The Political Spin Cycle

By:             Terry Paulson The new drama “Chappaquiddick” captures the agonizing series of choices that resulted in Senator Kennedy’s biggest scandal. Kennedy’s tragic accident on Chappaquiddick Island in the summer of 1969 resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. The drama’s focus is less on the accident and more on the Senator’s actions after leaving…

Now Is the Time for Smaller Government

By: Terry Paulson The March unemployment report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that, in February, the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month and the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Without question, the economy is humming right along, and America is close to, if…

The Tax Payers’ President

By: Terry Paulson Never let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least. President Trump’s choice of words and tendency to brag and attack anyone who dares confront him is disappointing. It’s beneath the dignity of the office and unnecessary. When you add the media’s 89% negative coverage…

Principles over Personalities

By: Terry Paulson George Will’s column, “Feeble president is good for nation,” makes some striking assertions. “Trump is something the nation did not know it needed—a feeble president whose manner can cure the nation’s excessive fixation with the presidency.” Both Presidents Bush and Obama stretched the power of the presidency. George Will explains, “After 2001,…

The Trap and Tyranny of Free Entitlements

By: Terry Paulson Once you receive something for free from the government, who would vote for a politician who vows to take that benefit away? When Obamacare was passed, states that accepted plans to expand Medicaid enrolled many lower-middle-class Americans in subsidized medical plans funded by the government or, more accurately, the hard-working taxpayers supporting…

Blessed by a Contested Convention

By:    Terry Paulson                                   In a campaign season with rampant name-calling, threats of not supporting “certain” candidates, and complaints about “unfair” rules, a contested GOP convention may be the only hope for unifying a fractured party. Donald Trump is…