Port in the Storm…of War

By:                Paul Jacob The great pretenders in the major media claim objectivity in their performance of, ahem, journalism. But the partisanship is obvious, showing itself in how they choose the stories they cover and how they slant the coverage — all while accusing their competition of that sort of partisanship, and worse. They see the…

I Call BS

By: Paul Jacob Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of Americans, many of them young students, demonstrated against “gun-violence” by participating in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., and around the country. Not me. I stayed home and wrote this column, instead. And not to disparage the efforts of all those marching, but to affirm…

Who Are We?

By: Paul Jacob “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” That comment, attributed to President Trump, is our national (make that international) outrage de jour.  The president has denied speaking the specific term, while acknowledging using “tough” language in discussing immigration at a bipartisan White House meeting with congressional leaders. Sen. Dick…

The Scandal That Must Not Be Named

By: Paul Jacob “They’ve been burned. They’ve been hammered. They’ve been bludgeoned,” George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston explains to the Washington Post. “They’re trying to survive.” In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service. It is a…

Missing the Target, Hitting the Foot

By: Paul Jacob When taking aim, try not to hit your foot. You may need that foot, if only to put it in your mouth. Our bizarre age of ideological bickering continues as if we’ve not been sated yet. At least, the editors of The New York Times think its readers still demand a full barrage of…

The Shocking Truth About Term Limits

By: Paul Jacob “Michigan’s strictest-in-the-nation term limits law will force nearly 70 percent of state senators out of office in 2019 and more than 20 percent of representatives,” reports the Detroit News, “a mass turnover that is fueling renewed interest in reform.” What?!! Could term limitation laws actually make our poor underpaid and overworked politicians vacate…