The Very Secret Service

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Secret-Service-3The latest White House security breach begs a serious question: how serious is the Secret Service about protecting the president?

The secret service has been tasked with protecting the president since 1901. In the 114 years since then, they have protected democrats and republicans, in wartime and [...]

Political Chicanery in the City of Houston

About 10 years ago when yours truly left California for Texas the Golden State was recovering from the administration of Gray Davis, who had been labeled in some media as the state’s first coin operated governor. Texas, at the time, didn’t seem much better. A major issue at the time was property taxes, which many [...]

'If You Like Your Internet, You Can Keep Your Internet' and Other Government Lies

intrnttkvrConservatives and Libertarians inherently have little faith or trust in government. We know the institution is inherently flawed – and self-serving.

Government violates the Wallet Rule. Which is:

You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You go out the [...]

The Rise And Fall And Rise And Fall Of King Dollar, Part 2

gldstndrdAs stated in the preceding column, here, eminent labor economist Jared Bernstein recently called, in the New York Times, for the dethroning of “King Dollar,” claiming that the reserve currency status of the dollar has cost the United States as many as “six million jobs in 2008, [...]

Why Every AMERICAN Must Vote!

ddvtrsThe most common statement about today’s elections is that “elections don’t matter!” Yet, never has there been a moment in history when it was more critical for every AMERICAN to vote very carefully!

The reason can be stated in a single sentence… Because every non-American and anti-American [...]

The Rise of the Professional Slut

lena dunham“There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. “Now you know who the good girls are.”

And I hear that all three of them are beside themselves over today’s state of affairs.

“Lena Dunham: I Was [...]

Scotland had a Chance, the Youths Sold them Out

sctshrfrndmOr did they? Why would Scotland or any other land mass want to separate from the mother ship. Mainly because they are unhappy. So who is unhappy? Probably less than the majority. Did you know that only a third wanted to separate from the king during the [...]

Obama’s Two Billion Dollar Blunder

obmcr6Recent analysis conducted by Bloomberg Government concluded the federal government has spent $2.1B (yes, billion with a b) on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) enrollment system. Peter Gosselin, a senior health-care analyst at Bloomberg and lead author of study stated “the way [...]

Duly Noted - Secession, Autonomy and the State System.

Duly NotedInternational conflict prevention begins internally.

Even aloof Americans and Western Europeans are affected by “foreign affairs”. The general lack of concern is caused and supported by the impression that all troubles happen “abroad”. It is the good fortune of the American continent, and largely of Europe’s [...]

ElectionWatch 2014: What’s Going On?

With the Congressional general elections just a few weeks away, the battle for control of the U.S. Senate has become a real horse race. Although establishment Democratic senators are outspending their Republican Tea Party challengers by millions of dollars to try to win re-election in multiple key races, those challengers are staying very close to [...]

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Adam Smith002I first encountered Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments years ago on the recommendation of my economics professor who was, as I liked to say in jest, a power mad Libertarian. It was his opinion that this book was at least as important as The [...]

Interview with NRA News Cam & Co. about KRRC gun range being shut down

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Historic Gun Range About To Be Shut Down By Leftist Bureaucrats

KRRC Chief Executive Officer Marcus Carter

KRRC Chief Executive Officer Marcus Carter

Gun ranges are frequently targeted by left-wing activists in the government, andKRRC sadly, one is finally about to be wrongly shut down. This is alarming, because it marks [...]

Tech Tycoon Jeff Bezos Owns the Washington Post – Why Is Their Tech Reporting So Terrible?

jfbzsJeff Bezos is a transcendent Internet entrepreneur. He understands the way the Web works in a way few others do. He sees around the curve of the Earth just a little further than do most of us.

To wit: Bezos started in 1994 Amazon.com.

(T)he world’s largest [...]

Freedom of Religion is Not a Suicide Pact

My worthy colleague George Handlery recently wrote a piece on how the enemies of freedom are using our constitutional protections and similar freedoms in other nations as a leverage to take over those governments and societies. Mr. Haldlery’s analysis is correct, raising the question of when one may restrict freedoms in the name of preserving [...]

What do APS, Rush Limbaugh Haters, and the Middle East Nation of Qatar Have in Common?

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These days APS could stand for Astroturf Political Support. During the solar debate of 2013, APS operatives bought thousands of Twitter followers from Russia, and anti-solar letters poured into the Arizona Corporation Commission without verified email addresses.

The tactic isn’t new or original. There is [...]

Conservative Think Tank Fouls With Innuendo That The Gold Standard Played A Role In the Rise Of Hitler And The Nazis

gldstndrdhtlrJames Pethokoukis, the Dewitt Wallace Fellow and “Money & Politics columnist-blogger” for the American Enterprise Institute, is a frequently interesting analyst and polemicist … when he doesn’t mar his commentary with unseemly snark. That snark factor rose to radioactive in his recent connivance, at AEIdeas, in a [...]

Equal Work? Government Has No Idea What That is

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Guess which gender makes more money?

“Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again during the fall campaign with the War on Women afoot. Now, going beyond [...]

Let the Middle East Fight it Out… with a Twist

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could [...]

Hong Kong v China – Less Government Is So Obviously Better

" "Perhaps lost in the incessant, rolling bad news shuffle that is the Barack Obama Administration are the ongoing Hong Kong protests of rising Chinese domestic interference.

This is exactly the sort of thing we freedom lovers and free marketeers feared when in 1984 the [...]

The Legacy of Althea Gibson

athngbsnTennis fans worldwide tuned in to the U.S. Open in September and saw stars such as Marin Cilic and Serena Williams trounce their rivals in the last Grand Slam event of the season. The most important action, however, took place before the matches even started, when U.S. [...]

Ray Rice will Cure all the Household Violence

ryrcI am having a real difficult time with this one. Should this be like religion and politics and considered off limits. First off domestic violence is getting a bit off the Richter scale. Let’s start with the definition. It now includes physical and emotional damage. Is there [...]

On Hobbes and the Leviathan who devours men

ObmHbslvthnIt is not wisdom but authority that makes law.

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.

~ Hobbes

 

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The Magical Land of Progressitopia

dtrt2There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there were those who saw the world as they oh-so-very-much [...]

Ask Not About Republicans

dmcrtslftA dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a political opponent offering constructive advice in the first place, but even if it is sincere, it would just be suggestions [...]






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