150 Years Later: Lincoln and the End of the Civil War

cvlwrmvI had the opportunity recently to watch again the magnificent documentary on the Civil War produced by Ken Burns (hard to believe) more than a generation ago.

The series captures with power and clarity the contradictions of a war that was utterly brutal, and yet somehow civil; fought […]

Bill Nye on Muslim Terrorism: Jews Need to Get to Know Their Neighbors Better

jwslmbsIt was a solution right up there with “Let them eat cake.” Addressing the issue of Jews fleeing Europe due to increasing Islamic terrorism and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for them to seek safety in Israel, Bill Nye “the Science Guy” had an interesting solution: “Get to […]

The Greeks, Xerxes and the Terrorism of Today

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The ancient Greeks were faced with terrorism and slavery from the Persian king Xerxes. Edith Hamilton in her book, The Greek Way (W.W.Norton, N.Y. 1930) explains what they did, how they did it and why it was successful. Revisiting what the ancient Greeks did should renew […]

Taxation Brought to you by ObamaCare. Capitalism or Socialism?

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Taxation brought to you by ObamaCare. Capitalism or Socialism?

It has been a while since we devoted a full page to ObamaCare. I do love the fact that it is called ObamaCare. Some would call it a legacy for the communist, but it feels more […]

Duly Noted - Justice and Common Sense

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For long, a plea for the recognition of a Kurdish entity has been in “Duly Noted’s” pipeline. The Kurd’s impressive valor and the injustices meted out to them to create “stable conditions” constitute a moral imperative to present this piece.

It is tempting to plead […]

'Cap and Trade' Is Alive and Well - Despite Having Never Passed Congress

cpntrdRemember “Cap and Trade?” The anti-market allegedly “market-based” “solution” to man-faked global warming climate change?

A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted.

The limit or cap is allocated and/or sold […]

Newly Released Book Provides the Framework to End the Scourge of Islamic Jihad

The New TerrorismDuring the recent Summit on Violent Extremism held in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said that the U.S. battle against “violent extremism” doesn’t mean it’s a war on the Islamic world and using the words Muslim or Islamic offer the very terrorist group we are […]

How Government has become an Instrument to Legalize Sin

Now there are those who will scoff at the very mention of the word sin. But scoffing at sin is the same thing as scoffing at crime.

That is because crime is simply a human interpretation of sin. Crime has its origin in sin.

Judicial systems are an expression of our subconscious knowledge of right […]

Why Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address the US Congress on Iran Was Proper

For the last several weeks the American and the Israeli national press, as well as the American Jewish press have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama has indicated […]

The Academy Awards 2015; or How to Waste Four Hours on a Sunday Evening

ptrcarqtI tried to watch the Academy Awards with my wife on Sunday night, February 22nd,but I could not get through the entire event. It has been several years since I watched an entire Academy Awards presentation and I now know why.

The organization behind this self-congratulatory left wing […]

AFA’S Anti-Christian Bigotry Map

antchrstnbgtrympIn 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.”

Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater […]

Bitcoin, Bit-by-Bit, Pitches Silicon Valley Against Washington As Our True Capital

btcnWashington, DC, is the capital of the United States. Yet Silicon Valley is the true capital of the America of the present and the future. Silicon Valley and its satellites gave us personal computers, web browsing, email, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, iPhones, iPads, and other […]

Who Wins With Obama’s Net Neutrality?

ntntrlty3The Barack Obama Administration’s Thursday Internet uber-power grab is awful for just about every American. It will lead to dramatically more expensive Web access – because of both raised service costs and huge new taxes.

And we will see a spiraling, regressive devolution of speed. It […]

CPAC’s Curiously Skewed Poll and Other Oddities

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP

I attended the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend, and as usual, it ended with a much hyped but slanted presidential straw poll. Alternative conservative Rand Paul came in first place, followed by Scott Walker, then […]

The Last American President

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It is a historical reality that successful societies, nations and the like eventually reach a point of maturity, and then proceed to transition into something else, burn out, or become the victims of conquest. It is this premise that lies behind Richard Engle’s new book, The Last […]

PHOTOS: IC Visits CPAC 2015

I made plenty of my male friends jealous meeting pundit Michelle Fields.

I made plenty of my male friends jealous meeting pundit Michelle Fields. My cousin thinks we’re related. Not sure how I feel about that, since she’s rather good looking!

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UPDATE to A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part IV): Science in Genesis – Day Three

I had barely submitted this article for publication when I was made aware of an article that claims researchers at MIT had proved that atoms naturally produce life.

The article claims that the “new theory … proposes that when a group of atoms is exposed for a long time to a source of energy, it […]

Tribute to an American Catholic Hero

Iwo-Jima-3cThis past Monday marked the 70th anniversary of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, the most famous photograph in U.S. military history and one of the greatest photographs of all time. As is generally known, it was taken by Joseph Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer, on February […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part IV): Science in Genesis – Day Three

By the end of Day Two, the material in the universe had not changed from the beginning of Day Two. The universe was still composed of hydrogen, helium and traces of beryllium and lithium. And there were photons of light.

The only thing that had changed was the concentration of the material in certain places […]

Two Distinct Electorates

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Interest in the 2016 presidential election contest is heating up. It is an arguably unfortunate aspect of the US national political scene that no more than midway through a presidential term, the nation might be paying as much attention to whom the next occupant of the […]

School Choice Metamorphoses From Vouchers to Savings Accounts

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Students at Benchmark Preschool and Elementary School in Phoenix

If you haven’t paid close attention to the school choice movement over the past 10 years, you might not realize how much it has changed. Due to lawsuits and other limitations, innovators have figured out that tuition […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part III): Science in Genesis – Day Two

The key to understanding the account of Day Two in Genesis is the word in verse 6 that has been translated as “the firmament.”

Again, for ease of reference, here is the full account of Day Two. References are to the King James Version.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst […]

The REAL State of the USA Today

obmbrgbrthrThe state of our nations’ disunity is epic. Our once great nation is in an accelerating death spiral and nobody seems to know who to blame or what to do about it, no matter how obvious the answers to those questions.

Unfortunately, most Americans have been carefully […]

Jeb Bush Makes A Grand Supply Side Entrance

jbbshThe Republican Party has an embarrassment of riches in good prospective presidential contenders for next year’s race. Thus Gov. Jeb Bush’s debut speech — on February 4th, in Detroit, the start of of his “Right To Rise” tour — took on heightened importance.

Presidential campaigns are about […]

Obama Shouldn’t Use Selective History to Minimize Current Atrocities

obmtlprmptrObama’s recent comments at a national prayer breakfast raised a host of critical eyebrows. The most offending comment from the president’s address was as follows..

“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and […]








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