Where are the pro-American films?

There will be a film festival starting Saturday in San Francisco and it will feature a Turkish film, “Valley of the Wolves.” The film is an anti-American “docudrama” loosely documenting the July 4, 2003, incident when US troops mistakenly identified Turkish soldiers as enemy troops. The 11 Turkish soldiers were members of the Coalition forces […]

RE: ‘A Day without a Mexican’

I am an expatriate US citizen who has been living in Honduras for 10 years. I have been amazed at the number of multi-million-dollar loans to this nation that have been forgiven by the US, the World Bank, the EU and Japan. I always say I wish I had their bankers. So if most of these loans go […]

US Supreme Court to take up partial birth abortion

It was just announced that the US Supreme Court is going to consider the constitutionality of a federal law that bans a particularly barbaric procedure known as partial-birth abortion. I don’t know how the new makeup of the Supreme Court will treat this, but with a society that is constantly growing in technology and supposedly […]

Postal consumers should be wary of new ‘Transformation Plan’

With a January 8 stamp price hike just ahead, the US Postal Service has issued its latest “Strategic Transformation Plan.” This blueprint for the future, according to Postmaster General John Potter’s introduction, “will continue to reduce costs by improving efficiency in all…operational and business processes.” That sounds like great news for both customers and taxpayers. […]

Christmas: an opportunity for tolerance

As a Christian that is not ashamed of the Gospel, let me welcome all to celebrate our most wonderful celebration. Please feel free to join in with the festivities and recognize the birth of our Savior. But please understand that Christmas is a Christian celebration, not a Christian holiday nor any other event. Understand that you are sharing […]

SBA reports on hurricane damage, rebuilding efforts

I recently visited hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. Words cannot describe the devastation that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought to the area, but let me try. Sixteen parishes (counties) surrounding New Orleans were devastated by the storm. Nearly 250,000 local residents were displaced from the area to locations throughout the United States. Over 200,000 homes were totally destroyed and another […]

Retired Teachers Week Nov. 6-12

Teachers are often asked, “Why do you teach?” Most answers revolve around students and the ability to touch the future, such as “I do not tire of rediscovering the world through students’ eyes. The rewards of helping a child are priceless.” Another answer is “I have cherished the knowledge that I am able to influence […]

You better have your own master plan

On October 20 I debated Affirmative Action against a Socialist organization called BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) UC Berkeley. The debate moved rapidly from facts to emotional name-calling from the left. The left thinks of themselves as the savior of “minorities” and anyone against them must hate minorities. Of course, they include everyone who disagrees […]