Are you ready for some football?
Super Bowl Sunday is a day for fun, food and friends – and a good time to enjoy friendly rivalries as fellow Americans, rather than seeing one-another through “liberal” and “conservative” lenses.
But as you enjoy the football game, consider […]
New York a few weeks ago took steps to protect the citizens of the Empire State from a potential calamity threatening its citizens: earthquakes. Governor Cuomo signed a fracking moratorium based in part due to that process being officially declared a seismic precursor. Putting […]
Washington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere campaign finance. Recently there was a breakthrough in bringing the money policy issue out of the shadows and to center stage … where it belongs.
The real […]
Call it the Blizzard of Oz. The “Snowstorm of the Century” Monday was supposed to be historic.
All we got was histrionics.
It turned out that the real blustery wind was hot air — and the worst […]
Hershey’s – the Candy Man – is a BIG business. Its May 2014 market cap was $23.26 billion.
And Hershey’s is very generous with government. Through the second quarter of last year, it had spent $8,332,000 on lobbying and $845,534 on candidates and elected […]
It’s not new to note that some of the greatest misery to occur during war is generally visited upon civilians. Those caught in the path of the maelstrom suffer and die much like soldiers, but with no glory. Names are lost and only […]
The GOP recently gained some ground in the Washington State Legislature but those gains won’t last if some members keep siding against energy independence and consumer choice.
House Bill 1097 needlessly increases regulation for rooftop solar. A sure fire way to prevent industry from entering the […]
This week marked the 70th anniversary of the allied liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. We like to think that society has moved on; that the Holocaust was an atrocity of the past, one that could never be repeated in today’s society. Unfortunately, those […]
With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are […]
Tom Brady and Belichick are Republicans. And in the liberal media you are guilty until you admit what you did wrong. And it is funny to see Belichick come out and try to explain what might have happened. Look at Holder, if you make up any excuse […]
On Wednesday January 28th, and Thursday January 29th, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz referred to the Taliban, the enemy we have been fighting for 14 years, and the same group that helped Al Qaeda bring down the twin towers, as an “armed insurgency”. This […]
Well, that didn’t take long. This summer after Barack Obama inexplicably (and illegally) freed five of the Taliban’s most deadly terrorists in exchange for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, I asked a burning question – a question that remains unanswered: “What will it take for our spineless U.S. […]
An article appeared in the Washington Times under the heading “Texas professor teaches students tea party akin to Nazi party.” A psychology professor (named Armstrong) at South Texas College drew a direct comparison between the Tea Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany during the […]
It has been some time since I have had the privilege of writing for my devoted readers which must be attributed to my having to dodge the various groups making the Eastern Mediterranean region so dangerous in these troubled days. The proliferation of terrorists […]
The North American Idea is one man’s version of the “European Idea,” also known as the European Union – the result of multi-national social, economic and political integration of a disparate people. The authors of the recent Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) task force […]
In my latest book, “A ‘Final Theory’ of God”, I made these comments in the final chapter regarding my purpose for the book:
“The task of A ‘Final Theory’ of God is to awaken the human spirit to its true moral purpose, and […]
In his excellent book Civilization and Ethics, a penetrating analysis of the various religions and philosophies of the world, Schweitzer says this: “In contrast to these monistic-pantheistic world-views, we find a dualistic outlook on life in the religion of Zarathustra (sixth century B.C. onwards), in that of the Jewish prophets (from the eighth century B.C. […]
Advanced societies find it difficult to respond to Islam’s fundamentalists. The credit is not due to the fanatics. Yes, the cards they hold are used ruthlessly and cleverly and they score spectacularly. However, the real super-weapon of the radicals is their victim’s mind-set.
Our professional […]
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 […]
The Washington Examiner has the exclusive story about today’s launch of the new site I am working for. Today happens to be the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, which has special meaning for the Catholics onboard, as St. Dominic started his order of friars […]
A review of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder by Bret Stephens
Bret Stephens is certainly not the first journalist to note that America seems to be in decline. Some who have made this observation couch their analysis in […]
The Affordable Care Act is a lie Author’s Note:
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I am deeply grateful to Rachel Alexander and Steve Laib of The Intellectual Conservative for their willingness to carry this series of excerpts from my new e-book, Your Personal […]
The new Congress has a chance at giving us a tax reform that would save us taxpayers something less than, but approaching, $168 billion dollars a year. A significant amount of taxpayer savings could be realized by streamlining the tax collection process. It can be done without […]
We less government types believe in the Yellow Pages Rule: If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, the government shouldn’t be doing it.
But just before the 2008 election, soon-to-be-President Barack Obama proudly proclaimed “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States […]