All hail the new god-king!

by Erik Rush -- It didn't take long. On his second full day in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will close the United States' detention facility at Guantanamo more…

Mussolini inspired optimism, too

by Erik Rush -- "He made the trains run on time." Nearly 65 years after Benito Mussolini was killed and strung up by a mob in Milan, the fallacious slogan credited to more…

Is MLK's legacy dead?

by Erik Rush -- While America gushes over the impending coronation of the Great Equivocator and waits with bated breath over what kind of dog he and his family will acquire when more…

Denial ain't a river in Egypt

by Erik Rush -- In recovery circles (as in recovery from addiction), the term "denial" commonly refers to an addict's inability to see the deleterious effects of their substance of choice upon more…

The war on children

by Erik Rush -- When our first child started kindergarten years ago, I was scared to death. I recall thinking that if this child experienced half of the psychological and emotional trauma more…

Atheists' middle-finger salute

by Erik Rush -- Over the last few holiday seasons, a city in the state in which I reside has enjoyed (I use the term facetiously) more than its share of media more…

Legitimizing the black fringe

by Erik Rush -- Lest I wax tedious, there are certain truths that must be "drummed home," as it were, for people to take sufficient notice of them. We have already witnessed more…

No American limp-wristedness in India

by Erik Rush -- While there are few Westerners who were not appalled by the terrorist attacks in the coastal city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, last week, one would hope that more…

Frank, Dodd and Obama's high crimes

by Erik Rush -- They hide in plain sight, and no one will police them for reasons that speak to corruption that has insinuated itself deep into the leadership of both the more…