Entries by Paul R. Hollrah

Flashpoints

Throughout history, mankind has confronted many major crises and turning-points, both positive and negative, man-made and naturally-occurring.  For purposes of this essay I prefer to divide those crises into just two major categories: 1) man-made and natural disasters, from which it has always been possible to either fully or partially recover, and 2) “flashpoints,” those […]

The Trojan Horse of Terrorism

In a March 7, 2017 story by Dan Bilefsky, headlined “Hungary Approves Detention of Asylum Seekers in Guarded Camps,” the New York Times reported that, “Europe’s simmering backlash against immigration came into sharp relief on Tuesday when the Hungarian Parliament approved the detention of asylum seekers in guarded and enclosed camps on the country’s southern […]

A Short ‘Honey-Do’ List for President Trump

Although Republican lawmakers were confronted with shouting, screaming mobs during their February recess, they have no one to blame but themselves… or one of their not-dry-behind-the-ears staffers who wouldn’t know a leftist political assault from a Girl Scout picnic.  Someone in their capital offices or in their district offices should have known that a George […]

Is the GOP Worth Saving?

At a time in U.S. history when Republicans occupy the White House, when both houses of Congress enjoy Republican majorities, when Republicans occupy 33 of the 50 governors’ mansions, and when Republicans control both houses of the legislature in 31 states and at least one house in 6 others, why would anyone question whether or […]

Democratic Treachery

“Good news: In two years, we’ll have a new president. Bad news: If we make it that long. Kathleen Parker, Washington Post, February 13, 2017 “Ladies and gentlemen, we were attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, we were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, and we were attacked on Nov. 8, 2016. That most recent attack didn’t […]

Democrats playing ‘dangerous game’ by questioning the legitimacy of President Trump

In a recent column titled “The Elephant in the Living Room,” I surmised that liberals and Democrats are playing a very dangerous game by continuing to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency.  What makes that bit of nonsense so dangerous for Democrats is the fact that, by continuing to question Trump’s legitimacy, they could […]

The Elephant in the Living Room

When Dwight Eisenhower left the White House in January 1961 he retired quietly to his farm in Gettysburg.  When Richard Nixon left the White House he retired to his seaside home in San Clemente to write a memoir and to begin the painful reconstruction of his shattered reputation.   When Jerry Ford left Washington he bought […]

Electoral College Reform

As New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s (almost) like déjà vu all over again.”  According to initial reports on the outcome of the 2016 General Election, Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoyed a 390,048 vote advantage in the national popular vote, while her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, enjoyed a decisive 306 to […]

Trump’s Path to the White House

If one were to seriously contemplate the outcome of next week’s presidential election by considering nothing more than the daily deluge of the top eight or ten polling organizations, it would surely make one’s head explode.  But there are two factors which make the state and national polls more than a little suspect: the “enthusiasm […]

Feckless Republicans

It’s not easy being a Republican.  It’s not easy because Republican leaders show little ability to counter the untruths and the propaganda that liberals and Democrats are so adept at spreading… especially at a time when we are less than two weeks out from the most significant election in US history Although Republicans claim to […]

The Lessons of Donald J. Trump

With the 2016 presidential “debates” now behind us, it becomes more and more apparent that it’s time for Republicans to reevaluate their process for selecting presidential candidates.  While the recent Trump snafu… in which he is caught on tape suggesting that if you’re rich and famous you can get away with grabbing unsuspecting women by […]

The Obama Eligibility Question – Part II

In Part I of this series we discussed the way in which the Framers indicated that the terms “citizen” and “natural born Citizen” were mutually exclusive, not synonymous.  And we discussed the all-important significance of the phrase, “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution…” in Article […]