Pete Riehm column
Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

As a Surface Warfare Officer, Pete served in varied positions at sea and ashore. Deploying multiple times to the Mediterranean and Middle East, he participated in the Cold War, DESERT STORM in Saudi Arabia, the aborted invasion and the occupation of Haiti, and conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo. As Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center Mobile, Alabama, he prepared and trained troops for the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

After 21 years of Naval service, Pete retired in 2005 to private business where he continues as a Commercial Real Estate broker with CRE Mobile. Specializing mostly in industrial properties, Pete is also well versed and accomplished with office, land, multi-family, and hospitality properties.

In 2009, Pete co-founded the Common Sense Campaign, the south Alabama Tea Party. Always active in politics, Pete started broadcasting Common Sense Radio weekly in 2011 on FM Talk 106.5 and syndicating his Common Sense column weekly since 2015. His columns are Christian based, constitutionally focused, and always unabashedly conservative.

Blessed more than he deserves, Pete is married to Debra, his loving wife, with three grown children (Jessica married to Nathan Hyder, Justin, & Jennie), an adopted son (Trent), and six grandchildren (Alexis, Odin, Dahlia, Torrin, Davian, & Freya).

Our fallen fought not just for freedom but truth
Pete Riehm
May 21, 2024

Another Memorial Day is upon us. Americans will dutifully and rightly gather or pause next Monday to honor and remember those who gave that “last full . . .

Leftist accusations are latent confessions
Pete Riehm
May 15, 2024

Democrats and leftists have been losing their minds over President Trump for over nine years now. After initially dismissing him as an unserious nonthreatening . . .

Israel will defeat Hamas in Gaza, but will America defeat Hamas here?
Pete Riehm
April 30, 2024

For weeks, Americans have been disgusted and stunned by rampant Pro-Hamas protests on college campuses across the country. Despite the disturbing vandalism, . . .

Iran emboldened, Israel isolated, America weakened
Pete Riehm
April 25, 2024

The mess in the Middle East is bigger and worse than at any other time in half a century. The hatred of Israel by radical Arab and Muslim groups and nations is . . .

The FISA debate misses the point again
Pete Riehm
April 16, 2024

After acutely contentious debate and tumultuous legislative wrangling, the House reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for another two . . .

It’s not Israel; it’s us!
Pete Riehm
April 10, 2024

Where did all the pro-Palestinian protesters come from? How did America become overrun with terrorist sympathizers, particularly on college campuses? Open . . .

Extolling perversion at the expense of redemption
Pete Riehm
April 3, 2024

Most Americans were surprised to learn there is such a thing as the “International Transgender Day of Visibility” mostly because it fell on Easter Sunday . . .

They have tried everything to destroy Trump, but assassination
Pete Riehm
March 26, 2024

Most of his life, Donald Trump was the darling of Hollywood and friends with Democrats and Republicans alike, until he announced his candidacy for president in  . . .

Like our Commander-in-Chief, America is clueless, feckless, and powerless
Pete Riehm
March 19, 2024

Watching Joe Biden sputter and stumble through his presidency is embarrassing and frightening. Unable to express cogent thoughts, the supposed leader of the . . .

What is a woman? Senator Katie Britt
Pete Riehm
March 12, 2024

For the past few years, Democrats, leftists, and liberals have really struggled with biology. They are utterly befuddled about gender, believing there are . . .

Attorney General Garland has no integrity nor shame
Pete Riehm
March 7, 2024

This month marks the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. It was the height of the civil rights movement. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was . . .

Often the dumbest are the most dangerous
Pete Riehm
February 27, 2024

Stupid and insane statements have become so prevalent in entertainment, news, and politics that Americans have grown somewhat indifferent and numb to the . . .

Escape from New York before the Empire State strikes again!
Pete Riehm
February 20, 2024

Beyond an abject travesty of justice, the ridiculous $355 million New York court ruling against President Donald Trump is an indisputable lesson and warning . . .

The charade is over; who is really in charge?
Pete Riehm
February 14, 2024

Joe Biden’s cognitive and mental decline has been a source of comedy and concern for years, but his increasing inescapable mental lapses have become . . .

