A.J. DiCintio column
A.J. DiCintio posts regularly at RenewAmerica and YourNews.com. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up. Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and polished by experience, to social/political affairs.

The Sun God Syndrome
A.J. DiCintio
February 16, 2014

For young people, especially. Want to get real about political reality? If "yes," understand that none of us ever will unless we overcome the urges which . . .

Not on Christmas or any other day
A.J. DiCintio
December 23, 2013

Barbara Walters, if not the inventor of the pop interview, certainly the cotton candy genre's most well-known practitioner, recently said this about Barack . . .

Obamacare's perverted parents
A.J. DiCintio
December 8, 2013

Millennials may have missed it because for the umpteenth time they were re-writing the resume that really isn't the reason they haven't established themselves . . .

The dagger in the center of Obamacare's heart
A.J. DiCintio
November 25, 2013

Regarding humanity's earthly existence, the wise Ben Franklin warned, "He that lives upon hope will die fasting." Barack Obama, however, has never put much . . .

Oh, what a tangled web you've woven, Mr. President
A.J. DiCintio
November 17, 2013

Yes, Mr. President, the title alludes to Sir Walter Scott's "Oh, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive." And, yes, the web you've . . .

Bull, lies, and Obamacare
A.J. DiCintio
November 10, 2013

Every person can offer anecdotes attesting to the reality that language creates an enormous amount of confusion in a child's mind, owing to its limitations . . .

The glitch con
A.J. DiCintio
October 27, 2013

A current internet search for "Obama glitch" returns 49 million hits, a reality that, combined with the president's use of "kinks" to describe the cause of the . . .

A transformational president?
A.J. DiCintio
October 6, 2013

Prior to his recent drop in the polls, President Obama received, on average, just under a 50% job approval rating, with perhaps half of those supporters . . .

Putin's devastating KO
A.J. DiCintio
September 22, 2013

No matter how profound the issues or scandals, the current administration's MO has been to avoid substance in favor of the corrupt politics of spin and ignore, . . .

Public relations bombing doomed to fail
A.J. DiCintio
September 8, 2013

In a recent CNN op-ed, Newt Gingrich criticized the president's idea of launching "a few missiles at Syria" as a "meaningless public relations use of military . . .

Hot Christie disappoints
A.J. DiCintio
August 12, 2013

Search the net for "Chris Christie hot" and you'll be bombarded with so many hits that to read them all you'd have to live longer than Methuselah, spending . . .

A funny thing happened on the way to the Fed
A.J. DiCintio
August 3, 2013

Regarding the nominee for next Chair of the Federal Reserve, it appears that Larry Summers' stock is rising for all the excruciatingly wrong reasons, a reality . . .

Liberty under assault
A.J. DiCintio
July 27, 2013

Emma Lazarus' sonnet "The New Colossus" contains the following comments about the iconic statue designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and given to the United . . .

Got milk, got news, got everything
A.J. DiCintio
July 21, 2013

Every person who cares about defending the Bill of Rights will acknowledge the profound relationship that exists between Washington's warning regarding "that . . .

The Emperor-in-Chief
A.J. DiCintio
July 14, 2013

When life presents open-minded, innovative folks with lemons, they make a satisfying lemonade, a reality that explains why we are so often confronted by the . . .

The president's rhetoric
A.J. DiCintio
July 1, 2013

Putting the crucial third leg on the imaginary support that the failed, pathetic salesman Willy Loman believed would allow him to ride successfully through life . . .

A deaf ear for the old verities
A.J. DiCintio
June 23, 2013

Accepting the Nobel Prize in December, 1950, William Faulkner urged aspiring authors of serious fiction to reject a fearful obsession with the question "when . . .

Seizing the teachable moment
A.J. DiCintio
June 2, 2013

Speaking on CNN about the IRS scandal, Newt Gingrich urged Republicans to grasp it as "a major educational opportunity" to awaken the nation to the reality  . . .

Scandals and the liberal mind
A.J. DiCintio
May 26, 2013

The White House has spoken, making it undeniably true that President Obama considers "irrelevant" the multitude of facts sought by an ever increasing number of . . .

Days of distress, rebuke, and disgrace
A.J. DiCintio
May 18, 2013

On September 12, 2012, the American public awakened to news about the attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, which included the Obama administration's . . .

Jay Gatsby in the White House
A.J. DiCintio
May 12, 2013

In a NYT article about the latest cinema version of The Great Gatsby, Charles McGrath fills us in regarding a particularly vexing problem faced by every writer . . .

That old-time liberal religion, again
A.J. DiCintio
May 6, 2013

"Fuss" fits the bill, and so does "commotion." But to take advantage of an opportunity to use a fantastic Yiddish term, I'll say it this way: Betraying their . . .

Obama's scheme brings grief and pain
A.J. DiCintio
April 27, 2013

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley [often go awry], An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promised joy! – Robert Burns  . . .

A sick, dangerous fixation on race
A.J. DiCintio
April 21, 2013

In the last few years, a number of news items have reported that upon hearing a speaker (in one case, Bill Clinton) cite statistics suggesting that by 2040, the . . .

The Republican establishment and the banks
A.J. DiCintio
April 14, 2013

Historically, the Republican Party Establishment has behaved at its worst when it has licked the boots of crony capitalists who love nothing more than using the . . .

Trickle-down fairy dust
A.J. DiCintio
April 7, 2013

During the campaign, a deeply earnest Barack Obama took advantage of every possible opportunity to tell voters he absolutely, positively can't abide the idea  . . .

