Political cartoons appearing in Townhall recently have featured the plethora of candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination. One, by Henry Payne, features “posters” for everyone from Jeb Bush to Bruce Jenner and Christie Brinkley. Even Luke Skywalker appears on one. Another, by Gary Varvel shows elephants crowding into the starting gate for the “Presidential […]
Occasionally reality intrudes on a good essay. In a previous article, I stated that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz supported “fast track” authorization, officially known as trade promotion authority or TPA, for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I pointed out Paul and Cruz in particular because I thought it was noteworthy and disappointing that the two […]
Brave, beleaguered Egyptian protesters post-Morsi. Benefitiaries of $1billion in […]
Why do we have Memorial Day?
Because Lexington and Concord is not a downtown intersection.
Because Bull Run is not that crazy thing they do each year in Spain.
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Only our bumbling Republicans could take the number one issue we have against Obama, losing to Islamic terrorism, and turn it into George W. Bush’s fault. Beginning with Jeb Bush, several Republican presidential candidates said recently they would not have gone into Iraq militarily had they […]
Jonathan Keiler’s interesting piece in the American Thinker on The Collapse of Arab Nationalism is misnamed. It is not that I disagree with most of Mr. Keiler’s assertions, but that the central premise of the title is that Arab Nationalism exists at all. It doesn’t, except for a […]
Having debated leftist veterans of the United States Armed Forces, one detail of their ethos is nauseatingly clear: if they served during wartime, they were entitled by proxy to be considered exceptional American citizens. Most overwhelmingly are, and thank God for that. But just because one served his country during Vietnam where scores […]
Hate Speech Hypocrisy: Free Speech for Me – But Not for Thee
You just have to love this.
According to a report, which has been disputed, the Canadian Government intends to use hate crime laws against advocates of boycotting Israel. (Whether or not this particular report is […]
America is a country of immigrants, but that immigration historically occurred within an enforced national policy on immigration. The arrival of immigrants to America and the legal enforcement of a national immigration policy traditionally went hand in hand.
Currently, there is a great divide on the immigration […]
Every American knows this nation was built by immigrants therefore, correctly, there is a huge sympathy for immigrants. We are a hospitable nation. At the same time we need to remember immigrants must be assimilated into this unique nation or the United States will cease to be a […]
I wrote this little essay to help me clear up my own bewilderment about racial issues. I hope it will also be useful to others
My brow is furrowed, and I have question marks colliding with each other in my brain. Oh, where to begin? Research is always […]
The United States of America has always been a land of opportunity. Unfortunately, that has meant both good and bad opportunity. We all know about the good opportunity because it is what the American Dream is based upon. The American Dream brings out the best in all of […]
We just ended our second war not too long ago. The Global War on Terror is officially over. I’m sure some Martini glasses clinked in DC when the bureaucrats were finally able to make the long awaited announcement, followed by pats on one another’s backs at black […]
Last week’s deadly Amtrak crash was absolutely horrendous.
For Democrats and their fellow Big Government advocates – it was a serious crisis they are trying desperately to not let go to waste.
They first tried to say the cause of the crash was a lack of government […]
Progressives are a Faithful lot. They live, and die, by a Creed. Welcome to the Church of State.
We saw the religiosity at work again recently in the United Kingdom. We saw Martyrdom.
When the voters toss out a Left-wing political party (two, actually) for having moved […]
It is an empirical fact – a metaphysical certitude. Government overreaches.
And the Barack Obama Administration has the longest, most overactive arms ever. With many, many, MANY power-grabbing hands.
Obama’s Legacy of Overreach
Obama Amnesty ‘Unprecedented’ Threat to Constitution
Obama Is Breaking The Law By […]
There are some academic conservative authors on politics and society who feel that discussions of the popular culture are beneath the dignity of their calling. But if their calling is to properly diagnose the condition of the society in which they live, and to identify all of […]
Conservatives frequently complain there are not enough of us in show business, but that may be because they are overlooking some of their top talent. Evan Sayet, a former mainstream stand-up comic and writer for comedians like Bill Maher, has hosted The Right to Laugh for years, […]
By now, it is no secret the global market for oil prices are seeing record low totals when compared to the past decade. But contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not at all good news, as global economies are destabilizing, the threats of state bankruptcy due to their heavy reliance upon the energy bubble to […]