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Aggression must also have a price.

The Ukraine is one of those places that conventional education encourages the West to ignore. As taught, history and politics can write off a region because it is tagged as “confusing”. All nations are complicated; therefore, that [...]

As If Israel Did Not Have Enough to Worry About

The tiny nation of Israel is beset by many challenges, some of them unique in kind among the countries of the world. The challenges are well-known to interested parties and a brief summary of the main ones will be assembled below. But here I wish to focus primarily on a crisis that apparently concerns only [...]

Harry Reid’s Crony Capitalism Behind Showdown With Nevada Rancher?

clvnbndyThe major news media, with the exception of Fox News, has been deafeningly quiet about the federal government’s thwarted raid last week on a Nevada rancher. Heavily-armed agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) descended upon Cliven Bundy’s ranch, seizing 389 of his 900 cattle. The [...]

Political and Pulpit Sex Scandals: Should Christians and Christian Journalists View Them Differently Than Non-Believers?

vncmclstrbbmccyThis week two sex scandals – one involving a national political figure and one a prominent pastor – are making national headlines. Sadly, it’s not the first time nor will it be the last we will see these types [...]

The Other Story From Rural Western America: Federal Agencies Choking – Off The Farming Industry

wtr-shrtgGood news: the U.S. Department of Agriculture has published research indicating that there are lots of un-filled jobs and career opportunities in the farming industry. Bad news: the Obama Administration has been cannibalizing the nation’s farmers for the bigger part of the last six years. First the [...]

Sacrifice: The Difference Between Liberals and Americans

obmcr4The word sacrifice when used by a liberal is always applied as an expectation for others, while conservatives use it individually.

The liberals/progressives/Democrats make every effort to enact laws to take more and more tax money from successful Americans to redistribute to their perpetually needy constituents. The [...]

Long Live The Republic!

usrpblcFor over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world. In the [...]

A Modest Proposal: Should Puerto Rico Consider Joining The Russian Federation?

rsShould Puerto Rico explore following Crimea into the Russian Federation?

Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that increasingly shared by too many Americans. Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that [...]

When Governments Attack the Private Sector

crnysmYour average government – anywhere in the world – has more resources at its disposal than just about any private company on the planet.

So when a government sets its sites on making a private company’s life miserable – it almost always can. Because it can [...]

“Gay” Activism: From Bullies to Brownshirts

thtcrmAn Open Letter to Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman of Mozilla Corporation, regarding the dismissal of Chief Executive Officer Brendan Eich:

Dear Chairwoman Baker,

I’m writing to inform you that as a result of the decisions made by Mozilla Corporation during the past week, I will at [...]

Unintended Consequences: Can We Survive the Liberal Agenda?

smkptEach week it seems tougher to decide what to write about. There are so many things going wrong that it would be easy to write 5-6 articles a week. Think about it, elections in Afghanistan, Putin, missing airliner, civil rights, ObamaCare, global warming, climate change, mud slides, [...]

Hollywood’s Real Heroes

jhnwynGoing unnoticed amid this week’s entertainment news—the various selfies and jokes of jester-in-chief Barack Obama—came news that, according to a Harris poll, John Wayne is currently the seventh most favorite actor in America. Yes, you read that right. And while it’s true he was mostly the pick [...]

The NRSC and Push Polling: Why is the NRSC trying to fix the Republican primary in Mississippi?

chrsmcdnl-thdchrnA short click over to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) website confirms their claim to be “the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the United States Senate.” This makes one wonder why the NRSC would involve itself in primary fights seeking to defeat [...]

On Socrates: Life and Legacy

scrtsStrong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. ~Socrates

Prologue

In my ongoing series on the Classics of Western Civilization, we now come to Plato, however, since Plato was a student of Socrates as well as the primary source for what we know [...]

A Small Step for Brandeis – a Giant Step for Dhimmitude

ali hirsiI left a five minute message yesterday on the office telephone of President Lawrence of Brandeis University explaining why his decision to rescind the proposal to award Aayan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree was “A small step for Brandeis but a giant step for dhimmitude” (a [...]

Dumb Gun Technology

Every time an incident of “gun violence” makes national news someone comes out with a proposal to further restrict or control firearms ownership and usage. The latest coming from Eric Holder is to use electronic technology. Either the gun will have a built in finger print scanner that will prevent anyone other than the owner [...]

Duly Noted - Russia and Crimea: Have You Read Enough?

Duly NotedIf you think so, you need to reconsider.

 

The initial endeavor of newsmen is to “tell all”. Except when the gathering of information imperils the journalist’s life, that is the easy part. Alas, the bare facts get the public bored. By the [...]

Dangerous Erosion of Freedom as Obama Cedes Control of the Internet

intrntcnsrshpSince the Internet now permeates our lives in every possible way, it is disturbing that Obama has relinquished U.S. control over its underlying structure. Control will be turned over to a global panel, which will include totalitarian countries that do not value our First Amendment protection of [...]

The Left’s Ever-Expanding, All-Encompassing Net Neutrality

networkneutralityNetwork Neutrality is socialism for the Internet – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing.

We’ll let college professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney identify Net Neutrality’s objective:

“(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the [...]

Big Government Really Is Over

bggvtCrimea. Venice. Scotland. Quebec. Catalonia. Colorado.

Crimea’s vote, a popular vote of no confidence in Kiev, to leave Ukraine (and rejoin Russia) is in some ways unique.

In other ways it appears part of an emerging, worldwide, trend.

Venice voted last week, in a nonbinding referendum, to [...]

The Freer the Trade, the Better Things Get

frmblThe West Wing was for several years a fabulous television show – about a Democrat White House. Yes, I know, I’m a conservative and I wasn’t supposed to like it. But great writing is great writing, and Aaron Sorkin can seriously write. (He doesn’t bat 1.000, but [...]

American Taxpayers, Workers and Vendors Screwed by Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa that Snagged Billions in US Green Energy Stimulus Funds

abngIn the summer of 2012, when Marita Noon and I began our collaboration in exposing the entire green corruption scheme, we covered a favored White House Spanish conglomerate in our piece “How Democrats Say ‘Crony Corruption’ in Spanish: Abengoa.”

Early this year, we received bombshell testimony, [...]

The New Task for Democrats: Fall on Obama’s Sword

obmcrdmsThe Democrats, liberals and progressives in America have been assigned a distinctively political obligation to keep in step and in sync with their chosen one, Barack Hussein Obama. Why? Not to help America as a whole but to maintain the illusion of Obama’s success. They have been [...]

Wyoming Governor Mead Continues Mocking the Law

gvmdOn Wednesday March 26, an audit of expenditures of federal funds by Wyoming government agencies was released to the public, in which the state Department of Education received extremely high marks for proper spending practices. This situation hardly made the news, and has generally been greeted with [...]

Saving Civilization Means Killing Equality

eqltyIf a famine befell us and you couldn’t save everyone, would you withhold the food you had and let every citizen starve rather than endure the inequality of just saving some? If recent history is any guide, certain leftists just might say yes.

A good example of [...]






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