Reprinted from the May 2014 print edition of Western Shooting Journal
Veteran character actor Michael Rooker is long known as a go-to guy in Hollywood for playing it tough and gruff. Most recently, the 59-year-old Rooker has proven to be a reliable TV star, wreaking havoc [...]
For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leaders, the demand for fairness is a cynical ploy intended to abolish the penalty rather than make it fair.
Contrary to charges leveled by those addicted to saving brutal murderers, the death penalty is the only fair punishment. [...]
We’re just seven days away from Election Day. On November 4, 2014, tens of millions of American citizens will head to the polls to elect their governors, senators, and representatives–those who will govern and represent them in public office. This occasion presents a responsibility on the part of the electors to know who they are [...]
A ‘Final Theory’ of God demonstrates that philosophy, science and religion are all saying the same thing, only in different ‘tongues’. But it also shows that they are all seeking the same thing – a supreme law, and a supreme lawmaker.
Science finds a supreme law in [...]
By the time I had published my second book in 2007, I had already become weary of the relentless attacks on the notion of God from certain scientists, and an ‘intellectual’ clique of atheists and humanists like Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, and the late Christopher Hitchens.
On October 18, 250 to 300 gun rights activists met in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park to protest I-594, making it the safest place that day to be in the state. Only one park ranger showed up to monitor the rally, and he didn’t bother carrying [...]
If you tried to find out what recently happened in court ending the criminal case against former GOP Congressman Tom DeLay, almost all the results that come up are from conservative sites. The left-wing news media deliberately ignored the story of his total legal exoneration earlier [...]
In David Horowitz’ new book, Take No Prisoners, there is a surfeit of rage and an undercurrent of resignation. Horowitz was a red diaper baby and one of the leaders of the radical left movement five decades ago. But he saw the light and remade himself into a bedrock conservative, which stance he has maintained [...]
A CANADIAN’S FIRST RESPONSE TO THE MURDEROUS ASSAULT ON OUR WAY OF LIFE JUST YESTERDAY (ON OCTOBER 22, 2014)
Yes it’s true – this morning after yesterday’s murderous attack on the Canadian Parliament — a small modicum of hindsight suggests that yesterday was the metaphorical equivalent of Canada’s “9/11”: the realization that we have indeed [...]
The United States military and law enforcement scientists are investigating reports that the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are using a chemical weapon against the Iraqi military, according to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday. The ISIS fighters are allegedly using [...]
A misleading assertion regarding the Ebola virus was published recently in an online essay at Scientific American.
“[T]he [Ebola] virus would have to develop attachments that would allow it to easily attach receptors in the upper respiratory pathway—something that neither it (nor any of its viral [...]
When George Gilder, arguably the smartest man in the world, says, as he said to me over dinner recently in Washington, DC, that Peter Thiel is the smartest man in the world… pay attention.
Fortune calls Thiel “perhaps America’s leading public intellectual today.” (Not all agree [...]
I used to bet football games, and play occasional hands of cards (I’m mostly retired). I did so mostly online – via a company based in Costa Rica.
Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in [...]
Well Obama has switched to climate change. One day global warming, the next climate change. And Leonardo DiCaprio may be just a guy, but he is right, he is not an expert in climate change. And he may not be an expert in anything except kissing up [...]
All recent polling data confirms that over 70% of the people believe that Obama and Democrats are leading the nation in the wrong direction, many of them believing that they are leading the country right off a cliff.
So, defeating Obama’s Democrats should be a walk in [...]
Obama has been lying to the folks for a long time. And his supporters were not too keen on Obamanomics. You would have to be real dumb to believe that Obama could turn the economy around in 6 years with his liberal policies. Obama’s friends keep getting [...]
Washington state’s I-594 has massive money pouring into it, because it’s apparently the only gun-control measure on the ballot this fall anywhere across the country. There are actually two dueling gun measures in the state. The first one, I-594, the Washington Universal Background Checks for Gun [...]
Most political eyes now are turned to whether the Republicans will take, or the Democrats hold, a Senate majority. Meanwhile what may be a comparably important election will be conducted, probably next month, mostly out of the public eye.
This is the race between Rep. [...]
Government is an organism just like any other. Just like any other, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second is self-expansion.
Government expansion requires money. Government doesn’t earn any of its own – it must take ours. Hence – taxes. Since governments’ desire to grow [...]
Reza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining the systematic and large-scale violence done by Muslims almost every single day in at least [...]
There is a growing sense in the country that America is in decline. It is not a slow, prolonged deterioration stemming from some inherent defect, but rather a sudden precipitous fall, pointing to a failure in leadership. In fact, a solid majority of Americans now question this [...]
Uber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial?
Let’s be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best described as the emerging “freelance services industries.” The service providers you find through these websites are most [...]