Harold Witkov column
Harold Witkov is a freelance writer in the Chicago area, who previously worked in textbook publishing and sales for more than thirty years.

He began his freelance writing fifteen years ago, specializing in inspirational and humorous first-person narratives. Among others, he has written for Science of Mind, Unity Magazine, Reunions Magazine and The Jewish Voice and Opinion. Harold Witkov's articles are widespread on the Internet. He has written for Renew America, American Thinker, Right Wing News, Enter Stage Right, and Land of the Free, just to name a few.


City of Ferguson needs a "Two-Gun Pete" police force
Harold Witkov
November 27, 2014

My 91-year-old dad loves to tell the story about the time he met "Two-Gun Pete." It happened some sixty-five years ago, but to hear my dad tell the narrative, . . .


Middle East "animals" reach new low
Harold Witkov
November 22, 2014

So there is this scene in Animal House that has "Boon" telling his girlfriend Katy about the wild party antics she missed out on the other night. He boasts, " . . .


Benjamin Netanyahu: the Hank Greenberg of world leaders
Harold Witkov
November 1, 2014

Hank Greenberg was one of the top major league baseball sluggers of the 1930's. A Hall of Fame member who played almost his entire career for the Detroit Tigers . . .


Moon-virus taken more seriously than Ebola
Harold Witkov
October 7, 2014

I remember watching, on live TV, Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon back in 1969. I also recall the three Apollo 11 astronauts being quarantined after . . .


Hamas marching song
Harold Witkov
August 29, 2014

(Sung to the tune of "Ants go Marching") Hamas goes marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah Hamas goes marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah Hamas goes marching . . .


Could a Qatari "rescue" of America be in our future?
Harold Witkov
August 26, 2014

Once upon a time in 1971, on an oil rich peninsula in the Persian Gulf, a not so funny plot was hatched. An extended Sunni family, the Al-Thani's, created a . . .


Hamas for dummies and dimwits
Harold Witkov
August 7, 2014

The year is 1987. It is a fun year in American pop culture. The Twins beat the Cardinals in the World Series, the Bill Cosby Show is # 1 on TV, Giants QB Phil . . .


Big Brother is a bugging me!
Harold Witkov
June 14, 2013

The losing of my liberty, is greatest of concern, I'm told it's for my own good, of which I can't discern. When I took a jet plane, my body they did scan, My . . .


The planned obsolescence of incandescent bulbs and conservatives
Harold Witkov
May 30, 2013

Back when I started college in the Fall of 1970, the Vietnam War and civil unrest were American open wounds, and my mind was fertile soil for the seeds of . . .


Melting pot in the wrong hands? What could go wrong?
Harold Witkov
April 24, 2013

Well, I've seen what can happen when a pressure cooker gets into in the wrong hands. So I've been ruminating a lot about what could possibly happen if our . . .


Star struck Americans need to unhitch their wagons
Harold Witkov
February 28, 2013

"Hitch your wagon to a star"- Ralph Waldo Emerson The Hollywood love fest known as the 85th Academy Awards is thankfully behind us. My oh my, but how the . . .


Think about this when you vote (undecided voter)
Harold Witkov
November 3, 2012

For those who wish to do the right thing when they vote it can be confusing. To watch Fox News and CNN cover the same news story is like viewing two entirely . . .


Get ready for split screen coverage of the Republican Convention
Harold Witkov
August 29, 2012

I heard Wolf Blitzer "lamenting" yesterday (Monday) that when Isaac hits shore CNN just might have to go split screen coverage during the Republican Convention. . . .


How we lost our constitutional republic
Harold Witkov
July 1, 2012

Then the Lord appeared to Chief Justice Roberts and said, "The outrage of America is so great, and their sin is so grave! No longer are there any Americans who . . .


I am counting the days of Omer and Obama
Harold Witkov
May 30, 2011

Because I embrace my Judaism, I am counting the days of Omer. Because I embrace my country, I am counting the days of Obama. For me, these are the days of . . .


The man who got Osama bin Laden
Harold Witkov
May 5, 2011

The man who got Osama bin Laden, He got, Osama bin Laden, He was the bravest of them all - sung to the tune of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Gene . . .


Inspired by Barack's brackets
Harold Witkov
March 24, 2011

I have to admit it. With all the tumult going on in this country and the world, for Barack Obama to take time out from his busy schedule to do his bracket . . .


