Monthly Archives: February 2016

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Losing the Soft Republicans

I would describe my voting pattern as a soft Republican. For most of my life I have tolerated objectionable segments of the GOP. I have never felt comfortable with the evangelical movement and their ethnocentrism even after they shifted to…

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Reince Priebus Must Go!

Whatever the outcome of the Republican civil war some call a primary, Reince Priebus, the party chairman should be shown the door.  If Trump loses the damage is done, if he wins the damage will be greater.  I have been…

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Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist

The Oscars tonight, hosted by Chris Rock,  will be boycotted by some for racial reasons.  What institution is more left leaning than Hollywood? Perhaps that answer is MSNBC where one Melissa Harris Perry is accusing her employer of racial condescension…

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Doomed Forever to Be Free

“That the American Revolution and the American people –of all the world’s peoples the most materialistic and most vulgar and least disciplined- should have produced a governmental system adequate to check the very forces they unleashed; this was the miracle…

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We Are All Influenced by Philosophy

from my article in yesterday’s American Thinker, Donald Trump ushering in the third wave of Progressivism We are witnessing the third and final phase of American Progressivism, where the administrative state has stifled the economy, destroyed opportunities, and lost control of…

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A Policy of Impatience

from Victor Davis Hanson in National Review Online, The Costs of Abandoning Messy Wars Donald Trump has rightly reminded us during his campaign that Americans are sick and tired of costly overseas interventions. But what Trump forgets is that too…

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The Snake in The Garden

From The Sultan Knish, The Traditionalist Rebel The traditionalist rebel is the snake in the liberal Eden because he does not have faith in the noble motives of the bureaucratic activists who claim to be the gods of this Eden. He…

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Real Science

an excellent and thorough piece- What is “Science” from the blog The Arts Mechanical–  it is rich with references and worth reading all the links embedded in the article. That’s the  problem with corrupting science by using it to drive…

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Immortal Bad Ideas

from Don Boudreaux’s Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day 2/20/16 … is from pages 292-293 of Richard Vedder’s and Lowell Gallaway’s still-relevant and resonant 1993 book, Out of Work: One of the clichés that has emerged from the Keynesian episode is…

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The Unappeasable Left

from Peggy Noonan at the WSJ The Court, Like the Country, Needs Balance There is something increasingly unappeasable in the left. This is something conservatives and others have come to fear, that progressives now accept no limits. We can’t just have…

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How to Stifle Debate

Liberal Lawyer Who Clerked for Scalia Sings His Praise from Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media There was always a stark contrast between the cartoon-monster Scalia that garden-variety liberals portrayed and the way prominent liberals who actually worked with him felt.…

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Compromised Dignity on Scalia

from Reaction to Justice Scalia’s Death Reveals Pathologies of Social Media by Chelsea Samelson at Acculturated: Yes, some of the so-called “humanists” of the progressive left revealed the true nature of their humanity in all its dark, disturbing glory in…

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The Class War

from The American Conservative Rob Dreher writes  Trump: Fishtown’s Champion Against Belmont: The Davos elites of the Democrat and Republican parties didn’t get the teenage daughters of Fishtown pregnant, or didn’t get the Fishtown sons busted for possession or fired from his…

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Blocking Real Progress

from Mona Charen at National Review Online, Republican Self Sabotage: For the past several years, leading voices of what Matt Lewis has called “con$ervative” media, along with groups like Heritage Action, and politicians such as Senator Ted Cruz, have ceaselessly…

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Rebuilding Instituions

from Sanders and Trump Have Risen from the Wreckage of a Broken Culture by David French at National Review But it’s impossible in one generation to either replace or match liberal-dominated institutions that have existed, in some instances, since before…

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Bernie and Donald

What I enjoy most about the Bernie Sanders campaign is how is has forced the Democrats to face their leftward tilt.  That the leader of the party, Ms. Schultz, and Ms. Clinton are either unable or unwilling to articulate the…

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How Democracy is Supposed to Work

from Jonah Goldberg at National Review, The Bogeymen of the ‘Billionaire Class’: And yet, to listen to countless pundits and politicians, we live in an oligarchy now. Clinton, who benefits from no fewer than five super PACs, thinks the Citizens United…

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Judicial Supervision of Democracy

from George Will at National Review, A Jurist of Colossal Consequence: Democracy’s drama derives from the tension between the natural rights of individuals and the constructed right of the majority to have its way. Natural rights are affirmed by the…

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Nine Unelected Lawyers

from the WSJ Justice Scalia Writes: “The virtue of a democratic system with a First Amendment is that it readily enables the people, over time, to be persuaded that what they took for granted is not so, and to change…

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