Tom Donelson is President of Americas PAC, research associate at Americas Majority Foundation.
Mr. Donelson has written seven books, two books on public policies, Economics 101 and Other Thoughts, Empire of Liberty plus co-written or written four books on boxing: Boxing in Shadows, Tales from Ringside, More Tales from Ringside and Billy Soose, Champion that Time Forgotten plus co-author Coming of Age, Andy Roddick Bigthrough Year with Beth Donelson
Mr. Donelson presently write for various blog and websites. In additon, Mr. Donelson is presently writing two books, one on arts and culture, Viewing Arts from the Fruited Plains and a book on expanding the conservative majority in the 21st Century, The Nadler Thesis.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens And Does The Jedi Truly Return?
Star Wars The Force Awakens will reach the theater on Christmas and it will be interesting to see how the new movie follows up on the themes of the previous six episodes. It could easily be said that if Star Wars started with the first episode, The Phantom Menace as oppose to the fourth episode A New Hope; we may never have seen the fourth through six episode; which were the best of the series obviously. But I am not one of those who viewed the first three episode as failures but each had their own qualities.
- Media Bias Matters
If you want to know the real story about America, you might want try reading a British newspaper. How many Americans will read in their daily newspaper that Hillary's tour of the little people were staged events? The British Daily Mail reported that one of Hillary’s coffee stops featured Democratic operatives who were driven to the shop as part of a “spontaneous” meeting. Can we say staged event? And we had to read it in a British Newspaper?
- Hillary Video Sets the Theme
The battle will be fought over the Middle Class concerns and the Democrats understand that. The Hillary video is a sign that the Democrats get it. Rubio's own announcement the next day showed that at least one Republican gets it.
- Robert Menendez More Corruption?
The message is clear from the White House, any attempt to join Republicans in questioning Obama’s policy on the Middle East and the Iranian treaty will result in possible investigation and indictment.
- Baseball: Metaphor For Life
Baseball is a metaphor for life as it starts in the spring with the promise of new things to come and ends in the fall with the coming winter.
- Random Thoughts
Random Thoughts - These are random thoughts. As I review news items about what has happened recently, I might turn one of these into a longer article. Please, note the word random as I once had a critic who complained about a similar column saying that each paragraph had nothing to do with the other. He wasn't really the brightest bulb as actually, he failed to notice the phrase "Random Thoughts."
- Hillary’s Foreign Policy Failures!
The main issue in the campaign will be what will Hillary's foreign policy look like? The conventional wisdom is that Clinton will be closer to her husband’s foreign policy which didn’t dramatically differ from the Reagan/Bush years. But, what if conventional wisdom is wrong?
- Obama’s Fault!
America is less safe today than when Obama took his first oath of office. And, the fault lies with Obama. There is no blaming Bush. No matter how hard Obama and his supporters within the punditry class and media will tell you otherwise, it is not Bush’s fault. It is now clearly Obama's Fault.
- Net Neutrality Equals Censorship
The battle for control of the Internet isn’t over. Over two-thirds of the House and Senate are on record as opposing FCC regulation of the Internet, and a new president could change the policy overnight in 2017 even if the courts don’t block it.
- FCC Power Grab
When the FCC decided, by a partisan 3 to 2 vote pushed by the White House, two things happened; (1) The independence of the FCC was destroyed as Democrat Tom Wheeler carried the White House water; and (2) the door was opened to intensive intervention by the Government of it.
- Walmart Raises the Minimum Wage
The minimum wage debate is one of those debates that shows economic ignorance and how good intentions don’t match results. Politicians love the idea that they can raise salaries and produce economic growth by simply telling businesses, “Give everyone a raise.” Of course what is missing from these debates is that biggest losers in artificially raising minimum wage are the very poor who the laws are supposed to benefit.
- Obama Wrong About the Crusades!
Brutality of the Crusades can’t be denied but then in Medieval times, life was both brutal and short. Brutality was a sin that all sides were guilty of. Esteemed Middle East Scholar Bernard Lewis noted, “The Crusades could more accurately be described as a limited, belated and in the last analysis, ineffectual response to the jihad- a failed attempt to recover through a Christian holy war what had been lost to a Muslim holy war.”
- Winning the White House – 3: Hispanics
Understanding the nuances of the Hispanic world will allow Republicans and conservatives to more accurately target their approach to Hispanic voters in Election 2016.
- Winning the White House 2016 Part 2
While Black voters do support the Keynesian economic assumption in relatively large numbers, at least 40% don’t buy into the idea that ever increasing government spending will solve their problems. If Republicans made a concerted effort to appeal to that group and even got half of their vote it would be political Armageddon for the Democratic Party. We are talking a Republican strangle hold in the Midwest and the South that would make it permanently red.
- Winning the White House – Introduction
This is the first in a series on Winning the White House (Below are excerpts of a report produced by Americas Majority Foundation by Tom Donelson and JD Johannes. The report is being turned into a book.) When Hillary Clinton recently declared that businesses don’t create jobs, it was considered a gaffe, but what if…
- Assault on Free Speech Part 3
Is limiting hate speech, limiting free speech. Tanya Cohen makes a case for this in numerous articles. However, she does not fully define hate speech except to pretty much say that it is all speech she disagrees with.
- Assault on Free Speech Iowa City
Freedom of speech can be messy and sometimes offensive but as I have gotten older, I have become even more absolute on free speech.
- Assault on Free Speech: Paris Part 1
USA Today allowed a London based radical Muslim cleric who “specialized in Sharia law” following the Paris massacre of the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo to state his view. Sometimes it is good to see what evil looks like and Anjem Choudary made it clear that when the Prophet Muhammad is insulted, death follows. He…
- How Voters View Climate Change
Guess what, most voters will not give up job creation and their economic status to fighting climate change. Three quarters of voters, regardless of racial status, want job creation over fighting climate change.
- How Voters View Abortions?
If this election showed anything, Americans may be more pro-life than previously believed. Wendy Davis' run for Texas governor was supposed to showcase the strength of the pro-choice movement but Davis lost big time and couldn’t even carry women voters.