A few thoughts on Newtown

Posted · Add Comment

I can’t imagine the pain the families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting massacre are feeling. They’re in my thoughts and prayers. It takes a severe mental defect to contemplate the murder of 20 young children. Adam Lanza was a very sick man. The focus in the coming days, weeks and months […]

RIP

Posted · Add Comment

Andrew Breitbart is dead at 43. The consummate happy warrior, he will be missed. UPDATE The hate and vitriol unleashed by the left today was the worst I’ve seen since Tony Snow passed away. It’s not hard to find; you can search Breitbart’s name on Twitter, or drop by Slate or Rolling Stone. Remember what […]

RIP Herb Klein

Posted · Add Comment

Former Copley Newspapers Editor-in-Chief Herb Klein died today at the age of 91. Klein was also notable as the first-ever White House communications director, serving President Richard Nixon. I met Klein several years ago when I had the audacity to apply for a job opening for an editorial writer at the Union-Tribune. The only reason […]

Jack Kemp, RIP

Posted · Add Comment

Former Chargers QB Jack Kemp died yesterday. Our prayers are with his family. UPDATE!  The Wall Street Journal has an editorial and a combination of excerpts from various Op-Eds Kemp wrote for the paper over the years. Both are must-reading.

RIP Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

Posted · Add Comment

Father Richard John Neuhaus, one of America’s great pro-life thinkers and religious public intellectuals has died. He will be greatly missed, for writings such as this: We are born to die. Not that death is the purpose of our being born, but we are born toward death, and in each of our lives the work […]

RIP Ed (Too Tall to Fly) Freeman

Posted · Add Comment

Maj. Ed Freeman died this week at the age of 80. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his daring flying in the Ia Drang Valley as recounted in the book and movie “We Were Soldiers.” Read journalist Joe Galloway’s remembrance here.

Tony Snow, RIP

Posted · Add Comment

Former “Fox News Sunday” host Tony Snow died early Saturday morning at the much too young age of 53. I got a very brief e-mail from Tony a couple years back, it was no more than an acknowledgment that he’d received my e-mail. It was clear that he’d read this blog at least once, probably […]

Cleaning up the tabs

Posted · Add Comment

I’ve got a bunch of tabs open in my browser again that I’ve been meaning to write about, but there hasn’t been much time available to me, so here are the links: The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson takes aim at the “Cap-and-Trade” program for greenhouse gases and finds that is more aptly named “Cap-and-tax.” The […]