The simple truth that has never been fully appreciated by either side in the contentious debate over marriage is that the entire case against traditional marriage has always rested upon a single line of argument. This line of argument is sometimes referred to as “the […]
Bewildered in recent years by all the vitriolic hatred directed toward the U.S. from foreigners? Turns out it’s not all real. The propaganda machine of the Kremlin during Russia’s communist era, known as Pravda, has reinvented itself and is making a resurgence, this […]
I have written that philosophy is at risk of rendering itself an extravagant academic indulgence. By that I mean it risks becoming so obscure as to be of no relevance to our everyday actions and behavior.
On the philosophy of science, the physicist Steven Weinberg went so far as to say this: “… I found […]
A C-Span tweeter mentioned being suspicious of anything starting with words like Patriot and NSA and I agree. Activists and politicians intent on running our lives have long found it effective to cloak their schemes in patriotic vitriol in order to influence opinions and discredit anyone who disagrees […]
Remember this woman?
“Everybody in Cleveland low minority got ObamaPhone. Keep (Barack) Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone, he’s going to do more.” (Sic)
“You sign up if you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got no income, disability….” […]
I often ask myself, when are the American people going to wake up? Seriously. It’s getting very frustrating dealing with people who not understand the basic concept of Freedom.
Of course there is the school of thought that you have the freedom to give up your freedom. […]
Since Nixon’s Watergate era in the 70s, public trust in our Federal government has been below 50%, more than 40 years of a government most Americans do not like or trust. Only once since, in the fall of 2001, post 911, when G.W. Bush stood in the ashes […]
The upcoming 2016 presidential election is a very big deal. As the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky sums it up — in all its passionate intensity — in Hillary and Liberals: Here’s the Deal.
We haven’t had a liberal Supreme Court majority in this country in 35 years. […]
Flying under the free trade flag, many in DC are pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fast-track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
U.S. President Barack Obama Defends Trans-Pacific Partnership
Speaker John Boehner: More Trade = More American Jobs
(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell Urges Cooperation on […]
American Sniper is a great book. It explains how a war should be fought and what a real hero looks like. It is easy. Obama is not a hero. He has never put his life on the line and he never will. And the art of fighting a […]
Knowledge is power. How we use this strength determines whether we are here to divide or uplift. Adams chose the latter and Jindal is realizing his promise for America. Adams was probably one of the best diplomatic minds and retail politicians of his day. This was started from […]
Dr. Ben Carson with John Hawkins of Right Wing News
Last week, I was pleased to get an opportunity to interview Dr. Ben Carson in Myrtle Beach, SC. What follows is a slightly edited transcript of our conversation.
Now I wasn’t going to […]
There is an urban legend that there is a looming Bourbon Supply Crisis. (Heaven Forfend!) Meanwhile, American Pharoah, as expected, won the Kentucky Derby. Both circumstances contain a homey lesson about the Federal Reserve System’s conduct of monetary policy.
Let’s start with bourbon. According to a recent article […]
Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti.
These two ‘symbolic’ and substantive developments represent […]
Western Civilization (and its non-western imitators) have achieved something unique. The accomplishment is that, for the first time in the record written by mankind, it liberated its peoples from hunger, maladies, suffering and ignorance. Thus, it achieved a decent material existence for all. These achievements enabled the […]
David L. Hunter’s column “What’s in a name? A future president?” touched a raw nerve. It is one that first hit home when I was much younger and Jerry Brown, the son Edmund “Pat” Brown was elected governor of California largely on his ancestry. As Hunter points out, didn’t we fight a revolution to get […]
The U.S. Senate just approved a “fast track” to negotiate and vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, and some on the far left and far right aren’t happy about it. Their reasoning goes like this: As we open up our markets to other countries with […]
The abundance of major Republican candidates for president is not only affecting the dynamic of the race. It is challenging basic assumptions about how Americans will pick their president in the coming election cycles.
Currently, there are seven declared Republican candidates. Circling above the runway […]