Will Mideast war engulf the United States?

by Lowell Ponte -- Many fear a shooting war might soon ignite in the Persian Gulf and shut down its 21-mile-wide Strait of Hormuz, through which daily ships roughly one-fifth of the more…

The deceptive Green Dirty Deal

by Lowell Ponte -- Because Democratic Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez concocted the notion of a "Green New Deal," Climate Director Sam Ricketts of the floundering presidential campaign of Washington Governor Jay Inslee more…

Terminating Thomas Jefferson

by Lowell Ponte -- This year, just before Independence Day, the elected leaders of Thomas Jefferson's Charlottesville, Virginia hometown voted to abolish the decades-old celebration of his April 13 birthday. In its more…

Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

by Lowell Ponte -- "I think the [Russian] interference, although not yet quantified, if fully investigated, would show that [Donald] Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016," said former Democratic President more…

Facebook value goes crypto

by Lowell Ponte -- Facebook, the social network, announced on Jan. 30, 2018, that it would ban all ads for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in order to stop promotions that it sees more…

Will 'turncoat' Joe Biden save his soul?

by Lowell Ponte -- "Good for Joe Biden. He's man enough to stand for principles," I thought last week when his campaign affirmed his support for the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits use more…

Connecting the dots on Memorial Day

by Lowell Ponte -- Memorial Day, the door into summer, is a moment for pausing to remember what is truly important … including the heroic sacrifices of patriots who defended America against more…

How about a 'real disadvantage' SAT score?

by Lowell Ponte -- The College Board is expanding its new system that assigns takers of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) a new score to tell college admissions officers whether each of more…