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Why give thanks?

Why give thanks?

We ought to be grateful for the peace and beauty that surround us for the moment.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Time to get serious

Time to get serious

The struggle against Islamic terrorists is a war. It is not conventional war but is a war nevertheless. The response from the West has to be more than the ubiquitous candle light vigils.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

They don’t care what the President thinks

They don’t care what the President thinks

ISIS and the rest don’t worry about any show of disapproval.

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Obama’s not so high horse

Obama’s not so high horse

How long is Mr. Obama going to reduce our public discourse to the lowest level of sophomoric, faculty lounge disassociation with reality.

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

An American victim

An American victim

Bravery in the face of Death: ‘I Will Not Give In.’

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Things that recently caught my attention

Things that recently caught my attention

I’m sure the recently beheaded Japanese journalists would be relieved to know they were only victims of an armed insurgency, not nasty Islamic terrorists.

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Who trusts the government anymore?

Who trusts the government anymore?

The world, and us with it, is spinning out of control.

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The coalition that hates each other

The coalition that hates each other

Seems no one is going to furnish the boots on the ground. As of last Tuesday, there is no evidence that any countries have offered material assistance other than Australia and France. (Yes! France) That leaves us with having to count on the Syrian doctors, lawyers and candle stick makers that Obama disparaged just a year ago.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Time for the Saudis?

Time for the Saudis?

The Kingdom’s only action so far is reported to be the donation of $100 million to a United Nations Counterterrorism Center – a move not likely to slow ISIS down.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Interregnum and the Wars of the American Succession

Interregnum and the Wars of the American Succession

He sees the world in a Wild West moment, when “everyone in the saloon has drawn his six-shooter, paused, and is wondering what happened to the sheriff − and wondering, too, who will be the first to dare start shooting.”

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »