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Michael Henry, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Columns

Searching for honesty in national media

If a modern-day Diogenes were to search for honesty in the mainstream media, he would need barrels of lamp oil. Diogenes the Cynic was an ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:26 am

Columns

Mueller mountain births Papadopoulos mouse

“The Mountain in Labour” is one of the fables credited to the Greek storyteller Aesop in the 6th Century BCE. “The Mountain in Labour” was ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:19 am

Columns

Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are Kabuki television

Japan’s Kabuki theater tradition is over four-centuries-old. Kabuki performers are heavily made up, ornately dressed and engage at a snail’s pace in a highly stylized ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 8:18 am

Columns

When the IRS plays politics, you pay for it

Articles in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post recently detailed how the government has agreed to pay $3.5 million ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:03 am

Columns

The deep state has deep roots

This country’s 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, led the nation through the Roaring Twenties, a time of social upheaval and rapidly changing mores. The United States ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:37 am

Columns

Portland: “Lord of the Flies” redux

The occupation of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist groups ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:58 am

Columns

Socialism plus ignorance: A toxic mix

Last month’s victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, in New York City’s 14th Congressional District Democrat primary over 10-term incumbent and Democrat Caucus Chair Joe Crowley ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:56 pm

Columns

Mass Hysteria: The left melts down

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the dumbing down of America is the increased susceptibility of the populace to mass hysteria. Mass or collective hysteria ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:08 am

Columns

Lone federal judge controls U.S. Immigration for nine months

In October 2017, Federal District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, appointed by then-President Barack Obama in 2013, issued a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:31 am

Columns

How is the NCAA vs. Ole Miss like Mueller vs. Trump?

Steven Godfrey’s excellent May 30 piece in SBNation, “Crooked Letters,” is an even-handed analysis of the NCAA’s gross mishandling of its 6-year investigation into Ole ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:19 am

Columns

Hasn’t mankind already killed enough Jews?

On the few occasions when Iran has taken a break from chanting “death to America,” it tells the world it is going to drive all ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:55 am

Columns

Dialing for dollars in The Swamp

It is estimated that Hillary Rodham Clinton spent $2 billion in her failed bid for the presidency. Money spent on political campaigns seems to increase ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:02 am

Columns

Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime

Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 2:49 pm

Columns

Black Robe Fever

Lawyers with active practices in the federal system are familiar with “black robe fever.” It’s a virulent disease that strikes some attorneys when they are ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:16 pm

Columns

James Comey channels Walter Mitty

James Thurber’s short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,”was first published in 1939 in The New Yorker. Walter Mitty is a world-class day-dreamer. He’s ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:04 am

Columns

The Swamp strikes back

Disgraced FBI chief James Comey’s tortured explanation of his bizarre official conduct before and after the 2016 election aptly reflects the murky atmosphere in The ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 am

Columns

As technology advances, politics and law retreat

The speed at which information is available is difficult to comprehend. Like magic, an e-mail, text or breaking news appears on our devices in a ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Columns

Schizophrenic governments

It is estimated that at least one-third of the homeless in the United States suffer from some form of serious mental illness. Schizophrenia, paranoia, and ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:37 pm

Columns

Toxic swamp gas produces baseline budgeting

Last Wednesday, Senate and House of Representatives leaders in Washington agreed on a $1.3 trillion spending bill two days before an impending government “shutdown.” Like ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:30 am

Columns

Two Davids: Conversions on the Road to Damascus

By Michael Henry David Horowitz and David Mamet, two powerhouse American intellectuals and brilliant writers, each had a “Saul on the Road to Damascus” moment ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:35 am

Columns

Liberalism requires a willing suspension of disbelief

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a leader of the Romantic Movement in English poetry, defined the term “willing suspension of disbelief” in his “Biographia Literaria” (1817) as ... Read more

by Michael Henry, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:27 pm