Philip V. Brennan

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Former columnist, Marine Corps hero, and Washington insider Phil Brennan passed away on Monday. He was 87 years old.Born in New York City, Brennan served with the Marines during World War II before tackling a series of jobs in the nation's capital, beginning with a campaign to win statehood for Alaska. --More...

Most Recent Articles by Philip V. Brennan:

A message to Newt detractors from a Marine

Dec 15, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

In 1945 I was a member of the Marine guard company assigned to the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.,  where the triggering devices for the Atom bomb were manufactured and the residence of the Chief of Naval Operation who at that time was the naval hero of the Pacific war Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, was located.

Where the Heck has May gone?

May 26, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

It seems that just yesterday it was April, a month that marks the birthdays of both my late father and my late wife.

A Modest Proposal

May 18, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

It’s early to be picking sides in the 2012 GOP presidential race and ordinarily I’d be scoffing at those rash enough to choose sides months before the primaries.

Osama bin Laden, Thankfully Deceased

May 3, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

O.K. He’s dead. Shot twice in his face, his lifeless body was unceremoniously dumped in the sea and fed to the fish like a Mafioso who had somehow offended the bosses.

Faugh ‘a Ballagh to the right royal bride and groom

Apr 25, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

In case you haven’t noticed there will be a wedding in Britain this coming weekend that has the U.S. Media, which has all but relocated their entire infrastructure to little olde London Towne to cover every moment of the onset of the ceremony uniting in wedlock his Royal Highness William, Duke of York and heir to the Britannic throne, to his longtime paramour and housemate, the stunning Kate Middleton.

The Shroud of Turin

Apr 22, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

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It is fourteen feet long and three-and-a-half-feet wide and obviously very old. The cloth is linen, hand-woven in what is known in the textile trade as a three-to-one herringbone twill. Experts say that this technique is over two millennia old, and used by weavers even before the time of Christ. The cloth has been around since the late 14th century, that much is certain. Under any circumstances, its antiquity alone would, therefor, be of historical interest. But its age, though a matter of bitter dispute, is not what makes it unique. It is, instead, the image that seems to float on its surface—the image of a crucified man—that has intrigued the world for hundreds of years.

Is There a Birthplace Question?

Apr 20, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

Thanks in a large part to author and gumshoe Jerome Corsi the question about Barack Hussein Obama’s birthplace continues to be a hot topic.

A Basically Honest People

Apr 9, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

I have long had a sneaking admiration for an English nobleman – not something to which most of those of us of Irish ancestry would ordinarily tend to admit.

One of my heroes is Lord Melbourne, who at the age of eight, to the dismay of his parents, had not uttered a single word.

That ended one night at a dinner party when the lady seated next to him at table asked “Little boy, why do you not speak?”

No Free Speech for Fox News

Mar 29, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

A member of the District of Columbia’s sexual deviant class, armed with millions of Soros dollars has declared war on Fox Broadcasting, vowing to destroy it by any and all means available.

That’s a big order, even for a limp-wristed crusader with a fat wallet, but that doesn’t seem to deter long-time left wing activist David Brock whose Media Matters was accurately described by Justin Credible, a contributing editor of Habledash as a “pathetic group of bed wetters … who have nothing to show for their lives” making “a desperate attempt to make the irrelevant relevant.”

Why Didn’t We Listen?

Mar 19, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

He minced no words in his farewell address to the nation for which he had done more in war and in peace than any of his compatriots. For that he was called “First in war and first in peace.”

Beware, he warned his generation and all those to follow,  against entangling alliances – of allowing ourselves to become involved in the affairs of foreign nations and allowing foreign nations to become involved in our affairs.

The Battle Lines are Forming

Mar 15, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

It’s an issue that has long been simmering just below the area of public debate, and has now emerged full fledged in Wisconsin, and how it concludes will determine the limits of the rights of public employees.

The Japanese Quake: Another Ice Age Precursor?

Mar 12, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

Back in the summer of 1997,  I wrote a nine-part investigative report on climate change: Global Warming or Globaloney. It attracted a lot of attention at the time, but given the fact that the nation was being barraged by advocates of the socialist global warming propaganda campaign and their media allies, what I had to say fell mostly on deaf ears.

Coming Apart at the Seams

Feb 25, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is in turmoil, with Nature shaking her fist at puny mankind in places such as New Zealand, and with people in the Middle East rising up in blind rage against their rulers.

In Memoriam

Feb 19, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

imageSixty Six years ago, on February 19th, 1945, three Marine Divisions landed on a barren, rock strewn, volcanic island, barely two and a half miles at its widest point and about five miles from one end to another. The island was well named - Iwo Jima, Japanese for Sulphur Island. In a matter of minutes the Marines huddled in the open on the volcanic sand under intense enemy fire had another name for this evil strip of a black sand - Hell!

Over 25 thousand tough, hardened, fanatical Japanese soldiers held the island, concealed in the hundreds of caves that honeycombed the landscape. Among the Marines facing them were the men of D Company, 2nd. Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division. In the weeks of bitter fighting to come, this unit would suffer so many casualties the Division history would single it out to illustrate how deadly the battle for Iwo Jima had been.

When Push Comes to Shove

Feb 17, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

Uncle Sam is broke. So are a lot of the states.  Unlike those of us locked in a state of penury thanks to a drunken sailor policy of spending money we don’t have, a lot of politicians and labor unions insist on continuing to spend the public’s money as if there was an endless supply of it.

A Nation of Wimps

Feb 1, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

What a bunch of wimps we are. We sit idly by, emptying our wallets to pay for costly foreign oil – a commodity always subject to potential disruption thanks to the ongoing and never ending political instability of the Middle East.

The blame game

Jan 17, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

It starts with an attempted murder by an unbalanced Arizonan but quickly escalates into a cause célèbre where, depending on your political orientation, it was either a senseless,  unprovoked assault on a partisan politician or the act of a politically motivated activist.

Where Were Your People, Sheriff?

Jan 10, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

By the way Sheriff Dupnik while you are busy trashing some of the people of your state of Arizona as right wing extremists, you might just take the time to explain just where your people were when a left wing nut shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

There’s Always Hope

Jan 9, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

In the early fall of 1944 when I was in Pearl Harbor, en route back to the States to attend the Naval Academy Prep School, a front page story in a Honolulu newspaper caught my eye.

Climbing the Hill

Jan 3, 2011 — Philip V. Brennan

A whole slew of brand new members of Congress are swarming into Washington, eager to begin what many hope will be a long career in the United States Congress. I have a few words for them.