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.

Website: http://theshinbone.com/

June 19, 2011

Mattel Lacks Mettle: Another victim of liberal “dialogue”

In September of 2000, Republican congresswoman Helen Chenoweth-Hage of Idaho attended a public hearing about wildfires at the University of Montana. It was there that a young environmentalist stormed to the front of the lecture hall, shouted, “you are the …

June 3, 2011

Tying One On: “Green ribbon schools” defy sobriety

Our federal Department of Education has got a lot to worry about, if it chooses to do so. American students now rank only 48th in math and science, according to the latest survey by the World Economic Forum. History textbooks …

May 19, 2011

Petulance: Animal ethicists are just more liberal killjoys

“I am not an animal! I am a human being!”

That John Merrick, what a bigot. Didn’t he realize that by claiming superiority over other creatures, he was being speciesist? Too bad there weren’t any “animal ethicists” around in those days …

May 2, 2011

Totalitarianism For Tots: School lunches are just a start

Filed under: Education & Schools,Featured Conservative - 02 May 2011

The prohibition on bagged lunches at Chicago’s Little Village Academy elementary school was not the result of Michelle Obama’s culinary reign of terror, as was widely assumed when it was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. In reality, the ban …

April 18, 2011

HRC-ing Things: Making a mountain out of Hillary

Now that President Obama has formally announced his candidacy for reelection, speculation has begun swirling about a possible primary challenge from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite her having told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in no uncertain terms that she would …

March 31, 2011

Inexact Science: Liberals’ words reveal their ignorance

If there’s ever a time that liberals are more dishonest than when they claim to defend the Constitution, it’s when they pose as the embodiment of scientific integrity. Because they accuse their conservative opponents of “fearing science,” liberals presume the …

March 13, 2011

Karljacked: Rove’s attack against Palin is petty

If Karl Rove doesn’t think Sarah Palin would make a good presidential candidate, he could have made a reasonable case for his point of view, as could be made against any other potential candidate being considered. The criticism he offered …

February 23, 2011

MoveOn Ron: Time to stop humoring Rep. Paul

During the 2008 Republican presidential primary campaign, Texas congressman Ron Paul repeatedly blamed the 9-11 attacks on America’s foreign policy. So why do conservatives continue to tolerate him?

February 17, 2011

Gosnell’s Guardians: Philly killer had plenty of help

News accounts of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell have portrayed him as an isolated lunatic, who committed acts so heinous that nobody else in his profession could have dreamt they were happening. That’s an understandable perception, but is it true?

December 20, 2010

Label Me Conservative

The reason Democrats lost big in the recent mid-terms is labels. Yes, whenever the chattering classes start telling us that ideological labels impede constructive national dialogue, it usually means the liberal/progressive agenda is being soundly rejected again.

May 13, 2010

Donkey Schoen: Dems’ Nazi charge gives foes ammo

Lacking any rational explanation for their belief that illegal aliens should be treated as pseudo-citizens, Democrats have resorted to a shallow comparison between Arizona’s new immigration law and the Third Reich. The bill, signed by Republican governor Jan Brewer, empowers …

April 30, 2010

Freeload Riders: EU calls vacations a human right

“Give me a ski weekend in the Alps, or give me death!” If Patrick Henry has any descendants in modern-day Europe, they may be saying things like that. At least if they’re as daffy and presumptuous as Antonio Tajani, they …

April 19, 2010

Insidious Incorporation: No need to “extend” gun rights

In the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, the Supreme Court is expected to “incorporate” the Second Amendment, meaning it will take a provision from the U.S. Constitution, and apply it to the states. It does this, supposedly, by …

March 11, 2010

A Choice Example: In defense of killing children

A Port Charlotte, Florida deputy and a pair of bystanders are now being treated as heroes, for having stopped a woman from drowning her two children in a pond. Well, where do they get off?

February 24, 2010

Ain’t VAT A Shame: A tea party told-you-so on taxes

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Taxes & Taxation - 24 Feb 2010

During last spring’s tea party demonstrations, the liberal media ridiculed the participants for naming their events after history’s most famous tax revolt. Reporters wondered aloud whether those ill-informed red-state troglodytes understood that they were among the 95 percent of Americans …

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