Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Welcome to the Boomtown

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Welcome to the Boomtown

By Mike Tully Welcome, welcome to the boomtown All that money makes such a succulent sound Welcome to the boomtown – David and David, “Welcome to the Boomtown” (1986) The Czar was exuberant.  He was in his favorite place, the Winter Palace on the Florida shore.  How he loved the giant, gilded ballroom, the gold-plated […]

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

By Phil Richardson It’s the title of one of the most compelling books I’ve read lately. Ilana Mercer is the author. We’ve read bits from her columns, but never expected this: a complete guide for the perpetually perplexed about what’s with the Trump Republican administration. If you are into pondering, get the book and prepare […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Trumpelstiltskin

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Trumpelstiltskin

By Mike Tully The Elephant was morose.  His followers did not love him.  True, they helped him control two of the Great Circus’ three rings, but the grandest ring of all eluded him.  “How I dream of living in the Gilded Palace in the Center Ring!” he said.  The Gilded Palace was the residence of […]

Phil Richardson: ‘Darkest Hour’

Phil Richardson: ‘Darkest Hour’

By Phil Richardson It’s a film set in England, in the spring of 1940, about the days following the British valiant rescue of her tattered forces off the beaches of France, as portrayed in “Dunkirk,” an excellent film that opened some weeks ago. Winston Churchill had become Prime Minister and many among all British classes were […]

Joe Guzzardi: Port Authority attack improves chances to end nepotistic chain migration, visa lottery

Joe Guzzardi: Port Authority attack improves chances to end nepotistic chain migration, visa lottery

By Joe Guzzardi In the midst of the New York Christmas rush, a terrorist targeted commuters and shoppers for his ISIS-inspired attack. As details unfolded, President Trump’s repeated demands for an end to family-based chain migration through the merit-based RAISE Act got a big boost, thankfully without lives lost. President Trump’s October immigration principles identified […]

Kim Holmes: How the Left became so intolerant

Kim Holmes: How the Left became so intolerant

By Kim Holmes When most people think of intolerance, they imagine a racist taunting a black person. Or they think of the white supremacist who killed a demonstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia. It seldom occurs to them that intolerance comes in all political shapes and sizes. A protester storming a stage and refusing to let someone […]

Matthew RJ Brodsky: The Jerusalem fiction

Matthew RJ Brodsky: The Jerusalem fiction

By Matthew RJ Brodsky President Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv does more than fulfill a campaign promise. It corrects a historic imbalance in U.S. policy and removes accumulated scar tissue that has restricted the flow of new perspectives after a […]

Ben Crystal: Taking the cakeshop

Ben Crystal: Taking the cakeshop

By Ben Crystal Meet Mohammed. The fifth generation of his family to call the United States home, Mohammed lives the kind of life familiar to most Americans. He raises his kids, pays his taxes and looks forward to the next barbecue with his friends. Like millions of Americans, Mohammed owns a small business. “Mohammed’s House […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Whiffenpoof Song

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Whiffenpoof Song

By Mike Tully (I first wrote this column on December 7, 2003 and have reprised it annually on Pearl Harbor Day to commemorate the Greatest Generation and the late Joe Tully, my Father.  – Mike Tully) The choir assembled when Hell stormed the Lord’s Day on December 7th, 1941.  It reconvenes every annual remembrance of […]

Phil Richardson: “Fake news”

Phil Richardson: “Fake news”

By Phil Richardson The Sunday newspaper has a special section that we seek out every week. The Arizona Daily Star declares it “Not Real News,” and then in larger font “A LOOK AT WHAT DID, DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAPPEN THIS WEEK.” Here is one example of fake news published on the Internet last month. “Slaughterhouse Employee […]