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I’ve had it. Enough is enough

June 24, 2016 Witness ... more »»

Raising mentally strong kids

June 23, 2016 With this being my last article I again wanted to emphasize how important it is for children, especially young children, to be mentally healthy. more »»

Obama never blamed for bad security

June 23, 2016 In the swing of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. more »»

Purification of America

June 23, 2016 In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. more »»

Our gun violence problem needs urgent solutions — but what?

June 23, 2016 Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history! Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. more »»

Brexit causes elites angst

June 22, 2016 “Market Angst as U.K. Edges to Exit,” proclaims the headline on The Wall Street Journal’s lead stor. more »»

After Orlando, a small-town pastor finds her voice

June 22, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Logic-free zone

June 22, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»

Yes, Hitler

June 21, 2016 Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. more »»

Why Does an American Become a Terrorist?

June 21, 2016 Superficially, I am sure there are lots of answers for why an American citizen might decide to affiliate with ISIS and become a terroris. more »»

In Defense of Self-Defense

June 21, 2016 Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or... more »»

From the files of the Fedora Squad

June 19, 2016 Editor’s note:?This column, originally published May 24, 2015, is from the Wes Burns collection. Working in a newsroom, such as I do, gives you a front row seat to history ... for better or worse. more »»

Food for Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 In honor of Father’s Day, I have some burger recipes. So, Dads, fire up the grill or Moms fire up the broiler. The bean burger recipe is from my cousin who claims they are very good. more »»

Is Islamic Terror America’s Future?

June 19, 2016 If the cliches hold — nothing succeeds like success, the past is prologue — this generation will not likely see an end to the jihadist terror that was on display at Pulse in Orlando on Sunday. more »»

Thank you magic meat totem

June 19, 2016 When faced with dining options, I generally stick to things I can pronounce, from animals I’ve seen in real life. Though, if push came to shove, I’d totally devour a unicorn. more »»

American Elections and the ‘Biblical Imperative’

June 19, 2016 History offers little encouragement to either major American party this election year. more »»

Why Can’t We Stop Terror?

June 19, 2016 Once again, the repulsive face of terror has appeared on our homeland, our own soil. It is not a headline in the news about what has happened in some other place in the worl. more »»

‘Brexit’ reaches breaking point

June 18, 2016 The United Kingdom could be breaking away from the European Union in the near future, depending on the outcome of a vote next week. more »»

Will Orlando change anything?

June 18, 2016 However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that ‘’diversity is our strength. more »»

Orlando is why we need surveillance

June 18, 2016 The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch — twice — and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. more »»



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