Why I Did Not Vote

I did not vote in the recent presidential election. But that does not mean that I’m unconcerned with the direction in which America is...

Scam Alert: A Caution To Consumers

When the weather starts to warm up, many homeowners start to make plans to do some type of home improvement. In June 2016, I...

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Divided We Stand, Divided We Fall

Many of us are asking a perfectly reasonable question: how could something like this happen? To the self-proclaimed rational thinker, Donald Trump’s rise is...

Thank A Veteran

I’m acknowledging that this could possibly be the worst week in American political history, of my entire existence, but the exact freedom to vote...

Country Over Candidates

As leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization, I am frequently asked who the American Legion is supporting in this year’s presidential election....

Off With Their Heads

With one week left until the election, time is running out for last minute pleas and acts of goodwill. But it doesn’t matter, because...

Thoughts and Musings

Sometimes I have thoughts in my head and just don’t know what to do with them. First of all, on a very happy note, there...

Trump And “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

In the story The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson, a couple of scoundrels, knowing the emperor’s vain fascination with his clothing, power...

Words About Words

This election has taught me many lessons—some good, some bad—but one of the most practical reminders served up by the never-ending electoral spectacle is...