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In September, an array of tall ships and Navy gray hulls will be on display to celebrate the bicentennial of "The Star Spangled Banner." If you're anxious, though, the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction privateer from the War of 1812 era, is visiting the Washington Navy Yard next to the destroyer USS Barry. The Pride display is open until Aug. 25. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Visit Baltimore for a Star-Spangled celebration

Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the high-flying Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to commemorate the birthplace and bicentennial of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/GlobalPost, File)

A view to a beheading

To call James Foley a journalist is to stretch that word beyond all meaning. Mr. Foley was an activist and a propagandist. He did not go to report the truth. He was not “fair and balanced.” He wasn’t even accurate. That did not matter.

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Create an American sovereign wealth fund

New York-In America, the cradle of capitalism, we need to have a sovereign wealth fund. Capitalized with at least $1 trillion in the beginning, our fund should be the largest, most forward-looking and most successful one in the world.

As soon as they the catch a glimpse of the backpack display in the back of the store, Molly, left, Meghan and Kurt Schwartz make a mad dash to start their shopping on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Target.  Their brother Cole is behind the cart. The Schwartz quadruplets are headed to kindergarten this year.(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

Developing work ethic ensures kids' future happiness

We live in a culture that is all about "me, me, me." Take a stroll through the mall and you will see children whining when they can't have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store, and it may seem like the "gimme" generation is running the show.

A man stands in the street during a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Holder and Obama must enforce the Anti-Riot Act against agitators now

The rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, involves left-wing militants from across the country. It is not simply local unrest over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Out-of-state anarchists, Communists, Occupy movement members and other agitators are exploiting the situation to create chaos. That is their method for trying to bring down the American way of life that they detest.

Don't be a stranger

We may pluck whatever choices we wish from the blossoming branches of the tender tree of freedom, but we cannot forget to water the roots by doing the simple things: loving our families, reaching out to our neighbors and educating ourselves on the issues.

Karl Marx

A jobs picture that is much worse than advertised

Forget what most experts are saying about the jobs picture — if you work in America in the private sector, you will earn less during your career than previous generations, you will have fewer benefits, and you will spend long periods unemployed and trying to reinvent yourself.