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Mr. President, Race Relations Suck, and You’re Not Helping

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

South Africans cheer as President Obama waits in a tunnel at the soccer stadium before taking the stage to speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)It was all supposed to be so different for race issues in America after Barack Obama became president.

Then again — given the players who are still involved in the game — it’s no wonder things aren’t any better.

The Union Way: Cheat Kids, Get Award

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Education 2My father was a teacher, so I know that teaching can be an all-consuming profession. Nonetheless, it’s the job that my father chose — as do today’s educators. There’s no involuntary draft.

Obama Won… Don’t Complain

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Obama’s victory means four more years with no hope or change.

When I think about what the future offers, it reminds me of the last thing I said during my closing remarks at a 2008 debate for state representative in Massachusetts. I said: “If you like the way things are, vote for the incumbent… and don’t complain.”

Government Regulation Will Literally Take People’s Breath Away

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It’s not news that far too many environmentalists prefer trees, animals and insects over people.

In 1962, environmentalist icon Rachel Carson — a government bureaucrat at the time — chose nature. She created a stink about the highly-effective pesticide DDT, and countless millions of children have since paid the ultimate price as a result.

Obama Win or Lose

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I’m not sure we’ve seen a generational shift like the one we’re experiencing today. As far as my limited perspective goes, the next generation takes control and life goes on. However, things are looking quite different as this whole Obama phenomenon plays itself out. This incoming generation is exhibiting the humility of a lion in a field of goats.

This election is all about the “change” and “hope” they tirelessly recite, but can’t define. It’s all about their future. But what happens if they get their way and Barack Obama becomes the President of the United States? And even more ominous, what happens if they don’t get their way?

Things could get ugly on a grand scale.

Parks

Sunday, June 29th, 2008