World Peace

Although this appears to be a little off-topic, it is not, by any means. I use the above title, a little tongue-in-cheek. And it has merit. A couple of nights ago, Mom and I went to a lecture by Philippe de Montebello, the former 30-yr Director of the Metropolitan...

Socialism vs. Republic: The choice before us?

I begin with a quote, as it’s this quote that inspired this entry. It came to me by email (but is verified.) Subject: Beware of Change (July 7, 2008) Beware of Charismatic Men Who Preach ‘Change’ Editor, Times-Dispatch: Each year I get to celebrate...

There *were* Weapons of Mass Destruction.

This puzzles me — and troubles me: The reality is that there were WMD; yet everyone either sinks their heads in the sand, or outright denies it. –Yes, this denial is often done for political expediency. But they were there. Remember back for a minute to...