A springtime gift of truth
A.J. DiCintio
March 24, 2013

Like far too many ostensibly tough-minded journalists of the past hundred years, I.F. Stone could not or would not admit the truth about Stalinist communism, . . .

Poll bad for Obama, good for the nation
A.J. DiCintio
March 17, 2013

Last week I opined that in his reaction to the "sequester" which he repeatedly blames on Republicans but, as Bob Woodward has reported, he proposed for the . . .

Obama's ignominious fall no surprise
A.J. DiCintio
March 10, 2013

In July of 2008, Barack Obama, the staggeringly inexperienced candidate who hadn't yet received the Democratic presidential nomination, traveled to Berlin, . . .

Politics isn't neurosurgery. . .and that's the problem
A.J. DiCintio
February 24, 2013

After the remarkably talented and accomplished Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, the WSJ . . .

Bonds that eat our children's lives
A.J. DiCintio
February 17, 2013

When considering how to satirize England's policies that for centuries condemned most of Ireland's people to abject poverty, Jonathan Swift could think of no . . .

A metamorphosis Colin Powell should reverse
A.J. DiCintio
February 9, 2013

It's a sad reality, but something has caused the mind of Colin Powell to deteriorate to the extent that the man who spent an admirable life in the ancient, . . .

Liberals attack gun essay with arrogance, omissions
A.J. DiCintio
February 3, 2013

In reacting to "Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm" (dailybeast.com/newsweek), a number of liberal commentators have assaulted not just the essay but author David . . .

Reality and the inaugural address
A.J. DiCintio
January 26, 2013

Responding to the dogmatic commitment to collectivism which permeated Barack Obama's inaugural address, David Brooks (NYT) makes two insightful points that will . . .

Obama's gun extremism harms the nation
A.J. DiCintio
January 19, 2013

You aren't likely to hear it from the elite media, but one of the most important observations to be made about the current gun debate is that tens of millions . . .

The Con Man as Demander-in-Chief
A.J. DiCintio
January 13, 2013

Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two for a con to succeed, an ancient truth whose famous nineteenth century American iteration Herman Melville . . .

Turning a fiscal lemon into lemonade
A.J. DiCintio
January 5, 2013

Disgusted with the "fiscal cliff" compromise, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), according to the AP, said this: "I'm embarrassed for this generation. Future . . .

Christmas, morality, freedom, and despotism
A.J. DiCintio
December 22, 2012

As greetings of "Merry Christmas" resound throughout the land, we would do well to read (or read again) the reflections on the season of The Great Gatsby's Nick . . .

Buffett and the GOP
A.J. DiCintio
December 9, 2012

Before Warren Buffett's recent op-ed "A Minimum Tax for the Wealthy" (NYT), it was reasonable to regard the political "Oracle of Omaha" as nothing more than a . . .

How would you govern, how will you vote?
A.J. DiCintio
November 6, 2012

How would you govern if you were president? Would you insist that an $800 billion stimulus bill be spent innovatively on a major national job producing . . .

How would you govern, how will you vote?
A.J. DiCintio
November 5, 2012

How would you govern if you were president? Would you insist that an $800 billion stimulus bill innovatively be spent on a major national job producing . . .

Pacifism and the election, 2012
A.J. DiCintio
November 3, 2012

Experts who study voter turnout estimate that in 2008 tens of millions of traditionalist Americans failed to vote, including a whopping 17 million Evangelicals, . . .

Granma's precious example
A.J. DiCintio
October 27, 2012

She may get to the polling place herself. She may be taken there. Or she may apply for an absentee ballot. But however she does it, Granma is unwaveringly . . .

For Ohio's voters
A.J. DiCintio
October 21, 2012

Displaying the same urgency of last time around, Barack Obama is asking Ohio's voters for their support so that he can continue to move "forward" regarding his . . .

Embrace the jobs report, Mitt!
A.J. DiCintio
October 13, 2012

In August, a Rasmussen poll found that a landslide majority of likely voters (59%) believed media bias on behalf of Barack Obama's reelection efforts would . . .

To her coy president
A.J. DiCintio
October 7, 2012

Instead of maintaining a hard eye and sharp focus on reforms necessary to get the private sector growing and producing good jobs, Barack Obama has spent his . . .

Obama's ginormous trickle-down hypocrisy
A.J. DiCintio
October 1, 2012

With the imprimatur, "I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this ad," the television spot running fast and loose in swing states features a very serious Bill Clinton . . .

You are no JFK, Mr. President
A.J. DiCintio
September 22, 2012

If you're like me, you may well have reacted to last week's murderous attacks by shouting something like the following, intoning the word "this" and the names . . .

Down so long it seems like up
A.J. DiCintio
September 16, 2012

With the election season in full swing, voters should do some serious thinking about the lyric "I been down so long it seem like up to me" uttered by the . . .

Why Obama failed
A.J. DiCintio
September 9, 2012

The NYT's Roger Cohen isn't a conservative; but to his credit, the insightful commentator separated himself from the media's groveling liberal cheerleaders when . . .

Not your Father's Labor Day
A.J. DiCintio
September 2, 2012

Four years ago Barack Obama promised us a program of hope and change to reverse the economic decline that is ravaging the dreams we have not just for ourselves . . .

How Prince Hamlet saves Medicare
A.J. DiCintio
August 26, 2012

As the past three and a half years have revealed, devotees of the Chicago Machine are meticulously trained to pervert language with insidious vagueness aimed at . . .

