Ralph Reiland

From 'Animal Farm' to reality

George Orwell wrote "Animal Farm" in 1946, a satirical reflection on the Bolsheviks' overthrow of the government in Russia and Lenin's subsequent Marxist dictatorship. Orwell ...

Unleashing more murder & overdoes deaths

It took less than an hour for readers to respond to my column last week ("Get out of jail free?") regarding President Obama's pardons and ...

Get out of jail free?

"Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders." That was The Washington Post headline on July 13, 2015. But those commuted sentences were just the ...

No end to the lunacy

Jessica, 16, a sophomore at a Seattle high school, volunteered for a weeklong community service project in a third-grade classroom at a public school. "At ...

Elementary collectivism

"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything." — Oscar Wilde In his cover essay in The Atlantic, ...

2016: A positive prognosis?

As luck would have it, it's 2016 and we made it through another year with no successful energy grid attack by the medieval fundamentalists or ...

A prescription for societal dysfunction

With murders dramatically on the rise in America's cities and drug overdoses escalating nationwide, an October headline in The Washington Post proclaims "Justice Department set ...

Eros & ideology

I've experienced and written about how an increasingly invasive, intolerant and muzzling form of political correctness has invaded nearly every aspect of American life. But ...

"Yes, the end is near"

I hadn't seen this friend from way back for years until I ran into him recently at the mall. "The end is near," was the ...

Enough, already, from 'craven brats'

There was considerable readers' feedback to my column last Monday regarding the demand from university students for "safe places" where they could be sheltered from ...

Too sensitive for new ideas?

One way I can tell I'm getting old — aside from it taking more time to get my socks on in the morning — is ...