• Socialism Has Already Hurt America

    Socialism Has Already Hurt America

    President Donald Trump was principled and politically astute to address, in his State of the Union, the horrors taking place now in Venezuela, and then to declare:

    “Tonight we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

    Venezuela is indeed a poster child for what happens when a nation’s economic machinery falls under political control.

    Over the last five years, per The Wall Street Journal, Venezuela’s economy shrank by 35 percent and poverty tripled from 48 to 87 percent. READ MORE...

  • Trump's Agenda Is a Winning Formula for Black America

    Trump’s Agenda Is a Winning Formula for Black America

    My fellow Americans.

    Given that the Democratic Party chose to select a recently defeated political candidate to give a response to the president’s State of the Union address because she is black and a woman, I feel I should also step up and give my response.

    Although I have not recently lost a governor’s contest, I am black and I am a woman.

    Democrats want Americans,
    particularly minority Americans, to believe that a left-wing agenda is what
    they need and what will define America’s future.

    I am here to say today that the
    agenda of the left is the problem, not the solution. READ MORE...

  • The Breakdown of Family and Religion Explains France's Social Unrest

    The Breakdown of Family and Religion Explains France’s Social Unrest

    As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France’s bloated welfare state places on its citizens.

    According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France—46.1 percent of gross domestic product.

    In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government—federal, state, and local.

    Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP, almost double that of the U.S., meaning that $1 out of $3 generated by the French economy is captured by the government and redistributed into social/welfare spending. READ MORE...

  • Thinking About What's Right in America

    Thinking About What’s Right in America

    Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

    A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country.

    Gallup asked the question, “Do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest country in the world, or don’t you think so?”

    Eighty percent said “yes,” America is the greatest country in 2010, and 78 percent said “yes” in 2018.

    However, among 18- to 34-year-olds, 80 percent said “yes” in 2010, but this dropped by 18 percentage points in 2018 to 62 percent. READ MORE...

  • A Lesson in Racial Politics From Florida

    A Lesson in Racial Politics From Florida

    Now that, finally, the elections in Florida have reached a conclusion, there are lessons worth learning. One is on the subject of race.

    There was a fateful anomaly in racial voting in the governor’s race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Rick DeSantis, now Florida’s governor-elect.

    Given that Gillum, formerly mayor of Tallahassee, was running to become the first black governor of Florida, we might have expected black enthusiasm for his candidacy on the order of the waves of black enthusiasm for the presidential candidacy of Barak Obama. READ MORE...

  • 2018 Midtern Election Reveals Opening for Republicans With Young Blacks

    2018 Midtern Election Reveals Opening for Republicans With Young Blacks

    Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks.

    Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to Republicans and President Donald Trump.

    But blacks went 90 percent for Democrats and 8 percent for Republicans. Pretty much business as usual.

    However, digging down, we find something interesting.

    Blacks ages 18 to 29 voted 82 percent for Democrats and 14 percent for Republicans. That seems to point to change taking place among young blacks. READ MORE...

  • Fake News Threatens Our Nation

    Fake News Threatens Our Nation

    President Donald Trump was right to tweet out: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true enemy of the people, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news honestly and fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…”

    He’s right.

    I open to the opinion section of The Washington Post and find the following headlines:

    “Trump has stoked the fears of the Bowerses (the Pittsburgh synagogue murderer) among us.” READ MORE...

  • Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

    Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

    The Chicago Tribune reported a big drop in violence in Chicago this past weekend. Forty people were shot.

    This down from the weekend before, when 74 were shot.

    The Tribune’s Steve Chapman rejects what he calls the “popular myth, cynically promoted by Trump and other outside critics” that Chicago is an “exceptionally dangerous city.”

    Yes, 674 people were murdered last year in Chicago, more than in New York City and Los Angeles combined. But that is much better than 1991 when, says Chapman, 920 were murdered, and the 674 killed in 2017 was down 15 percent from 2016. READ MORE...

  • The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took place almost 30 years ago.

    Allegedly, Jordan took no action as a young assistant wrestling coach regarding sexual misconduct of the team’s doctor. And Kavanaugh was a law clerk for a judge later accused of sexual harassment.

    There will be questions to Kavanaugh during his confirmations hearings, which will relegate these absurd insinuations to the trash where they belong. But Jordan is an influential conservative congressman, and he is being hurt. READ MORE...

  • Pride Month Has Become a Time for LGBT Activists to Pursue Political Enemies

    Pride Month Has Become a Time for LGBT Activists to Pursue Political Enemies

    In 2014, high-tech executive and CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich was forced to resign from the company he helped found and build, because he made a $1,000 contribution to support traditional marriage in the California marriage referendum.

    According to accounts, Eich was subject to vicious attacks through social media for his contribution in the marriage campaign.

    Mozilla chairwoman, Mitchell Baker, observed, “Mozilla believes in both equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.” READ MORE...