Dictatorial impulse on the rise
A.J. DiCintio
August 20, 2012

One of history's most important lessons teaches that when cries of "hard times" resound through a nation, politicians afflicted by the dictatorial impulse . . .

Obama economy anything but cool
A.J. DiCintio
August 12, 2012

As you most likely have seen or heard, Barack Obama recently flew to Connecticut to raise big bucks at the lavish Connecticut waterfront home of Hollywood big . . .

The most fearsome lion of all
A.J. DiCintio
August 3, 2012

In another instance of his honest, insightful "Thoughts from the Frontline," John Mauldin (mauldineconomics.com) opened his post last week by quoting the . . .

Obama's dream wrong, all, all wrong
A.J. DiCintio
July 22, 2012

Biff: He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong. Charley: He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine... A salesman's got to dream, . . .

Obamacare and the English language
A.J. DiCintio
July 15, 2012

In 1946, George Orwell wrote "Politics and the English Language" to argue for clear, precise, honest Plain English as an antidote for "ugly, inaccurate" . . .

Obama's vanishing hope-effect
A.J. DiCintio
July 8, 2012

It's no wonder that in 2008 the American public handed Barack Obama a 53%-46% win over John Cain. After all, in addition to their anger and worry over the . . .

Prosperity, poison, and politicians
A.J. DiCintio
July 2, 2012

Like every great writer, Herman Melville wrote with unremitting honesty about the verities surrounding human nature and human experience, his insights . . .

Slobbering love affair's ironic result
A.J. DiCintio
June 24, 2012

After Bernard Goldberg enlightened the nation with sordid details regarding the slobbering love affair the elite media conducted with Barack Obama during the 20 . . .

Multiple cracks in the public pension cookie jar
A.J. DiCintio
June 17, 2012

As events in Wisconsin have greatly helped the country understand, retirement promises made to public employees are so lacking in actuarial soundness that . . .

Conservative solutions for the banking problem
A.J. DiCintio
June 10, 2012

You won't hear it from the Republican or Democratic Establishments, but the nation's health continues to be threatened by a banking problem that began in 1999 . . .

Ignorance and incompetence in the White House?
A.J. DiCintio
June 2, 2012

When, this week, President Obama committed the gaffe of referring to "a Polish death camp" instead of a "Nazi death camp," some in the elite media reported that . . .

Obama's contemptible attacks no surprise
A.J. DiCintio
May 27, 2012

In a recent column, David Brooks (NYT) condemns President Obama for his attacks on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, pointing out the crucially important role . . .

An antidote for Sixties lies: Part Two
A.J. DiCintio
May 20, 2012

This essay examines a few pernicious sixties lies and reveals how, especially for young people, ideas expressed and examples set by America's 19th century . . .

An antidote for Sixties lies: Part One
A.J. DiCintio
May 13, 2012

With its emphasis upon individualism, idealism, communing with nature, and experimentation in the arts, all of which are particularly attractive to youth, the . . .

Ahab in the White House
A.J. DiCintio
May 6, 2012

As shocked Americans of varied political opinions scoured their vocabularies to find the word best expressing their reaction to Barack Obama's obscene . . .

The judiciary, religion, and the election
A.J. DiCintio
April 29, 2012

As critically important as it is to the nation's well-being, the judiciary will not join the economy, jobs, Obamacare, and Medicare to rank among the general . . .

The SS Obama: children and young adults go last
A.J. DiCintio
April 22, 2012

Despite the propaganda issued by the president and his liberal minions, the stubborn things called facts show that the economic policies advanced by Captain . . .

The most frighteningly monstrous vampire squid
A.J. DiCintio
April 16, 2012

As the campaign heats up, Barack Obama is ramping up his usual tactic of speaking in vacuous generalities, especially when he asserts that the notion of big . . .

Eastertime lessons
A.J. DiCintio
April 8, 2012

When I was a teenager, I often fulfilled my obligation to get to church on Good Friday by walking a few blocks to the Polish Catholic Church, thereby solving . . .

Obamacare, Jeffersonians, and America's only distinctly native criminal class
A.J. DiCintio
March 31, 2012

With oral arguments completed, the Supreme Court is set to issue a decision on the constitutionality of "Obamacare," whose political and fiscal realities, by . . .

Coal powered "electric" cars not Obama's biggest energy problem
A.J. DiCintio
March 25, 2012

The truth about electric cars is this: Every child who has mastered simple addition and spent a minute gathering information from an energy website is capable . . .

The pain in Spain
A.J. DiCintio
March 18, 2012

If there's one thing to say about European style "social democracy" it's that in its early stages it looks so beautiful and easy that politicians who peddle . . .

He has shown us who he is: believe him
A.J. DiCintio
March 10, 2012

Who can forget the last time around, when a perfect political storm allowed candidate Barack Obama to get away with it. The "it" is, of course, the most . . .

We the people and tax reform
A.J. DiCintio
March 4, 2012

In a recent issue of frontlinethoughts.com, John Mauldin's readers distinguished themselves so well with their comments about tax reform that their example . . .

Principles and budget reform
A.J. DiCintio
February 26, 2012

Last week I wrote about how the record shows that Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party's power structure are incorrigibly devoted to the liberal . . .

Debt, disaster, and independents
A.J. DiCintio
February 19, 2012

A specter is haunting the United States. . . the specter of devastating debt. All the powers of the old liberal order have entered into an unholy alliance to . . .

