A pattern is beginning to emerge regarding gunmen who go on shooting rampages, and it’s bad news for the left and their values. Deranged shooter Jared Loughner, who shot former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords in 2011, was a creepy leftist. Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza spent all day […]
Forget the speeches, the debates, the Dark Money, the white papers, the talking points, the high gloss commercials. The secret to the character — and agenda — of the presidential candidates is hidden in plain sight. Don’t “follow the money.” Follow the shoes.
No less of a […]
Have you heard about the millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? With their displacement of the native peoples and the supplanting of Tibetan with Chinese culture, anthropologists and human rights activists have labeled the colonization “cultural genocide.” (See here, here, here, here, and here, for example.) It […]
Government is just another organism. Just like any other other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. The most it possibly can. It wants to be bigger, do more – control more.
There are more than four million humans who work in […]
As more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly shrill. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his recent column in my local newspaper, The Appleton Post-Crescent, His assertion is excerpted below.
“Voucher schools, […]
We just heard about the Miami high-school principal fired for soberly disagreeing on social media with the McKinney narrative. Now comes an even more outrageous story involving what’s usually called political correctness, but should really be labeled what it is: evil.
Sir Tim Hunt is a darn good […]
Charles Sebesta in front of the building where he worked as a DA for many years.
Realizing they control the judiciary and state bar associations, as well as much of the complicit media, the left is going after conservatives with a vengeance using the legal system. Any conservative […]
Why do we let five U.S. Supreme Court justices impose their personal values on over 300 million Americans — in cases these justices have no legitimate authority to decide?
As usual in mid-June, the hearts of Supreme Court junkies beat ever more rapidly as they eagerly await “blockbuster” ex cathedra diktats from on high. Of […]
Some years ago, not long after William F. Buckley, Jr. passed away, I took on writing a book-length project for this site called Crossing Swords: William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Left.
The project, designed as a tribute to Buckley, consisted of a series of essays […]
Julie Hirschfeld Davis in a recent New York Times article reviewed Obama’s speech to a synagogue congregation, Adas Yisrael, about three miles from the White House. She writes, “Calling himself an ‘honorary member of the tribe,’ Mr. Obama, wearing a yarmulke [skullcap] and standing at the bimah […]
One of the environmental advocates who coined this term recently revealed to Jean Chemnick, a reporter for E&E, one of the Left’s most potent weapons in dominating the policy discourse (even while, often although not always, losing political battles). Call it the “framing war.”
We are deep into Year Seven of the Barack Obama Administration. It has not been a great time in the history of government transparency and accountability.
He at the outset sounded good.
“We have to use technology to open up our democracy. It’s no coincidence that one of […]
Today, it would seem, that Barack Obama has run into brick walls in the form of the various courts in the land. Which is a good thing. But the still scary thing is that Hillary Clinton is still out there with high poll numbers. Still high enough […]
To quote the late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan, “Government is not the solution to our problem – government is the problem.”
To quote the White Stripes, “I said it once before but it bears repeating”:
“Trade Wars” actually aren’t about trade — they are about government trade […]
Let me now publicly reveal my long love affair with John Maynard Keynes. On June 5th, stationed on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, I raised my annual toast to the memory of this great man on the anniversary of his birth.
This year […]
In recent years, the Evangelical world has dramatically changed its thinking on capital punishment, as evidenced by the state of Nebraska just abolishing its death penalty. Evangelical and Christian legislators were at the forefront of the repeal effort there.
“My main objection comes from my pro-life values,” […]
I have made no secret of my belief that Ted Cruz is a faux populist and a Trojan Horse of the Establishment, and his recent votes in favor of fast track and bulk data collection simply reinforce my opinion. But it looks like I am not the only one upset with Cruz for his Establishment […]
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 communist era, known as Pravda, has reinvented itself and is making a resurgence, this […]
A C-Span tweeter mentioned being suspicious of anything starting with words like Patriot and NSA and I agree. Activists and politicians intent on running our lives have long found it effective to cloak their schemes in patriotic vitriol in order to influence opinions and discredit anyone who disagrees […]
Remember this woman?
“Everybody in Cleveland low minority got ObamaPhone. Keep (Barack) Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone, he’s going to do more.” (Sic)
“You sign up if you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got no income, disability….” […]
I often ask myself, when are the American people going to wake up? Seriously. It’s getting very frustrating dealing with people who not understand the basic concept of Freedom.
Of course there is the school of thought that you have the freedom to give up your freedom. […]
Since Nixon’s Watergate era in the 70s, public trust in our Federal government has been below 50%, more than 40 years of a government most Americans do not like or trust. Only once since, in the fall of 2001, post 911, when G.W. Bush stood in the ashes […]