The time has come to save America from a Congress that no longer acts, representatives who no longer represent and a system battered by special interests and broken by politicians interested only in themselves. The path to salvation was revealed to us 25 years ago when a 19-year-old college sophomore in Austin, Gregory Watson, gave America a Texas-sized lesson about something our founding fathers anticipated and feared centuries before: an American Constitution that didn’t keep
What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas. It now resides in the craw of every American concerned that the world around them is mired in mayhem. As this mindless terror joins a growing list of disquieting storylines, it’s creating a wake of gnawing stress neither Zantac or Xanax can dull. The devastation from Mother Nature’s fury in Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida and the Virgin Islands is giving way to a realization there is
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … the age of wisdom … the age of foolishness … the season of Light … the season of Darkness … we had everything before us …” — Charles Dickens As Hurricane Irma threatened to beat the dickens out of Florida after churning a deadly path through our Caribbean friends to the south, many of us experienced a true Charles Dickens moment of
August 22, 2017

Learning from history

As a history major in college, I learned three important lessons about the affairs of mankind. Namely, reporting history reflects on those who record it; understanding history reflects on those who hear it; and history is about remembering so it is less likely we repeat those things that later on seem unfathomable. In the hope that we never again ignore the chilling inhumanity of groupthink that once drove a self-proclaimed master race to extinguish more
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in America a great slogan is far more powerful, especially when it drives us to do something, buy something, or believe in something. While creating images that are durable and memorable, slogans distill life’s complexity into simple shorthand. “Be All That You Can Be” inspired young men and women to see the Army as a personal calling. Wheaties’ “Breakfast of Champions” motivated families to view breakfast