Serious election, serious demands
A.J. DiCintio
February 11, 2012

Our rash faults make trivial price of serious things we have/Not knowing them until we know their grave. . . Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well. How true . . .

The king of crony capitalism
A.J. DiCintio
February 4, 2012

From his speeches, statements, and recent State of the Union address, it's clear that regarding his record and bid for reelection, Barack Obama plans to . . .

An election is not a game
A.J. DiCintio
January 29, 2012

"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame". . . . Oscar Wilde A friend once told me he couldn't watch a sporting event without being . . .

The fix for the Republican front-runners
A.J. DiCintio
January 22, 2012

. . . Ex-candidate Rick Perry shoots his campaign in both feet with a stunning gaffe regarding the critically important issue of cutting fat, waste, and power . . .

Debt, deleveraging, discontent, and disaster
A.J. DiCintio
January 15, 2012

As they do with respect to their entire ideology, leftist elites who have created unsustainable "social democracies" in Western Europe and the U.S. regularly . . .

Ugly agency, uglier metaphor
A.J. DiCintio
January 8, 2012

A recent news item reporting that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is prowling about the nation looking for a company to sue over the apparently . . .

Obama's year-end gift to the American people
A.J. DiCintio
December 31, 2011

In a recent blog, investment strategist Ed Yardeni (yardeni.com) referred to Gallup Poll results showing that landslide numbers of the U.S. public (64%) regard . . .

Conservatives shouldn't demonize Newt or Mitt
A.J. DiCintio
December 17, 2011

With the Republican presidential primary currently a contest between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, many conservatives are voicing concerns about both . . .

Franklin's aphorisms explain Obama's failures
A.J. DiCintio
December 11, 2011

In addition to documents that set forth the structure and commented upon the nature of a republic that has made the United States the freest, most prosperous . . .

Religious extremism in Oregon
A.J. DiCintio
December 4, 2011

When Oregon's Governor John Kitzhaber recently granted a twice-convicted murderer a "temporary reprieve" from the death penalty (i.e. for the duration of the . . .

Let's stop the latest mortgage madness
A.J. DiCintio
November 19, 2011

Mitt Romney likes to say, "Washington is broken," and investment strategist Shah Gilani of moneymorning.com, "The markets are broken." Both statements, of . . .

Jobs, Main Street, and the GOP
A.J. DiCintio
November 12, 2011

Whatever disagreements people may have with Pat Buchanan, this observation about the man cannot be denied: He's the most prominent national political figure . . .

Death by arrogance
A.J. DiCintio
October 30, 2011

Liberals lecture us ad nauseam about the admirable sophistication of the European public. But the opposite is true, a reality exemplified best by the fact . . .

Are liberals more scientific than conservatives?
A.J. DiCintio
October 22, 2011

Ever since the madly arrogant Karl Marx and the psychopaths who implemented the ideas of his Manifesto dinned humanity's ears with harangues about the . . .

Obama revealed by three easy pieces
A.J. DiCintio
October 15, 2011

Although putting together a complete picture of any individual requires horrendous amounts of work, the task is hugely more daunting with respect to Barack . . .

Politics and the economy
A.J. DiCintio
October 9, 2011

The first thing to say about the topic of politics and today's economy is that instead of educating the public about the nation's fundamental economic problems, . . .

The tea party and the banks
A.J. DiCintio
October 1, 2011

Precisely because the Tea Party represents the most credible threat to the nation's corrupt status quo, we ought not be surprised it is constantly attacked with . . .

Obama's failures one date at a time
A.J. DiCintio
September 24, 2011

Ideologues on the left are fond of attributing Obama's political free fall to his behaving like an "overintellectualized professor" who, having failed to . . .

Lessons from my plumber
A.J. DiCintio
September 17, 2011

It must have been when Bohr, Planck, Heisenberg, Pauli, et al. made his quest to explain everything about the physical universe infinitely more maddening that . . .

Is O'Reilly looking out for the banks?
A.J. DiCintio
September 10, 2011

Recently, Bill O'Reilly closed a Factor segment by repeating his support for the TARP program, which, he asserted, was a necessary action that not only saved . . .

Conservatives citing emanations and penumbras?
A.J. DiCintio
September 3, 2011

Despisers of judicial activism — whether it is practiced by conservatives or liberals — have plenty of cases to choose from when they wish to . . .

Obama's melting mask
A.J. DiCintio
August 14, 2011

Common sense folks wouldn't have been so foolish to predict exactly when it would happen, but they have long known Reality would one day begin exploding the . . .

Filthy mouths, filthier behavior
A.J. DiCintio
August 6, 2011

After the debt ceiling deal was done, Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle (a Democrat and thus a supposed exemplar of perfectly reasonable thinking and . . .

Obama's lies
A.J. DiCintio
July 31, 2011

People who believe the best of all possible worlds is characterized by an elitist-directed, enormously powerful central government inevitably make a religion of . . .

Elephantine images
A.J. DiCintio
July 23, 2011

The more I see what's going on in Washington these days, the more I agree with Charles Krauthammer and Mike Huckabee, both of whom argue that in exchange for . . .

Welfare kings and queens
A.J. DiCintio
July 16, 2011

Forget a free lunch or two — they think they are entitled to live cradle to the grave from the sweat of other people's brows. In fact, their sense of . . .

