Is this the most pivotal presidential election of your life?

A friend asked this question of me today.  It brought to memory all the radio and television talk show hosts who proclaim each election cycle that "this election is the most important of your life time".  I suppose they aren't wrong.  Each new election brings new rippling consequences, all of which … [Read more...]

What does Ferguson tell us about resisting the government?

This is an older post about whether or not we, as a free people, should ever allow ourselves to completely submissive to the government.  While I wholly disagree with the reasons the people used to justify the unrest that had played out in Ferguson, Missouri over the last couple weeks, it's plainly … [Read more...]

Pro-illegal immigration hypocrisy

Many on the political left, who support the influx of illegals across our southern border, often deride those who oppose an open door immigration policy as simply being racist nativists.  They point out what, to them, looks to be an inconsistency: remember when the white European illegal immigrants … [Read more...]

Voter remorse: poll finds more voters think Romney would have been better

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Quinnipiac University has published a poll finding that a majority of voters believe Mitt Romney would be doing a better job as president than President Barack Obama. America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 … [Read more...]

Oops! After voter ID law passed, minority turnout increased

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Many on the political left decry the attempted implementation of voter ID laws requiring voters to produce photo identification when they vote.  These laws are an attempt to reduce the number of minority voters, since so many minorities either don't have, or would have difficulty obtaining a valid … [Read more...]

Patent revocation for Washington Redskins strictly a political witch hunt

The recent -- and I do mean recent -- offense taken by the team name of the Washington Redskins has resulted in the revocation of their patent trademark by the US Parent Office.  This move came only after the political left began to become offended, in an election year, and had been lobbying the … [Read more...]

Proposed public drinking ban… is racist

A Columbia city Councilwoman is being criticized for proposing a drinking ban in a local park because the park is located in a predominantly black neighborhood. (Columbia Tribune) -- Citing a desire to improve public health and make Columbia parks more family friendly, First Ward Councilwoman Ginny … [Read more...]

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. law enacting buffer zones at abortion clinics

Earlier this week the Supreme Court unanimously -- yes, unanimously -- ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting discussions with, and handing out leaflets to people entering or exiting abortion clinics within 35 feet, even if public property encroaches closer than that, as unconstitutional.  For … [Read more...]

Taxpayer funded sex-changes

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that denials of sex change operations will not be automatic.  Now they'll be taken on a case by case basis.  There's no way the social and medical acceptance of how to treat transgenderism is based on anything other than public pressure from … [Read more...]

Climate change alarmists slowly being exposed as the Harold Campings of science

To my recollection, none of the doomsday claims of climate activists have come to pass.  Whether it comes from former vice president and multi-multi-multi millionaire (fortune made from climate activism) Al Gore, or top-in-their-field climate scientists who make predictions of dire circumstances due … [Read more...]

Failed Oklahoma execution means what exactly?

By now most have heard about the murderer who was supposed to be executed but instead died from a heart attack in the execution chamber.  Some are calling for an end of the "barbaric" practice of capital punishment.  But is this a good reason? Agreed, this particular incident should have … [Read more...]

Shocker: Governments meddled in UN’s IPCC report

Harvard professor Robert Stavins revealed that the world's main countries insisted on changes to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's annual report.  These changes weren't exactly based on science, Stavins' claims, they were political. (Daily Mail) -- A top US academic has … [Read more...]

Georgia’s new gun allowances, what could go wrong? Nothing, actually

Georgia's governor just signed into law a bill which broadens the areas in which legal gun owners may carry their firearms, including some schools, bars, and churches. This leaves many on the political left snarkily asking, "what could possibly go wrong?" This attitude belies their misunderstanding … [Read more...]

Supreme Court upholds colorblind admission standards

Yesterday the Justices of the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment to prohibit universities to consider race as a qualifying factor in their admission process.  The decision solidifies a principle that the political left champions yet never supports.  They always seem to oppose … [Read more...]

Would Progressives still defend welfare if they had to pay recipients directly?

A recent report shows that 86 million private sector workers are helping sustain 148 million Americans who draw from the system through social programs. (CNS News) -- In 2012, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 103,087,000 people worked full-time, year-round in the United States. "A … [Read more...]

I hope you didn’t forget to file your taxes…and deduct your abortion

Apparently the federal government deems pregnancy to be an illness or disease.  According to the IRS, expenses incurred for a legal abortion are tax deductible. From Publication 502: What Are Medical Expenses? Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention … [Read more...]

Gun deaths in America by the numbers

Seemingly every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news we are confronted with the tragedies of gun violence.  People use incidents in the news to further whatever their agenda may be.  The Political Left uses the news in an attempt to restrict the liberties of Americans to obtain, … [Read more...]

Funding schools doesn’t help students learn

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What could possibly account for the disparity between the United States' spending more than any other country when it comes to education, and the lack of increased performance?  If you listen to our politicians, it’s because we are not spending enough on our country's "most valuable resource". A … [Read more...]

Navigating the news

White people are white, and that's racist A speaker at an event railed against white people claiming that being white brings inherent racism. (Maciver Institute) – The city of Madison hosted the 15th annual national White Privilege Conference last week at the Monona Terrace to discuss issues of … [Read more...]

Massive amounts of (non-existent) voter fraud uncovered in NC for 2012 election

An "Interstate Crosscheck" has uncovered more than 36,000 instances of voter fraud in the state of North Carolina.  The compact is between 28 states to check their voter registration roles against one another. (WRAL) — State lawmakers last year mandated the State Board of Elections to enter into an … [Read more...]