Columns & Commentary

The Pataki Factor

My latest for Forbes discusses how Pataki's entrance into the presidential race should be welcomed as a way of demonstrating the depth and diversity of the GOP field.  While not likely to win, the former New York governor has the ability to inject issues into the Republican conversation such as the environment and urban policy that can attract a larger voter coalition in the general election.  Read the piece on HERE.

June 01 5:04 AM Views: 103 Comments: 0 View Comments

Brian Williams Gets Shelved While Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass

When Bill Clinton was in the White House he was called the Teflon President. Those set on seeing his wife take his old seat in the Oval Office seem bent on continuing that family tradition. The firestorm surrounding Brian Williams’ suspension at NBC News isn’t just an opportunity to examine his fabrication of both his experience in Iraq and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, but should also resurrect questions about Hillary Clinton’s own wartime fabrication, among…

March 03 6:49 PM Views: 177 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Why Obama Doesn't Care about Tuesday

The 2014 elections are mercifully just days away and Republicans across the country are expecting a great night, but it won't be the gong at midnight for the Obama Presidency they are hoping for.  In fact, he scarcely cares about what happens on Tuesday -  READ THE PIECE HERE.

October 31, 2014 6:21 AM Views: 419 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Pope Francis' John Paul II Moment

With the rise of ISIL and growing unrest in the middle east, Pope Francis has his John Paul II moment with respect to religious freedom. Let's hope the Vatican can lead timid and rudderless Western leaders toward a freer world. Read the piece HERE. 

August 20, 2014 6:25 AM Views: 457 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Five Lessons Politicians Can Learn from Derek Jeter

My latest for Forbes bridges the gap between politics and sports in a way that could just help give us a government people could respect again.  But only if our so-called leaders will take a lesson from Derek Jeter.  Read the piece HERE.

July 23, 2014 6:43 AM Views: 471 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - The GOP's Un-Candidates

My latest for Forbes uncovers the smart, low-key strategy of the real frontrunners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.  Careful to not look too ambitious, too calculating and too political, the Republicans' deep bench is more than the few names out there early.  READ THE PIECE HERE.

March 28, 2014 7:32 AM Views: 548 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Obama's Weaponization of Government

Barack Obama's aggressive use of executive power should be a concern for every American.  It's time we woke up and realized that through the use of a host of Executive agencies, programs and bureaus we've never heard of, the President is waging a war on freedom.  Read the article HERE.

January 31, 2014 7:53 AM Views: 633 Comments: 0 View Comments

Breitbart - It's Time for Conservatives to Embrace Choice

My latest column is rattling quite a few cages - but should it?  It's time "choice" became our barometer for how we judge government policy.  Read the piece HERE.

January 08, 2014 6:30 AM Views: 559 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Duck Dynasty Controversy Should Have Us Talking More Politics and Religion at the Table

This Christmas try it.  Try having a civil discussion about the issues we face as a nation.  Try disagreeing without automatically believing someone is an idiot or questioning their patriotism.  At a time when, according to Gallup, 72% of Americans view big government as the greatest threat to America’s future, a good robust discussion about how to craft that future is more vital than ever before.  Read the whole article HERE.

December 20, 2013 8:40 AM Views: 507 Comments: 0 View Comments

Forbes - Bill Clinton Feels Obama's Pain and He's Loving It

Hope you enjoy my latest for Forbes on what I'm calling the 'sweet revenge of Bill Clinton.'  Clinton's comments about the President's health plan telegraph a lot more about the future for him, Hillary and the Democratic Party. GOP beware.  Read the whole piece HERE.

November 17, 2013 7:37 AM Views: 568 Comments: 0 View Comments