Whitt Flora


Whitt Flora, an independent journalist, covered the White House for The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and was chief congressional correspondent for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. Readers may write him at 319 Shagbark Rd., Middle River, Md. 21220.

Most Recent Articles by Whitt Flora:

Dems reckon wrongly if they think far-left agendas play well nationally

Nov 19, 2017 — Whitt Flora

RICHMOND, Virginia — Democrats have an almost delusional case of wishful thinking that relying on far left positions and Trump bashing will guarantee them sweeps in the 2018 midterm elections.

Senior Democrats are citing the decisive victories their candidates won in off-year gubernatorial races in Democratic New Jersey and Virginia as proof that largely running far to the left against President Donald Trump and his policies is a surefire way to win.


Devastating hurricanes have plagued Texas long before the industrial revolution

Sep 13, 2017 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — The alta-left pundits of the East Coast media elites — The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CNN and their many satellites — wasted no time in rushing to judgment.

Torrential rains were still flooding a huge area of southeast Texas when they proclaimed Hurricane Harvey a prime example of devastating climate change. 

They received standing applause from Al Gore and his legion of federally-funded climate alarmists across the country; but they were jarringly wrong!


Say goodbye to an American tradition: The thrill of the open road

Jun 22, 2017 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — Self-driving cars will kill our precious thrill of the open road while hurting large segments of our economy.

When killjoys and bureaucrats get their way, we give up the things that make our lives rich and fun.  We’re are approaching that now with these pod-like vehicles.

Private companies and federal agencies are working to put millions of driverless cars on America’s roads, and there’s a good chance those vehicles will eventually comprise the majority of personal vehicles on our roads: Some are predicting fully automated cars could be 10 percent of global vehicle sales yearly by 2035 and that percentage likely will grow.


Hillary’s sleazy dealings; shaky health would dog her presidency

Nov 7, 2016 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — Millions of American voters will soon find out what millions of others already know: Hillary Clinton is like what Gertrude Stein once quipped about Oakland, California.  “There is no there there.”

Polls indicate that the buffoonish billionaire Donald Trump — once the longest of shots — is closing fast on Hillary after new disclosures that the FBI is investigating e-mails leaked from top aide Huma Abedin’s server.  Whether it’s fast enough to overcome Hillary’s backing by her slavish friends in the mainstream media remains to be seen.


Driver less cars face gargantuan hurdles before they arrive in your driveway

Sep 8, 2016 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — A nationwide network of millions of self-driving cars whisking suburban commuters to work is a pleasant utopian vision, but getting there would almost rival the Manhattan Project that created the first atomic bombs.

Self-driving cars have been in development for years, and their backers claim the vehicles will be ready to dominate the car market in the foreseeable future.


Citizen videos of police shootings are often misleading

Jul 19, 2016 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — Don’t rush to condemn the cops the next time you see a citizen video of a police shooting — you may not be getting the entire story and the odds are good the clip was distributed widely to fan hatred of the police.

During the past decade social media and television news outlets have been saturated by videos of police shootings, and of course they horrify viewers.  But sometimes what you see is not all of what happened, or has been doctored.


Apple’s refusal to cooperate harms FBI’s counter terrorism efforts

Apr 5, 2016 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — The FBI’s recent announcement that it had found third-party help in decoding San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook’s iPhone appears to let Apple off the hook legally.

However, the FBI’s decision to drop its lawsuit against Apple does not in any way justify the company’s CEO Tim Cook’s refusal to help in an age when America and it global allies are coming under increasing attack from Islamist terrorists.


Woodrow Wilson’s covered-up illness makes strong case for releasing records

Feb 4, 2016 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE—With a septuagenarian and soon-to-be septuagenarian contending for the Democratic nomination and a 69-year man with admitted weight problems leading the GOP field, one can only wonder why the nation’s press corps hasn’t zeroed in on the health of presidential candidates.


It’s time for Americans to embrace freedom of speech over political correctness

Apr 30, 2015 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — As we prepare to celebrate the United Nation’s World Press Freedom Day this Sunday,  U.S. journalists and reporters from many nations are still braving death threats from Islamic terrorists across the globe.


Frenzied assaults on NFL show far-left bias of sports writing elites

Oct 10, 2014 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE—Just in time for this fall’s congressional elections, a jeering section of media pundits and politicians have taken to the airwaves denouncing the National Football League for not properly policing the private lives of two of its most visible employees.


ISIS can’t stand up to U.S. power; we should destroy it now

Aug 22, 2014 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE, Md.— President Obama is now reaping the whirlwind for his feckless and sometimes politically-motivated strategy of leading from behind in the Mideast, North Africa and Eastern Europe.


FDA’s lax approach to foreign drug safety endangers Americans

Mar 28, 2014 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE, Md. — Talk about closing the barn door years after the rustlers have made off with your horses!


We’re losing the war on fat; but some new biomed efforts may reverse the tide

Aug 29, 2013 — Whitt Flora

BALTIMORE — Now that the American Medical Association has declared obesity a disease, it’s time to consider our longstanding failure to address it responsibly.