Tag: Common Sense

Reagan: The Principled & the History Makers

Yesterday, I wrote about my new book on Ronald Reagan and Whittaker Chambers. Both men are as relevant to our day as they were to theirs. As we near the end of another year, and as we consider the challenges that loom, some select quotes from Reagan may help us focus on our responsibilities. There are some quotes from Reagan with which many people are familiar, but I’ve chosen to pull out some that are less well known, yet just… Read more »

Common Sense: Missing in Action

I returned from a ten-day visit to Tucson late last week and had to go through the airport screening as usual. Fortunately, I was not directed to the whole-body scanner; if I had been, I would have chosen the patdown instead. I did, though, see just who was being chosen for the whole-body-scanner experience: an elderly man and a middle-aged woman, both of whom were about as close to being a terrorist as one of my grandsons. I still pray… Read more »

Thomas Paine vs. John Jay

My latest article for Big Government posted today. In it, I contrast Thomas Paine with John Jay. Most people are big on Paine and have little knowledge of Jay. I’m not so big on Paine and believe Jay is a model for us today. Big Government actually made this one into its “Feature Story,” an honor I didn’t expect. You can check it out at http://biggovernment.com/asnyder/2010/06/09/paine-vs-jay-patriots-in-contrast/#more-130026 If this is your first time on my blog today, don’t miss my earlier posting—scroll… Read more »