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A woman walks past voting booths at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Early voting began in Ohio after the U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a dispute over the schedule, pushing the start date back a week in the swing state. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Prediction: A very good Tuesday for the GOP

The debates are done. The arguments have all been made. The closing ads have all been shot. So let's skip the philosophical debates for one week and just talk about on who's going to win next Tuesday.

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating patients in Guinea, was transported to Bellevue Hospital and treated.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Taking Ebola seriously

Congress should mandate a 21-day quarantine rule nationwide rather than whining like children about the Executive Branch's industrial-scale ineptitude.

So, I almost died last week

Rusty Humphries' surgery took four-and-a-half hours. "I thought it was only going to take one hour," he says. "What did the doctor do, go out to lunch in the middle of it all?"

Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, site of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Photo by Curtis Ellis

Let your travel senses go Gaga in Israel

Blessed with unsurpassed physical beauty, diverse geography, history, culture, cuisine and warm friendly people, Israel stands alone as a destination.

President Thomas Jefferson (Associated Press)

Abolish elected judges

Judicial elections should be replaced with merit appointments modeled on the Missouri Plan. It contemplates a nominating commission selected by the governor to vet candidates and send three to five names for his consideration.

President Lyndon B. Johnson confers with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, November 23, 1963.
 (AP Photo/ File)

Vietnam War was a political crime

Evidence mounts daily that the Vietnam War fought under an anti-Communist banner was at least a political crime that should be recorded as such in history books.

A presidential foundation and astute historians can do much to guard the legacy of Ronald Reagan in a chaotic age. (Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation) **FILE**

The Republican message(s)

The Republican message should be clear, positive, and easy to understand. Building that message around personal freedom is a good place to start.