Intellectual stammer, really?
A.J. DiCintio
July 9, 2011

When he wrote about a "slobbering love affair" regarding candidate Barack Obama, Bernard Goldberg limited himself to the torrid drooling exhibited by members of . . .

Morality and the banking system
A.J. DiCintio
July 2, 2011

Like the other Founders, Ben Franklin was no Pollyanna when it came to acknowledging the realities of human nature and conforming his ideas to them. That's . . .

Sour outlook for Obama
A.J. DiCintio
June 26, 2011

The great number of presidential elections are decided by the state of the economy, a reality of American political life illustrated by these winners, Johnson ' . . .

Credit default slop, redux
A.J. DiCintio
June 19, 2011

Busy living their lives, most people don't have time to memorize every last name of every last product hawked by the modern financial industry. Therefore, I . . .

Elitists, football, and the financial industry
A.J. DiCintio
June 11, 2011

Recently, I came upon John J. Miller on C-SPAN, author of "The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football," discussing the attempt by arrogant, dictatorial  . . .

America's descent into economic hell
A.J. DiCintio
June 4, 2011

From the moment he announced his candidacy for the presidency, Barack Obama has continually expended an enormous amount of high sounding but childishly vacuous . . .

A world of meaning in Obama's bow
A.J. DiCintio
May 28, 2011

Barack Obama has made it clear that with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, he has rejected the traditional role of the American president as discreet . . .

A Republican Senate?
A.J. DiCintio
May 21, 2011

Although the political news these days is fixated on the coming presidential election, folks who understand the realities of our system of government are . . .

Cooking up a jobs report
A.J. DiCintio
May 14, 2011

The Labor Department's April jobs report contains figures showing that applications for unemployment benefits jumped to an eight month high while the private . . .

Obama and screwflation
A.J. DiCintio
May 7, 2011

Polling has made it inarguable that millions who bought candidate Barack Obama's new age makeover cream now realize they were snookered by a Chicago Machine . . .

Obama's most important record
A.J. DiCintio
April 30, 2011

The controversy over the president's birthplace may finally be settled. But that news doesn't in the least diminish the importance of Benjamin Shapiro's "About . . .

Madness and the judicial mind
A.J. DiCintio
April 16, 2011

A recent AP article examines charges of inappropriate conduct by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who works part-time hearing federal appeals . . .

One life-saving, one life-threatening reality
A.J. DiCintio
April 9, 2011

John Stossel (Fox Business) recently directed some much needed sunlight on a wildly irrational aspect of human behavior when he pointed out that the death of a . . .

Much to gain everything to lose
A.J. DiCintio
April 2, 2011

Except for the 20% who self-identify as liberals, an increasingly angry, frustrated public perceived nothing but politics at its rotten worst when Senator . . .

Sickening economic leadership
A.J. DiCintio
March 27, 2011

Barack Obama dithered indifferently while deciding whether or not to join the UN-approved, European-led attacks on Libyan government forces. More importantly, . . .

Congressman King's crime
A.J. DiCintio
March 19, 2011

Whether it's name calling by contemptible true-believers or silence by expedient cowards, the Democratic reaction to Congressman Peter King for holding hearings . . .

The gasbag problem
A.J. DiCintio
March 12, 2011

Solving the nation's energy problem requires extraordinary courage, vision, and common sense, a reality that explains why politicians (including presidents from . . .

The most unkindest cut of all
A.J. DiCintio
March 5, 2011

Yes, the title contains a double superlative, a horror according to current usage. But sometimes a cut (as one was long ago) is so shockingly outrageous it's . . .

Obama plays the alpenhorn?
A.J. DiCintio
March 2, 2011

As a prelude to his commentary about the administration's response to the uprisings in the Arab world, Christopher Hitchens (Slate) asks, "Is Barack Obama . . .

Obama blasts hope into oblivion
A.J. DiCintio
February 26, 2011

Coming on the heels of how the "stimulus" and healthcare "reform" bills were written and passed into law, last year's election revealed that huge numbers of . . .

The liberal tribal-moral community
A.J. DiCintio
February 19, 2011

If there's anything we know about liberals it's this: They can't discuss anything without exalting themselves as moral and intellectual paragons while sliming . . .

Liberal multiculturalism
A.J. DiCintio
February 12, 2011

News coverage of the demonstrations in Egypt has put the liberal vision of "multiculturalism" on full display — thanks to the drivel spewed by dogmatic . . .

Fixing Washington the old-fashioned way
A.J. DiCintio
December 18, 2010

Mitt Romney is fond of saying Washington is "broken," a concept with which the great majority of Americans agree heartily, even though they may prefer to . . .

Pundits woeful on Obama primary challenge
A.J. DiCintio
December 11, 2010

It's amazing how so many political reporters and commentators write and talk a blue streak about a 2012 primary challenge to Barack Obama without offering a . . .

Crime, punishment, and the liberal gene
A.J. DiCintio
December 4, 2010

This past October, researchers from UC San Diego and Harvard announced the discovery of a "liberal gene." Specifically, the scientists found that persons who . . .

Thanksgiving exposes the liberal mind
A.J. DiCintio
November 27, 2010

How perceptive and prescient was Allan Bloom's 1987 Closing of the American Mind, a book that pulled back the curtain on liberal "intellects" whose minds are so . . .

Living in a dream
A.J. DiCintio
November 20, 2010

There is something rotten in the state of America: . . . Accounting for inflation, wages earned by ordinary American families have been stagnant for the last . . .

