I sat down to write a story about a little gun club in Washington state that is under assault. The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is a wonderful Washington institution that provides a great service to the shooting community in and around Kitsap County since 1926. I wanted to weave a story telling of the […]
Thomas Jefferson, oft described affectionately nearby his home atop the mountain top in Charlottesville, Virginia as “The Sage of Monticello”, penned in his letter to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy […]
I was just about to write a column about Donald Trump being the only potential Republican candidate I knew of to forcefully come out against fast-track, and then I read this article. Carly Fiorina has now come out against it, as has Mike Huckabee. Fiorina and Huckabee are already declared candidates and Trump seems nearly […]
The BLS “Official” U-3 unemployment rate for March 2015 is 5.5%. The U-6 unemployment rate is 11%. However, Shadow Government Statistics says the unemployment rate is about 23%. So, which rate is correct? The answer is, “They all are, it depends upon your perspective.” If you […]
A specter, to paraphrase the opening line of The Communist Manifesto, is haunting America. That specter is the economics profession itself.
Economics has become immersed in arcane modeling. Modeling does not really […]
Over the past week, I have watched with amazement, wonderment, awe, and shock as the funeral of one rather dubious Mr. Gray resulted in the riots, burning, and pillaging of Baltimore, MD.
I was in greater amazement, wonderment, awe, and shock by the statements of that great American […]
At a time when South Carolina lawmakers are having trouble getting bills passed, they have an opportunity to prevent tax hikes, unleash the potential of solar power and make those on both sides of the aisle happy.
In 2014 the South Carolina General Assembly passed landmark […]
The United States was founded on the principle of Divine human rights which are endowed to all individuals equally by their Creator.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that […]
Government is terrible at…well, pretty much everything. The examples are legion – and myriad.
In large part because government doing anything violates the Wallet Rule.
You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You then go out the following Friday night with my wallet. […]
French Mahal Volunteers fighting in the Negev, 1948
My book The Left is Seldom Right (New English Review Press, 2011) provoked numerous letters to me from former Leftists who praised it and did not avoid confronting the reality that Nazi Germany and the USSR were close allies for […]
Much to their detriment, Americans like to ignore the rest of the world. Accordingly, they do not appreciate reminders that, like it or not, the rest of the world is out there. Worse, some of its “leading leaders” have rabies and “bite.” Aware of the provocation, […]
Orv Burns is pictured left next to a patchwork quilt his late dear wife Joyce made for him composed of of military emblems. Orv and George Strong, right, were regular attendees of Charleston Baptist Church in Bremerton, Washington, until they passed away. Orv […]
A British Sherman Firefly pictured in 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. Once the Americans replaced the Stuart light tanks with the Sherman series of medium tanks, the Allies started making headway against the German Panzers.
LATEST U.S. GDP FIGURES DISAPPOINT EVEN MOST PESSIMISTIC ECONOMISTS – APOCALYPSE NOW?
Oh boy! Call me a Bad News Bear; but I see big trouble ahead for the American economy, […]
Rosa Parks (1913-2005), who was credited as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement when she was […]
American Gothic (1922), by Grant Wood.
The American Dream, once an endless stream of possibilities, is today guaranteed only to those born of primogeniture and entail. For the industrious, this will never kill the moral resolve due diligence employs as […]
“The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.” — Edmund Burke (1729-97), A Vindication of Natural Society: or, a View of the Miseries and Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of […]