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 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 17, 2019 

Government standoff is about incompetence

With the longest ever shutdown of the federal government, some people are amused, some are enraged, and many are completely unaware. A few may be wondering how did we get here and what is really going on? Sadly, the press is no help; modern media is...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Retro Romney seeks to reverse Republicans

Watching Democrats wrestle with presidential losers who just won’t go away has been amusing, but to the consternation of most Republicans, they have one now too. Failed 2012 Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is trying to stage some ki...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Illegal immigration is a political football

Illegal immigration has been a political football for decades. Kicked around by one side wanting cheap labor and the other seeking votes, the dirty secret is neither side particularly wanted to score a solution. Those interests still exist, but the...

 

The polarization express

All aboard the polarization express! Fueled by an unscrupulous media, this is a runaway train driving a wedge into the American electorate. Whatever you are experiencing or witnessing, there are experts to deny it. Whatever events have occurred,...

 

Do we have a season without a reason?

Most folks look forward to the holidays. It’s supposed be a festive time for family and friends, but with each passing year there seems to be growing levels of angst, consternation, or even disdain. Pretty much everyone in America celebrates...

 

French fires for fuel, freedom or just frenzy?

Bombarded daily with incessant sniping and salacious allegations, Americans are weary of the high drama constantly spinning out of Washington, so we have little interest or patience for all the bickering and nonsense from Europe. Who cares if...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Erasing borders to eviscerate sovereignty

The past few decades the United States inexplicably has been unable to control our borders. Illegal immigration has been the driving factor and focus, but it’s not unreasonable to expect the most powerful nation on earth to have some modicum of...

 

Coarsening culture erodes civility & common decency

Most Americans are still decent kind folks, but it seems only our worst examples make the news or social media. The people Christmas shopping largely seem to be rude and even the products are crude. Shoppers are literally brawling and cursing one...

 

Americans may lose control, but God won't

Despite the best economic times in at least a generation, it seems America is spinning out of control. No matter how much the people clamor, the federal government just can't or won't control the border. California has lost control of wildfires...

 

Divided nation renders split a decision

The president’s party historically loses an average 25 House seats in midterm elections. Republicans lost about 30 plus House seats and counting, but gained seats in the Senate. Despite constant hype that the electorate would rise up to repudiate...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    November 8, 2018

Did America choose to act or to talk?

By the time you read this, the tumultuous 2018 midterm elections will be over. We will know if Democrats were successful in their anti-Trump crusade to retake the House. This is dangerous ground for a columnist to write a column before a watershed ev...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    November 1, 2018

Take a breath; separate hate from partisanship

This midterm election has been particularly punctuated by high drama and marred by egregious allegations. Certainly rough and tumble, there are always dirty tricks in politics. Seeking to gain advantage or win votes is one thing, but demonizing...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 25, 2018

Democrat platform: deception & turmoil

From the very moment President Trump won the election two years ago, Democrats have been sternly and somewhat spasmodically warning voter outrage would send the Republicans packing in the next election. Here we are just weeks from Trump’s first...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 18, 2018

It's all in the economy

Imagine for a moment a world where reality is relentlessly blurred by constant complaining and whining about irrelevant, trivial, and even fake news. A place where facts are ignored or hidden. A place where an overwhelming obnoxious media echo chambe...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Irrational intransigence makes debate futile

The intensely acrimonious Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation aggravated and frustrated the nation with for weeks. Appalled at the vicious last minute smear of a good man, most Americans were stunned when the allegations could not be corroborated...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Make every nation great again

Like a southern preacher admonishing the congregation to repentance and offering redemption, President Trump gave a no nonsense stem winding speech in his second address to the United Nations. Though often conciliatory, he pulled no punches and even...

 

Shameful sham to short-sheet the Senate

Unable to stop the inevitable confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court through the legitimate Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats threw a Hail Mary stink bomb to derail the whole process. Yes, they are trying to smear Kavanau...

 

Desperate Democrats becoming dangerous

There is nothing more dangerous, unpredictable, and vicious than a cornered wild animal; and we are now learning there is nothing more desperate and dangerous than Democrats losing political power. Democrats have been extreme in their rhetoric for...

 

Profound sadness for the loss of innocence

It's hard to watch human beings drift away into certain danger. Our society has surely become coarse, but we still have compassion for our fellow man. We don't like to see anyone hurt especially the innocent. Physical danger to another is...

 

Dragging down children

America is a very diverse nation with plenty of strange folks and different strokes. Pretty much anything goes and can be found to scratch whatever itch, but until lately overt weirdness resided in late night clubs, various entertainment venues, or...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Standing alone in a deep murky swamp

Withstanding a relentless and vicious onslaught, Donald Trump has been under constant siege since announcing his candidacy for president. Certainly brash, Trump’s abrasive in your face style still makes some uncomfortable with a scrappy president....

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Racism ruse is the progressive's excuse

Earlier this month the national media breathlessly warned the country that white nationalists were descending on our nation’s capital for a huge "Unite the Right" rally. Raw racism would be on display flaunting their white supremacist ideals and...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 16, 2018

Preening pretenders in the press still pulling

With so much good news about the Trump economy, President Trump steadily backing down our enemies around the world, and frivolous assaults on Trump failing to gain traction, the mainstream media is resorting to make the news about them. They are afte...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 9, 2018

The pursuit of happiness is back

Echoing Jimmy Carters’ dismal stagflation (the miserable national condition of stagnant economic growth and high inflation), then President Obama warned the nation just a few years ago of the “new normal.” The new normal was a perpetual economi...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 2, 2018

The bane of social media

Social media has invaded the daily routine of people across the planet; and the younger you are the more likely it saturates your life. Older generations remember “My Space” and are aware of if not using Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, but the yo...

 

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