The times they are a-changin'

by Ben Kinchlow -- Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your political viewpoint, I have friends whose views encompass an extremely wide spectrum. I have engaged in in-depth conversations with folks ranging from more…

Put the book down! This is required reading

by Ben Kinchlow -- We recently experienced a governmental shutdown and despite all the prognostications of calamity and forecasts of doom issued by the media, America apparently survived and no lasting damage more…

GPA or R-A-C-E?

by Ben Kinchlow -- Can we agree on this? America offers greater opportunity to more people than any other country. America is not perfect; there are no perfect places because there are more…

God's blessings and my bucket list

by Ben Kinchlow -- A while back, I wrote a column, "God has blessed America," regarding a visit I made into a portion of the heartland of America. "I flew into and more…

Nuns can, Muslim women can't

by Ben Kinchlow -- Help! As someone who has personally experienced discrimination in many forms, I am all in favor of banning any type or form of unfair discrimination based on race, more…

Are the mainstream media racist?

by Ben Kinchlow -- There are those who are asking why the recent Navy Yard massacre failed to generate the usual intense and prolonged coverage of other mass shootings. There are those more…

The Syrian misconception

by Ben Kinchlow -- There is a critical miscalculation taking place in Washington regarding Syria, the Middle East and Muslims based on this erroneous assumption: "We think alike." The truth is, they more…

March on Washington: Elation and despair

by Ben Kinchlow -- I was torn between elation and despair. I think I experienced a full measure of both in a very short time. It was the 50th celebration, or remembrance, more…

Let's just end 'stop and frisk'

by Ben Kinchlow -- There has been a great hue and cry from some quarters about "stop and frisk" policies and, of course, the "civil rights leaders" (so-called) are leading the chant. more…