Showing posts with label honor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label honor. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Our Forgotten Statesman

James Madison should have a holiday.  George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his   ... MORE

Jayme Metzgar: Real American Heroes - 5 Notable Americans Who Fought For Their Opponents’ Rights

The difference between disagreement and force.    I live within earshot of a Civil War battlefield, where volunteers give frequent artillery demonstrations during tourist season. Throughout this past summer, the familiar blasts rattling the kitchen windows became an odd source of comfort. “I suppose we could be more divided than we are    ... MORE

Barry Farber: Hillary Clinton Is A Comfortable Liar

Some lies are defensible, others not-so-much.   He was furious, a radio listener calling in rage because I’d said that lying was sometimes permissible in government. I may even have said a president who refuses ever to lie should be impeached. That’s not my favorite argument, but I don’t shirk from it. Imagine a president confronted with a         ... MORE

Supremes: From 'Divine Nine' To Political Hacks

by Barry Farber.     5 STARS!    One of Hollywood’s most horrible scenes has just come true on Page 1. In “The Counterfeit Traitor,” Lilli Palmer played a German woman who recognized Hitler was a monster and fed information to Allied intelligence on which oil refineries should be bombed next; she worked with the title character, played by      ... MORE

The Police Are Still Out of Control (I Should Know)

by Frank Serpico.   In the opening scene of the 1973 movie “Serpico,” I am shot in the face—or to be more accurate, the character of Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino, is shot in the face. Even today it’s very difficult for me to watch those scenes, which depict in a very realistic and terrifying way what actually happened to me on Feb. 3, 1971.   ... MORE

Katie Brace: Endangered Bird Nixes 4th Of July Celebration

Another sign the country is going to the birds.     The town of Duxbury has cancelled what was an annual 4th of July beach bonfire celebration. The endangered piping plover bird has moved-in and there are at least 24 nests on Duxbury Beach. There are large areas of the beach that are restricted. The town’s July 4th committee said        ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Honesty And Trust

Two under-appreciated virtues.       Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider what our day-to-day lives would be like if we couldn't trust anyone. When we purchase a bottle of 100 pills from our pharmacist, how many ... MORE

Folks Use 'Incompetent' And 'Liar' To Describe Obama

Jennifer Harper on Pew Research findings.     One gauge of a president’s favorability is the assorted descriptors the public volunteers to a pollster about the leader of the Free World. The Pew Research Center has tracked the assorted description of President Obama over the years, and has this to say: “The survey finds that the one-word       ... MORE

Liz Sidoti: Mounting Controversies Are All About Trust

Another day, another scandal.   As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to bring a different, better kind of leadership to the dysfunctional capital. He'd make government more efficient, accountable and transparent. He'd rise above the "small-ball" nature of doing business. And he'd work with Republicans to break Washington paralysis. You can trust me,    ... MORE

Barry Farber On The Perils Of Making On-Air Bets

A debt paid and a lesson learned.      It may have been the best magazine cartoon – ever! Penguins are the only animals in tuxedos. Imagine an Antarctic ice cap with hundreds of tuxedoed penguins, and one penguin wearing a natty beret, a gold chain, sunglasses and a checkered vest while sporting a rhinestone-studded cigarette holder. A curious gaggle  ... MORE

Jay D. Homnick: Uncle Sam Finds His Snitch

The IRS invents a whole new kind of tax refund.   My attitude to the second Obama administration is captured in the old joke about Bertha who gets on the New York-to-Chicago Greyhound bus and asks the driver to let her know when they get to Cleveland. She keeps loudly reminding him every half-hour or so until he is ready to pull his hair out. But he    ... MORE