Divisible, with anarchy and justice for none
Pete Riehm
February 6, 2024

The fruits of a just God-fearing government are stability and trust. When the people share common values and virtues, they are indivisible because they pursue . . .

Border chaos precipitates constitutional crisis
Pete Riehm
February 1, 2024

Illegal immigration has been an intractable problem for decades, for which there seems to be no solution. President Donald Trump finally made the only real . . .

America doesn’t need another Reagan, We need Trump!
Pete Riehm
January 23, 2024

As Donald Trump inevitably clenches the Republican nomination for president again, some still long for a more genteel, kinder, and magnanimous champion to save . . .

Every border matters but America’s
Pete Riehm
January 17, 2024

President Donald Trump recently excoriated Joe Biden for his abysmal “America Last” policy. Focusing on Biden’s utterly failed handling of illegal . . .

There’s no one on the bridge
Pete Riehm
January 9, 2024

With all the missteps in foreign policy and national security from the debacle in Afghanistan to miscalculating everything about Ukraine to totally missing the . . .

The only thing that matters in 2024 is accountability, justice, and truth
Pete Riehm
December 29, 2023

More so than at any other time, truth is traded for lies, justice is elusive and unexpected, and accountability is abandoned. Government agencies and their . . .

Chasing Christ out of Christmas
Pete Riehm
December 19, 2023

For most of our nation’s history, Christmas was a universally unifying celebration for all Americans. Embracing “peace on earth and good will toward all . . .

'Lady Ballers' expose absurdity and danger of trans-mania
Pete Riehm
December 13, 2023

The news, opinion, and entertainment site Dailywire has produced a full-length comedy film spoofing the absolute absurdity of transgenderism and exposing the . . .

The world shares Israel’s problems
Pete Riehm
December 5, 2023

After the gruesome, sadistic, unspeakable atrocities committed by drug-addled Hamas terrorists on innocent Israeli civilians just a couple months ago, Israel . . .

Even in darkness, we still give thanks
Pete Riehm
November 20, 2023

Our wearied nation has endured some dark times the past few years, and the darkness does not seem to be dissipating. So it may seem difficult to give thanks.  . . .

A little leaven splits the loaf
Pete Riehm
November 14, 2023

Chaos and turmoil seem to be the disorder of the day, every day. From gender to terror, confusion envelopes every issue. Press and pundits cannot discern . . .

A banana republic with plenty of nuts
Pete Riehm
November 7, 2023

Dysfunctional countries in Central and South America have long been characterized as banana republics, but increasingly the past few years, more Americans are . . .

While Biden fumbles with checkers, China moving toward checkmate
Pete Riehm
October 31, 2023

The world has always been dangerous and messy, but suddenly chaos and war are exploding around the globe. Skirmishes in Africa, Asia, or South America are . . .

It’s not really about Israel, it’s about God!
Pete Riehm
October 24, 2023

Much of the planet is holding its breath waiting for the next move in the war in Israel and wondering if it will spiral out of control into a wider regional war . . .

Excusing horror emboldens evil and entices terror
Pete Riehm
October 17, 2023

As the gruesome details of the vicious vile attack on Israeli civilians by the Palestinian terror group Hamas continue to develop, decent people around the . . .

War through weakness, duplicity, and stupidity
Pete Riehm
October 11, 2023

The barbaric, vicious, cowardly sneak attack on Israel has shocked the world. The fact radical Jihadists attacked Israel is not really a surprise, but the . . .

Is Joe Biden being slowly thrown overboard?
Pete Riehm
October 3, 2023

Throughout his otherwise lackluster half century political career, Joe Biden has always been a dishonest, incompetent, obnoxious buffoon, but the Democrat Media . . .

Finally, a Republican with backbone
Pete Riehm
September 27, 2023

Somewhat pessimistic and demoralized by routine Republican timidity, conservatives are sadly accustomed to Democrats skunking Republicans even when Republicans . . .

Whether it's the border, crime, or government, lawlessness cannot be ignored!
Pete Riehm
September 18, 2023

America is plagued with an epidemic of lawlessness. Illegal immigrants pour over our borders with near impunity and drug cartels brazenly challenge law . . .

Hiding behind freedom of speech to indoctrinate children about perversion
Pete Riehm
September 13, 2023

The world has always been a dangerous place, but safe wholesome places are increasingly fewer. It’s accepted that the internet is a vile cesspool of . . .

