Category Archives: Metro/State Commentary

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Why possiby Marco Rubio for the GOP Nominee?

Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses, largely because of heavy support from religious evangelicals. Donald Trump notched second, and Marco Rubio was surprisingly close in third place only one point…

Nuclear Weapon concerns

Although the nuclear deterrent was so central to the security of the U.S. in past decades, many Americans now question its value. They cite the decline in the visible threat…

On global warming

A few weeks ago, world leaders met in Paris for a global warming conference. The meeting ended with the Paris Agreement which was hailed as the “end of the fossil…

12 principles to live life to the fullest

Max Cleland, who lost both legs and his right arm in the Vietnam War and yet later became a U.S. Senator from Georgia, published in 1999 a doozy of an…

The future of Obamacare

After the U.S. Supreme Court twice upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), disillusionment over Republ-icans’ ability to repeal it set in, on the ground that it had already…

Voters are increasingly cautious

Voters – sick and tired? You bet they are. And once again, the far-left, ultra-liberal, and politically correct policies of President Obama and Democratic members of Congress gave significant victories…

The U.S. Constitution

Becoming effective in 1789, the U.S. Constitution enunciated two major principles. First, it established the separation of powers, whereby the power of the federal government is divided co-equally among the…

Obama and the NRA

There went President Obama again. Within a few hours of its happening, Obama addressed the nation on a massacre of nine individuals at a community college in Oregon. As he…

The incomparable Yogi Berra

Some people just have a knack for eliciting warmth and for making you feel good. Last week, a guy with so much of this trait died at the age of…

Liberals get it wrong on the U.S. welfare state

The U.S. welfare state has been growing steadily for almost a century. In 2013, the federal government spent $2.279 trillion – $7,200 per American, two-thirds of all federal outlays, and…