Entries by Mark Denison

The White House Phone

Remember the famous political ad from a recent presidential election, when a particular candidate questioned, “Who do you want taking the (emergency) call at 3 am?” The point was that this candidate was portraying himself/herself as the person to be trusted in matters of national security. Notice, I didn’t name the candidate. But I’ll give […]

The Rushmore Report – The Best Marriage Advice I’ve Ever Heard

You hear a lot of advice before you get married. “Keep a date night.” “Never go to bed angry.” “Make your relationship the first priority.” “Don’t walk out during an argument.” Veteran couples further down the road look back on young newlyweds and offer insight for the challenges ahead. Of all the counsel my husband […]

The Rushmore Report – Five Things from the IG Report on the FBI that Should Scare Every American

The Department of Justice Inspector General is out with his report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation – and it is an indictment on our highest law enforcement agency that should terrify every American. Even the most left-leaning commentators have had to acknowledge the obvious. The work of the top FBI […]

The Rushmore Report – Why Bernie Sanders May Be Banned from Democratic Primary in 2020

He almost won the nomination in 2016. He remains one of the Democrats’ favorite leaders. And he has strongly hinted that he is poised to make another run for the White House in 2020. Polls indicate that he would be a formidable opponent for President Trump. But there’s just one problem. Bernie Sanders may not […]

The Rushmore Report – Are Guns the Problem? History Provides Irrefutable Answer

There have been at least 46 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the first six months of 2018. No one challenges the assertion that gun violence on our school campuses is out of control and beyond anything we have ever seen in America. But the question that divides is, “Are guns the problem?” And, […]

The Rushmore Report – ‘Meathead’ Says Trump Is First Prez to Have Support of Mainstream Media

Rob Reiner has made some strange statements of late, but perhaps the former star of “All in the Family” has made no statement as strange as the one he made on “The View” late Friday: that President Donald Trump is the first president bolstered and sold by the “mainstream media.” He actually seemed to believe […]

The Power of One Man

Why don’t you do more? “I’m just one person,” you say. To that, I quote the old Hebrew word. “Bologna.” One person can do a lot! Let’s consider an example. One man invented the bifocals most of you are using to read this print right now. He did it at the age of 79. The […]

Flotation Device

On my flight from Tampa to Dallas the other day, I had forgotten to put my tray table up in its “upright and locked position.” The flight attendant gave me “the look.” I left my phone on as the plane was approaching Love Field. The pilot spoke over the speaker, “Turn off your electronic devices.” […]

Meaningless Trivia

I used to play Trivial Pursuit. I love meaningless information. For example, did you know that adults watch twice as much TV as teens? Did you know that at any given time, half of all adults are on a diet? Here’s some more for you. The can opener was invented 48 years after they invented […]