Debate and indictments show Trump is our only hope
Pete Riehm
August 29, 2023

American presidential politics have devolved into the theater of the absurd. Suffering obvious and undeniable cognitive impairments not to mention . . .

Deconstructing America by making Christianity a disqualifier!
Pete Riehm
August 22, 2023

Contrary to what angry liberals and leftists spew and wish, the United States of America was founded by devout Christians on timeless Judeo-Christian principles . . .

Enough! Let’s drop all pretense!
Pete Riehm
August 15, 2023

The abject absurdities masquerading as rational and reasoned reporting has left any orbit of reality. The Democrat Media Complex fabricates fantastical . . .

Taunting Americans with illusion of law and order
Pete Riehm
August 9, 2023

For the past few years, violent crime has been spiraling out of control across the country, but our ruling elite abetted by the Democrat Media Complex are . . .

This farce is fooling fewer and fewer folks
Pete Riehm
August 1, 2023

President Donald Trump has been impeached and indicted so many times, Americans have lost count and lost interest. It seems Trump can’t order lunch without . . .

Is Joe Biden just the fall guy?
Pete Riehm
July 26, 2023

In our crazy frenetic world of 24-hour non-stop propaganda posing as news, it’s difficult to discern the truth amid the demagoguery and hyperbole. Every . . .

You get what you pay for
Pete Riehm
July 19, 2023

The old adage goes “you get what you pay for,” or in other words, if it’s cheap or free, it’s probably not useful or of any quality. So, Americans have . . .

Freedom is still seductive and stubborn
Pete Riehm
July 4, 2023

Each Fourth of July, America celebrates the birth of our great nation and our independence with backyard barbeques and fireworks everywhere, but if you watch . . .

Pride goes before a great fall
Pete Riehm
June 28, 2023

Thankfully, the annual exhibition of depravity euphemistically known as Pride Month is coming to a close. Every June the madness peaks, but Americans are . . .

Making noise and mocking justice
Pete Riehm
June 22, 2023

America has faced and survived many challenges in the last two and a half centuries, but we are now mired in perhaps our most perilous and pernicious threat.  . . .

Will real men please stand up?!
Pete Riehm
June 13, 2023

In modern society, it seems that men are persona non grata unless they are dressing in drag. Men doing manly things like hard work, sports, outdoor activities, . . .

Will social media ever allow free speech?
Pete Riehm
June 6, 2023

Freedom of speech is the most critical and vital right of a free people. That’s why it’s enshrined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. A free . . .

Tolerance of sin is prelude to tyranny
Pete Riehm
May 30, 2023

Once again Pride Month is upon us—that repulsive, pretentious, provocative celebration of perversion. The malicious and misguided will howl that that . . .

Corruption confirmed and still no consequences
Pete Riehm
May 23, 2023

On this Memorial Day, it’s time we mourn the passing of our Constitutional Republic and ponder how we failed generations of brave Americans who sacrificed . . .

While mocking motherhood, militant LGBTQ+ movement stalks our children
Pete Riehm
May 16, 2023

Women and girls in sports have been under assault as mischievous or misguided men and boys invade female sports to deprive women of fair competition and steal . . .

Standards aweigh! Navy sets sail with Bud Light, runs aground
Pete Riehm
May 9, 2023

Since their founding, the healthy interservice rivalry between the Armed Forces of the United States has always been fierce and often acerbic. Marines like to . . .

Et tu, Fox News?
Pete Riehm
May 4, 2023

A cable news powerhouse for a quarter century, Fox News portrayed itself as the only reliable news source for conservative Americans. Until the last few years, . . .

We know they lied, so they can’t be trusted!
Pete Riehm
April 25, 2023

The salacious sensational saga of Hunter Biden continues to drag on, teasing with corruption at the highest levels and titillating with outright sleazy homemade . . .

Has Bud Light tipped the culture war?
Pete Riehm
April 18, 2023

There always has been and will be some form of culture war. We are only aware of the current incarnation of the culture war in the sense of the last few . . .

American Soviets pursue propaganda; the law be damned
Pete Riehm
April 12, 2023

For the vast majority of human history, people have been ruled by dictators, kings, and tyrants, so the American experiment with a democratic republic is unique . . .

