Author: Daniel Clark

Profile: Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.


March 5, 2012

Defense Vs. Dependency: “Safety net” isn’t so safe

Filed under: Featured Conservative,The Nanny State - 05 Mar 2012

During the 1990s, when liberal politicians raided our military budget in order to fund their favored domestic initiatives, they referred to it as reaping the “peace dividend.” Their argument was that with the Cold War over, much of the money …

February 22, 2012

Occupy Pipers: Where tolerating treason has led us

Is it okay to start questioning their patriotism yet?

On January 29th, Occupy Oakland demonstrators broke into City Hall and stole several American flags, two of which they have since set on fire. Other flag-burnings have been caught on camera at …

February 5, 2012

That’s Why We Have a Bill of Rights, Dr. Paul

Do state governments have the right to legalize murder? According to Ron Paul, they do.

January 19, 2012

Bubba Takes The Cake: At last, the Clinton Legacy

Former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier likes Bill Clinton, so there’s no reason he would have made up the story he told at the Katzen Center for the Arts, as cited by an article in Washingtonian magazine’s Capital Comment …

December 31, 2011

O’s Gun Show: Fast & Furious = Bowling for Columbine

At their 2004 national convention, the Democrats honored Michael Moore by seating him right next to former president Jimmy Carter. If that was outrageous, it was nothing compared to the fact that the next Democrat administration would conduct itself as …

December 4, 2011

We’ve Been Had: Reagan’s words have gone unheeded

In Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address, he described America by saying, “We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around.” Thirty years later, that doesn’t exactly ring true.

November 25, 2011

Sour Mash, Bitter Man: or, Hit the road, Jack Daniel’s

If you read the label on a bottle of Jack Daniel’s (not that one happens to be handy), you’ll see that it’s made in “Lynchburg (Pop. 361).” Perhaps this should be updated to say, “at least one of whom is …

November 2, 2011

The Second Man: Libs reveal their anti-truth bias

You can tell a liberal is trapped when he pulls out the trusty fill-in-the-blank evasion that White House press secretary Jay Carney used when discussing the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations: “One man’s mob is another man’s democracy.”

October 5, 2011

Orator Overrated: Ranking Obama’s worst speeches

Filed under: Featured Conservative,History - 05 Oct 2011

President Obama is renowned as a great orator, as he would be the first to tell you. According to Harry Reid’s 2009 book, The Good Fight, the Senate majority leader praised then-Senator Obama for giving a “phenomenal” speech, to which …

September 23, 2011

Label Them Liberal: No Labels, no honesty, no guts

You might remember a Peanuts strip in which scoutmaster Snoopy tries to teach his bird scouts a lesson in survival. “If I were lost in the woods, you know what I would do? I’d open this can of tennis balls,” …

August 28, 2011

State Of Inebriation: PA tries to hold its liquor

Eccentric Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky once tried to win his country’s presidency by promising cheap vodka, “at every corner, around the clock.” Despite the populist appeal of that platform, he was not elected. Perhaps he should have been running for …

August 15, 2011

Ella’s End Run: HHS decree makes you pay for abortion

Using one of the many powers ceded to her by the Democrats’ health care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declared that a broad range of “women’s preventive services” must be covered by insurers, without any deductible or …

August 3, 2011

Starve The Swarms: or be devoured by gov’t gluttony

Liberals often justify their disdain for our nation’s founding documents by saying that the men who wrote them could not have foreseen the way things are today. Our founders needed no foresight about bureaucratic tyranny, though, because they experienced it …

July 17, 2011

The “Reason” Excuse: FFRF practices political religion

If you’ve been reading the papers lately, you’re probably aware that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is becoming increasingly busy. The Wisconsin-based atheist organization has backed an unsuccessful attempt by one of its honorary board members, Michael Newdow, to remove …

June 30, 2011

Unmisrememberizing Dubya: GOP should reclaim GWB

Filed under: Featured Conservative,The Republicans - 30 Jun 2011

In a June 21st piece at National Review Online, Rich Lowry suggests that Republicans are becoming increasingly disdainful of former president George W. Bush. He’s probably right about that, and it’s a shame.

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