Taking up a collection for the health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg experienced a second bout of pancreatic cancer this year was a triple blow…

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Trump’s trade war with China is stoking the Amazon fires

What possible connection could the fires in the Amazon rainforest have with Trump’s trade war against China? Well, Brazilian farmers…

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Standing up for Evel

Hard to believe it was 45 years ago that Evel Knievel fired up his Skycycle X2 and attempted to jump…

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Idaho strikes out at burdensome red tape (except for the medically needy)

Idaho has undertaken a crusade to rid its businesses of government red tape and burdensome, purposeless administrative rules. The Governor…

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Messing with the Idaho State Treasurer

The on-going fight between Idaho’s legislative leadership and the State Treasurer brought to mind some past court run-ins between previous…

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A participant’s reflections on the Vietnam War and its aftermath

Americans call it the Vietnam War. Present-day Vietnamese call it the American War. Whatever it is called, the 407 days…

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Playing five-dimensional chess for Greenland golf courses

The President’s supporters have often claimed that Trump is playing three-dimensional chess while we mere mortals are only capable of…

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Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain and frightening fate

After Osama bin Laden launched his attack against the U.S. on September 11, 2001, we responded with a military operation…

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War weapons do not belong on America’s streets

During my service in Vietnam, I had the opportunity to witness the use of a variety of weapons that were…

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Trump maneuvers China into a strong position in the trade war

It is apparently dawning on the President that the Chinese may well hold the key to his reelection in 2020.…

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