The Road to Washington

That’s right. Those two zany congressmen from Texas are off on the wildest, funniest road they’ve ever traveled! … And you’re along for the ride!

Starring Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat and Will Hurd, a Republican

(Cue the music)

O’Rourke: “We’re off on the road … Read More

For the past sixteen months there has been a lot of talk that America has lost its way; that we are weak; that we have somehow, lost our greatness.

If that is true, then why do so many want to come to this country, attend … Read More

When I learned that President Obama had decided to visit Hiroshima while in Japan for the Group-7 meeting next week, the first person I contacted was David Krieger.

Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, with Japan’s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, at Peace Memorial Park … Read More

He’s Going!

In April, I wrote a commentary encouraging President Obama to visit Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — the remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.

As reported in … Read More

A New Hope

Every year newspapers put forth editorials about expectations for the New Year. Looking back, 2015 has been perhaps, the most unsettling in the first decade of the new millennium.

With the rise of the Islamic State, we have seen a global war by a group … Read More


Most fans recognize this moment from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.  It’s the moment when Captain Kirk has been hopelessly left to die on a seemingly desolate location by his scene-chewing arch-enemy Khan. Watching the film recently, I noticed something that I had previously … Read More

The Message of 2015

To whom do you turn in the midst of crisis? Who has the requisite wisdom to lessen your doubts, your fears and anxieties?

Of all the speeches given in 2015, none comes close to that of Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics. … Read More