My View

my view by don sorchychBY DON SORCHYCH | JUNE 19, 2013

The costly slate

There are few consequences that exceed attempted destruction of a reputation. The enemies of this newspaper attempt it all the time.

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BY LAWRENCE SELLIN  | JUNE 19, 2013

Obama’s dystopia

Throughout history, in many cultures and societies, from Plato’s “Republic” to the French Revolution to “The Communist Manifesto”, humankind has sought to design and construct an ideal society, a utopia, where humanity lives in harmony with nature, where people’s desires are limited and their needs equitably fulfilled and where there would be no motives for war or oppression.

BY JERRY BOYKIN, LTG, US ARMY (RET.)  | JUNE 19, 2013

We will not give up on Benghazi

While much of Congress’ time is now focused on the abuses by the IRS, the seized phone records of the Associated Press, and the targeting of FOX News by the Obama Administration, some may think that Benghazi has been put on the back burner, possibly to fade into oblivion. In April, 700 retired and former Special Operations Forces (SOF) professionals signed an open letter to members of the US House of Representatives calling for support for House Resolution 36, which calls for a bi-partisan commission with subpoena power to get to the bottom of the events in Benghazi. HR 36 now has 154 co-sponsors, all of whom agree with the need for a select committee, so why is there no movement to convene this type of inquiry?

BY MATT BARBER  | JUNE 19, 2013

Liberals and Conservatives, Unite!

More often than not, when someone says, I hate to say I told you so, they love to say they told you so. Prepare to have a bucket of gloat dumped on your head. Still, there are those rare occasions when people both say it and mean it. A few possible examples come to mind: Aboard the Titanic. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Standing before the pearly gates (after your stupid bomb squad partner goes ahead and cuts the blue wire). And right now.

BY ALAN KORWIN  | JUNE 19, 2013

Phoenix gun buy-up scheme examined

A publicity stunt has given the impression that mayor Greg Stanton and other Phoenix officials are "doing something" about psychopathic murderers. It claims to have spent $200,000 -- with no audit trail -- buying up rusted, inoperable, obsolete and other firearms from residents for $100 grocery cards last month.