Killing children, innocence, and truth
Pete Riehm
April 4, 2023

Americans were stunned by the appallingly callous slaughter of children and teachers at a Christian school, Covenant Academy in Nashville. All too common mass . . .

Stumbling into war unaware and unprepared
Pete Riehm
March 28, 2023

The world has always been dangerous, but it genuinely seems to be steadily becoming more dangerous – and particularly more crazy. All the same bad actors . . .

Biden bails out his banking buddies
Pete Riehm
March 21, 2023

Here we are again in another mess created by inept Democrat policies. But Biden and his cronies are able to shrug it off and somehow manage to turn it into . . .

A big fraud takes a big lie!
Pete Riehm
March 13, 2023

Lack of thoroughness or transparency from government is nothing new. Governments often must make difficult decisions and sometimes do things where the overall . . .

Killing justice in America
Pete Riehm
March 6, 2023

Americans cherish freedom. Freedom requires responsibility to be enjoyed, and effective responsibility requires strict accountability for anyone who fails to . . .

It only takes light!
Pete Riehm
February 26, 2023

(Updated March 1, 2:20 am) The world can be an ugly place, and it seems to be getting uglier every day for many of us. In many parts of the U.S., crime is . . .

Biden administration protects Americans from balloons but not trains
Pete Riehm
February 20, 2023

Americans are finding our homeland to be increasingly dangerous. The border is wide open for drugs, human trafficking, and illegal migrants. Crime is out of . . .

Declining and diminishing American presidents
Pete Riehm
February 14, 2023

The United States has been blessed with some truly impressive men that ascended to the American presidency, arguably the most powerful position in the world.  . . .

Does China have us right where they want us?
Pete Riehm
February 8, 2023

American credibility and prestige on the international stage has not been this tattered since the Carter Administration in the late 1970s. Russia is defiant as . . .

Mishandled classified documents are a cover for Biden’s corruption and government complicity
Pete Riehm
January 31, 2023

For the past half year or so, the public has been treated to a three-ring circus of mishandled classified documents. In Ring One, the Democrat Media Complex . . .

This wicked world wants the children
Pete Riehm
January 23, 2023

After a half century of slaughtering millions of unborn babies, the U.S. Supreme Court last year finally reversed the abominable Roe v. Wade decision. The . . .

Will incompetence finally expose corruption?
Pete Riehm
January 17, 2023

The Biden administration has been a pathetic comedy of errors since its inauguration, but as its repeated failures have made life harder on most Americans, the . . .

The truth still matters!
Pete Riehm
January 16, 2023

In our hurried world of over-saturated information, the concept of truth has been so abused and battered that truth is not just elusive, it’s utterly . . .

Without accountability, the law is just a suggestion and justice is a farce
Pete Riehm
January 4, 2023

We have a New Year with new promise and a new Congress with a lot of new promises, but like most New Year’s resolutions will either come to any effect or . . .

Each passing year seems worse
Pete Riehm
December 28, 2022

With each approaching new year, we typically pause to reflect on the year closing and ponder the year coming. Most people make New Year’s resolutions, goals . . .

Simple and vital, yet still controversial
Pete Riehm
December 13, 2022

Democratic forms of government are inherently fragile because they seek to give voice to the masses amid intense competition for influence and power by monied . . .

Medical marijuana is just money marijuana
Pete Riehm
December 6, 2022

Marijuana or cannabis is not new nor is the current fascination with it as some kind of wonder drug, but what is new is the concerted effort to conflate . . .

Wiping out an entire generation of American youth
Pete Riehm
November 28, 2022

Passing generations are always and typically concerned and critical of the younger generations, but for the current generation, it’s different. It’s not . . .

America was great when God was first!
Pete Riehm
November 22, 2022

Our cherished national holiday, Thanksgiving, is upon us, but with the nation in disarray and discord abounding, Americans may be wondering for what should we . . .

Why did the red wave just 'ripple'?
Pete Riehm
November 14, 2022

Everyone, including both Democrats and Republicans, was expecting the Republicans to do well in the midterm elections. Even the press and pundits after months . . .

