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 therightscoop.com and given national […]

More on Climate Change

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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 […]

Analyzing Trump

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With all the popular support behind Donald Trump, people are no asking the quite logical question of exactly who he is, and what sort of president he would make. Just the other day someone asked me what I thought because, as he said, he found Trump […]

America’s Toxic Brew: ‘Diversity’

dnldtrmppltclycrctDuring the first Republican debate Donald Trump struck a huge chord with the “silent majority” of this nation by saying that America’s biggest problem is, “being politically correct.”

The Donald’s succinct summation was more than just a quick soundbite – it resonated with millions of everyday people in […]

How Donald Trump’s Campaign Spending Shows He’s Not A Serious Contender

dnldtrmpmnyDonald Trump, in the first debate, made a telling comment. “Well I’m a natural negotiator and I like leverage, to be honest with you.”

The Donald Trump candidacy has been from before inception a highly leveraged operation. Trump shrewdly has leveraged his celebrity, his novelty, and […]

A Ruling Class Hissy Fit

The reaction of the ruling elite and their minions in official conservadom to the Donald Trump surge is best characterized as a hissy fit, an extended temper tantrum that the GOP base isn’t doing what they want them to. The elite and their gatekeepers can’t seem to figure out why Trump is surging and why […]

The Unpolished Politician is What Will Make America Great Again

trmpToday I learned that Barack Obama has proposed an Amendment to the Constitution that would limit the 1st Amendment. It would seem that President Obama doesn’t like the fact that we have freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. We also have a […]

Jeb Bush: You Forgot the Face of your Brother!

jbgrgbshIt strikes me funny when all these Republicans are running on the same principles that President Bush ran on. And President Bush was a great president. A lot of idiots don’t agree, but do you really want to compare him to Clinton, Obama and Carter. Not on your […]

The Procession of Libertarian Anarchy Into Marxist Totalitarianism

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Is Trump the Real Deal?

The talking heads of the establishment are heaping scorn on Donald Trump like squawking crows defecate on those underneath the phone lines where they sit. The long knives are coming out of the sheaths of the New York-Washington literati. Everyone is attacking Donald Trump. But why is such animosity spewing from our media, our corporations, […]

Straight Talk from Bernie Sanders

brnsndrs2Fellow Comrades, Socialists, Proles, and Occupy Wall Street allies,

Merci beaucoup (that means thanks very much in French – always have to throw in a reminder of my favorite country) for biking, walking, taking public transportation, electric or hybrid vehicles, carpooling or however else you made it […]










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