Ralph Reiland

Gone fishing

SEA ISLE, N.J. The local sharks, obligingly playing their part again this year in the South Jersey Shark Tournament, were biting like crazy. Incentivizing the ...

Bloodbaths for purification

In her 2006 profile of writer Oriana Fallaci in The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot writes that Fallaci interviewed the world's most powerful figures, from Yasser ...

A downshifting job market

Signaling a substantial weakening in what's already the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, as measured by growth in economic output, the American economy ...

Liberals' all-too-inclusive 'diversity'

To his credit, New York Times' veteran liberal commentator Nicholas Kristof wrote two op-ed columns recently on the inauthenticity of diversity in American higher education. ...

Regimented happiness

What should we do if we're hitting a high point in disillusionment about politics and economics? Polls show the public sees Hillary Clinton and Donald ...

Selective diversity

President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice in her May 11 commencement address at Florida International University said there are too many white males in ...

Trump & business skepticism

Regarding America's economic and political past and future, The Economist in its May 7th issue provides a historical overview and current forecast that is, respectively, ...

Casualties, running hot & cold

Coffee too hot, coffee too iced — either way, Starbucks gets sued. "N.C. cop suing Starbucks waited hours before seeking help from burns from free ...

Partisan 'fairness'

"Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed," pronounced I.F. Stone (1907-89), American investigative journalist and iconoclastic author. An example ...

Sanders' free-tuition 'bubble'

Back at a time when gentle people going to San Francisco were sure to wear some flowers in their hair, a friend of mine, anti-war ...

Bernie & the rich

In the battle of Bernie Sanders versus the rich, and vice versa, it's no surprise that Investor's Business Daily (IBD), taking an editorial shot, put ...