South Alabama needs new leadership to succeed for everyone
Pete Riehm
November 1, 2022

We are very blessed to live in south Alabama. We enjoy abundant natural resources, a vibrant culture, a diversified economy centered on a growing port, and . . .

It’s not that Republicans are that good, it’s that Democrats are that bad
Pete Riehm
October 25, 2022

For most of this election year, there has been much talk about a “red wave” in the midterm elections when Republicans are expected to sweep Democrats from . . .

Americans need relief from relentless inflation
Pete Riehm
October 17, 2022

Over a year ago, the Biden Administration blithely dismissed inflation as transitory in the summer of 2021. Rapidly spiking, after Joe Biden said it was . . .

Nuclear weapons are for adults
Pete Riehm
October 10, 2022

Silly Joe Biden, nuclear weapons are for adults, or at least competent, prudent adults. In the 1970s Trix cereal ads, a reckless rabbit was always trying to . . .

Not everything’s political and politics isn’t everything
Pete Riehm
October 3, 2022

Average Americans are sick and tired of politics, but politics has unnecessarily invaded every aspect of our lives. So, it’s essentially impossible to avoid . . .

An American Gestapo?
Pete Riehm
September 30, 2022

The foundation for our “domestic tranquility” is based in the public trust of our law enforcement and judicial system. The United States is a nation of . . .

Leftist hypocrisy laid bare in Martha’s Vineyard
Pete Riehm
September 19, 2022

For years now, leftist Democrats and media have been crowing about their sanctuary cities and scolding anyone that points out the cruel exploitation of illegal . . .

A selfish society stumped by a selfless servant
Pete Riehm
September 12, 2022

People naturally seek stability where they can confidently make a living and safely raise a family. So, in its absence, the ensuing instability undermines . . .

Biden’s pathetic hyper-partisan ploy
Pete Riehm
September 6, 2022

After promising to unite the nation in his inaugural address, Joe Biden summoned the country for a primetime speech last week so he could double down on his . . .

The dirty rotten sham of higher education
Pete Riehm
August 28, 2022

If you think college is expensive now, wait until it’s free. Well, we are finding out that higher education has already become too expensive and at the same . . .

Americans just want truth, fairness, and respect
Pete Riehm
August 22, 2022

Average Americans are frustrated and puzzled. Regardless of good or bad, Americans just want the truth, but when they ask for the truth, they are castigated . . .

Justice lost!
Pete Riehm
August 15, 2022

There are two guarantees in the Constitution and commemorated in the Pledge of Allegiance, “liberty and justice for all.” The admonishments of our founders . . .

Build back baloney going for broke
Pete Riehm
August 8, 2022

Inflation continues soaring to generational records and the nation is assuredly sinking into recession. Small businesses, and particularly the middle class, . . .

Cow tipping and kowtowing
Pete Riehm
August 1, 2022

The Biden Administration has badly bungled America’s China policy, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has completely confused US-Sino relations. Well, Americans are . . .

Election integrity is more important than who won
Pete Riehm
July 25, 2022

Election integrity is vital to the survival of our Constitutional Republic. The lynchpin to the peaceful transition of power in the United States is confidence . . .

A much diminished president
Pete Riehm
July 19, 2022

Nothing is going Joe Biden?s way, and no wonder since his disastrous wrong-headed policies have everything going against Americans. His administration insisted . . .

Defeating the American military from within
Pete Riehm
July 11, 2022

Confidence and faith in our government leaders, officials, and institutions has waxed and waned since our founding, but for most of our history most Americans . . .

Americans still celebrate Independence Day!
Pete Riehm
July 5, 2022

Everyday, there’s plenty of bad news, and really, when was there a time without bad news? Adversity is just a fact of life, but it’s how we deal with . . .

Gasps of a selfish, wicked generation
Pete Riehm
June 28, 2022

As foreshadowed by a historic shocking leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling about two months ago, the Supreme Court finally overturned Roe versus Wade.  . . .

Juneteenth is important to all Americans
Pete Riehm
June 20, 2022

Most Americans barely realize Juneteenth is now a federal holiday and too many both black and white don’t fully understand the history or appreciate the . . .

