Pete Riehm column
Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the US Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

As a Surface Warfare Officer, Pete served in varied positions at sea and ashore. Deploying multiple times to the Mediterranean and Middle East, he participated in the Cold War, DESERT STORM in Saudi Arabia, the aborted invasion and the occupation of Haiti, and conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo. As Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center Mobile, Alabama, he prepared and trained troops for the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

After 21 years of Naval service, Pete retired in 2005 to private business where he continues as a Commercial Real Estate broker with CRE Mobile. Specializing mostly in industrial properties, Pete is also well versed and accomplished with office, land, multi-family, and hospitality properties.

In 2009, Pete co-founded the Common Sense Campaign, the south Alabama Tea Party. Always active in politics, Pete started broadcasting Common Sense Radio weekly in 2011 on FM Talk 106.5 and syndicating his Common Sense column weekly since 2015. His columns are Christian based, constitutionally focused, and always unabashedly conservative.

Blessed more than he deserves, Pete is married to Debra, his loving wife, with three grown children (Jessica married to Nathan Hyder, Justin, & Jennie), an adopted son (Trent), and six grandchildren (Alexis, Odin, Dahlia, Torrin, Davian, & Freya).

Was George W. right?
Pete Riehm
September 14, 2021

On the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, President George W. Bush delivered a poignant, seemingly patriotic speech at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, . . .

Surrender and shame on the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Pete Riehm
September 6, 2021

It has been twenty years since the cowardly sneak attacks on 9/11, 2001. Americans were shocked when Islamist terrorists crashed airliners full of innocent . . .

Losing Afghanistan and America
Pete Riehm
August 30, 2021

The diplomatic and military failures in Afghanistan have been acutely aggravating, but the horrific images of hundreds of mangled bodies after a suicide bomber . . .

Is it incompetence, cowardice, or complicity?
Pete Riehm
August 23, 2021

The unbelievable human tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan is also a travesty of epic proportions. When Afghanistan collapsed last week with alarming speed, it . . .

Biden’s Saigon
Pete Riehm
August 16, 2021

Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is vindicated again on one of his most controversial statements about Joe Biden from his 2014 memoir when he wrote: “I . . .

Olympic games succumb to virus and wokeness
Pete Riehm
August 10, 2021

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone. Did you miss it? Did you even realize the Olympics were just held and closed out? What happened to the . . .

Pursuing perpetual power by means of a permanent pandemic
Pete Riehm
August 2, 2021

Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously quipped, "Never let a crisis go to waste." A corollary to that liberal proverb also . . .

Will the First Amendment survive COVID?
Pete Riehm
July 26, 2021

As the United States slides closer to socialism, the First Amendment has never been in greater jeopardy. Relentlessly and ridiculously accused of White . . .

Cubans protesting against socialism! That’s awkward!
Pete Riehm
July 19, 2021

On Sunday, 11 July 2021, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in dozens of Cuban cities to demand an end to the Castro regime and its brutal brand of . . .

Defund police: record crime racing to third-world status
Pete Riehm
July 11, 2021

With a complicit, fawning media, leftists foist an awful lot of absolutely absurd notions on Americans. They chant climate change mantras for decades, swearing . . .

LGBTQ+ – where's the 'P'?
Pete Riehm
July 5, 2021

Sex is surely not new, but sexualizing our culture is relatively new. About the past half century, education has been saturated and entertainment obsessed with . . .

America's founding is stronger than we think
Pete Riehm
June 28, 2021

Here upon the 245th anniversary of the founding of the United States, many Americans are wondering and worrying if we will even make it to our . . .

Pandering and pretense are perilous policies
Pete Riehm
June 20, 2021

As with all Democrats and leftists, the Biden administration is solely based on style over substance and intentions over actions. They never want an . . .

As beta males rise, America falls
Pete Riehm
June 14, 2021

Crime and danger are increasing; safety and serenity are decreasing. Decency and manners are waning; depravity and vulgarity are waxing. Morality is ebbing; . . .

Why can't parents control education?
Pete Riehm
June 7, 2021

The concept of public education is sound and in its first century was generally successful, but in the last about half century, public education has devolved . . .

What else have they lied about?!
Pete Riehm
June 1, 2021

After more than a year of covering for China and lying about the Chinese virus, the Democrat Media Complex and our federal government can no longer contain the . . .

Duty, honor, & country versus equity, race, & woke
Pete Riehm
May 27, 2021

Generally, Americans have little if any confidence in or trust of our federal government. The CDC has pretty much bungled the pandemic doing more damage than . . .

Welcome back, Carter!
Pete Riehm
May 18, 2021

It only took a little over 100 days, but that good old 1970s Carter malaise is back. Biden and his leftist puppeteers were in such a rush to undo everything . . .

Greatness only springs from goodness
Pete Riehm
May 14, 2021

Americans seem to be paralyzed with disbelief; they are basically in shock. The electorate seems hopelessly divided, everything is going in the wrong direction . . .

America needs mothers!
Pete Riehm
May 10, 2021

Just when you think “woke” nonsense can’t get any sillier, over emotional under thoughtful leftists come up with more absurd insanity. In the relentless . . .

People just wanna have freedom!
Pete Riehm
May 6, 2021

The Chinese virus pandemic has been dragging on for over a year now. First, it was no masks, then it was definitely masks, and now maybe it’s two masks.  . . .

The last straw!
Pete Riehm
May 4, 2021

Despite Joe Biden’s consistent evasions and persistent denials during the campaign, he and his radical leftist handlers always planned to pack the Supreme Court . . .

Huge January 6 LIE imploded!
Pete Riehm
May 3, 2021

For months, the Democrat Media Complex has breathlessly reported about the “deadly” Capitol riots on January 6 and robotically repeated “five dead” every time.  . . .

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.

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