You need to upgrade your Flash Player

March 3, 2015

Campbell on Common Core!


Daughter Campbell continues to stir up the educational pot of controversy wading full blast into the debate over Common Core. She is cynical about the flip floppers who initially confected and supported Common Core, but now, for political reasons, have backed away form support. Check out her Op Ed piece in this week’s Washington Post by Clicking Here, along with her appearance below on NBC’s Morning Joe.

Gettin’ Close to March Madness!


Cheering on the LSU Fightin’ Tigers basketball team, who are making a last run stretch to make the NCAA tourney that begins in two weeks. That’s me with Mike the Tiger. I’ve been a regular at LSU games and a season ticket holder for some 35 years. But, as many of you know, I’m a Tar Heel basketball fan as heart. See my recent column on the loss of the guy who recruited me to North Carolina, Coach Dean Smith, by Clicking Here.

February 25, 2015



The question for the day: Does the Good Lord need politicians to pontificate and help him out? Apparently, a number of governors and other elected officials seem to think so. Prayer rallies seem to be springing up on a regular basis. Now there is nothing wrong with prayer. We need much more of it. But what about politicians who making it a part of their official duties?   Does this cross the line in the separation of church and state? Read my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Flashing Red Box above or by Clicking Here.

Radio Show Program Schedule!


First of all let me welcome a new station to the “Common Sense” network, WRMN-1410 AM in Elgin, Illinois in the suburbs of Chicago. We have a growing listenership throughout the Midwest, and we sure are glad to have these Midwesterners join us each week.

 Tax season is close at hand, unfortunately, and we will have tax experts Ali Hashemian join us to answer questions about how you can save on your taxes. Also, , we will be joined by Kiplinger Newsletter Deputy Managing Editor David Morris, who will discuss future trends in finance and world affairs, with particular emphasis on the turmoil in the Middle East. So join us for a lively program.

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 6.55.26 PM

This Guy can Sing!


Are you a Michael Bolton fan? The crooner has been around for a good while and has had numerous hit songs. And he is really a busy guy. Multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater. He performed in my hometown here in Baton Rouge last weekend, and we had the chance to visit. My favorite of his melodies, Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay below.

America’s Mayor Stumbles!

Screen Shot 2012-01-28 at 9.37.09 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rightly has held the title for a number of years as “America’s Mayor.” I’ve always liked Rudy, and have had the chance to visit with him on several occasions. When 9/11 happened, there probably could not of been a better person to lead a rally of renewal than the Mayor. I also like what he did in cleaning up New York and instituting a ”No broken windows” policy. Clean up crime, big and small.

 Having said all this, I think he crossed the line, and went way overboard in questioning whether or not President Obama loves America. A lot of us disagree with many of the things the President has proposed. He’s been a big disappointment. But saying he does not love America is not productive, reflexes badly on Giuliani, and is just wrong. Maybe it’s his way of trying to stay relevant. But in this controversy, Mayor Giuliani made a big mistake.

February 18, 2015



So it should be mandatory that everyone in America speaks English-right? Well, according to Louisiana’s ambitious governor and presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, you should speak English or ship out. But if Jindal would hang around his home state a little more, he would notice that a number of languages are spoken here in the Bayou State. Of course Cajun French, but many other languages are openly spoken. Take a look at my new column that tells politicians to quit telling what we can and cannot speak. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.  Also, check out the humorous video below on speaking English.

Weekend Radio Program!



“Common Sense Radio Weekend is shaping up nicely, with a lively list of guests and topics. I want to take close look at the Middle East and how on earth a small band of a Islamic radicals called ISIS has the whole world focused on their destruction and mayhem. What is it they want, and how do we bring and end to the chaos that is now seeping outside the Middle East?


Why is it liberals and conservatives can no longer get along? In his new book, The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever, Agree, renowned author William Gairdner explains why the chasm between the two ideologies is wider than ever and helps adherents of both get past the shouting and outrage to the point of civil discourse—even if they never agree. Find out more on the book by Clicking Here.