Fathers and men are MIA, missing in America
Pete Riehm
June 13, 2022

The Democrat Media Complex moans incessantly about the “war on women;” never mind that women outnumber men in college, law school, and medical school.  . . .

Choking American energy and the middle class
Pete Riehm
June 8, 2022

Watching the United States of America slip into a third world stupor has Americans stunned and befuddled how the greatest nation on the earth can be failing so . . .

Demagoguery will not protect our children!
Pete Riehm
May 31, 2022

The absolutely senseless school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has stunned the country. Every mass murder is shocking, but the slaughter of innocent children is . . .

Our American heroes didn’t die for this!
Pete Riehm
May 24, 2022

Americans across the country are preparing to observe Memorial Day, the annual holiday set aside to honor and remember all who served in the American armed . . .

When does gun control make sense?
Pete Riehm
May 16, 2022

Crime is raging across the country. Crime is not only soaring; it is becoming commonplace. Crime is occurring with such regularity it actually and sadly seems . . .

Leftist abortion tantrum is absurd and alarming!
Pete Riehm
May 10, 2022

The recent malicious leak of the "draft" Supreme Court ruling that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade is again exposing two inescapable facts about the . . .

Freedom of speech is in grave danger!
Pete Riehm
May 2, 2022

Freedom of speech is the cornerstone and touchstone of liberty in our Constitutional Republic. The most precious and important right of a free people is the . . .

Americans are tired of Democrat duplicity
Pete Riehm
April 24, 2022

As former Secretary of Defense, Roberts Gates, has stated, even Democrats know Joe Biden has been wrong about every foreign policy issue for half a century, but . . .

Why won’t Democrats solve the border crisis?
Pete Riehm
April 19, 2022

The American southern border has been increasingly problematic for decades. It has become a criminal problem, an economic problem, and a national security . . .

Voters must engage, but candidates must also campaign
Pete Riehm
April 11, 2022

Election season is in full swing. Candidates are scurrying about, the air waves are flooded, and your mailbox is stuffed. Candidates are desperate to get . . .

Hide the children!
Pete Riehm
April 4, 2022

Most Americans are wondering why can’t we just let kids be kids? Children are intrinsically curious, innocent, and loving; they view the world with wide-eyed . . .

Out-of-control crime is a symptom
Pete Riehm
March 28, 2022

The country is reeling from skyrocketing crime and there seems to be no hope in sight. Every urban area is setting crime records, and rural areas are being . . .

Stop! Men are not women
Pete Riehm
March 22, 2022

We are obviously well on our way to the dystopian society in George Orwell’s novel, “1984.” Addressing and allowing obvious men to pretend they are women . . .

Waging green war on America
Pete Riehm
March 15, 2022

Inflation was not an issue until Joe Biden swept away all Trump policies by Executive Order and then it started accelerating almost immediately. All last year, . . .

Evil cannot be ignored; it never rests
Pete Riehm
March 7, 2022

As the world watches the slow-moving brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine in abject horror, people around the world are repulsed and stunned. But as the arbitrary . . .

Did complicity or debility invite naked aggression?
Pete Riehm
March 2, 2022

After weeks of posturing and prevaricating by all parties, the world was stunned that Russia actually finally launched a full scale military invasion of Ukraine . . .

We The People must use our power before we lose it!
Pete Riehm
February 20, 2022

The world has always been crazy, but western democratic governments established the rule of law to moderate human passions and mitigate human insanity.  . . .

The mainstream press has failed America
Pete Riehm
February 14, 2022

Dating back to medieval times, society was divided into three estates or classes: the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners; these groups were considered the . . .

When governments turn on their citizens
Pete Riehm
February 7, 2022

Most western governments are grounded in the principle that the ultimate power resides with the people; they have the power of the ballot and wield their votes . . .

Is cancel culture finally cracking?
Pete Riehm
January 31, 2022

Cancel culture is simply censorship in its snarkiest form. Freedom of speech is a threat to dictators or those just trying to dominate or oppress others.  . . .

The Biden two step; first the bear, then the dragon
Pete Riehm
January 24, 2022

Dark clouds of war have been gathering for months and really for years, but the world has been distracted with a hyped pandemic loosed by a Chinese biological . . .

