davidl on April 23rd, 2015

The presidential candidate from the previous century dusts off an old tactic from said century, from John Podhoretz: New York Post: The “vast right-wing conspiracy” is back. That was the phrase Hillary Clinton herself used to describe the villainous puppet masters behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal back in 1998. And now, her camp has decided […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2014

Let me preface this with a question: If a woman’s birth control of choice is to keep her clothes on, should the government be able to force her employer to buy her wardrobe? You see, there’s a logical inconsistency with the left’s arguments over the Hobby Lobby case. Now, granted, there usually *IS* logical problems […]

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davidl on November 17th, 2010

Newt boots it, or why Newt Gingrich should never again run for public office. Gingrich is the political version of Glenn Beck, a better than average mind sabotaged by the chronic problem talking before thinking.  Gingrich’s latest Beck moment, from David Brody, CBN News: President Obama has had an amazing career. He’s gone from State […]

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Gross Domestic Product, unemployment, consumer confidence, bond ratings — the state of a nation can be measured using a series of black and white numbers, and while these tell a large part of the story they leave out a great deal.  Every country has in a sense its own unique collective personality built from the attitudes of its people and their shared traditions and history.  The journey that this country has taken from its inception to its current greatness has been made possible not by good economic indicators, but by the traits we have carried with us along the way.  Through both high points and hard times we have been bolstered by a certain toughness, resolve and indeed a stubbornness that is uniquely American.  Regardless of generational ideological shifts it is the retaining of these traits that is paramount in securing our future.  Increasingly it is becoming less true that “tough times make for tough people” and more accurately put “tough times make for weak and dependent people.” The Left wing in this country is on the verge of answering The Greatest Generation with the creation of The Glass Jaw Generation, unable to take a punch and become stronger for it.  If this is allowed to occur, the final blow to the empire will have been dealt.  So as Paul McCartney wrote and Ringo Starr once sang, “Lend me your ears and I\’ll sing you a song, and I\’ll try not to sing out of key”.

While the following will not be out of key, it will certainly be at times ugly and displeasing.  Just as the fields of Philosophy and Psychology have as a main tenant self-introspection, any useful political theory must be crafted only after a look in the mirror.  Even the most […]

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