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Monday, October 3rd, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Biology Run Amok

Biology – it is the substance of our being, the very essence of our existence. Of course, personal experiences and environmental exposures shape our psychology. But every last thing about us – what we look like, what we think, what we say, what we do, our personality itself – rests…

Monday, September 26th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

War On Terror Or World War III

It might not be what you expected. After all, for nearly half a century, we were conditioned to believe that the next world war would consist of a nuclear exchange between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Nevertheless, many are now beginning to refer (though some have been doing so for some…

Monday, September 19th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

A Crime That Pays

When I was a kid I often heard the saying, “Crime doesn’t pay.” And back then, such was usually the case. Though there were most certainly exceptions, in general, it seemed to me as though most criminals eventually paid for their crimes. And back then, it also seemed to me…

Monday, September 12th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Brood Nations

Biology is a powerful thing – especially the biological drive to reproduce. Just as nature, it is said, “abhors a vacuum” (at least here on Earth), biology abhors a habitable environment devoid of life. The reproductive drive across non-human species is so powerful that the world’s myriad populations of these…

Monday, September 5th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Better Than Money

A long time ago, when I was a little kid, I heard a man say, “That’s better than money.” I don’t know who he was or to what he was referring, but I never forgot that comment. A few nights ago, I was sitting beside my wife as she held…

Monday, August 29th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Political Math

Math – mere mention makes many people cringe. It seems no other subject is more feared by otherwise “know it all” 8th-graders who consistently protest, “Why do I need to learn this stuff? I’m never gonna use it.” Truth be known, mathematics is a valuable, practical subject with myriad applications…

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Stop Failing America’s Young Women

America is a great country. In fact, there is no place else like it in the world. People come to America from all points on the globe – often overcoming tremendous obstacles to get here – to attempt to capture for themselves a piece of the American dream. To them,…

Monday, August 15th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

America’s Greatest Natural Resource

Some say coal. Others say natural gas. A few say iron ore. Many say the land itself. Years ago, most everyone said oil. Good choices all. However, when it comes to natural resources, I say that which America is most blessed is the American mind. Not long ago, I had…

Monday, August 8th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Spare The Rod, Spoil The Nation

“Out of control” – that’s how some describe today’s youth in America. Of course, obviously, this phrase doesn’t apply to all of America’s young people as many are well-behaved, well-disciplined, and well-adjusted. Regrettably, however, a significant portion of America’s youth are, in fact, out of control and our nation is…

Monday, August 1st, 2016 @ 12:00PM

When Scientists Lose Their Way

Objectivity – it is the absolute bedrock of science. There is no notion, idea, hypothesis, concept, principle, axiom, maxim, theory, or law more fundamental to science than objectivity. In fact, in the absence of objectivity, science does not exist. Call it what you want, but it ain’t science. So what…

Monday, July 25th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Local Government Serves As Foundation Of Freedom

Alexis de Tocqueville saw the writing on the wall. Luckily for us, he wrote it all down. An aristocrat, lawyer, and member of the French government, he journeyed to America at age 25 to study the American prison system. And study he did. A prodigious note taker, he wrote down…

Monday, July 18th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Let The Muslims Do It

September 11, 2001 marked one of America’s and, for that matter, the world’s darkest days as commercial airliners hijacked by Islamic terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in eastern Pennsylvania killing thousands of innocent people. Since that time, America and, at various times,…