Is free trade stupid trade?
A.J. DiCintio
November 13, 2010

Although "the economy" was the overriding issue during this year's election, the controversy regarding fair trade vs. free trade surprisingly wasn't a big deal. . . .

The election and liberal intellectuality
A.J. DiCintio
November 6, 2010

It may seem foolishly repetitive to point out that in reacting to Tuesday's election, liberals once again put the lie to their self-professed intellectuality.  . . .

A modest proposal re Paul Krugman
A.J. DiCintio
October 31, 2010

After he was elected in 2000, closet neo-con George Bush and his inkless veto pen sat in the Oval Office for eight years, presiding over a national debt that . . .

A universal leftist gene?
A.J. DiCintio
October 24, 2010

Leftists, whose number includes American liberals, are notorious for boasting they base their every act upon sweet reason. But more and more, I'm given to . . .

Obama the ideologue
A.J. DiCintio
October 16, 2010

During one of those sadly recurring times when the moon reflects a particularly intense form of its lunacy-inducing light, Newsweek editor Evan Thomas bent his . . .

Friedman, immigration, and an amicus brief
A.J. DiCintio
October 9, 2010

In a recent column (NYT)Thomas Friedman asserts that the U.S. is "in a state of incremental decline" as a result of the degeneration of its politics and federal . . .

Changing Washington, again!
A.J. DiCintio
October 2, 2010

It has begun a few years before many of us expected, but the truth is that America has joined Western Europe in entering an era characterized by problems whose . . .

The GOP and the Tea Party
A.J. DiCintio
September 25, 2010

You have to be a meticulously dedicated hermit not to know that invective-spewing Democratic leaders and other liberals find Tea Party attitudes about fiscal . . .

More than a little crazy
A.J. DiCintio
September 18, 2010

For all their talk about being scientific and basing their thinking upon empirical facts, liberals most often respond to problems by invoking metaphysical . . .

Sliming America
A.J. DiCintio
September 11, 2010

Within days after Barack Obama appointed him chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a summa cum laude Chicago Machine grad, displayed his leftist bona fides for all the . . .

Red hot liberal arrogance
A.J. DiCintio
September 5, 2010

Ever since Karl Marx lied that he based his ideas upon science — for example, his "scientific socialism" — a defining characteristic of leftists has been an . . .

Liberal is as liberal does
A.J. DiCintio
August 20, 2010

The most important aspect of the irrefutable truth popularized by "Forrest Gump" is that it gives rise to countless corollaries. For example, without fearing an . . .

Who's to blame for the bad economy?
A.J. DiCintio
August 14, 2010

For the election season that will kick off in earnest after Labor Day, the state of the economy is certain to be the most important factor affecting how voters . . .

Liberals discover root of evil
A.J. DiCintio
July 31, 2010

Pity the perverse loves. Why? Well, while most of us agree with our ancestors, who, for millennia, recognized them as roots of iniquity, liberals and . . .

Salem witches and false charges of racism
A.J. DiCintio
July 25, 2010

This is what passes for intellectuality at the NYT these days: . . . the N.A.A.C.P. scratched an old wound this week when it called on the Tea Party to expel . . .

The NAACP and the Tea Party
A.J. DiCintio
July 17, 2010

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights . . .

Paul Krugman, politician
A.J. DiCintio
July 14, 2010

Paul Krugman has had all the advantages. For example, he's a Yale man — Thurston Howell III's opinion about Yalies notwithstanding because among its other . . .

Celebrating the Fourth with Washington
A.J. DiCintio
July 4, 2010

After a number of delegates to the Continental Congress signed the Declaration on July 2, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife that the day of the nation's birth  . . .

The McChrystal affair
A.J. DiCintio
June 26, 2010

Every president should expect to be awakened with news that a volcano has blown a bit of hell into the sky, whether it's a volcano whose rumblings and foul . . .

Liberals expose themselves (and it's a good thing)
A.J. DiCintio
June 19, 2010

Americans who consider themselves Tea Party "members" or who find themselves in agreement with the Tea Party message have involved themselves in public affairs . . .

Epidemic of foot-in-mouth
A.J. DiCintio
June 12, 2010

. . . Former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn refers to dictatorial maniac and mass murderer Mao Zedong as one of her "favorite political . . .

Borders, polls & statistics schmatistics
A.J. DiCintio
June 5, 2010

For a host of reasons that are fundamental to why humans have organized themselves within secure borders for millennia, a nation of "open borders" is not long . . .

Blowing up a pornographic boycott
A.J. DiCintio
May 27, 2010

Let it work; For 'tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his own petard. . . [Therefore] I will delve one yard below their mines And blow them [to] . . .

Looking like Europe
A.J. DiCintio
May 15, 2010

There is no doubt that Barack Obama's policies are driven by Madly Spend/Insanely Borrow Nanny State Syndrome, the same malady that threatens the life of Europe . . .

Car bombs and the English language
A.J. DiCintio
May 8, 2010

Although I'm among the many people who have previously applied George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" (1946) to contemporary culture, I'm at it . . .

Slouching toward Columbia and Belgium
A.J. DiCintio
May 2, 2010

So it has come to this regarding problems that pertain to our southern border and immigration: Anyone who disagrees with Democratic/Liberal "solutions" to . . .

Washing out dirty mouths
A.J. DiCintio
April 29, 2010

Late as we were and wanting to avoid losing time in traffic, we headed for the Metro at a Maryland stop, where we noticed a casually dressed middle-aged couple, . . .