Martin Luther King had a dream for all Americans
Pete Riehm
January 18, 2022

On this year’s Martin Luther King Day commemoration, Dr. King’s dream is still alive but under attack; and his message seems lost. In today’s . . .

From 2 weeks to 2 years, the main casualties are liberty and truth
Pete Riehm
January 10, 2022

The planet is coming up on two years of pandemic pandemonium and paranoia. In March 2020, Americans were told we needed to shut down the country for just two . . .

Leftists still obsessing and selling insurrection lie
Pete Riehm
January 5, 2022

After a year of incessantly lying and whining about an insurrection that never happened, the Democrat media complex is still intensely insisting that the 6 . . .

A year of disaster and discernment
Pete Riehm
January 4, 2022

After 2020, it was hard to imagine a worse year, but 2021 showed us when things are bad, they can get worse and a lot worse. With the current crazy political . . .

A year of disaster and discernment
Pete Riehm
December 27, 2021

After 2020, it was hard to imagine a worse year, but 2021 showed us when things are bad, they can get worse and a lot worse. With the current crazy political . . .

Christ is missing from more than just Christmas
Pete Riehm
December 21, 2021

For years, Christians, whose numbers seem to be dwindling, have complained about the commercialization of Christmas. The emphasis on gifts over the Christ . . .

Is World War III brewing?
Pete Riehm
December 15, 2021

More than a century ago, World War I was known as the “Great War.” Fought by nations large and small, it was touted as the “War to end all wars.” The . . .

Stop giving real racism a pass!
Pete Riehm
December 6, 2021

According to the Democrat Media Complex, “white supremacy” is far and away the biggest and worst threat to American society the past couple years and to . . .

Democrat lawlessness and media lies exposed
Pete Riehm
November 28, 2021

Most Americans don’t trust the media and politicians, but why does anyone believe them about anything anymore? The Democrat Media Complex pushed the Russia . . .

Losing everything to find it all!
Pete Riehm
November 21, 2021

An out-of-control federal government is sowing chaos across the nation in every aspect of our lives with inane policies and utter incompetence. Americans are . . .

Selling out the middle class
Pete Riehm
November 14, 2021

During the Trump years, the American Middle Class enjoyed a prosperous renaissance as manufacturing jobs returned and energy independence became real spurring a . . .

Democrat madness rejected; Democrats double down!
Pete Riehm
November 6, 2021

Americans have had enough of all the Democrat extreme leftist madness creating chaos and acrimony across the country. Americans went to the polls with a . . .

No one voted for this madness!
Pete Riehm
October 31, 2021

Nothing in America is going well. Literally every metric of American life is going in the wrong direction. In a new NBC poll, 71% of Americans believe the . . .

If we dare defend our rights, it’s time!
Pete Riehm
October 24, 2021

The official Alabama state motto is “Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere” which is Latin for “We dare defend our rights.” Marie Bankhead Owen, the director . . .

They really don’t care what we think!
Pete Riehm
October 18, 2021

The Constitution of the United States opens with the bold and unique assertion, “We The People.” In that simple yet incredible declaration is the . . .

Is COVID for control, or chaos?
Pete Riehm
October 10, 2021

The pernicious, persistent Chinese virus pandemic is coming up on two years of plaguing the world, and it appears there is no end in sight. The truly amazing . . .

Hey, Government, leave those kids alone!
Pete Riehm
October 4, 2021

For loving parents, children are an infinite joy and immeasurable treasure; their births are truly miraculous – each one a genuine gift from God. We love our . . .

China got what they wanted
Pete Riehm
September 28, 2021

In the wake of the diplomatic debacle and military embarrassment in Afghanistan, we might expect Joe Biden’s first speech to the United Nations as president . . .

Milley, Blinken, and Biden
Pete Riehm
September 20, 2021

Consistent with his half century record, Joe Biden is wrong about everything. Biden Administration policies have been so damaging and detrimental that in just . . .

Was George W. right?
Pete Riehm
September 14, 2021

On the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, President George W. Bush delivered a poignant, seemingly patriotic speech at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, . . .

Surrender and shame on the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Pete Riehm
September 6, 2021

It has been twenty years since the cowardly sneak attacks on 9/11, 2001. Americans were shocked when Islamist terrorists crashed airliners full of innocent . . .

