The United States military and law enforcement scientists are investigating reports that the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are using a chemical weapon against the Iraqi military, according to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday. The ISIS fighters are allegedly using […]
A misleading assertion regarding the Ebola virus was published recently in an online essay at Scientific American.
“[T]he [Ebola] virus would have to develop attachments that would allow it to easily attach receptors in the upper respiratory pathway—something that neither it (nor any of its viral […]
When George Gilder, arguably the smartest man in the world, says, as he said to me over dinner recently in Washington, DC, that Peter Thiel is the smartest man in the world… pay attention.
Fortune calls Thiel “perhaps America’s leading public intellectual today.” (Not all agree […]
I used to bet football games, and play occasional hands of cards (I’m mostly retired). I did so mostly online – via a company based in Costa Rica.
Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in […]
Well Obama has switched to climate change. One day global warming, the next climate change. And Leonardo DiCaprio may be just a guy, but he is right, he is not an expert in climate change. And he may not be an expert in anything except kissing up […]
All recent polling data confirms that over 70% of the people believe that Obama and Democrats are leading the nation in the wrong direction, many of them believing that they are leading the country right off a cliff.
So, defeating Obama’s Democrats should be a walk in […]
Obama has been lying to the folks for a long time. And his supporters were not too keen on Obamanomics. You would have to be real dumb to believe that Obama could turn the economy around in 6 years with his liberal policies. Obama’s friends keep getting […]
Washington state’s I-594 has massive money pouring into it, because it’s apparently the only gun-control measure on the ballot this fall anywhere across the country. There are actually two dueling gun measures in the state. The first one, I-594, the Washington Universal Background Checks for Gun […]
Most political eyes now are turned to whether the Republicans will take, or the Democrats hold, a Senate majority. Meanwhile what may be a comparably important election will be conducted, probably next month, mostly out of the public eye.
This is the race between Rep. […]
Government is an organism just like any other. Just like any other, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second is self-expansion.
Government expansion requires money. Government doesn’t earn any of its own – it must take ours. Hence – taxes. Since governments’ desire to grow […]
Reza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining the systematic and large-scale violence done by Muslims almost every single day in at least […]
There is a growing sense in the country that America is in decline. It is not a slow, prolonged deterioration stemming from some inherent defect, but rather a sudden precipitous fall, pointing to a failure in leadership. In fact, a solid majority of Americans now question this […]
Uber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial?
Let’s be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best described as the emerging “freelance services industries.” The service providers you find through these websites are most […]
It was back about 15 or 20 years ago, more or less, that Devvy Kidd was making headlines along with one Joe Banister in challenging the federal income tax. The matter interested me because I was practicing income tax law, and would have liked nothing better […]
The following excerpt is from a recent book about the Ebola virus and what people should know about it. It is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats
Ebola outbreaks are believed to start through a natural reservoir, such as a fruit bat. Other […]
by Robert Franklin, Esq
In one of my blog posts on Measure 6, the North Dakota initiative that would establish a presumption of equal parenting in the state, I pointed out that any monetary support given to the opposition (or proponents) by the State Bar […]
Whether you seek its definition as an adjective or noun, you will find in any reputable dictionary two identifying components of the term evil: morally reprehensible and causing immense harm. The problem is that the first component and, to a lesser extent, the second are both relative terms. Whether an action is morally reprehensible depends […]
Article by Frank Jardim . Photos by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
With the upcoming cinematic release of FURY tomorrow, October 17, the war movie genre finally has a realistic, historically accurate, film focusing on tank crews and armored combat in World War II. It comes […]
Since the Obama administration was voted into power, twice, his declared focus has been on the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, health care (Obamacare). The results?
After pushing through a one trillion dollar spending bill, the economy has been flatlined for half a decade with […]
The fictitious diary of a well-meaning chap.
Humor bridges the gap between reality and tragedy. In doing so, it demonstrates our ability to be amused, no matter what. This pseudo-journal is translated from the Hungarian. Some inferences had to be sacrificed because of the uniqueness […]
Obama’s efforts to accommodate illegal immigrants have invited a torrent of illegal-immigrant youth to stream north to the U.S. border. A much quieter revolution has taken place inside the Pentagon. The president and his administration now will begin placing teenage illegal immigrants in America’s military and under […]
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in the fight of his political life. He’s survived an onslaught of attacks from Democrats and their left wing friends in the media. And he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for putting Wisconsin’s economic house in order.
But as his […]