I was listening one Friday morning to Brian Sussman, my local, San Francisco radio host on KSFO AM 560, talking about Earth Day. He was the first to make the connection for me of how contemporary environmentalists, are really just the socialists of previous history. I’ve heard him say that before. And that this environmentalist/socialist [...]
This report centers on the siege at the Bundy Ranch. But it covers all the issues around government vs. private land, who owns it, who controls it, who can use it, and who make money from it. Starting with ancient history to disclose the origins of our problems today, and tracing this to the Bundy [...]
Hot Air recently polled its readers about the next presidential primary. We were most surprised about some of the candidates who polled the worst, garnering around 1% or so. Are our readers similar to those who read Hot Air, or are there some differences? [...]
A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal [...]
On the occasion of the opening of the new Spiderman movie and the official beginning of the summer block-buster season, I have a confession to make that will surely lose me all my geek cred. I have not seen any of the Transformers movies. I haven’t seen any of the Iron Man movies. I didn’t [...]
It all started with the first person who ever said: “You hate the President because he is black.” This forever changed American politics and the presidency. It also forever changed the meaning of racism. It meant that anyone of a different color, especially white people, who said [...]
Former Washington Times columnist Emily Miller has written a jaw-dropping book about the arduous process required to legally own a gun in our nation’s capital. At first glance, since the cover features Miller in a pink tank top holding her SIG Sauer, it appears [...]
Some legalistic conservatives aren’t jumping to the defense of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his recent standoff with the federal government. They’d rather focus on the fact that he broke federal law by not paying taxes for permitting his cattle to graze on 150 square miles [...]
Should President Barack Obama give approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Or should he continue to oppose the venture that would undoubtedly grow business, increase jobs and create new wealth for middle class working Americans, all for the sake of saving the planet from “global warming?” [...]
“I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? … Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners that created [...]
Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release of the Don Sterling audio, liberals haven’t missed a chance to play the race card for all its worth. One of the worst offenders is a [...]
For the record, I don’t believe Cliven Bundy is a “racist.”
For the record, I don’t even care.
Such indifference to that damnable failing, that thing we all know is the worst thing one can be, must make me a damnable man. But I am flexible. I [...]
As the 2014 campaign season goes into high gear, Americans are being deluged with every possible perspective on the condition of the nation and what, if anything, needs to be done to set it back on the right course. On Main Street, the mood is increasingly defiant [...]
The Donald Sterling issue is only the latest example of how symbolism over substance is distorting the national conversation about race, class, and economic reality. We have gone from caring about substance to caring about appearances – to such a degree, in fact, that we can turn [...]
Leave it to The Gay Lady to be a day late and a few brain cells short. The New York Times recently published an article by some journalism-school retread about the Cliven Bundy situation, a piece containing all the usual talking points about how the “racist” rancher’s [...]
Politics is no country for old men.
The left likes to lampoon the GOP as a party of grumpy old men. Wrong.
A new generation is rising. The most striking display at the recent CPAC was a barrage balloon emblazoned with the words War On Youth. It [...]
In the late, great Harold Ramis’ cinematic classic “Animal House,” perpetual Faber College student John Blutarsky succinctly summed up the Left’s approach to policy.
Over? Did you say ‘over?’ Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? [...]
A surprising new economic phenomenon is occurring these days, in the United States.
Thanks to gowning incomes, among a privileged few citizens benefiting from Barack Obama’s latest iteration of “crony capitalism” – funneling government contracts & grants to privileged political allies of the Obama administration — marketers [...]
This is at once obnoxious and pathetic.
Wheeler Tees Up Net Neutrality for May Meeting
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday that he would be circulating a draft of the FCC’s new network neutrality rules to the other commissioners Thursday (April 24).
This is their third [...]
We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire’s fall. Vladimir Putin is making a move — and it’s not just against Ukraine. It may not be just a move against Eastern Europe. It’s [...]
The other day I came across an article on CNN entitled, “Why are Some Democrats Running Away from Obamacare?,” a truly comical piece which would be even funnier were it not mere cheerleading disguised as analysis. And cheerleading is desperately needed as Democrats approach the midterm elections. [...]