Thomas Bonsell is a former newspaper editor (in Oregon, New York and Colorado) United States Air Force cryptanalyst and National Security Agency intelligence agent. He became one of American journalism's leading constitutional experts through years of study at Georgetown University Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., and tries (without much success) to be patient with people who argue endlessly on subjects they have never studied. He is the author of "The Un-Americans: Trashing of the United States Constitution in the American Press", a critique of the mainstream media for ignorance of, or disdain for, our constitutional principles of self-government. He left newspaper work years ago, disgusted at the direction the Fourth Estate ~ under the mismanagement of ineffectual, out-of-touch, can't-do executives ~ was taking away from honest responsible journalism and the observation that there was no place in the mainstream media for a progressive, or liberal, constitutional "expert". Bonsell is an honors graduate of Woodbury College (Los Angeles, California) with a bachelor of business administration degree. He is profiled in Marquis Who's Who in America. (Self-portrait, above, was handled to make author/artist appear prettier than he actually is.)
(14 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 31, 2006 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE
There is a marked difference between liberals and conservatives that liberals seem reluctant to emphasize. To regain the advantage in national affairs from destructive conservatives liberals must start informing Americans where they stand.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 20, 2008 Left Vs. Right On The Economy
With the United States economy heading once again for the drain under a Republican administration we ought to look again at this article first published May 1 to understand recent economic history and ask ourselves why we continually elect these know-nothings to the presidency and to Congress.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Protecting Our Constitution From Those Who Would 'Save' It
Americans who care about preserving the United States Constitution should be concerned about the conservative judicial philosophy called "originalism" that's espoused by judges such as Antonin Scalia and right-wing supporters of President George W. Bush. But "originalism" ~ or "original intent of the Founders" ~ weakens the very Constitution righties claim to be saving.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Dreams of Reagan ~ More Like a Nightmare
AMERICA CONTINUES TO BE SUBJECTED to fallacies regarding the supposed accomplishments and success of former President Ronald Reagan. But it is not in America's best interests to revisit those days.
SHARE Thursday, January 24, 2008 One Way to Solve US Economic Problems
The United States has been on the road to financial ruin, starting with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. There is an exit, if we are willing to try and to persevere however long it takes. And it will take time.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 1, 2008 Left Vs. Right On The Economy
With the United States economy heading once again for the drain under a Republican administration we ought to look at recent economic history and ask ourselves why we continually elect these know-nothings to the presidency and to Congress.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, May 18, 2007 Why I'm A Proud Liberal
WHEN BARK COMES TO BITE, a true warrior stops yapping and puts up a real fight for what is correct and proper. And what is correct and proper for a real patriot American is the liberalism this nation was founded on.
(86 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2007 RON PAUL IS NO SAVIOR
The support for GOP right-wing libertarian Ron Paul by persons who are not GOP right-wings is a phenomenon to behold and is puzzling.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Things Our Constitution Needs
Much has been written on OpEdNews about abuse of our Constitution and the need to call a constitution convention to reclaim our democratic republic. Little has been proposed about what changes are needed, but here are some possibilities.
(19 comments) SHARE Friday, April 18, 2008 Various tax scams plaguing US
Now that the taxman has finished, for the time being, nibbling on our "fortunes," it is time to look at a taxing system that needs major overhauls and detect which "reforms" are out-and-out scams.
SHARE Friday, February 23, 2007 Newspapers Puzzled About Their Failings: part 1
Editors and publishers have long been puzzled about criticism of the mainstream media that has intensified in recent years. That criticism is not misplaced. The media got it the old-fashioned way; they earned it.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 10, 2007 Reports of Intelligence Failures are Fallacious
Now that a report has been issued by the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General confirming that intelligence used to jusify invasion of Iraq by the Bush administration was manipulated, we offer the following article by a former intelligence insider who has repeatedly said the same thing for years but had the article routinely rejected by the mainstream media.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Proposals to Save America, Part I
This is the first part of a series on how to solve some serious problems facing the American economy and some other issues.
SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2007 A Primer on Impeachment
A lot of words have been bandied about recently advocating or resisting impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. This article does not take either position, it only explores the issue of impeachment.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2007 Karl Marx Defended ~ Reluctantly
The old saying is to learn from the past so as not to repeat it. Apparently we have learned nothing, and taking a look at the hysteria over communism should illustrate that.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2008 The Conservative 'Mind' Probed
With the neo-con cabal seemingly approaching the end of its destructive run in America, we need to look at the conservative mind to see why we arrived where we are today.
SHARE Monday, January 12, 2009 Our Seven-Decade Monster
Many pundits proclaimed the past presidential election marked the end of conservative reign in this great nation. Time to think again.
SHARE Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Supreme Court Botched Important Cases
With the 2007-08 session of the United States Supreme Court ended, we ought to look back and try to assess what was accomplished and what was misjudged.
SHARE Saturday, June 16, 2007 Not Knowing One Word Could Be Disastrous to Freedom
Americans, of all political persuasions, cite the United States Constitution in an attempt to justify their opinions. Failure to understand a single word can lead to a position contrary to constitutional principles. This article will consider one word.
SHARE Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Liberals Ignore True Conservative Agenda
It is commonly thought that conservative Republican control of all branches of government has been an absolute failure brought on through sheer incompetence. But that depends on how one determines success or failure, and to do so without identifying the objectives of those in power leads to incorrect conclusions. This article examines GOP "failures."
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 8, 2007 Bush's Subversion Undetected by Press As Dems Sleep
As President George W. Bush runs roughshod over the democratic principles of the United States, the Democratic Party stays mostly silent while the mainstream media remain ignorant and befuddled. Consider this analysis of the situation.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 29, 2008 On Matters of Our Economy, Taxes and Well-Being
With tax time just around the corner, we will hear all sorts of nonsense about the taxing system in this nation, one of the lightest-taxed industrial nations in the world. Let's look at some of the popular arguments.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Not So Fast Convicting a Criminal Bush
This is a must-read for all progressives preparing a prison cell for the wretched-and-cowardly George W. Bush: you may be wasting your time.