The Passion of Political Movements

The Passion of Political Movements

WHAT WILL “DISAFFECTED” VOTERS REAP IN NOVEMBER? by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2016 (Aug. 8, 2016) — Since the early years of the Great Depression in the late ’20s, the United States has witnessed four great political movements in which the principal outcome of the movement was a lasting imprint on our political and cultural history. The first […]

Factionalism, Friction, Philandering, Part 3 (Conclusion)

Factionalism, Friction, Philandering, Part 3 (Conclusion)

ARE U.S. PRESIDENTS THE BEST AMERICA HAS TO OFFER? by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret.), ©2016 (May 17, 2016) — Eisenhower was the proverbial puzzle wrapped in an enigma inside a conundrum. He was not particularly bright but was the recipient of an abundance of great favors. The following link is a remarkably […]

Faith vs. Trust or God vs. Government, Part V

Faith vs. Trust or God vs. Government, Part V

“EXTREMELY LOW CHARACTER” by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col. USA (Ret.), ©2016 (May 7, 2016) —[Editor’s Note:  Please see Parts I, II, III and IV of this series on U.S. presidents beginning with Andrew Jackson.] George W. ‘Dubya’ Bush, the eldest son of G.H.W. Bush, defeated Al Gore in a hotly-contested, “hanging-chads” election ultimately decided […]

Faith vs. Trust or God vs Government, Part IV

Faith vs. Trust or God vs Government, Part IV

DOES CHARACTER COUNT IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE? by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret.), ©2016 (May 6, 2016) — Well, finally done with one of the worst men to ever occupy the Oval Office, Lyndon Johnson, a man totally lacking in character. This brings us to the enigmatic and arrogant Richard […]

42-Year-Old Donald Trump Supported George H.W. Bush in 1988

42-Year-Old Donald Trump Supported George H.W. Bush in 1988

“I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE A GREAT PRESIDENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2016) — At the 1988 Republican National Convention, 42-year-old businessman Donald Trump expressed political support for then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, who received the nomination for president that year. Bush ran against former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, garnering 426 electoral votes […]

Obama Must Go

Obama Must Go

“HE SHOULD BE FORCED TO RESIGN” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2015 (Nov. 23, 2015) — As one who had never felt as though George H.W. Bush was a man of presidential caliber and, if nominated and elected, would be a one-term president, I was more than happy to serve as deputy campaign manager in the presidential exploratory […]

Republican Civil Wars

Republican Civil Wars

IS ANOTHER ON THE HORIZON, OR HERE ALREADY? by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2015, blogging at Order of the Ephors (Nov. 9, 2015) —  An August 1, 2015 article in the Rasmussen Reports asked the question, “Is the GOP on the Brink of Civil War?” As evidence of what appears to be an impending “civil war,” the […]

Flushin’ and Fixin’

Flushin’ and Fixin’

“NO MORE CAREERIST POLITICIANS” by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired, ©2013, from Gulf1 (Aug. 15, 2013) — I do not ordinarily call attention to the hypocrisy of the media and politicians because it is self-evident. But the recent outcry by many on the left and some on the right about the rodeo clown who wore […]

Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

“THE HOUSE OF CARDS IS BEGINNING TO FALL” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2013 (Jun. 1, 2013) — In almost every field of endeavor we find those who display an indomitable spirit laboring side by side with those who are only too anxious to throw in the towel when the going gets tough or when the […]

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013

“GOD BLESS THEM ALL” by Marilyn Barnewall, ©2013 (May 27, 2013) — The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium made its way into my television viewing about two weeks ago.  Each Saturday afternoon (1:00 p.m. MDT) on C-SPAN 2 a group of experts who have written books on military topics discuss their works, many of […]

Jeb Bush? Forget About It!

Jeb Bush?  Forget About It!

“WITHOUT MY BLESSING” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2012 (Dec. 21, 2012) — On October 8, 1961, a group of twenty-two Young Republicans met in a Chicago motel room.  They were frustrated with the unwillingness of the eastern Republican establishment to nominate true conservative candidates for president of the United States.  It was that meeting of young […]

The Establishment Threat

“NICE GUYS NO LONGER NEED APPLY” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2012 (Jan. 31, 2012) — The Johnny-come-lately media conservative commentators (Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, etc.), as well as those of the has-been professional Republican class (Karl Rove, Ed Rollins, etc.) appear fearful that Republicans will ruin all chances of defeating Barack Obama in 2012 by nominating a […]

A Well-Oiled Weather Vane

IS ROMNEY PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL? by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2011 (Nov. 18, 2011) — Since the publication of my recent column, titled “In the Footsteps of Lincoln,” I’ve received a number of responses from readers asking how I could so easily write off the candidacy of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  After all, he’s running for a […]

Introducing Chelene Nightingale, Candidate for CA Governor

CONSTITUTION PARTY CANDIDATE DISCUSSES CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMY, POLITICS, THE OBAMA ELIGIBILITY QUESTION AND MORE by Sharon Rondeau (May 11, 2010) — Chelene Nightingale is a homeschooling mom, former campaign manager, activist, actress, businessowner and currently a candidate for governor of California for 2010 for the Constitution Party, with the American Independent Party the California affiliate.  She […]