And are you really cold this winter? After trying different ways to stay warm outdoors, Harvey Huffenblum knew there had to be a better he created the first ever lozenge that keeps you warm. “B-warm is a revolutionary new formula that helps give you the positive warming affect of niacin, Simply, take 1-2 lozenges every 30-60 minutes” Huffenblum says. Check it out by Clicking Here.  Anything to this? We will find out. So be sure to tune in. Check you local guide for stations and times on Sunday. See you on the radio.


Thoughts to Live By!

So it’s springtime, and you are setting your priorities and riles to govern your life in 2015.  Just to help out, here are a few “rules of the road” I might suggest.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 8.44.47 PM

Chilling-Buried Chest High!

I urge you to take a few moments to watch this chilling video, narrated in poetry, that shows us what we are up against in understanding a culture half way around the world that we do not comprehend.  The events that take place seem surreal, yet they happen everyday.  For our own protection, we have to pay much more attention to the violence and mayhem taking place around the world.

February 11, 2015



One of the all time great coaches in college basketball passed away this week. North Carolina’s Dean Smith had retired with more wins than any coach in history, along with capturing two national championships. But to those who knew him, and I consider myself in that elite number, he was much more than a coach. He was a teacher, an innovator both on and off the court, a role model, and a real humanitarian. Check out my new column of my personal remembrances of this great American icon. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by just Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program!


The “Common Sense” radio weekend show is fast approaching with a full schedule of topics and guests on tap. And by the way, there is a real shake up in media from NBCs Brian Williams’ suspension to a number of other media changes. I know many of the players involved, including Williams, and we will talk about what’s happening.


 We will also explore whether or not the U.S. should we sending weapons and getting sucked more and more into the Ukraine crisis. Defense expert Colin Clark will join us to analysis this sticky situation. And do we drug test welfare recipients? Many politicians think so. Kyle Simon is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence, and we will discuss the pros and cons with him. So tune in for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations.

Headline says Campbell Most Important in America?


Hey, all my kids are smart. Good genes, of course. But one writer thinks my oldest daughter is, well, just about the most important gal in America. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration? Probably so. But heck, it’s still good reading, and she has seized the mantel of America’s educational reformer. Check out this latest accolade on the work that Campbell is doing. You can read an elevation of her by Clicking Here.

February 4, 2015



What a soap opera. In Louisiana, all they are talking about is the Tom Benson family squabble over who will take over the Football Saints and the basketball Pelicans once Benson steps down. And it has become a real slugfest with ole’ Tom’s grandkids trying to get him declared incapacitated. A major concern is the fact that Louisiana taxpayers have poured in massive tax dollars to compensated Benson. Are the taxpayers at risk of losing these teams? Check out my new column now posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend schedule!


Radio Schedule will be posted Friday-PM.

February 3, 2015

Making the Best of Pure Hell!

Gotta Love these Guys!
Our troops have not lost their sense of humor.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 11.39.28 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 11.38.04 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 11.39.02 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 11.38.28 AM

Campbell on Educational Reform!

A lot  of people email me or stop me  to ask why daughter Campbell got out of television  and became so intensely involved in educational reform.  She explains why below.  Take a look.

January 28, 2015


imagesb m cbncbncbbm

Are you ready to once again bail out the Wall Street Fat Cats who take enormous risks, knowing full well that if they fail, the taxpayers will be there to bail them out? Little folks like us just have to “suck it up.” But congress has been inundated with campaign contributions from Wall Street and big insurance. So your congressman has given them special privileges, and once again, the financial industry is too big to fail. And by the way, all you Louisiana taxpayers had your entire congressional delegation, with one exception, right there in support of the Fat Cats and against the average American taxpayer. Take a look at my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Flashing Red Box above, or by merely Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program


Weekend Radio Schedule will be posted Friday morning.

Campbell Weighs in on Superbowl!


Daughter Campbell went viral on Bloomberg TV this week in talking about “inflate-gate” and the New England Patriots breaking the rules to get into the Superbowl.  She’s a Tom Brady fan, but check out her comments below.

Older posts are still available on Jim's Old Site

Video Cast of
Jim Brown Radio Show

Weekly Video