Losing Afghanistan and America
Pete Riehm
August 30, 2021

The diplomatic and military failures in Afghanistan have been acutely aggravating, but the horrific images of hundreds of mangled bodies after a suicide bomber . . .

Is it incompetence, cowardice, or complicity?
Pete Riehm
August 23, 2021

The unbelievable human tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan is also a travesty of epic proportions. When Afghanistan collapsed last week with alarming speed, it . . .

Biden’s Saigon
Pete Riehm
August 16, 2021

Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is vindicated again on one of his most controversial statements about Joe Biden from his 2014 memoir when he wrote: “I . . .

Olympic games succumb to virus and wokeness
Pete Riehm
August 10, 2021

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone. Did you miss it? Did you even realize the Olympics were just held and closed out? What happened to the . . .

Pursuing perpetual power by means of a permanent pandemic
Pete Riehm
August 2, 2021

Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously quipped, "Never let a crisis go to waste." A corollary to that liberal proverb also . . .

Will the First Amendment survive COVID?
Pete Riehm
July 26, 2021

As the United States slides closer to socialism, the First Amendment has never been in greater jeopardy. Relentlessly and ridiculously accused of White . . .

Cubans protesting against socialism! That’s awkward!
Pete Riehm
July 19, 2021

On Sunday, 11 July 2021, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in dozens of Cuban cities to demand an end to the Castro regime and its brutal brand of . . .

Defund police: record crime racing to third-world status
Pete Riehm
July 11, 2021

With a complicit, fawning media, leftists foist an awful lot of absolutely absurd notions on Americans. They chant climate change mantras for decades, swearing . . .

LGBTQ+ – where's the 'P'?
Pete Riehm
July 5, 2021

Sex is surely not new, but sexualizing our culture is relatively new. About the past half century, education has been saturated and entertainment obsessed with . . .

America's founding is stronger than we think
Pete Riehm
June 28, 2021

Here upon the 245th anniversary of the founding of the United States, many Americans are wondering and worrying if we will even make it to our . . .

Pandering and pretense are perilous policies
Pete Riehm
June 20, 2021

As with all Democrats and leftists, the Biden administration is solely based on style over substance and intentions over actions. They never want an . . .

As beta males rise, America falls
Pete Riehm
June 14, 2021

Crime and danger are increasing; safety and serenity are decreasing. Decency and manners are waning; depravity and vulgarity are waxing. Morality is ebbing; . . .

Why can't parents control education?
Pete Riehm
June 7, 2021

The concept of public education is sound and in its first century was generally successful, but in the last about half century, public education has devolved . . .

What else have they lied about?!
Pete Riehm
June 1, 2021

After more than a year of covering for China and lying about the Chinese virus, the Democrat Media Complex and our federal government can no longer contain the . . .

Duty, honor, & country versus equity, race, & woke
Pete Riehm
May 27, 2021

Generally, Americans have little if any confidence in or trust of our federal government. The CDC has pretty much bungled the pandemic doing more damage than . . .

Welcome back, Carter!
Pete Riehm
May 18, 2021

It only took a little over 100 days, but that good old 1970s Carter malaise is back. Biden and his leftist puppeteers were in such a rush to undo everything . . .

Greatness only springs from goodness
Pete Riehm
May 14, 2021

Americans seem to be paralyzed with disbelief; they are basically in shock. The electorate seems hopelessly divided, everything is going in the wrong direction . . .

America needs mothers!
Pete Riehm
May 10, 2021

Just when you think “woke” nonsense can’t get any sillier, over emotional under thoughtful leftists come up with more absurd insanity. In the relentless . . .

People just wanna have freedom!
Pete Riehm
May 6, 2021

The Chinese virus pandemic has been dragging on for over a year now. First, it was no masks, then it was definitely masks, and now maybe it’s two masks.  . . .

The last straw!
Pete Riehm
May 4, 2021

Despite Joe Biden’s consistent evasions and persistent denials during the campaign, he and his radical leftist handlers always planned to pack the Supreme . . .

Huge January 6 LIE imploded!
Pete Riehm
May 3, 2021

For months, the Democrat Media Complex has breathlessly reported about the “deadly” Capitol riots on January 6 and robotically repeated “five dead” . . .

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