Random thoughts from the passing scene:
I can't get excited by the question of whether Senator Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his — and when it comes to a prostitute's word against a politician's word, that is too close to call.
Shifting the blame for a failing economy from inept politicians and counterproductive government policies to “the rich” may work politically. But it’s an agenda that creates more disharmony than growth, more bitterness than jobs.
Environmentalists have set their sights on soft plastic lures, with the intention of banning their use.
The support that murdering fugitive Christopher Dorner is receiving from the left is a good example of the fact that modern liberalism is moral dysfunction.
Some observers are mystified by Chuck Hagel’s pathetic showing at his Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, but there should be no mystery about it. He performed as he did for one simple reason: He wants to be the next secretary of defense, and he (along with the White House) must have calculated that standing up for his past positions would have harmed his chances.
Children deserve to be saved from our nihilist public schools by conservatives who know how these children are being cynically used to keep the Left in power. And of course we know that we cannot take back the schools from the top. The radical left owns the schools lock, stock, and barrel. So we must start at the bottom, by encouraging young conservatives to run for school boards as a start of their political careers.
"Zero tolerance" policies that resulted in seven-year-old Alex Evans' suspension for pretending to throw a grenade while "rescuing the world" not only harm the boy/boys affected, they harm the men the boys become.
Black History Month is here. Familiar names will be bandied about. Sadly, but, given the ideologically charged nature of these four weeks, all too predictably, the name of George S. Schuyler is one that you can bet you will not hear springing from anyone’s lips.
A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."
The Grand Old Party is far from grand these days and not much of a party. That it is old is beyond dispute. That the party is increasingly seen as not only old, but cranky and "off its meds" has largely been the work of Sen. John McCain of Arizona.