Commentary

An important part of living in a community is the ability to carry on polite, public discourse.  On this page we encourage intellectual disagreement and the practice of conversational back and forth that leads to a fleshing out of issues, proposals, policy, and ideas.  We accept pen-names, but not anonymity — even during the famous debates over the ratification of our own constitution some of the greatest minds in history assumed the identity “Publius” in order to avoid persecution.  Sometimes ideas are so important they must stand on their own.  You are welcome to use your own name, but if you do assume a pseudonym, stick with it for consistency and for some way to relate to each other in what we hope will become an ongoing conversation. We welcome your guest commentary and ask that submissions be made to publisher@thefallonpost.org.  Your real name will be known only to the publisher and your confidence will be protected at all times.  

Commentary — Now is the time

By The Publisher | March 29, 2020 |

by Jim Falk — Hindsight is 20/20, the adage goes.  But if that is so, why do we keep ignoring another axiom, history repeats itself? The Founding Fathers saw wisdom in studying history to learn what had and what had not worked in  past forms of government.  And the most important fact they found was…

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Commentary — The buck stops where?

By The Publisher | March 29, 2020 |

by Jeanette Strong —  The Prologue to the Constitution of the United States outlines the goals our federal government is supposed to strive for. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure…

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Commentary — The Impeachment Thing

By Editor | February 3, 2020 |

by Joe Dahl —  Life is full of rules.  Sometimes we can bend or even break rules and it might not matter, sometimes we don’t get caught.  Some rules are more important than others.  Some rules only affect our selves, some rules affect others, or everyone.  Without rules a friendly game can become chaos.  Without…

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Commentary — Of Windmills and Wheels

By Editor | January 30, 2020 |

By Jeanette Strong — President Donald Trump’s father died in 1999 from pneumonia, after battling Alzheimer’s disease for six years. About one in seven Americans over age 70 suffers from some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Some early symptoms of dementia include slurred speech,trouble finding words, irritability, lack of restraint, inexplicable lying, impaired judgment and…

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Commentary — Philosophically Switching Places

By The Publisher | January 11, 2020 |

by Joe Dahl —  Since early in the twentieth century the Democratic party has been leaning toward progressiveness – left leaning, more government, people need help. Before that the federal government dealt with issues between states and international stuff, not much with social concerns except when keeping the peace involved strikes and riots. In the…

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Commentary — Republicans and Impeachment

By Editor | December 18, 2019 |

by Joe Dahl — The Republicans in Washington seem to have changed.  For the last few decades it seemed as though the GOP elected class was regularly fading back from issues that were important to their constituents and core principles of their party. They didn’t gain, nor long hold, bravery generated by the Tea Party.…

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Commentary – Donald the Divine

By Editor | December 18, 2019 |

By Jeanette Strong Supporters of President Donald Trump have shown that they don’t just admire his policies. They don’t just believe he is a great president, in their opinion. They have demonstrated over and over that they believe he is not just chosen by God, but that he himself is somehow divine. Following are just…

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Commentary — Alfred E. Neuman

By The Publisher | December 10, 2019 |

by Joe Dahl — If you are too young to know Alfred E. Neuman, “Google him,” as they say.  When you see the Mayor of South Bend who is also a candidate for the U.S. presidency you may notice a comparison.  I can’t help but think, “What, me worry.” If your memory goes back that…

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Commentary — Wall, wall, who’s got the wall?

By Editor | July 26, 2019 |

by Jeanette Strong — On July 12, Vice-President Mike Pence visited an immigration detention center at the McAllen Border Patrol station in Texas. He admitted the conditions were terrible. Those with him said, “The stench was horrendous.” Anyone who is being honest knows that these asylum seekers are being treated worse than prisoners of war.…

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Commentary — Anti-abortion or pro-life?

By Editor | June 30, 2019 |

by Jeanette Strong —  In recent months, the anti-abortion movement has been gaining strength, passing restrictive laws in several states and claiming they are fighting for the unborn. It’s easy to be anti-abortion. All you have to do is say you are against abortion, wave a few signs, harass women who are seeking help, and…

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