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Cartoon Round Up

August 3, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ © Alan Caruba, 2013 Alan Caruba blogs daily at Warning Signs .  An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of National Anxiety Center . Related articles The Great Defunding Obamacare Debate ( What “Phony” Scandals Is Obama Talking About? ( Is Obama Committing Treason? ( Fearing […]

Fearing Obama

August 2, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.” Obama has had four and […]

The Newt-ster

March 4, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Fox News announced that Newt Gingrich will not be providing his observations on political events and personalities insofar as he is now regarded as running for the presidency. Newt announced his intentions on Thursday, March 3. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is expected to jump in soon enough. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt […]

Multicultural Suicide

February 13, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba In his famed poem, Mending Wall, the American poet, Robert Frost chided the rock wall that he and his neighbor would mend each spring, replacing fallen rocks. “He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines, I tell […]

Disputing Darwin

February 11, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Abraham Lincoln was born on the same day, February 12, as Charles Darwin in 1809. The place was Shrewsbury, England and he was the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring Darwin and Susanna Wedgwood. He would bequeath the family name to science as Darwinism or Darwinian. He wrote “On the […]

Short Attention Spans

February 10, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The American Revolution, from the day in 1773 when tea got dumped in Boston Bay to the day in 1781 when the British were defeated at Yorktown took eight years. If it had been on television, the ratings would have fallen off in about two weeks. My point is that, by the […]

Iran’s Gangster Government

February 8, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Two hapless Americans, Shane Bauer and Joseph Fattal, have been held hostage in Iran for eighteen months. Hikers, they and Sarah Shourd, were taken prisoner in what is generally described as “an unmarked border area between Iraq and Iran.” As much as I sympathize with their problem, I keep asking myself how […]

Football (and War) is About Winning

February 7, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The film, “Patton”, opens with George C. Scott giving an abbreviated version of General George Patton’s actual speech to the men of the Third Army on the eve of D-Day. Today’s wars apparently require a different kind of general; one who gets combat ribbons for testifying before Congress and giving press conferences. […]

Islam and the Prospect of World War Three

February 6, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba “I against my brother, I and my brother against our cousin. I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors. All of us against the foreigner.” – Bedouin proverb Almost from its beginning, Islam has been a religion divided by warring camps. The tragedy of Islam is that Muslims are far more […]

Barack Obama, Shape-Shifter

February 5, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba With the advent of the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birthday on Sunday, it was perhaps predictable that Time Magazine would photoshop a picture of Obama and Reagan as if they were standing together. “Why Obama (Hearts) Reagan” was the cover line. Obama would have been twenty years old when Reagan took office […]

Why Islam is Different and Dangerous

February 3, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Imagine that every day of your life begins with a morning call to prayer from minarets around the city or village in which you live. Imagine that you are required to pray five times throughout the day, every day. Imagine that the law of the land is based on Sharia, taken from […]

Nutty Professors and Nutty New Taxes

February 2, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Alan S. Binder is a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. All of which might explain why the nation is broke and why “intellectuals” like Binder are responsible for some of the most stupid ideas ever imposed on citizens who […]

Obama has a Very Bad Day

February 1, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba “Jan 31, 3:10 PM (ET) – PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration’s health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states’ argument that the new law violates people’s […]

Waiting and Watching Egypt

January 31, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Today we watch events unfold in far off places often in real time. What we lack, however, is context. Most Americans and, I suspect, others in Western nations are frequently at a loss when it comes to knowing anything about the culture and history, past and recent, of nations in the Middle […]

Israel Holds Its Breath

January 30, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba After more than three thousand years of varying calamities, Jews have perfected survival against the odds. There is a joke they tell about “Jewish Zen”: “Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.” Right now, Israel and those who support […]

Losing Egypt

January 29, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Those of us around at the time of the 1979 Iranian student revolution that deposed the shah are having strong feelings of déjà vu because that uprising was swiftly co-opted by Ayatollah Khomeini who hated the Great Satan, America, as much as he hated the Little Satan, Israel. The U.S. lost a […]

The Long Winter of 2010-2011

January 28, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba For New Yorkers and those in my part of New Jersey across the river, snow has fallen eight times since December 14, an average of once every five days, 56.1 inches in Central Park as of Jan 27th, and people are, shall we say, taking notice? Along with the snow come power outages, disrupted […]

Demonizing Bisphenol-A: The BPA File, Part One

January 27, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba In July 2010 I wrote a commentary about Bisphenol-A, more commonly called BPA. It is a chemical that has been in wide, safe use for over 50 years, but has come under a horrendous and unrelenting attack by a variety of specious environmental and consumer groups. Out of curiosity mostly, I initiated […]

The True State of the Economy

January 25, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The mainstream media will fall all over itself to put a good face on the President’s State of the Union speech. Time was when Presidents simply sent a written message to the Congress (Article II, Section 3) to be read in chambers, but we must now suffer through an hour and a […]

My Advice to the POTUS about the SOTU

January 24, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Some of you will have more important things to do on Tuesday evening than to listen to President Barack Hussein Obama’s second State of the Union, commonly referred to as the SOTU and, of course, he is the POTUS. Is there an acronym for B-O-R-I-N-G and P-R-E-D-I-C-T-A-B-L-E? Here’s some free advice for the POTUS. […]

Strangulation by Regulation

January 21, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba On Tuesday, January 18, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call initiated by the Office of Management and Budget to roll out President Obama’s executive order regarding the revision of the federal government’s massive regulatory morass. On the same day, the Wall Street Journal had published President Obama’s commentary […]

Celebrating Reagan

January 20, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba This year marks the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth on February 6, 1911, but I want to celebrate the anniversaries of his first and second inauguration, January 20, 1981 and January 21, 1985. Just as Reagan transitioned from being a liberal and a Democrat, his presidency did the same for me. What […]

Unrepentant Commies

January 19, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba I have known a few Communists in my time. The worst of them are the unrepentant ones, still aglow from the 1960s and 70s when the college campuses and streets were filled with protesters of every description. Others have unhappy memories of the FBI keeping track of them. The best of them […]

Africa, the Awful Continent

January 18, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba As long as I can remember, for seventy-plus years I have seen photos of sick and starving African children. Now that Africa is home to seventy percent of the world’s cases of AIDS that image applies as well to too many of its adult population. As far as I can tell, it is […]