Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

Red Blood in the Blue Water (2018-12-17)

Three big stories hang over the Republican party after last week.  The first is the sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer.”  He once said he would “take a bullet,” for the President.  Now he says he will not pay for the President’s crimes.  The second story is the showdown between President […]

Our Budget (for Politicians and Other Math-Challenged People) (2018-3-23)

President Trump has now signed a two-year spending bill for the U.S.  Some thoughts: On President Trump: He did not campaign as a fiscal conservative, and is not governing as a fiscal conservative.  He’s shown no interest in reducing deficit spending, merely in spending money elsewhere than his predecessors. Signing this $1.3 trillion spending bill […]

The Nunes Memo (2018-2-3)

Yesterday, President Trump authorized the public release of the “Nunes Memo,” a 3½ page document prepared by the chair of the House Intelligence Committee summarizing actions related to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election. Here are my random thoughts. The memo alleges: […]

Why I Will Support President Trump (2016-12-23)

During the primary season, I stated publicly that I would not vote for Donald Trump, and I explained why.  In short, I felt he had done nothing to overcome the concerns of my conscience about his previous boorish behavior and his lifelong support for abortion on demand, and a Christian should never violate his or […]

Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump (2016-5-7)

“I believe any Christian who would sit at home and not vote for the Republican nominee … that person is being motivated by pride rather than principle,” Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, recently told the Christian Post. Well, I do not intend to sit at home. I will vote.  I will […]

Lessons from New Jersey and Virginia (2013-11-11)

After an election, the airwaves are flooded with post-partum analysis. The great theme of this year’s Wednesday-morning quarterbacking seems to be that the Republican party needs to take a lesson from Chris Christie’s playbook. He’s a Republican governor who won re-election in a landslide in a consistently “Blue State” like New Jersey. This at the […]

The President Has Fumbled (2013-7-23)

Just over a week ago, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. It seems there is not a single American without an opinion about the incident, the handling of the case, the legal proceedings, the outcome, and the media’s fixation on this latest cause celebre. I have opinions, too, on […]

The Death Penalty (2011-3-3)

I just finished reading John Grisham’s latest book, The Confession.  It is a fictional story of a young man coerced into a confession and then wrongly executed. (I just could not resist a book that involved a Pastor Keith up to his neck in a death penalty case! :-)) Grisham opposes the death penalty.  This came out […]

The Modern Concept of the Census (2010-3-17)

I had the following editorial letter published last week: Editor, I’ve received a letter from the Census Bureau just to tell me that I would soon receive my Census form.  After a four month, $133 million ad campaign, including a $2.5 million Super Bowl spot, is anyone left who doesn’t know it’s a census year? […]

Our National Ponzi Scheme (2009-10-2)

Recently, our local newspaper ran a lead article entitled: “Early retirements hurt Social Secutiry.”  The story explained that the so-called Social Security Trust Fund will run a deficit for this year and next, due to a loss of jobs in the present economy.  I responded with the following editorial, which they printed yesterday: When Bernie […]