A dangerous, unbeautiful nanny
A.J. DiCintio
April 21, 2010

If there is one thing about politics essential for every American to know — young people, especially — it is this: In a masterpiece of the perverse work . . .

The TARP-profit lie
A.J. DiCintio
April 13, 2010

After the Obama administration leaked news it is preparing to sell the Citigroup stock the federal government acquired in exchange for bailing out the bank, it . . .

Stink bomb Democrats
A.J. DiCintio
April 7, 2010

Last June, when Barack Obama proposed to complete a de facto federal takeover of the U.S. healthcare system in three mere megalomaniacal months, the public . . .

Dissing Emilia
A.J. DiCintio
March 30, 2010

Then let them use us well: else let them know, The ills we do, their ills instruct us so. He knew all too well, Shakespeare did, that aristocrats (of both . . .

War irreconcilable
A.J. DiCintio
March 23, 2010

In the most recent act of a corrupt, unbelievably ugly drama, Obama and his congressional minions succeeded in buying off enough votes to send the abomination . . .

Lies, damned lies, and statistics
A.J. DiCintio
March 16, 2010

The two thousand pages of hocus-pocus that is Barack Obama's dangerously ironic healthcare "reform" plan do nothing to solve the crucial problem of bringing . . .

There is method in Obama's healthcare madness
A.J. DiCintio
March 9, 2010

President Obama and other liberal elites can lie until the limousines come home that the near landslide majority of Americans who reject Obamacare have been . . .

Perverse financial elites
A.J. DiCintio
February 27, 2010

The financial scandal in Greece proves once again that governmental financial elites are as much a gang of Wizard of Oz frauds as so many of Wall Street's . . .

PIGS flying under the radar
A.J. DiCintio
February 18, 2010

As a result of the Dow Jones' recent tumble, a good number of Americans are aware that the debt, deficit, and budget problems of the PIGS have roiled markets . . .

Hope run amok
A.J. DiCintio
February 6, 2010

Among the poems Emily Dickinson wrote under the heading "Life" is one about hope, which the poet imagines as a "little bird" that sings to her even "in the . . .

Obama no JFK
A.J. DiCintio
January 28, 2010

No one ought to express surprise that the result of the Massachusetts Senate race has not in the least shaken the faith of the American left, despite the fact . . .

Responding to cowardly, shameless Democrats
A.J. DiCintio
January 23, 2010

Suppose that a gang of thieves who had a long record of physically harming their victims not just by robbing them of their money and precious keepsakes but . . .

Massachusetts: Vote! For God's sake, vote!
A.J. DiCintio
January 19, 2010

The majority of Massachusetts voters usually vote blue; but as they have shown with their red votes over the years, they won't be told how to cast their ballots . . .

Cowardice, expediency, language, and liberals
A.J. DiCintio
January 14, 2010

From the moment news broke that the radical Islamist and al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had failed in his attempt to murder hundreds on Christmas . . .

Max, tax, and principles
A.J. DiCintio
January 5, 2010

Even though Max Baucus is a VIP in the plot to stab America in the back with the dagger euphemistically named the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," . . .

Christmas times four
A.J. DiCintio
December 24, 2009

For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in . . .

A tax snake in the grass
A.J. DiCintio
December 19, 2009

Catherine Rampell's NY Times article about the value added tax ("Many See the VAT Option as a Cure for Deficits") evokes a number of reactions, one of the most . . .

Bad gifting as metaphor
A.J. DiCintio
December 12, 2009

In harmony with Christmas and Hanukkah and an assurance that only leftists will accuse me of giving a bad gift, I'm offering this piece-of-advice present — . . .

Obama's narrative and Afghanistan
A.J. DiCintio
December 5, 2009

Thomas Friedman (NY Times) recently concluded the following about the substance and irony of the "narrative" that motivated the act of terror committed by Nidal . . .

Prostitution and the healthcare bill
A.J. DiCintio
November 24, 2009

We can thank the Drudge Report for directing us to ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl's brief but extremely important piece whose title "The $100 Million Health . . .

The viruses that killed at Fort Hood
A.J. DiCintio
November 20, 2009

Two viruses caused the murders, wounds, and suffering at Fort Hood. The first arises from the fact that although a capacity for evil is inherent in human . . .

Prize winner perversity
A.J. DiCintio
November 13, 2009

How would Jonathan Swift react to the inanities that for decades have issued from the minds and mouths of far too many recipients of a certain international . . .

Healthcare: who are the know-nothings?
A.J. DiCintio
November 7, 2009

As Tuesday's vote revealed, individualism is alive and well in the nation, one happy aspect of which is that most of us insist upon drawing our own conclusions . . .

Let's kill all the tomatoes!
A.J. DiCintio
October 31, 2009

If we can correctly guess anything about the nature of the leftist mind, it's that its neurons, in varying degrees, are rife with chemicals that give rise to . . .

It's not a war against Fox News
A.J. DiCintio
October 23, 2009

Last weekend, the White House fired some of its biggest guns at Fox News. But tempted as we are, we cannot allow ourselves to speak of a war because the attack . . .

Beware CBO healthcare estimates
A.J. DiCintio
October 17, 2009

Given all the hullabaloo directed at Senator Max Baucus as he and his Democratic allies anticipated cost estimates of his healthcare bill with the nervous . . .

(Let's hope) we're not gonna take it anymore
A.J. DiCintio
October 14, 2009

There's no arguing that congressional Democrats are smart not to put their healthcare bills online — After all, more than anyone else, they know that if . . .

