A common strategy among shrewd salesman is to paint any liabilities of their product as strengths. And the more unethical the salesman, the more outlandish the efforts to convince unwary customers that any suspicions that they might have are baseless. As Washington continues to descend into the [...]
Vice President Joe Biden announced two days ago that the American people agree with the Democrat party “on every major issue.” Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but this we can know with certainty: on issues of economics, enterprise, and environmental policy, the other industrialized [...]
Global warming alarmists continue to suffer blow after blow, as more evidence comes out refuting their claims of man-made global warming. The end of 2013 marked the 17th consecutive year without global warming. It is looking to be one of the coldest winters on record for much [...]
The raging, twenty-four-seven political debates that virtually consume social media, many news sites, and entire cable stations is mostly filled with cheap shots, one-liners, bumper sticker slogans, and the same tired, half-truth arguments. The endless, partisan maneuvering and jockeying for power among the political parties and branches of government often completely masks the fact that [...]
Mr. N is well known in my locality, as an atheist who writes letters to the editor, often making rhetorical arguments impugning Christianity. In a recent response to Mr. N’s letter, a friend of Mr. N‘s, we will refer to hereafter as Mr. R, made a statement [...]
When pondering our obsession with immigration, I’m reminded of how people in the ridiculous dystopian film Idiocracy were watering their crops with an energy drink called Brawndo. And even though the crops weren’t growing, the suggestion to try water instead was met with the following conditioned response in the drink’s defense: “It’s got what plants [...]
If Americans allow the federal government to legalize illegal immigration again, they will lose their country forever.
71% of Americans have a very favorable view of “legal” immigrants and “legal” immigration — even though our federal government no longer expects immigrants to adhere to American laws and traditions, or even speak the American language.
Socrates (470-399 B.C.) was a famous Greek philosopher from Athens, who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a simple but ingeniously profound method of teaching by asking philosophical and revelatory questions. The Greeks called this form “dialectic” – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas [...]
Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton?
In a context of emerging peace, prosperity, and human rights?
This would be big. Transformational, even.
Peter Beinart, in the Atlantic Monthly (among many, many other political observers), has concluded that “Rand Paul is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner.” And two of the [...]
Daniel Hannan, the famous Euro-skeptic, recently published a magnificent book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. In it he traces the history of the Anglosphere – the English-speaking countries of the world – from its origin in the British Isles to [...]
The Occupy Wall Street movement has not only disintegrated, but is now imploding. Left-wing news sites are gloating about the demise of their own. BuzzFeed ran a story last week on the hijacking of the primary Occupy Wall Street Twitter account by a transsexual who [...]
In its essence Marxism, the core ideology of modern Socialism, is an irrational, utopian and coercive perversion of human equality. Marxism seeks equality where equality does not exist, demanding legal enforcement of equal social outcomes, including those related to economics, higher education, athletics, religion and human sexuality. This [...]
When you analyze the public response to the State of the Union and the latest polling data, it’s clear that the President has lost a tremendous amount of credibility with the American public. I scarcely think he cares at this point. A tired, graying Barack Obama stood before Congress [...]
“One of the things I’m most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties.”
“I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches [...]
While the Islamic Republic of Iran, along with many Arab regimes espouses a doctrine of anti-Americanism the Iranian people have become profoundly pro-American in recent years.
The officials of Iran are concerned about the rising tide of pro-Americanism among the masses in Iran. American presence is highly [...]
Are you ready for some football?
Super Bowl Sunday is, obviously, a day for fun, food and friends. But as you enjoy the football game, consider the deeper meaning of it all – and how our economic fortunes could improve if we seriously changed our [...]
Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism. What a difference a few years makes.
Remember when “progressive” media types chided President George W. Bush till they were blue in the face for “going it alone” on Iraq? Well, apparently “going it alone” is totally cool if you have a [...]
Why does the federal government appear so adamant to again blatantly ignore the law, power grab the Internet and re-impose Network Neutrality?
After all, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already tried it – twice. And been unanimously rebuked by the D.C. Circuit Court – twice. [...]
The group formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQII), now calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), formed two female battalions in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, according to a report by an Israeli counterterrorism analyst in Sunday’s Middle Eastern news media.
Congress is on the verge of extruding a new five-year farm bill. President Barack Obama says he will sign it.
As has each and every farm bill for coming up on eighty years:
This Farm Bill Stinks
Indeed it does.
Congress Seeks to [...]
As recounted in the previous column, the record is clear that Saul Alinsky, about whom the young Hillary Rodham wrote her Wellesley honor’s thesis, was neither communist nor conventional Big Government liberal. Hillary Rodham turned down a job offer from Alinsky. She turned aside from the path [...]
Forty-five years ago Hillary Rodham made a fateful decision. It has defined her life.
Understanding that moment of decision is essential to understanding Hillary Clinton’s life — the successes and the failures and, perhaps, the future. It would explain the subtly discordant persona that causes the media [...]