Another Viewpoint

The Matrix at 20

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic “The Matrix,” which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race. Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it’s the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. “The Matrix” is such a film. ...

The harebrained summit

Not since President Franklin Roosevelt sat down with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin after World War II has a meeting posed such a danger for American values as the coming week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The outcome of the Roosevelt-Stalin meetings ...

Modern-day bigotry rears its head

In 155 AD, Roman authorities ordered a man named Polycarp to burn incense for the Roman Emperor. Witnesses say the local authorities begged Polycarp to comply, some even acknowledging it was a meaningless act. But Polycarp refused. “Eighty-six years I have served Christ, and He never did ...

The entitled ‘comedy’ elites

What is it about our entertainment elites that makes them think they are so much wiser than everyone else? Why do they seem to think that comedians like Samantha Bee and Donald Trump impersonators like Alec Baldwin are going to save America with their rants? The arrogance of the late-night ...

House chaplain saga suspect

WASHINGTON – Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives’ chaplain may not have bestirred many to form an opinion. But these days, the Hill is alive with buzz as people absorb the odd goings-on ...

Dems need own version of Trump’s ‘America First’

“America First” would be a harmless phrase were it not loaded with dark undertones. It harks back to the America First Committee, a group advocating U.S. neutrality in World War II. Some members were Nazi sympathizers, while others simply wanted to keep America out of another bloody ...

Character does matter

With news that Sen. John McCain’s last book, “The Restless Wave” – the seventh he has written with his friend and former speechwriter Mark Salter – is about to come out, I thought of the man I covered and traveled with and grew to both like and respect enormously. On election night ...

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT Sacrifices

“America is roaring back,” Donald Trump pitched to the global elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland. Those back home should be asking two questions: How loud, really, is that roar? (The economy’s, not Trump’s.) And what price are Americans paying for his approach to growth? The Davos ...