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As Americans come together to celebrate Memorial Day there is a renewed sense of patriotic pride with the successful mission that killed Osama bin Laden.  The Navy SEALs, who truly serve at the tip of the spear of American military might, showed the world the capability and determination of our armed forces, and we at […]

According to the Connecticut disaster Center, Connecticut ranks 42nd in the country for frequency of tornadoes. That’s a relief to me. I grew up in Indiana, which seemed to rank first. I know that’s not true, but every spring, it was a tornado warning, or watch, three times a week. Ironically, I’d never seen a […]

Last week I drew a cartoon on the value of the dollar being chipped away. I’ve drawn a lot of dollar cartoons over the years, and George Washington often suffers for it … Here’s George struggling with the sinking dollar – something that other cartoonists have surely drawn dozens of times, but it was new […]

The savage tornado outbreak that killed 117 people and injured over 500 in Joplin, Missouri could just be the start of a greater threat to the Midwest. According to, forecasters warn that a vast swath of the United States could be hit by severe thunderstorms, with a high risk of tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, […]

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” – C.S. Lewis Perspective is the ability to perceive something in its proper context. The Bible’s King David had perspective when, as a teen, he was found standing eyeballs-to-bellybutton with the gargantuan […]

According to Oakland, California’s Harold Camping, the Rapture was supposed to hit American Samoa (the location of the International Dateline) at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Despite what all the billboards claimed, that would have been 11 pm PST on Friday for the west coast. And from there the Rapture was to roll […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman The Terminator’s credibility is now totally terminated. Not since the execrable John Edwards have we seen a politician leave the public scene in such disgrace amid revelations that he betrayed supporters and his trusting family. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fall is a multiple-fronted debacle, including a lashing Supreme Court decision this week […]

Popular revolts in the Middle East and North Africa, known as the “Arab Spring,” have already knocked out dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, triggered a civil war in Libya and prompted widespread and deadly demonstrations in Syria and Yemen. How this sudden change will play out, and what effect it will have on Israel, remains […]

President Obama’s address at the State Department last Thursday damaged what had already been a shaky alliance with Israel since he was elected.  In the address, President Obama said, “We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are […]

Last season, fans may recall, many baseball telecasts began with announcers reading the commercial line: “Grab an ice cold Bud.” This season, the pitch reads: “Grab some Buds.” Whether the purpose of the new blurb is to cleverly link friends – “buds” – with consuming multiple beers – “Buds” – during games is something only […]