Charlatans are only half the story. The other half includes people who are gullible enough to be led around like sheep by those exploiting the prevailing political correctness dispensed in our schools, colleges and the media.

The fall of the Western Roman Empire was precipitated by immigrants — who had fled to Roman protection from the Huns — when the newcomers refused to follow Roman laws.

I cannot cheer the bombs, whether they are Russian bombs or US bombs or French or British bombs. I do not believe a terrorist group created by foreign intervention in the region will be solved by more foreign intervention in the region. Bombs represent a total failure of policy. They destroy a country’s economy and infrastructure.

With President Obama’s claim that “the economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office,” the economic outcomes after six-plus years of higher taxes, more regulations, higher federal debt and more government spending paint a picture that’s much less rosy.

Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of "affordable housing," as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unaffordable than those same politicians and their supporters.

A nation is wealthy whose people use the raw materials of the earth to produce goods. Government workers, frequently impeders of wealth producers, do not produce goods and do not create wealth.

The corporate bailouts, government spending, and money creation via quantitative easing that Congress and the Fed have engaged in since the fall of 2008, have failed to produce even the illusion of prosperity.

Switching names and promoting false definitions has become common. The American people have to be told how they’re being conned. Then, they’ll no longer be victims of clever but sinister name changes and word games.

Baseball's legendary Yogi Berra, a catcher with the Yankees 18 of his 19 seasons, and later a manager and coach, died September 22 at the age of 90.

The Republicans have won solid majorities in both the House and the Senate. This means they should be able to pass any legislation they want, right?

Wrong. Not when the Republican leadership in Congress doesn’t have the courage to challenge the threat of a presidential veto.