Our Ex-Presidents' Insincere Praise of 'American Generosity'

Our Ex-Presidents' Insincere Praise of 'American Generosity'

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year’s devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast an appeal for Americans to donate for hurricane relief efforts. Former President Jimmy Carter praised the generosity of Americans: “Across this great country, Americans have answered the call.” So did former…

Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave -- So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick

Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave -- So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others, praised the Weinstein accusers for their “courage.” For decades, Weinstein, a big Democratic donor who could make or break Hollywood careers, apparently preyed on young women. Over 30 women have now come forth, with five alleging rape. But where…

If 'No One Wants to Take Our Guns,' Stop Saying the Opposite

If 'No One Wants to Take Our Guns,' Stop Saying the Opposite

Almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,…

Trump Not Letting Media Turn Puerto Rico Into His 'Katrina'

Trump Not Letting Media Turn Puerto Rico Into His 'Katrina'

President Donald Trump punched back hard against the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who accused him of insufficient concern about her island. In doing so, Trump shows that he learned from President George W. Bush’s mistakes. Bush 43 seemed to expect a certain level of fairness and civility from the media. When, for example,…

The National Anthem Protests -- Do Facts Matter?

The National Anthem Protests -- Do Facts Matter?

Where was the angry left when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the national anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful”? Let’s focus on the “dumb” part. NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests, did so over the supposed widespread instances of police brutality against blacks. Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up…

'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word'

'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word'

The pejorative “Uncle Tom” causes more damage than does the word “nā€”ā€”-.” The “N-word,” when used by a white person as an epithet against a black person, is an insult, designed to convey to the recipient that he or she is a second-class citizen. It is designed to make one feel inferior. But it hasn’t…