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Category: Opinion

Not #FakeNews: Outright Fabrication

A recent article from Western Journalism (here) reports the severe beating of an elderly Orthodox Jewish man, Lipa Schwartz, 62, in Brooklyn, New York, in the middle of an intersection. The...

Does The Constitution Literally Give Us The Right To Violently Protest?

Perhaps I am opening myself up to a lot of criticism because so many people say, “We have the right to protest, to march, to even use violence if it makes our point. It is constitutional.” No it...

Can Technology Resolve Concerns about Classroom Evaluations?

EdWeek’s newsletter carried an article last week that set off the bells and whistles within me because the subject was one that I have contemplated for several years. During that time I have had...

The Politicization of Rape

OK, let me lay it out. I have some extreme views on rape. Personally, I believe that proven allegations and convictions of rape should be considered on the same level as the crime of...

What Really Needs to Be Done About Gun Violence

Jack Davis provided an article (here) that truly was heartbreaking. A couple, Gary and Jackie Skelton, who moved to the very small town of Leggett, NC, to “enjoy a quiet life” according to their...

Speaking of Bullying…

This past spring when Melania Trump announced that she was initiating a nationwide anti-bullying campaign to serve as a motivational program for America’s youth called Be Best! I could not think...

Capitulation (and/or Political Correctness) is Not the Answer to Racism

This essay is not to be politically correct. I preface this clear and unequivocal statement because I have experienced interactions with a variety of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and...

Barry Shaw’s View From Israel: The Curious Case of Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn leads a political ideology that sees evil in the world. It is not the evil of communism that has slaughtered and repressed hundreds of millions of their own people in places like...

Does the Church Need Married Priests to Serve the People of God?

Married priests in the Catholic Church? It’s not really new, my priest is one of them and has a large family. Father Bartus, who has become a friend was married and had  a big family before...

Fast Food Is Now A Sign of “Privilege” (Seriously?!)

Lately, I am almost afraid to open a newsletter email or scan the headlines of any online news feed for fear that I will find out that the lunatics have completely taken over the asylum known as...

An Israeli Looks Around the World (And Is Happy Where He Is)

Israel is affected by the way Western politicians fail to fully comprehend the machinations of the Middle East. They and their diplomats are overly obsessed with doing business with dictators for...

Abu Jihad: A History of Palestinian Terror and Corbyn

British Labour leader and potential British Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn, may claim amnesia about laying a wreath at the grave of Abu Jihad, but it is impossible to accept that this politician,...

The (Daily) Beast is Going Wild: LGBT vs. Religious Freedom

On Monday Tim Teeman writing for the Daily Beast, opened the cage and went wild. With his words, if not his actions. Teeman sees the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – that...

No America, It Is Not Hopeless!

I read a rather disturbing article in The Atlantic this week (here). I started to write a response in the form of a letter to the editor of that publication but decided that it would probably be...
Posted On July 28, 2018

Trump Haters: You Want the Truth? You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Yes, I am shamelessly borrowing a line from the movie, ‘A Few Good Men’.  Hopefully you’ve seen it. In what was a defining scene where the Tom Cruise character is interrogating...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: Many of the Problems Surrounding the Great War Still Exist

A favorite period of mine to study in history has been Europe from l900 to 1920. It is a period very much mirrored today and a time when we had the start of the greatest war known to mankind. It...

America’s Widening Divide and Idealogical Civil War

We live in very strange times to say the least. I never thought I’d live to see the day when my patriotism as well as the patriotism of millions of Americans would be stirred not by any foreign...

Bump Stocks: Not Worth the Effort, Buy Ammo Instead

A trio of groups and different individuals are in the process of filing lawsuits against two different cities within the State of Ohio based on both cities passing laws prohibiting the possession...
Posted On July 2, 2018