Don’t Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce

byncSheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” As you have probably heard by now, her Lean [...]

London Mayor Boris Johnson For President? Welcome to the UKSA!

brsjhnsnThis columnist’s admiration for Senator Rand Paul is driven, in part, by Sen. Paul’s consistent and honorable stand against the “warfare/welfare state.” Rising-star national talk radio host, and columnist, Steve Deace astutely observes in a recent Washington Times op-ed, “he’s the only candidate running that is attempting [...]

This #TaxDay, Let’s Also Look to Rid Ourselves of Global Anti-Free Trade Tariffs

dmstxsIt’s Tax Day in America. Which brings to mind one of the late, great Ronald Reagan’s many great lines:

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.”

And of course Reagan was right. Taxes damage [...]

University Wants Fewer Whites — Fears “Mediocrity”

brcshprdIf you thought the “educator” who saw “racist” intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington University (WWU) president Bruce Shepard. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his institution’s academic integrity, he recently circulated a school-wide questionnaire and asked, “How [...]

Too Much DIVERSITY!

dvsty2Clearly, humanity has its challenges.

Wars are brutal evidence of the little daily wars we have with each other. Fists and guns are the human “problem-solver”…when gossip, slander and insult brew like yeast into full-fledged conflict.

Kent StateWhen the 60’s arrived, [...]

Education That Allows One to ‘Be the Best They Can Be’

cmncrIt seems to me that any human would appreciate the opportunity to ‘be the best he or she can be’. Of course, in this world conditions to afford this opportunity are somewhat limited to say the least. Where education is provided it is predominately controlled by government. [...]

Freedom From Religion Foundation: Smash-mouth Atheism

evolutionIn a recent local letter to the editor, Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Madison, Wisconsin based Freedom From Religion Foundation, promotes the tenor of The New Atheist movement, which contends that “religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational [...]

Alan Simpson Embodies Fading RINO ‘Glory Days’

alnsmpsnOutside of his home state of Wyoming, former Senator Alan Simpson is best known as the Republican collaborator in the 1986 “Simpson Mazzoli” amnesty bill that officially sanctioned illegal immigration and opened the floodgates on the nation’s southern border. More recently, he signed on to the empty [...]

On Plato’s Theory of Forms

Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men [...]

The Lois Lerner Affair and Beyond

We have finally seen reveled what many of us knew all along; that Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS exempt organizations unit, was up to her eyeballs in the mishandling of the applications by Tea Party and similar groups that occurred during the run-up to the 2012 election. Lerner’s job was to oversee the [...]

Duly Noted - Freedom is Not For Free

Duly Noted

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 [...]






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