Columns & Commentary
Ben Affleck is the 45th most trusted man in America. Really. Tom Hanks is number one. Anyone see a problem with that? President Obama didn't even make the top 50 in a recent Reader's Digest survey. For America to succeed we need to stop turning to two-dimensional figures who only tell us what we want to hear. We need a dose of reality. Read the piece HERE at Forbes.com. Enjoy! Thanks for liking, teeeting, posting etc.
May latest for Forbes challenges New York Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to get serious about political reforms that will help curb political corruption. For them and all officials who talk big about reform, it's time to institute term limits, end the perpetual campaign by lengthening terms and reducing legislative sessions. Read the piece HERE.
My latest column for Forbes says what needs to be said - unfortunately- about the state of the Tea Party. Perceptions about the movement have been hijacked by radicals, social conservatives, media and progressives. Now is the time for a once powerful movement to take a more disciplined approach to rebuilding. READ THE PIECE HERE. Thanks for liking, tweeting posting etc.
Last week's tenth anniversary of the Iraq War gave opponents of the mission another opportunity to blast it as nothing more than a fool's errand. Their lopsided, almost entirely negative assessment does a grave disservice to the men and women - both military and civilian - who served so bravely. The Vietnamization of the mission also weakens America's standing on the world's stage. Read the piece HERE.
My inaugural column for TheBlaze.com drills down to the root of America's crisis of confidence concerning its government. The "Superman Complex" creates bigger, unsustainable government and a disconnect with the voter that is threatening the foundations of American freedom. Read the piece HERE. Thanks for posting, tweeting etc.
It's often an idea that is dismissed out of hand, but the concept of an American Pope is an idea whose time has come. From fundraising capability to communication to reinforceing critical areas of influence, an American Pope makes strategic sense for the Catholic Church. Read the piece HERE at Forbes.
My latest for Forbes hits the Obama Administration and the GOP for missing the point on how to handle gun crime in America. The President wrongly believes that more gun laws will solve the problem, when really it's our failing cities, cycles of dependency, unemployment rates and poverty that lead to more gun deaths. Putting people back to work will do far more than reducing the number of bullets in a clip. Read the piece HERE. Thanks for reading, posting, forwarding…
Think the Super Bowl blackout was embarrassing for America? Take a look at the bigger problem facing American infrastructure including our electrical grid, telecommunications, roads, bridges and tunnels. We need a new private sector model to bring them into the 21st Century and keep America competitive. Read the column HERE.
My latest column for Forbes lays out why President Obama keeping beating the GOP and the urgent need for more grassroots engagement on the part of conservatives. Read the column HERE. Thanks for reading, posting, forwarding and tweeting.
The title of my latest column for Forbes says it all. After four years of Obama "remaking America" more than 20 million Americans remain out of work and the President has no plan - no substantive message - for them. Read it HERE. Enjoy!