It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assumed paradise. The participants put themselves in harm’s way and antagonize […]
I consider myself an across-the-board conservative but of the paleo sort, therefore I tend to disagree with mainstream conservatives on a few issues, most notably foreign policy. I say this to indicate that I am not a single issue voter. I have several issues that I prioritize in importance when evaluating a candidate. A discussion […]
Americans have a deep ambivalence about the role of First Lady.
In a 1992 segment of Nightline correspondent Jackie Judd observed,
Americans are most comfortable, for example, with first ladies who are gracious, stand […]
With respect to providing for upward mobility, the most important social mobility function a government can perform may be that of education. In an open society, education gives each citizen the opportunity to advance on his or her own merit. Income can sustain a person’s material life, […]
We just hobbled through another tax season. The excruciating excursion into the ridiculous thicket that is the roughly 75,000 page tax code.
All for the privilege of giving federal, state and local governments record amounts of our money.
A 2011 study said we then wasted […]
We have all heard complaints about the “do nothing congress” for the past several presidential administrations. Indeed, we frequently see that congressional approval numbers flirt with historically low positive rates. This has occurred whether the majority of congress has belonged to democrats or republicans.
The American […]
Net Neutralityremains an omni-directional terrible idea.
Here in the United States, Net Neutrality exponentially increases the government’s ability to tax the Internet. Starting with the 17.4% Universal Service Fund (USF) tax. Which goes up automatically every calendar quarter. And goes up each and every time three unelected Federal […]
The author feels more comfortable shooting at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club than anywhere else, due to its level of safety and expertise.
One sneaky new way gun-control activists are taking away gun rights is by forcing gun ranges to shut down. By using vague […]
Michelle Malkin said about what happened to Rachel Alexander:
“Make no mistake: This is just another nasty battle in the Left’s long war to marginalize, demonize, and criminalize conservative dissent. The selective protection of free speech is unconscionable. The freedom to blog is under assault on so […]
When I agree with someone on a political issue and I see him getting a bit carried away with his rhetoric, it’s easy to overlook, but when I disagree with someone on an issue, especially when we have essentially opposite opinions on a heated emotional issue, excesses of rhetoric really rub me the wrong way. […]
Republicans! To the barricades, mes enfants!
As The National Journal noted late last year, in an article entitled It’s Hard Out There For A Bay Area Conservative, “‘Conservatives in Northern California ‘have been beaten into submission,’ says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show […]
The stars of the Sound of Music were reunited in Hollywood at the end of March to celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone of the 1965 musical that has become an enduring classic. Kicking off the TCM Festival and featuring a screening at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood,. […]
DOWN BABY DOWN! — Panic On Wall Street — The Real Thing!
Yikes! In one week’s panic selling (we’re talking about you, DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ), Americans watched most of their […]
Larry Kudlow is a man whom I generally respect. He has a good handle on matters of business and economics and therefore deserves attention. But sometimes even the best of us goof up. That was the case in Kudlow’s recent column in which he challenged Hillary Clinton to, as he put it, “Return to a […]
Freedom is open to abuse by those that scorn the liberty of others. A British portal carries this title: “Extremists are setting up anti-British schools”. What does this tell us? The foes of liberty exploit the freedoms we grant. Thus, basic rights become instruments […]
This is an excerpt from John Harris’s new book, Climbing Backward Out of Caves, which makes a case for the rational basis of belief in a higher being.
Finally we have what is perhaps the twentieth century’s premier reason for denying God’s […]
Book Review: Patrick Wood’s
“Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation”
Modern America is saddled with many albatrosses weighing heavily upon the neck of her God given liberties coming from a variety of different directions – everything from the entitlement ethos to leftist political correctness, from a staggering debt […]
“It’s the economy, stupid!” The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a serious growth agenda. That gap — not demographics, nor electoral college math — is the GOP’s most serious deficiency in its […]
Over 230 years ago, a group of men had a dream. They dreamed of a nation of free people. A nation that existed solely to allow its citizens to live out their own dreams on their own terms with their own God given talent and grit.
We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations.
We have centuries of evidence to the contrary.
Government promises already made are unfathomably short […]