Charles Dickens wrote the classic A Tale of Two Cities a century and a half ago. It's a story about two famous cities of the times, Paris and France, around the time of the French Revolution. These cities were the height of sophistication and enlightenment in the world, long before American cities caught up.
Three American cities did catch up and were at one time shining beacons of American success: San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.
San Francisco was the gateway to the Pacific and lands beyond – a beautiful city on hills with the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to Marin County, one of the wonders of the modern world. Chicago was the hub of transportation and commerce, connecting the eastern and western halves of the United States. Detroit was an industrial behemoth, home of the auto industry and the assembly line, bringing prosperity and convenience to millions.
Songs were written to celebrate these great cities. Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. Chicago was Frank Sinatra's kind of town. And the Motown music genre began in the Motor City.
In 2016, the NBA cancelled the venue for their all star game in Charolotte, NC because of the controversial "Bathroom Bill" that prevente
Paris Jackson, the only daughter of Michael Jackson and whoever his concubine was, has always come off as a rather fragile flower. It's h
The press is still at it, trying to press a sob story on us about supposedly heartless ICE agents arresting an "undocumented worker" who
Were he not responsible for inciting a pogrom in Crown Heights in which Jews were randomly attacked by roaming mobs, and inciting a mob t
Forget about excusing this as “only a joke.” Jokes are a well-recognized means of expressing hostility while pretending not to. We have a
Facing a serious threat to his leadership of the Liberal Party in Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has scrapped his plans to se
In terms of its effect on the lives of Americans, as well as the economy, the change of US policy announced by the Trump administration l
A "clarification" from former CIA Director John Brennan. He called Trump's performance during a press conference with Vladimir Putin "not
Chelsea Clinton has always been a bit of a doofus on the political front and it's pretty obvious she knows she's stepped in it in her 'mo
I watched with great amusement as #MeToo exposed the hypocrisy of the Democrats when it comes to feminist issues. Harvey Weinstein’s alle
We now have a visual depiction of the onset of a Trump Derangement Syndrome episode, causing a presumably serious person to lose self-con
One of the brightest stars in President Trump's White House, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who's part of that team that trig
I admit that Donald Trump is not perfect. Tyrants and populists such as Cuba's Castro, Venezeula's Maduro in our neighborhood, and Iran'
A little over a week ago, someone attempted to blackmail me. On August 12, I received this message in an e-mail:
Hope you do not re
Since Plato, political thinkers have addressed in different ways the reasons, basis, and conditions to explain why the many in any societ
Back in the days of "the Contras", Daniel Ortega was given the red carpet treatment that so many Hollywood celebrities saved for their an
As reported by ESPN’s Bob Harig, a spectator was badly injured during the second round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open when the blade of
Many Republicans, including the leaders of the House and Senate, have cautioned President Trump not to interfere in the Mueller probe. Le
This past week, the nation’s newspapers took collective umbrage at being called “the enemy of the people” by President Trump.
CNN, famous for fake news, focuses their 24-7 news cycle on anything damaging to President Trump, even if they have to provoke it or make
In April of 2017, Rachelle Peterson of the National Association of Scholars (NAS) published an in-depth study titled "Outsourced to China
Feminists who demanded the ouster of former Senator Al Franken and their victim, Franken himself, must both be seething over Minnesota De
White South African farmers find themselves under the gun as the ruling ANC party prepares plans to sieze farms from whites without compe
I keep trying to finish a book titled We Have No Idea by Jorge Chan and Daniel Whiteson, but I can’t seem to get over my frustration that
Former US Attorney for DC Joseph DiGenova is one of the smartest, most energetic, and clearest-thinking lawyers on the conservative side.
The Pope’s letter to Catholics about the sex abuse scandal, the damage ISIS genocide has wrought on the Assyrian Christians, and more.
Comparing temporary student housing to prison is a slap in the face to anyone who is actually incarcerated.
"That’s the definition of racism and sexism right there."
What Is John Brennan Hiding? - Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.): President Trump was correct in pulling back the security clearance .08/20/2018
Florida Governor Rick Scott (Republican) is reaching out to Hispanics, hoping he can win reelection despite the anti-illegal immigration tal
Former CIA Director John Brennan is fuming because President Trump revoked his security clearance. On Sunday, Rudy Giuliani went off on John
The New York Times is fond of running “big idea” opinion essays claiming that humans are just another animal in the forest.
Governor Matt Bevin had filed a countersuit against the activists after they successfully sued to block implementation of Kentucky’s new wor
Issues were handled drastically different in Pittsburgh vs. Washington, D.C.
Wolf’s audience had to be really, really small, even if it was vocal on social media.
With testimony from the president’s top lawyer, the special counsel is in no position to claim he needs to speak with Trump.
🚢 🚢 🚢 Goldberg attacked Horowitz nastily on Twitter; if you care about that, see the link. In this new column, Horowitz
Middle-class churchgoers are obsessed with pews and heritage at the expense of religious belief, a Church of England judge has said.
Melania Trump on Monday warned about the “destructive and harmful” impact of using social media incorrectly - while her husband
Unqualified retirees and trainees are filling a gap left by teachers exiting the profession due to rising class sizes and difficulties with
Only liberals are getting caught up in #MeToo.
Via Fox News:
Actress Asia Argento, one of the first prominent women to accuse
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Melania Again Mocked for Speaking Out Against Cyberbullying...Did Trump Warn Her Not to Speak on it? - Cortney O'Brien: First Lady Melania T
More police in particular areas didn’t solve it. If you don’t address the gang problem, you will never solve it.
Via Fox News:
Just a tad delusional.
The ad hits Heitkamp for voting against requiring that state and local law enforcement cooperate with federal agents to enforce federal imm
On Monday, Neil deGrasse Tyson, professional scientist and amateur philosopher, signified that he wanted a new force: Truth Force! He tweete
More than 175 former US security officials have joined criticism of Donald Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA director
If you don't like poverty and tyranny, vote against "Pocahontas" in 2020...