A while ago, I called for the cancellation of the Summer Olympics in Brazil due to the Zika epidemic. Since then, all sorts of additional evidence has arisen that the […]
Reverend John Piper recently wrote an essay advocating Christian pacifism in the face of mortal threats to life and limb. The following is a detailed rebuttal. “As chancellor of Bethlehem College & […]
Our successful societies are under attack. In itself that finding provokes a yawn and not a commentary. However, the challenge has increasingly perturbing features. An embedded peril is that our civilization finds it difficult to admit the threat and to mobilize its means to fend it off. A cause of this paralysis is that the […]
Yawn. Another day, another hysterical article from a self-appointed Establishment “conservative” gatekeeper bemoaning the candidacy of Donald Trump and the imminent demise of the GOP and conservatism as we know it if Trump is not stopped. These have become so predictable that I didn’t even bother to read the thing before I started commenting on […]
Atop the list of very hot topics in the USA circa 2015 is the topic of refugee resettlement, the importing of problem children from parts of the world that do not like America […]
I 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 […]
Almost every aspect of the security in Somalia is outsourced to deeply entrenched competing foreign interests of various shades. None of them are accountable to the Somali government. Not even the legally mandated African […]
Could our cultural descent into the abyss lead to a fertile valley if we step carefully rather than allow ourselves to be pushed in?
Remember in 2009 when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a poorly translated “reset” button? Or Donald Trump saying recently […]
Some troubles stay perennially newsworthy. Hardly is the “last one” about them penned, they revive through unforeseeable issues and, by sanity’s standards, surprising scandals. These re-animations of the plot are of a nature that the rational brain could not predict without ingesting dope.
A growing number of […]
Bewildered in recent years by all the vitriolic hatred directed toward the U.S. from foreigners? Turns out it’s not all real. The propaganda machine of the Kremlin during Russia’s […]
Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst China has negotiated the construction of […]
May’s weather in Texas hasn’t just been different, or even record-breaking; it has been unnatural. What are “they” doing now?
I consider myself an across-the-board conservative but of the paleo sort, therefore I tend to disagree with mainstream conservatives on a few issues, most notably foreign policy. I say this to indicate that I am not a single issue voter. I have several issues that I prioritize in importance when evaluating a candidate. A discussion […]
The West African Ebola epidemic is winding down with only one case confirmed in Liberia last month. In Guinea new cases continue to emerge, but at a reduced rate compared to last […]
Attention populist conservatives who really want to stick it to the Establishment: perhaps, just perhaps, the best way to do that is not by supporting a candidate who GRADUATED FROM HARVARD LAW SCHOOL!
It is possible that Ted Cruz’s anti-Establishment conservative rhetoric is entirely sincere.
It is possible that Ted Cruz is not sincere and […]
Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]
On Monday, Ted Cruz announced his presidential candidacy in a speech at Liberty University. He is the first major candidate to officially announce. There is a lot to like about Ted Cruz. On most issues he is as conservative as or more than his Senate GOP colleagues. I also like his combative attitude, and his […]
What possibly could bring together Rep. Gene Green (D-Tx), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tx), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tx), Rep. Kay Granger (D-Tx), Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Ct), Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md), Sen. Mazie […]
Like almost all modern conservatives, I started my political life as an interventionist, but I made the transition to conservative non-interventionism fairly early on. How I arrived where I am today is a subject for another essay, but to establish my bona fides as something other than a Johnny-come-lately to non-interventionism, I often tell people […]
President Obama’s decision to move toward normalized relations with Cuba has caused an array of responses, most of them pretty predictable. As a conservative non-interventionist, I support Obama’s decision. I support normal relations with Cuba and have since I moved to the position of non-interventionism many years ago. Our embargo of Cuba, ostensibly to promote […]
Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this […]
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