The sound of thunder

WRITER’S NOTE: I wrote this column for Memorial Day 1998. It has been reprinted in a number of publications and is the most-requested reprint of columns I have written over the last few years. It is rerun here today as a reminder of why we celebrate Memorial Day and must work as hard as we can to avoid the horror of war.

Lock ‘em up and throw away the key

My, my. The gaggle of crooks, con-artists and thieves also known as the United States Congress got pissed because the FBI actually had the audacity to raid the office of a Congressman to collect evidence of corruption and criminal activity.

Follow the money

In 1987, GOP Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell often took to the floor of the Senate to call for the elimination of Political Action Committees (PACs).

Mother’s milk of politics: Mama plays both sides

Money, former Texas Senator Phil Gramm once said, is the "mother’s milk of politics."’

Gramm stole the line from California political legend Jesse Unruh. But it remains true enough and when discussing politicians lapping up all this milk we should remember that mom has two nipples: One for Republicans and the other for Democrats.

Is the President above the law?

Most of the news stories about the Meet the Press debate Sunday on President George W. Bush’s domestic spying program centers on comments that both Democrats and Republicans now feel the program is useless because al Qaeda knows the NSA is listening and they won’t use cell phones to discuss their plans.