Political and National Issues Essays

All of these essays are related to politic or national issue.

Click on the essay title, go to essay.  The first group of essays below are by Bill Neinast, weekly columnist for the Brenham Banner Press.  Because they are time sensitive, they are listed in their chronological order.

At the bottom of the page, are political essays by other contributors.

Dear Mr. Congressman

Enough Already!

Hunker Down!

WWDD

The RNC: a Treat

A Sitcom in Charlotte

Get Serious about the War

Spokesperson: Most Difficult Job

Singing Cathy’s Song

What If It Had Been George?

Desperate Men Do Desperate Things

Class Warrior in Chief

What Did He Know and When...

We Need a Graveyard for Sacred Cows

GOP Swan Song?

Class Warriors: the Truth Hurts

The Dust Bowl and the Role of Government

There Are Many Cliffs

The Death Penalty

We Lost the War on Poverty

More Gun Laws a Folly

To Sue or Not to Sue

The Wording Says It All

Culture of Dependence

Trip to the Watermelon Patch

Knee Jerk Reaction

Defense Department Two-Step

Saving the Military

Economically Illiterate

Charity and the Work Ethic

Where Is the Sequester Disaster?

Reviving Monsters

The Cost of Medical Care

A History Lesson: English Only

Slackers and Your Money

The Mouse That Roared

A Day of Infamy

One More Law

The Key Word Is Terrorist

Mission Accomplished

The Buck Stops Here

Hear No Evil, Etc.

CSOPE

Drip, Drip, Drip

Sleep Well

Lie Redefined

PC and History

Joe and Jose

Foreign Policy Mush

Why? Not Who?

Coherent Policy...I Think Not

From Liebenau to Detroit

Blind Hog Finds Acorn

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

Red Line Rewrite

Where’s Waldo?

Looming Danger

Alcohol and Drugs: History Repeated

Voting Hypocracy

Our Henny Penny Congress

Affordable Healthcare?

Look Over There

Advertising Pays

Kicking the Can Down the Road and the Texas Model

A Little Good News

Silver Alerts and Pinocchios

I Know Nothing

Viva Independence and Self-Reliance

Perspective on bin Laden’s War

Fewer Toys for the Pentagon

Obamacare Flight

Radical?

Fair?

Republican New Year’s Resolution

Now You’re Concerned?

Unemployment the Texas Way

Beware Solicitation Letters

We Must Not Forget

Political Lies

Dangit!

Let’s Not Make Anyone Uncomfortable

Dropouts and Graduates

The Ditherer

Illegal Aliens

Top Secret

Larry, Moe, and Curley

Charity Starts at Home

Declare Peace in the War on Drugs

Stop Knee Jerk Reactions

Sensible Military Reductions

If It’s Not Broke

What Difference Does It Make

Education: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Order More Stop Signs

Back to the Issues That Matter

Fairness: Here We Go Again

Less Sports and Entertainment: More Hard News

Uncle Sugar

The Veterans Administration’s Mess


Rights to Entitlements

Workers’ Paradise

United? Nations

An Outstanding President: Obama

Double Agent?

Deja-vu, All Over Again

A Little Middle East History

Surviving the Hydra

Only the Facts M’am

Tomlinson Hill and the Democrats

Both Parties Hypocrites

We’re Already at War

I Know Nothing

Alarm Bells

Radical Change

Ebola: an Imagined Epidemic

It’s Better to...

Make Schools Independent

RRR

Changing Neighborhoods

We’ll Survive

Just the Facts

What Do They Want?

Affordable Care Act?

Been There, Done That

My Crystal Ball

Kudos to President Obama

The Keystone XL Pipeline

Voting Reform Important

Time Marches On

Narcissist-in-Chief

Mideast Treaty Organization

Give Common Core a Chance

War and Luck

Nobody Else Is Doing It?

What If Obama Were President in 1941

271     Bernie Madoff: Barrack Obama     

272   Global Warming Nuts     

273    Scams

274    Welcome Back to Munich

A President from the Business World?

Blunderbuss Foreign Policy

The Inheritance Tax

Fair Trial in Baltimore

283    The Governor and the Military

289    From General to Personal Welfare

290    From Independence  to Dependency

291    Finally Some Good News

292    December 7

        The Trump Card

       Goodbye Old Flag

300   Obeying the Law

301   The Tax Collector or Karl Marx

302   Good News, Bad News

  The Cream Rises to the Top

  Kept in the Closet

  From Baitzemt to the US

  Seig Heil Again?

314   Abortions Many Aspects

315   Sauce for the Goose Is Sauce for the Gander

316   Perspective from Dr. Ben Carson

317   Modest Proposals for a  Conundrum

318   Snake Oil

The Log in Your Own Eye

Chaos, Dysfunction, Frustration

How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked

Foreign Policy Seek and Find

A Radical by Any Other Name Is Still a Radical

War Requires a Strategy

War Requires a Strategy...Still

Tread Lightly, Voters

Give Me Your Tired, Your  Poor...

President Clueless about the Misuse of Firearms

Immigration Solved: Enforce Laws on Books

I, Uncle Sam, Resolve...

