James Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” — to economic policy. We today find ourselves beset by economic stagnation, racial strife, political bitterness, infectious diseases, […]
President Barack Obama has a repetitive tic when it comes to his myriad power grabs.
The President knows if he is straightforward about his plans to government-ize every sector of the economy – said plans will be even less popular than they already are. (Hello, November […]
I once met a woman who was born and raised in Iran and lived under the Shah, and later, under Ayatollah Khomeini. I remember how she spoke passionately, in her broken English, about just how terrible the […]
For governments everywhere, taxes and regulations are like Lays Potato Chips – no one can eat just one.
In part, of course, because governments’ appetite for taking our money and controlling our lives is insatiable. It’s their nature.
And because government intervention just about always makes things […]
Pope Francis recently commented on fathers and said many good things that would support shared parenting. He extols the “value of fathers” and laments that we have become a “society without fathers.” He pontificates, “The absence of the father figure in the lives of children and young […]
This gem from John Nolte came across my Twitter feed the other day: “Met Brian Williams once in DC. Starting to wonder about that story he told me about saving all those hostages at Nakotami Plaza. Barefoot.”
Brian Williams is a liar. I don’t mean that as […]
A movie entitled “Old Fashioned” hits theaters this weekend. It is a romantic movie about an old fashioned (go figure) courtship. It is produced in part by the same company that produced “God’s Not Dead,” although judging by their website they don’t exclusively produce “faith based” films. An interesting aspect of the marketing of this […]
Ajit Pai is a very worried commissioner at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Specifically, he is very critical about the Obama plan to regulate the internet, which will not be released to the public until it becomes law. On the FCC website, he has posted the following: The American people are being misled about President […]
As a long time non-interventionist veteran of the intra-conservative battle over foreign policy, I often find myself dealing with the default assumption by American interventionists that America just has to “do something” about whatever the foreign crisis of the day is. They are reminiscent of the harried work supervisor who exclaims to a slack employee, […]
This series of articles will show that the evidence for the existence of God is overwhelming. In legal terms, the evidence proves the existence of God beyond a reasonable doubt. They will also show how God chose to reveal Himself to us, and how that enables us to know His Law and His […]
State bars are acquiring a chilling reputation for misusing the dues of attorneys forced to join them, including using those dues to target conservative attorneys. Right-leaning attorneys are frequently disbarred and disciplined for actions completely unrelated to the practice of law, a gross overreach […]
Dark matter and the so-called dark energy of our universe can be accounted for by an alternative cosmological theory. We normally think of the Big Bang as a violently expanding universe where all the mass was flung out centrifugally in a bomb-like explosion leaving essentially nothing […]
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 Hirono (D-Hi), the Honorable Annise Parker and Houston’s First Lady Kathy Hubbard, a representative […]
The Seattle Seahawks – in a moment of profound foolishness – forsook Beast Mode for Least Mode. And it cost them the Super Bowl. But they can take ever so slight solace – the Media has been in Least Mode for decades.
This has been on prominent […]
In a dark room one must lift an oil lamp as high as possible to get the greatest use from the light. Similarly, to reason clearly one must start with a law or principle held high to illuminate one’s path in life. For […]
As a counterpunch to left-wing science fiction writer China Miéville’s list of Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels for socialists, Samuel Goldman of the American Conservative penned “10 Sci Fi and Fantasy Works Every Conservative Should Read.” As Goldman explained, “I’m not suggesting that these books express conservative views as such. […]
If you look for the worst in a group, you’re sure to find it. Using a twist on an Abraham Lincoln line, I made that statement on the Mildred Gaddis Show (Radio One Detroit WCHB AM) last Wednesday during a debate on “White Privilege: Myth or Reality.” […]
Bill Bennett and Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, had a short debate about Common Core education programs on Fox News Sunday. Bennett, like his fellow Common Core supporter, Jeb Bush, is very smart, but he makes the same mistake on Common Core that smart college students make when trying to defend “true” Marxism. Their […]
We wrote and recorded the following in December 2010 – the last time the Barack Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was on the verge of imposing really awful Network Neutrality policy.
Since, the D.C. Circuit Court has unanimously rejected said imposition – because the FCC lacks […]
Obama’s state of the union address may be the funniest of all the speeches so far. And you have to begin to wonder why they began to publicize the presidents’ speeches. And it takes a strong will for the speaker and VP to stay awake and […]
Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important public intellectual serving in the United States Senate. Time Magazine calls him “the most interesting man in American […]
I was delighted to have the opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised in my latest book, A ‘Final Theory’ of God, with Ed Berliner on his Midpoint show on Newsmax. After a brief outline of the arguments presented in the book, […]