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July 25, 2013

Our Most Under-rated President: A Birthday Tribute

Filed under: History - 25 Jul 2013

One of my favorite July 4th traditions is penning a birthday tribute to Calvin Coolidge. I typically start with a biographical sketch, continue with some of Silent Cal’s wittiest and most insightful quotations and conclude …

July 2, 2013

In Praise of Extremism

The most annoying cliche in American politics has to be that Republicans are (cue the fright music) too extreme. Former Senator Bob Dole, who is so moderate and conciliatory that his two national campaigns (1976 …

May 25, 2013

Sarah Palin’s Unheeded Example for the GOP

A Tea Party based ‘Draft Sarah’ movement has sprung up in recent months, leading to speculation that the former governor may challenge first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Begich for the US Senate in 2014. Palin trails …

April 25, 2013

Ann Coulter — My Former BFF

Tuesday the 9th was kind of a sad day for me. Someone that I had always admired let me down. I should have seen this coming.

According to The Huffington Post, Ann Coulter appeared on …

March 18, 2013

First Ladies: Frivolity, Fact and Why They Matter

Filed under: Politics In General - 18 Mar 2013

Columnist Kathleen Parker recently profiled Michelle Obama’s ascension to pop star status. The first lady is everywhere — dancing with Jimmy Fallon, gracing the patrons of swanky restaurants with her appearance and, most …

February 23, 2013

The Unemployed, Volunteerism, and Freedom

Filed under: Economics - 23 Feb 2013

The Great Recession has produced one thin silver lining for some of the nation’s unemployed: the opportunity to serve others. Along with polishing your resume and networking, most job search experts advise volunteer …

January 15, 2013

The Left’s Target of the Week

We could make this a regular feature. Just recently we profiled Papa John’s Pizza, whose founder and CEO remarked that Obama-care might force franchises to cut employee hours. They, of course, have been enduring …

December 30, 2012

Villain of the Week

Filed under: Economics,Politically Incorrect Reality - 30 Dec 2012

The Hall of Fame includes Big Oil, Big Pharmaceuticals, big, sugary soft drinks, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Nabisco (makers of the artery-clogging Oreos), Hostess and far too many other institutions and products to name here. …

November 30, 2012

Did Rush Limbaugh Cause a Suicide?

Filed under: In The News - 30 Nov 2012

According to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, no, not directly, but Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, etc. polluted the rhetorical waters in which Henry Hamilton swam.

Hamilton, 64, of Key West, FL, was found dead two days …

November 15, 2012

November 6: The Dark Night of the Soul

For how low we have sunk culturally, consider that the administrations of FDR, JFK, Johnson and even Clinton at least aspired to bigger things: national greatness, establishing a Peace Corps and other public service …

November 2, 2012

Is Class Warfare Running Out of Steam?

Forget the poll numbers — discerning voters can gauge the direction of a campaign just by watching the candidates. Which of the two is steady and focused? Who is defensive, uninspiring and but a shadow of his former, winning self? …

October 20, 2012

A Memo to Joe Biden From the Middle Class

I guess I qualify. Though a two-story house in the suburbs has eluded me, I am by no means impoverished. But therein lies my point — I do not know where I rank economically, at least not down to the …

September 9, 2012

The Lesson of Black Conservatives

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 09 Sep 2012

The travails of black conservatives are not new to most observers. While Condoleezza Rice garnered raves, even from the likes of MSNBC, for her rousing GOP Convention speech, she has been the subject of racially …

August 1, 2012

A Libertarian Case for Social Conservatism

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism - 01 Aug 2012

So little space for such a deep, wide premise. Nonetheless, given America’s descent into European-style socialism, even a cursory consideration of the disease (as opposed to the symptoms, which garner all the attention) …

June 30, 2012

Defy History This July 4 — Honor Calvin Coolidge

Filed under: History - 30 Jun 2012

This July 4 continues the budding tradition of honoring the sole American president born on Independence Day. But to truly understand Calvin Coolidge (born 1872), who served from 1923-29, requires ditching the edicts of …

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