Hyperpartisanship, propaganda, and hypocrisy
A.J. DiCintio
October 8, 2009

It's all the rage these days for liberals to put on their makeup, make up a long face, and star in mini, moldy morality plays that warn of extremism, an evil . . .

Afghanistan and Sherman's legacy
A.J. DiCintio
October 1, 2009

Things are not going so well in Afghanistan, the amorphous, quasi-nation a Dutch NATO commander describes as making him feel he is "walking through the Old . . .

Epistemology, materialists, and morality
A.J. DiCintio
September 25, 2009

Let's begin by defining epistemology simply as the branch of philosophy that asks this essential question about knowledge: "How do you know that?" That job . . .

Cleaning up the House
A.J. DiCintio
September 19, 2009

A still-shocked Speaker Pelosi is absolutely right that the U.S. House of Representatives is in dire need of a good moral scouring. But she shouldn't go French . . .

Worse than the stench of the stable
A.J. DiCintio
September 16, 2009

As the three of us drove to the nation's capital Saturday, the suggestion that we should have made a sign saying "I'd Rather Drink Tea Than Kool-Aid" had two of . . .

Obama's shameful education affair
A.J. DiCintio
September 5, 2009

It's safe to say political analyst Norman Ornstein doesn't agree that President Obama's K-12 educational happening is shameful in every sense of the term, which . . .

Healthcare reform: the good, the bad, the ugly
A.J. DiCintio
August 29, 2009

Regarding the current healthcare debate, it is inarguable that to cover the entirety of The Bad and The Ugly alone, one needs to write more pages than those . . .

The real (audaciously arrogant) mob
A.J. DiCintio
August 15, 2009

Ever since the "great" Karl Marx and Company proclaimed their superiority over all other social/political/economic thinkers because they claimed to have . . .

News anchor uncles
A.J. DiCintio
August 1, 2009

This past week both Frank Rich (NY Times) and Howard Kurtz (Washington Post) wrote columns about Walter Cronkite's contribution to television journalism. As one . . .

Goldman Sachs' America
A.J. DiCintio
July 25, 2009

We must believe in luck; for how else can we explain the success of those we dislike. Guy de Blonay certainly knows that those who "dislike" Goldman Sachs . . .

Krugman and the boiled frog
A.J. DiCintio
July 18, 2009

Paul Krugman is all in a worried sweat that America is "on its way to becoming a boiled frog" — that is, the mythical boiled frog that he correctly identifies . . .

American aristocrats
A.J. DiCintio
July 11, 2009

When Mark Twain set out to tell "the truth, mainly" about aristocrats, he did it this way: "How much do a king git?" "Get?" I says; "why, they get a . . .

Long after the last cow has come home
A.J. DiCintio
July 4, 2009

For some inexplicable reason, Governor Mark Sanford feels a compulsion to keep his media confessional sessions going as hot and heavy as his illicit affairs, . . .

Obama being Obama
A.J. DiCintio
June 27, 2009

Soon after brave Iranians began putting their lives on the line for freedom, justice, and a better life, Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the violence by Iran's . . .

Liberals and the big hate
A.J. DiCintio
June 20, 2009

Today before Congress and before the American people, General Petraeus is likely to become General Betray Us. — MoveOn.org Pick the Target, Freeze it, . . .

The frog-worship scandal
A.J. DiCintio
June 13, 2009

Let me be upfront about something right from the jump: This piece is in no way critical of the behavior some Indian citizens are directing toward a remarkable . . .

Thomas Jefferson: Don't question a Supreme Court nominee without him
A.J. DiCintio
June 10, 2009

As soon as the "activists" of the Warren Court made it clear that in liberal jurisprudence a judge's personal beliefs and empathies can trump even explicit . . .

I never knew that!
A.J. DiCintio
June 3, 2009

Whether the object of their dictatorial pedantry is based upon what "empathic" judges, politicians, and social activists weave according to rules laid down by a . . .

Language: a canary in the coal mine (Part Two)
A.J. DiCintio
May 28, 2009

With its focus on the perversion of language, Part One warned of the dangers of Obama's national security policies. Part Two turns to the threat Obama's . . .

Language: a canary in the coal mine (Part One)
A.J. DiCintio
May 19, 2009

The poor canary: Blessed with a beautiful song, he is cursed by an extreme sensitivity to carbon monoxide. So it was that coal miners carried him to work, . . .

Colin Powell comes up small
A.J. DiCintio
May 12, 2009

There is only this to say about how small Colin Powell came up when he recently criticized the Republican Party before a group of security executives: It . . .

Headlines, torture, and American values
A.J. DiCintio
May 7, 2009

When the financial and auto industries joined the mortgage business in being sickened by a virus composed exclusively of DNA from piggishly porcine VIP's of the . . .

Something very deep and dark
A.J. DiCintio
May 2, 2009

"Since feeling is first," wrote e.e. cummings, one who "pays any attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you." As it turns out, modern science . . .

Miss California's unforgivable mistake
A.J. DiCintio
April 27, 2009

Unhappy truth that it is, the self-anointed intellectual giants called liberals never quit adding chapters to the book of their arrogant hypocrisy. Here are the . . .

The president in the garden
A.J. DiCintio
April 23, 2009

I thought it an entirely good thing for the nation to catch glimpses of President Obama pulling weeds in the White House Vegetable Garden — until I realized . . .

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