Ralph R. Reiland

Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Fatwas and Gender Wrecks

After a recent snowfall in the desert, “a prominent Saudi Arabian cleric ... whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described as anti-Islamic,” Reuters reported.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 13:40

Violence and Civil Rights

Protests that highlighted photos of slain NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, comparing them to members of the KKK, shows the level to which America has sunk in its tolerance of intolerable behavior.

Friday, 09 January 2015 15:00

Lethal Surges

The U.S. "surge" in Iraq did not work. And for an American soldier who was there, the more recent VA "surge" to expedite claims and cut the backlog did not work either.

Monday, 05 January 2015 00:00

Naughty and Nice

Inserting a bit of progressive politics into the holidays, the New Yorker magazine ended 2014 with an issue that included “Climate-Change Christmas Carols.”

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

Ferguson (and Crime) in Black and White

"What about the poor black child that is killed by another black child?,” asked Giuliani in a heated exchange on Meet the Press. “Why aren’t you protesting that?”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:00

Will Obama's Immigration Policy Cost Jobs?

In contrast to his current position, “President Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants would harm ‘the wages of blue-collar Americans’ and ‘put strains on an already overburdened safety net,’ ” reports Neil Munro, White House correspondent for the Daily Caller.

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:00

The Name’s the Same -- Aptronyms

Richie Richman is a name that perfectly describes the well-heeled financial position of Mr. Richman. President Obama squeezed in time before the midterm elections to hobnob with Richman and other millionaires and billionaires — in between Mr. Obama’s targeting of “the rich” for allegedly not paying their “fair share.”

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:29

Big Brother Stamping Out Dissent

As a perfect example of Orwell's Big Brother stamping out dissent, police in Thailand have arrested protestors for reading 1984.

“Don’t let anyone tell that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton proclaimed to loud applause at a political rally in Boston on October 24. 

“You know that old theory — trickle-down economics,” she continued. “That has been tried. That has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”

Monday, 13 October 2014 14:30

What Obama Didn’t Say About the Economy

The official unemployment rate may now be 5.9 percent, but include as unemployed those are who are jobless but have stopped looking for employment and those who are working part-time but are seeking full-time work and the unemployment rate more than doubles to 12.6 percent.

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