John Ruskin: The Lamp of Truth

The Seven Lamps of ArchitectureIn 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 […]

The Conservative Versus the Universe

scifiAs 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. […]

The Real White Privilege and My Radio Race War

abrhmlnclnIf 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 Should Know Better!

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 […]

Video: Why Net Neutrality is a Terrible Idea

ntntrlty3We 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 […]

Duly Noted - Paradise as a Peril.

Duly Noted

How our favored myths can bring self-destruction.

This will only state the obvious, which we are inclined to overlook. We search for enlightenment by looking far from where we happen to be. Thereby we can miss what is in front of us.

The road from […]

Santa and SOTU: What Difference Does Obama Really Make!

Barack ObamaObama’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 […]

Exclusive Interview With Rand Paul, “Human Capitalist”

Ralph-RandRand 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 […]

Interview about A ‘Final Theory’ of God with Ed Berliner – Midpoint, Newsmax

I wA Final Theory of Godas 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, […]

American Dreams – Marco Rubio Gets it – Almost

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Several years ago I was privileged to review Senator Rubio’s first book, An American Son. It was, while tedious at times, an excellent and inspiring chronicle of an immigrant family achieving the American Dream. I came away from it liking Senator Rubio a lot, but […]

The Obamacare antidote: Your Personal Affordable Care Act by Vik Khanna; Book excerpt 5

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The Affordable Care Act is a lie Author’s Note:

I am deeply grateful to Rachel Alexander and Steve Laib of The Intellectual Conservative for their willingness to carry this series of excerpts from my new e-book, […]

The Witch-hunt Against Bob McDonnell

In recent years, conservative politicians have found themselves prosecuted not for the types of crimes elected officials committed in the past like theft, bribery and nepotism, but instead for nebulous sounding activity, the kind where it is difficult to understand why exactly something was wrong. It has proven easy for Democrat prosecutors to convict each […]

Left-wing Site Lies About Pat Robertson Lying

Pat RobertsonAddicting Info, a left-wing news site, claimed this week that a lady who couldn’t pay her 700 Club yearly dues asked Pat Robertson for his advice and he suggested that she take out a second mortgage to cover their club expenses. Labeling him a “lying Charlatan […]

Winners, Losers, And Unequal Pay: Lessons From The Superbowl For A Troubled Labor Market

Seattle SeahawksAre you ready for some football?

Super Bowl Sunday is a day for fun, food and friends – and a good time to enjoy friendly rivalries as fellow Americans, rather than seeing one-another through “liberal” and “conservative” lenses.

But as you enjoy the football game, consider […]

Protecting New York from Fracking, Earthquakes … and Godzilla?

EARTHQUAKES CA LOS ANGELESNew York a few weeks ago took steps to protect the citizens of the Empire State from a potential calamity threatening its citizens: earthquakes. Governor Cuomo signed a fracking moratorium based in part due to that process being officially declared a seismic precursor. Putting […]

Monetary Politics: The Biggest Money Player In Politics Is The Fed

fdrlrsrvWashington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere campaign finance. Recently there was a breakthrough in bringing the money policy issue out of the shadows and to center stage … where it belongs.

The real […]

The Northeast Nanny-staters Who are and the Blizzard that Never Was

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Cuomo Gathers With Supporters On Election NightCall it the Blizzard of Oz. The “Snowstorm of the Century” Monday was supposed to be historic.

All we got was histrionics.

It turned out that the real blustery wind was hot air — and the worst […]

Crony Socialism: Candy Crush Edition

hersheysHershey’s – the Candy Man – is a BIG business. Its May 2014 market cap was $23.26 billion.

And Hershey’s is very generous with government. Through the second quarter of last year, it had spent $8,332,000 on lobbying and $845,534 on candidates and elected […]

Prisoners of Fear

The Train to Crystal CityIt’s not new to note that some of the greatest misery to occur during war is generally visited upon civilians. Those caught in the path of the maelstrom suffer and die much like soldiers, but with no glory. Names are lost and only […]

Why Are Some Washington State Republicans Acting As If They Were Democrats?

ovrgultnThe GOP recently gained some ground in the Washington State Legislature but those gains won’t last if some members keep siding against energy independence and consumer choice.

House Bill 1097 needlessly increases regulation for rooftop solar. A sure fire way to prevent industry from entering the […]

70 Years Later … Will We Let History Be Repeated?

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This week marked the 70th anniversary of the allied liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. We like to think that society has moved on; that the Holocaust was an atrocity of the past, one that could never be repeated in today’s society. Unfortunately, those […]

My Problem with Sarah Palin

srhplnmccnWith Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are […]

Tom Brady as a Republican: You are Guilty in Deflategate! Cancel the Pro Bowl!

shwksptrts2Tom Brady and Belichick are Republicans. And in the liberal media you are guilty until you admit what you did wrong. And it is funny to see Belichick come out and try to explain what might have happened. Look at Holder, if you make up any excuse […]

The Politically Correct Armed Insurgency JV Team

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On Wednesday January 28th, and Thursday January 29th, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz referred to the Taliban, the enemy we have been fighting for 14 years, and the same group that helped Al Qaeda bring down the twin towers, as an “armed insurgency”. This […]

Treason: Obama Aids the Enemy

bwbrgdlWell, that didn’t take long. This summer after Barack Obama inexplicably (and illegally) freed five of the Taliban’s most deadly terrorists in exchange for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, I asked a burning question – a question that remains unanswered: “What will it take for our spineless U.S. […]








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