-conservatives among the so-called House Freedom Caucus was probably always doomed.

  • Not one cent for Iran

    Abducted, beaten, tortured, murdered – no, this isn’t the plot of the newest crime drama on TV. Instead, they are all-too-real crimes committed against our neighbors and fellow Americans as a result of Iranian state-sponsored terrorism.



  • National security must remain a top priority

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • Popular Pope Francis storms the U.S.!

        Not even the death of a legendary baseball player or the resignation of the powerful House Speaker could top last week’s truest history-making event: the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, world leader of Catholics.
        Never before has a Papal visit generated such excitement, as millions of Americans attended or watched on television as the Pope stopped in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York.

  • Ben Carson and Sharia Law

    By Bob Cornell
        Ben Carson has come under fire for his non-political correct statement.  ”I would never support any person as President who supported Sharia law, or any Muslim who failed to denounce Sharia law.  Sharia law is antithetical to our Constitution and our freedom.” 
        Let’s go beyond 60-second sound bites to understand the reasons for Carson’s statements.