Author Archives: Jack Coleman

Chicken Little Award

From an op-ed by Stephen McCauley in today’s Boston Globe under the headline, “By Huckabee’s example, arguments for isolation” – “In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize last week, Gore made it clear that doom is closer than even the most pessimistic observers thought a few years ago.” In other words, we should all be dead by now, and…

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Happiness is a bodyguard with a warm gun

John Lennon retreated to the Dakota in 1975 to raise his newborn son and didn’t come out for the next five years. And when Lennon did, the world had changed, and not for the better. So observed a writer in Esquire magazine several years ago in an article entitled, “The Case for Guns.” I didn’t save the article, but something…

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A lazy, simplistic editorial

The lead editorial in the Boston Sunday Globe (Nov. 4) condemning the “intellectually lazy analogy of Islamism to fascism” was difficult to take seriously after reading this whopper of a paragraph – “Al Qaeda and company cannot be compared with the fascist powers ruled by Hitler, Mussolini and Franco – neither for their ideas nor for their military power. The…

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Rest in peace, Paul Tibbets

(People forget the barbarity of a war, when the USA lost an average of 400 men a day, not 5,000 total over four years as today. – promoted by Cool Cal) (An op-ed of mine that ran in the Providence Journal last year on Aug. 15 to coincide with V-J Day, a state holiday in Rhode Island) Visiting the Truman…

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McCain endorses Cape Wind project

( – promoted by Peter Porcupine) US Senator John McCain has become the first Republican presidential candidate to endorse the Cape Wind project proposed for Nantucket Sound. McCain was approached by this reporter after he spoke Friday evening at a town hall forum in Amherst, N.H. Asked if he supported the Cape Wind project, McCain said that “absolutely I’m for…

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