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For my column on American and world history, read Bruce’s History Lessons.  For my mostly conservative take on current politics and public policy read Thinking Out Loud.  For historic quotes read Quote of the Week.

Thinking Out Loud: The Impasse with North Korea

For several reasons I now believe the chances of a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s attempts to achieve a nuclear weapons program are past “slim” and at the doorstep of “none.”   North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un’s ultimate goal is to unite both North and South Korea under his police-state rule,...Read More »


Slavery in the Constitution

The U.S. Constitution, which was signed this week (Sept. 17) in 1787, was, and remains, the best model for human governance ever created, but chief among its many flaws was the acceptance of slavery.

At the outset of the Constitutional Convention delegates from several southern states stated clearly that should slavery...Read More »


Quote of the Week

“There is a whole lot in life to be unsure of/ But there’s one thing I can safely say I know/ That of all the things that finally desert us/ Pride is always the last thing to go.”  – Mary Chapin Carpenter 

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Thinking Out Loud: Which Way the Climate-Change Wind Blows

It’s as predictable as night following day.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida with record-breaking force and climate-change believers claim this proves global warming is real.  In response, climate-change deniers note that these two hurricanes are the first to reach Category 4 and 5 levels in more than...Read More »


Trying to Serve God

“Will the defendant, God, please rise?  Or at least show up?”

This week (Sept. 14) in 2007, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit against God for causing several natural disasters in his home state, as well as for not preventing “terrorist threats” against America.  Chambers filed the lawsuit despite...Read More »