With the shutdown of everything non- essential and social distancing becoming the new normal, one area of concern is voting. At the very heart of our democracy is the ability to vote. However, if we eliminate gatherings, as we have been instructed to do, voting is problematic. As of now the presidential vote hopefully … Continue reading Mail In Voting
As I was driving home from my office this week and listening to talk radio, the host kept talking about how if everyone took 50 milligrams of zinc each day we could wipe out COVID-19. It seems like over the last few weeks I have read or seen many so-called cures for our current … Continue reading Miracle Cures
It is interesting that, with all the advancements today in weaponry and defense, the thing that kills the most people is natural and too small to see with the naked eye. When we put so much emphasis on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, it's a virus that we should have prepared for is the … Continue reading Pandemics
Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 presidential address to Congress is famous for bringing us the Roosevelt Corollary, which warned European nations from involving themselves in the affairs of Latin America. What is not as well-known is a small paragraph sandwiched between two other issues. In the address Roosevelt said: “It is desirable to enact a proper national … Continue reading Coronavirus Quarantine Fights Not A First For U.S.
If you are watching more TV than normal, then you may be seeing ads for FX’s upcoming miniseries called "Mrs. America." The show is about Phyllis Schlafly’s successful lobbying against the Equal Rights Amendment. Knowing that Hollywood struggles with showing the truth and also believing that women’s history is often one of the most misunderstood … Continue reading Equal Rights Amendment
There has been a lot of criticism over the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” and rightfully so. Names have not always been an accurate way of identifying ground zero for any disease. Health leaders have named this current virus COVID-19. You cannot call this coronavirus because that is a blanket term that covers … Continue reading Spanish Flu
A recent incident at the University of Oklahoma should have all people concerned, but for more reasons than you may think. A journalism professor made the comment that saying” OK, Boomer” to old people is the same as saying the “N-word” to black people. There were two problems for the professor. One, he did not … Continue reading Academic Freedom
I recently wrote an article for his column about a lesser known influence on the Founding Fathers, a man named James Harrington. I think, with the recent acquittal of President Trump and, more specifically, the vote of Senator Mitt Romney, it is worth examining another influence on the Founders. This time the man was a … Continue reading Edmund Burke
Watching the Senate hearings over the past weeks I am happy to see historical arguments being made by both sides. As I have said, the Constitution is purposely vague, and it is no different when it comes to impeachment. There are three sections in the Constitution that discuss impeachment, but even with those sections there … Continue reading Historical Impeachment
As for the acquittal of President Trump there is no surprise. Historically speaking there is nothing new, all three impeachments have ended the same. Yet what is historically significant is that this will be the first time an impeached president will run for another term. It will interesting to see how that plays out. As … Continue reading Impeachment.