Sam BlumenfeldIn a way, the history of National Public Radio, now known simply as NPR, follows the slow, incremental creep of America toward socialism. Created by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, a liberal Democrat who beat Barry Goldwater in a crucial presidential race. One should not forget that it was also the Johnson administration that gave us federal funding for education, the War on Poverty, Medicare and Medicaid, and the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Ralph ReilandHere’s a thought regarding tomorrow’s voting, from Samuel Adams (1722-1803), a leader in the movements that became the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the governor of Massachusetts from 1793 to 1797.

Chip WoodI read a very depressing statistic recently. In a nationwide poll, some 63 percent of adult Americans said they do not think they will be able to maintain their present standard of living much longer, much less improve it.

Candidates in televised debates usually find it hard to stay within the narrow time limits allowed for answers to questions from a moderator or panel member. But one question in Wednesday night's hour-long debate between gubernatorial contenders in New Hampshire had both candidates sounding like reincarnations of the late, great Calvin Coolidge.  The question was, should "gay" couples be allowed to be foster parents in New Hampshire?

Back in August 2010, Judge Vaughn Walker engaged in the increasingly-played tyrannical game: “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool!” when with no other authority than his own high opinion of himself and his revolutionary view of what he’d like California and American law to become, he struck down California’s Constitutional Marriage Amendment (previously known as Proposition 8).