Tag: Helms

Obama's Homosexual Appointees

An Associated Press article provides the impetus for today’s commentary. Once again, I enter a minefield with what I am going to say, but I do so willingly, with eyes open. The title of the piece is “Obama Appoints Record Number of Gay Officials.” Even though the president is less than halfway through his first term, the article notes, he has appointed more openly homosexual government officials than the previous record-setting president, Bill Clinton. The article then highlights how the… Read more »

NPR's "Explanation"

I’m actually a bit surprised that the Juan Williams firing by National Public Radio (NPR) continues to be a controversy nearly a week after it occurred. I’m not displeased by the ongoing discussion—it’s more of a pleasant surprise. The most galling feature of the entire episode is the hypocrisy exhibited by NPR. The ombudsman for the network [or should I say ombudswoman to be politically correct?], attempted the other day to explain the decision in greater detail. I’ve read it…. Read more »