The GOP Debate: Missing the Banana Boat on Immigration

dprtnIt’s a tragic fact of man’s nature that people prescribe an ounce of prevention when a pound of cure is needed — and a pound of cure when times call for a ton of desperate measures.

Immigration, rightly and largely thanks to Donald Trump, has become a big […]

Fact Checkers Finally get Demo Debate Correct

hlry-emlIt is customary to make fun of the fact checkers at the Washington Post. Generally they pick on the Republicans. And they give a response in less then 24 hours. For the Demo Saturday debate on a major channel, they had a day and a half to get […]

What I Like and do not Like About Each Candidate Running for President. Do you Agree?

2016prsdntlcndtsSomeone asked me what I thought about the Presidential candidates still in the race and who I support. I had to tell her that I do not endorse or support any one candidate as of yet. However, I did tell her what I don’t like about the candidates. […]

GOP Plot Thickens

Two distinct groups have now formed among the eight top Republican Party candidates. The first group is the patriots made up of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul. The second group is the statists made up of Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carley Fiorina, and John Kasich. On almost every issue in Tuesday […]

That Parochial, Old-Fashioned Donald Trump

Recently social medial and the conservative sphere of the internet erupted with outrage when Rick Wilson, an Establishment Republican campaign consultant, suggested that the Establishment needed to “put a bullet in Donald Trump.” While Mr. Wilson’s choice of words was obviously inappropriate, I think all the outrage on the right unfortunately caused an important point […]

Christian Voters Score, Liberals Strike Out

mttbvnAnd somewhere men are laughing and somewhere children shout, but there is no joy in Libville – the lefties have struck out.

But it’s not just liberal Democrats who lost big on Tuesday. The “centrist” Republican establishment crashed and burned as well, lending credence to the growing narrative […]

CNBC Idiots and the GOP

Contemptuous disgust is the emotion that patriots feel these days when we have to endure bureaucrats and talking heads on television, or anywhere else for that matter. But contempt and disgust are far too mild to describe the reaction of most of us in the wake of the GOP presidential debate in Boulder, CO on […]

GOP Media Takedown: A Recipe for Victory

cnbcdbtmortsIt’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman.

And it helps when that boogeyman is real.

When CNBC’s GOP debate moderators couldn’t help but be sanctimonious, supercilious, and self-important Wednesday night, they did more than provoke a response from […]

Canada’s New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Just Another Bernie Sanders?

jstntrdI have mixed feelings about Justin Trudeau’s election as prime minister of Canada. I am distantly related to him, but he’s basically a socialist. The conservative reign under Prime Minister Stephen Harper is officially over. In Canadian elections this month, Trudeau’s Liberal Party won enough votes for a […]

The Hundred-Day Reign of King Trump Has Ended

After three straight months of lording it over the GOP presidential candidate field with buckets of his own money spent on glossy advertising, dozens of rousing campaign speeches, and the undivided attention and unremitting adulation of an obsequious and politically correct mainstream media machine, His Majesty Lord Donald Trump the Powerful and Mighty has finally […]

How Did We Get to Paul Ryan as the Likely New Speaker of the House?

plrynAll the headline grabbing difficulties to choosing a new Speaker of the House are due mostly to one thing — the emergence of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. But the caucus may also now be the solution to those difficulties. Now that a supermajority in the caucus […]

Presidential Hopefuls Ignore Key Pro-Freedom Principles

wrmngrsThese are hard times for advocates of peace and free enterprise. As the 2016 presidential campaign heats up, where can we turn — if we must turn somewhere? Neither Republicans nor Democrats have much to offer voters who both favor free markets and agrees with James Madison […]

Democratic Debate Surprise: Candidates Cave to Matriarch Hillary

hlryclntn-brnsndrsI predicted that Bernie Sanders would best Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate, much as Donald Trump triumphed over the Republican presidential candidates. They both have an edginess and outsider willingness to challenge traditional conventions in a way that appeals to the base of their respective […]

Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders Both Suffer From Preposterous Grandiosity

Donald Trump’s new tax plan has been scored by the Tax Foundation as increasing the national debt by $12T over ten years. This doesn’t seem compatible with the ferocious anti-debt Tea Party ethos nor that of responsible conservative governance. Bernie Sanders’s proposed orgy of all-you-can-eat government […]

Trump and the Chumps: What’s a Serious Candidate, Anyway?

dnldtrmp1Ever since Donald Trump rose to front-runner status in the 2016 GOP presidential field, we’ve heard dismissive talk about how he’s not a “serious” candidate. Pundits and political-party leaders have made this claim, in efforts ranging from seriously intended but unserious commentary to the tactic of hoping that […]

Move Over, Trump

Billionaire real estate tycoon and casino owner Donald Trump’s unduly long stretch as the leading Republican presidential candidate is finally nearing its end, thank goodness. After enjoying a remarkably solid two and a half months in the mainstream media limelight standing head and shoulders above the rest of the gradually shrinking GOP field, public opinion […]

WE THE PEOPLE Have Suffered the Consequences Because SOME Chose Not to Vote

ntvtngThe crisp air signals the end of the summer weather for most of us especially in the North East because we are starting to see the color of the leaves change to brilliant hues of red, yellow and orange. The farmer’s markets are overflowing with the harvest […]

Does Conservative Chaffetz Have a Shot at Beating Establishment Figure McCarthy for Speaker?

chftz-mccrthyWith John Boehner’s stunning announcement that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House and resigning from Congress, three Congressmen have stepped forward to replace him. There is Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, who is considered the natural, establishment replacement for Boehner. There is […]

Donald Trump, Civility and Political Correctness

pltclcrctns3Full disclosure: As goes election 2016, I’m decidedly not in the Donald Trump camp. To compare Trump to Ronald Reagan, as some have done, is like comparing a Hostess Ding Dong to a seven course meal at Osteria Francescana. Though each may please the palate, the latter […]

The Democrats’ Next Debate Controversy, Over Larry Lessig, Could Be A Doozy

lwrnclsg4prsdntThe Republicans have finished up their first two rounds of presidential debate.

Next up, the Democrats’ first presidential debate on October 13th. The fireworks have started.

The Democrats’ debate process is proving controversial. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz recently, according to and given national […]

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“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance […]

To Some, the Bush Name Still Haunts America

Having a good name for yourself means more than your government name. It is how you represent your family, your community, your profession, and most of all, your God. Too many people get a bad rap because of their government names or the gathered history of their government name. We as Americans are too brainy […]

The Hillary Factor – Trust is Irrelevant to Some

Last week I had occasion to speak with a colleague about the current political campaign circus. The colleague in question is a lawyer and a seemingly intelligent person. But for some reason she is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton.

This support seems insupportable in light of the […]

2nd GOP Debate Exposed Some Not So Conservative Positions among the Candidates

gpprsdntldbtIn the second major Republican presidential debate Wednesday, this one hosted by CNN at the Reagan Presidential library in California, many thought afterward that Carly Fiorina performed the best, with some comparing her style to Margaret Thatcher. Much of the debate action centered on top tier candidates […]

The Trump Phenomenon – Is it Really Only About Trump?

Regarding the Donald Trump phenomenon of ascendency to would-be Republican presidential nominee, many mainstream columnists, bloggers, and other political pundits simply don’t get it. They fret at length about what Trump will say next and about what it will take to stop him. They are stumped as […]

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