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Commentary: Who is in charge in this race?

February 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The fight between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum doesn’t just raise questions about each man’s strengths and weaknesses. It also raises, as fundamentally as any battle in recent decades, the question of who, ultimately, is in charge of picking the nominee.
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Commentary: One minute in time can be a life changer

May 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Commentary: Endangered women

February 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Yes, Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and badly beaten. Yes, that is a terrible thing. She is, however, reported to be in “remarkably good spirits.” Indeed. She is alive, not beheaded, not held hostage, not any number of terrible things. Being raped is bad, but it isn’t the worst thing. Not getting out alive is the worst thing.
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Commentary: The blame game amok, stop blaming other side

January 15, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Within an hour of the tragic shooting in Arizona, it had begun. The Blame Game. The effort to score political points.
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Commentary: Politically correct radio hurts NPR’ role

October 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage of my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
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Commentary: Burning the Quran is a bad idea

September 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Here’s a really bad idea: Burn the Koran to send a message.
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Commentary: Ready, aim, fire and misfire

August 27, 2010 in West Central Tribune

House Minority Leader John Boehner has a brilliant idea.
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