Tears and Fiddling

Political But Not Correct

Same Tune---Different Verse

A Wake for the Two Parties

A Generational Difference

County Commissioners’ Court Accessible

Do You Want This Thing to Be President?

LaBahia/Washington

Clarification: Supreme Court

Today Is 1984

Be Careful What You Ask For

World War III

Time for a Tune Up

Is “Hello” PC?

Trump on Abortion

Supreme Court Up for Grabs

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

Hobson’s Choice 2016

Get Out of Panic Mode

New Models for Elections

A Country of Immigrants

Nothing to Fear

There Is an Alternative

Texas Needs a Death with Dignity Law

Stupid Response to Orlando

The Worst Commander-in-Chief

The U.S. Army War College

BLM Mirrors KKK

Wars’s Many Faces

Ma and Pa Clinton

Chameleon Trump

404  SNAFU

405  Autographed Copy of Jesus Christ

406  No Best Out There

A New Draft

Hard Decisions

It Must Be True

Federal Government Dysfunctional

Vote for Supremes and Congress

The Republican Party and Silk Purses

Mission Impossible

Enough Already

Ma and Pa Going to the White House?

Henny Penny Democrats

Politically Correct=Political Idiocy

Newton’s Third Law and Politics

Miracles Do Happen

The Business of Government

The Russians Are Coming

What Will Happen in 2017?

Driving Nails into Coffins

Pass in Review!

Will Trump Be Presidential?

A Glimmer of Hope

Flabbergasted Democrats

Part of Our Heritage

DeVos Right Secretary of Education

Rethinking Education

Abortion and Sex Education

The Russians Did It?

Free Speech Not Free

Shaky Standing

Flailing Chickens

Operation Papyrus

And the Winner Is

A New Man in Town

Too Soon Old, too Late Smart

The Land of Oz, USA

News and Facts

Washington County EMS: the Best

Memorial Day---Every Day

Prejudice a Learned Behavior

Emoluments?

Give Henny Penny a Rest

Too Much Trivia

Nuclear North Korea

Fair Taxes

Ignoring Facts

Starving Departments

Time for Another Hoover Commission?

Hate and the KKK

Bad Language: Bad Choice

Waiting with Baited Breath

Hate Knows No Bounds

A Step too Far

The Law Is the Law

Honest Trump

Stuck in the Swamp

Why?

The NFL, Racism, and the President

Politics and Monuments

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

Guns Don’t Kill People...

Yesterday Not All Bad

Racism and the National Anthem

Dear Kneeling Brothers

Sex Will Win

Apples and Oranges

Truth in Advertising

A Better Way

White Privilege to the Trash

Taxes---Same Old Story

County Governance

From the Farms to the Cyberworld

The Scoundrels!

Whistler’s Mother

Pot, Bowl, or Magnet

State Level Term Limits

Murder Is Already Illegal

Truth in Advertising

The National Debt

Paying for Panic

The Train to Crystal City

Brenham, Texas, Has a Professional Theatre

Time’s Up

Trouble

Pro-Lifers or Anti-Abortionists?

Deal Not Bonded

Laws Punish---Not  Prevent

Republicans---Don’t Be Hypocrites

Immigration

Our Schools Need Overhaul

Barack Obama...What a Guy!

Facts about Separated Children

We’re Doomed

Emotional  Thinkers

Democratic Socialists of America

Casey at the Bat

Talk Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The World Moves On

Trump and the Press

Security Clearance: the Truth

The Washington Playground

Life Is Adaptable

Millennials and Prosperity

OK, We Lost

Do Democrats Have No Shame?

Bring Back the WPA

Senators and Sense

Murder

The Cost of Illegals

Term Limits

Murder Is a Constant

Health Care  Not an Entitlement

Thankful for the Constitution

Trump and Media Are Both Guilty

Atrocity Upon Atrocity

Memories

The New Colossus

Pork and the Wall

Wake Up America

21 Months until Election

Birth and Law Suits

President Trump: a Man of His Word


 



All Other Political or National Issues Essays

Click on the essay title, go to essay.  Click on the authors’ names and go to their bio pages and a list of all of their essays.

America's Islamic Problem.......... Mick Stratton

Anchor Babies......... Bob Hurt

Breaking the Code...Maybe........

Difficult  Problem: Difficult Solutions........

Extreme Politics........Bill Tune

I Believe in America........ Marc Lockard

I Guess I’m Just a Bad Person........

I Hate Trump........ John W. Pinkerton

It’s a Freakin’ Miracle........ John W. Pinkerton

Just the Facts, Ma’am........Bill Tune

Politics........ John W. Pinkerton

Production, Wealth, Politicians, and Greed by Mick Stratton.......... Mick Stratton

Roll Dem Dice........ John W. Pinkerton

Same-Sects Marriage........Bill Tune

Same-Sex Marriage........ John W. Pinkerton

The Battered Wives Club........

The Ol’ Double-L: a Sovereign Nation........

John W. Pinkerton

Trumped........Bill Tune

Trump Is My President........Bill Tune

What’s All This Israel Stuff?........ John W. Pinkerton

You Didn’t Build That!........Marc Lockard



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