Sep 25 2020
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Most people would probably agree that the biggest influence on their lives came from values taught by parents. What shaped my belief system is having grown up as a first generation American. My dad came to America from Southern Italy at age 14, while my m.. Read More

Sep 11 2020
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What kind of America do you want to see? As we ponder this question, I can’t help but notice a rather stark contrast in behavior being demonstrated as Election Day approaches. Last Saturday over 500 vehicles participated in Boerne’s “Trump Train,”.. Read More

Aug 28 2020
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Is the glass half-full or half-empty? How people view this often determines their outlook on life. Those who see the glass as half-empty look at things from a more negative perspective, concerned about what they don’t have, possibly displaying ingratitu.. Read More

Aug 14 2020
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Recently I was reviewing some old family albums and found my father’s ID card as a “1954 member in good standing” of The Bronx North End Democratic Club. I chuckled as my dad was pretty conservative, but there were still lots of conservative Democra.. Read More

Jul 31 2020
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In 1978 the American Civil Liberties Union took a controversial stand for free speech by defending a neo-Nazi group that wanted to march through the Chicago suburb of Skokie, where many Holocaust survivors lived. Many ACLU members were horrified, but the .. Read More

Jul 17 2020
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Amidst the racial division in America many people are calling for reconciliation. However, reconciliation can only follow previous conciliation, which is defined as “to gain goodwill or overcome distrust.” I’m not sure America has ever had true conc.. Read More

Jun 19 2020
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Last week’s column focused on the murder of George Floyd and offered thoughts on a variety of events since that tragedy occurred. The column criticized the actions of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as well as 3 other officers present at the sc.. Read More

Jun 12 2020
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While contemplating writing a column this week that focuses on the George Floyd tragedy, I was certainly aware that this is a minefield of emotions. Yet, I decided to venture forth with thoughts on how America could move forward in the right direction. Ma.. Read More

Mar 31 2020
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With Super Tuesday primaries behind us certain trends are emerging that give a glimpse of what might happen in November’s general election. The national mainstream media, which is essentially an arm of the Democratic National Committee, has hyped Democr.. Read More

Jan 17 2020
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The reaction to the killing of Qassem Soleimani by many on the left was both predictable and expected. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it provocative and a disproportionate action. Joe Biden stated “The problem started in May 2018 when President Trump backe.. Read More

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