I suffer from Caliphatephobia
Harold Witkov
February 12, 2011

Because I am a conservative, as far as the left is concerned, I am assumed guilty of several psychological disorders. I am, just to name a few, a sexist, a . . .


Not kosher to mix Republicans and Democrats at the State of the Union
Harold Witkov
January 17, 2011

The President's State of the Union address will be upon us soon and a new great debate regarding the seating arrangement at the event is taking place. Should . . .


The Emperor's last laugh
Harold Witkov
November 27, 2010

Once upon a time, there lived a vain Emperor. Because he was a man of little substance, he knew he had to project a grand image to fool his subjects. . . .


Lamplighter for God and for the Constitution
Harold Witkov
November 1, 2010

I recently attended a Jewish Chasidic funeral and a new concept came my way that I have begun to embrace. During the eulogy, the presiding rabbi referred to the . . .


An American citizen celebrates his 58th birthday
Harold Witkov
May 7, 2010

Would you think poorly of me if I honored myself today on my birthday? I think I am a little entitled. After all, it is my birthday. I was born May 7, 1952 . . .


Barry to Bibi: if you don't say "uncle," you don't get to say "cheese"
Harold Witkov
March 25, 2010

A behind closed doors wrestling match at the White House between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu recently concluded. President Obama tried to get Prime . . .


D.C. three stooge act booked for one more year
Harold Witkov
January 6, 2010

You do not have to be fluent in Pig Latin to understand that the president, the majority leader of the House, and the majority leader of the Senate have been  . . .


Harry Reid and the Pequod
Harold Witkov
November 22, 2009

In American literature, Captain Ahab's obsession to destroy the great Moby Dick is legendary. Sensing his impending meeting with the "White Whale," Ahab asks . . .


Why would Sarah Palin rate Barack Obama a "4"?
Harold Witkov
November 18, 2009

Barbara Walters asked Sarah Palin, " On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best, where do you rate Barack Obama?" Sarah Palin gave Barack a "4." As a big fan . . .


Mr. President, please answer one question
Harold Witkov
October 11, 2009

Mr. President, I know you are not the first politician to stretch the truth, but come on, you have lobbyists, you are aware your health care program will not . . .


Obama's Sukah plans for America
Harold Witkov
October 3, 2009

For Jews around the world, the celebration of Sukot has begun. For this occasion, God, via Moses, commanded the citizens of Israel to live in booths, or huts, . . .


Obama, Stephanopolous & the Jayne Mansfield moment
Harold Witkov
September 22, 2009

Back in the 1950's, a beautiful and buxom bombshell named Jayne Mansfield came upon the movie scene. In an effort to separate herself from the pack of . . .


Barry's Little Helpers
Harold Witkov
September 8, 2009

As we all well know, President Obama has been taking a lot of criticism because he is assembling his own private army of Czars. All across the Internet, . . .


President Obama or Boss Bela Oxmyx?
Harold Witkov
July 10, 2009

Imagine you are in a spaceship landing on a strange distant planet and you find its population ruled by mob bosses who mirror Chicago's Al Capone. This is . . .


Was the Cairo speech lost in translation?
Harold Witkov
June 8, 2009

Now that much of the hoopla has passed regarding President Obama's Cairo television address to the Muslim world, the effectiveness of his oratory can probably . . .


Time to legalize counterfeiting
Harold Witkov
May 22, 2009

Many Americans today believe certain illegal vices in our society should be decriminalized, taxed, and regulated. The most popular of these vices include . . .


The only endangered species the president is not interested in protecting: the Jew of the Middle East
Harold Witkov
May 14, 2009

In the modern-day world, the death of a species can be attributed to shrinking habitats, and out of control hunters and poachers. To what extremes wildlife . . .


Obama's ladder
Harold Witkov
May 7, 2009

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is one of the zaniest comedy classics of all time. Starring an unsmiling Spencer Tracey as the straight man, it is about an . . .


Welcome to Buffalo Jump U.S.A.
Harold Witkov
May 1, 2009

Prior to the arrival of the horse in North America, certain Native American tribes had an interesting system for hunting buffalo. The hunters would wait for a . . .


Plumbing problem at the White House
Harold Witkov
April 25, 2009

Many years ago, my wife and I purchased our first home. It was an older house, and I was not very handy then. Whenever something needed fixing, a tradesman was . . .


Miracle Gro: the cure for global warming
Harold Witkov
April 20, 2009

In 1928, a London breeze transported some mold spores through an open window and gently placed them upon the discarded petri dish of a Scottish research . . .


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