Trump’s Tax Returns

Last Monday, in the first U.S. presidential, televised debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton hammered away at Trump on his refusal to publicly reveal his income tax returns of recent years. All Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. president for the past forty years have made their recent income tax returns public for their campaigns. This is an issue that resonates with voters. Polls show that something like 70-80% of voters think Trump should make his tax returns … [Read more...]

If Trump Wins, Congress May Tell Him, “You’re Fired”!

The first debate of three debates between Democratic nominee for U.S. president, Hilary Clinton, and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, was held three days ago. So, the big question is, who won? Many political analysts have expressed to the media their take on it. And now polls are being taken of voters to learn what they think. Most analysts and at least the print media say Clinton won, but so far what I've seen is that the public thinks it was about a tie. Later polls will tell more. I … [Read more...]

Congress Rejects Obama’s Veto of Justice Against Terrorism Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted against President Barak Obama's veto of their Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The vote was amazing: 97 to 1 in the Senate and 348 to 77 in the House. Has Congress ever so soundly rejected a presidential veto?This act is now law. It allows the families who lost loved ones in the radical Islamists' attack on the U.S., on September 11, 2001, which resulted in the death of about 3,000 Americans, to now bring lawsuits in U.S. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Birtherism Backfires

Democratic U.S. President Barak Obama has always claimed that he was born in Hawaii and thus is qualified as a natural-born U.S. citizen to be its president. But non-politician and billionaire businessman Donald Trump surged to political prominence, and then gained the Republican nomination for U.S. president this summer, largely because he constantly alleged that Obama was born elsewhere and thus should produce his birth certificate to prove his legitimacy as president. President Obama let too … [Read more...]

Trump Choked Tonight

In this year's campaign for the U.S. presidency, Republican nominee Donald Trump has constantly boasted about his ability to compete everywhere in the business world, on the golf course, and now in this presidential run even though he has no political experience whatsoever--zero. But he turned out to be sort of a zero tonight, a big bag of wind in the first of three scheduled debates with the Democratic nominee--former First Lady, New York Senator, and Secretary of State, Hilary … [Read more...]

Review of Chapter 1 in Josh McDowell’s, More than a Carpenter

Josh McDowell is an evangelical Christian, a public evangelist, and an apologist. For decades, he was a traveling speaker for the para-church organization Campus Crusade for Christ, that ministers mostly to college students. I was involved in CCC during my college years.Josh McDowell has now authored over a hundred books. Early in his ministry, he wrote a little book about Jesus entitled More than a Carpenter. Tyndale House published it in 1977. The book size is only 4” x 7,” and it consists … [Read more...]

Golf Loses Its King–Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer died today at age 87 in a Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had been there since Thursday for heart tests. I had wondered how his health was doing. In the past couple of years, when we saw him live on television, he was looking feeble.So, today, golf lost its greatest ambassador of the game, ever. No question about it--he was the king. He didn't win the most tournaments, with 62 PGA Tour wins and seven of them majors, but he won the hearts of the people, the … [Read more...]

Rory McIlroy Wins It All

Just minutes ago, the 27-year old Irishman Rory McIlroy won the PGA Tour's Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia. He won on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore. By virtue of this win, McIlroy simultaneously won the FedEx Cup. It fattened his bank account. Rory won $3 million in the Tour Championship and $10 million in the FedEx Cup. That's the biggest payday in pro golf history.All three players finished the regulation 72-hole tournament … [Read more...]