June 22, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»
June 21, 2016 Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. more »»
In Defense of Self-Defense
June 21, 2016 Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or... more »»
From the files of the Fedora Squad
June 19, 2016 Editor’s note:?This column, originally published May 24, 2015, is from the Wes Burns collection. Working in a newsroom, such as I do, gives you a front row seat to history ... for better or worse. more »»
Food for Father’s Day
June 19, 2016 In honor of Father’s Day, I have some burger recipes. So, Dads, fire up the grill or Moms fire up the broiler. The bean burger recipe is from my cousin who claims they are very good. more »»
Is Islamic Terror America’s Future?
June 19, 2016 If the cliches hold — nothing succeeds like success, the past is prologue — this generation will not likely see an end to the jihadist terror that was on display at Pulse in Orlando on Sunday. more »»
Thank you magic meat totem
June 19, 2016 When faced with dining options, I generally stick to things I can pronounce, from animals I’ve seen in real life. Though, if push came to shove, I’d totally devour a unicorn. more »»
Why Can’t We Stop Terror?
June 19, 2016 Once again, the repulsive face of terror has appeared on our homeland, our own soil. It is not a headline in the news about what has happened in some other place in the worl. more »»
Will Orlando change anything?
June 18, 2016 However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that ‘’diversity is our strength. more »»
Orlando is why we need surveillance
June 18, 2016 The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch — twice — and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. more »»
Trump is running as Trump. Surprise!
June 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near journalist/historian Theodore White... more »»
June 17, 2016 Dear Readers: Recently, I asked you for your stories about how SPRING-CLEANING has been done in your family through the generations, and wow, did you respond! Here are just a few of them: “Dear... more »»
Purdue has the president America needs
June 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows that no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. more »»
Decision time arrives for Sanders
June 17, 2016 WASHINGTONS — With the 2016 presidential primaries finally over, Bernie Sanders seems to be clinging to his surprisingly strong if losing campaign for the Democratic nomination essentially to keep... more »»
The Left’s Mobocracy
June 17, 2016 For years, the left has been desperate to paint conservatives as the real danger to civil society. Back in 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called conservatives a threat to safet. more »»