July 10, 2020

Notorious gaslighter Thomas Friedman (who once claimed Christopher Columbus discovered that the world was round) recently argued in the pages of the New York Times that a debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden would be unfair. His reason? Tax returns. 

With riots, economic crisis, and coronavirus on Americans' minds, no reasonable person thinks t...

June 16, 2020

You might not know that this month is “Pride Month” given that Black Lives Matter protests have dominated headlines. Yesterday, however, the LGBTQ movement jumped back into the news when the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County, gifted their movement with yet another nation-wide policy victory. Like same-sex marriage, whic...

June 14, 2020

It's hard to believe it has been 5 years since "Hamilton" made box-office history exploring the life and times of Alexander Hamilton in a bold, fresh new way. Featuring a mostly-black cast singing mostly-black hiphop music, "Hamilton" became an instant success, launching to the top of the charts and generating enough revenue to become the 7th-highe...

June 9, 2020

Perhaps we've been thinking about this police reform thing all wrong. In 1965, in response to racist abuses by State governments, the federal government (under the leadership of moral paragon Lyndon Johnson) removed the right of State governments to control their own electoral processes. Many Southerners argue that this was an unnecessary federal o...

May 30, 2020

When did Karens become more racist than Rednecks? Conventional wisdom used to insist that Americans who live in densely-populated cities were more sophisticated than those who live in rural areas. After all, cities tend to be more diverse, and city-dwellers typically vote Democratic. Surely this means they are less likely to hold "backwar...

May 27, 2020

I feel for the Hong Kong protesters. Hong Kongers are accustomed to Western freedom, and that freedom has shaped their souls. Their oppression by the Chinese Communist Party must feel like a foreign invasion, because, in many respects, it is.

Most conservative pundits share this feeling with me. In many cases, the feeling le...

December 24, 2019

Now is the time of year when a liberal church somewhere in America makes national headlines by displaying a nativity scene where baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are separated in cages designed to resemble ICE detention facilities. Mainstream media reliably tout the symbolic significance of the scene. The Los Angeles Times recently published a letter t...

October 23, 2019

Political pundits on Left and Right seem to agree that Trump's foreign policy decisions are "incomprehensible." Some have resorted to arm-chair psychoanalysis to try to explain Trump's actions. Others imagine that Trump's opinion is swayed by whatever powerful figure has spoken to him last. This confusion is not a Trump problem; it's a media p...

October 20, 2019

A leading manufacturer has just announced the release of a brand new cutting-edge costume that is sure to get people talking this Halloween season. The costume was designed to make the wearer resemble Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The package contents include:

- a wig of Trudeau's iconic hair

- a pair of stick-on eyebrows (be careful w...

October 19, 2019

Tasking public institutions with multiple objectives causes confusion. Take the Federal Reserve, for instance. Politicians treat it as having a dual mandate: to curb both inflation and unemployment. The following passage is from the Federal Reserve website:

As the website admits, the goals of low unemployment and manageable inflation often...

May 18, 2019

The following is satire.

Pro-Life conservatives have finally decided how to respond to the uncomfortable remarks of disgraced governor Ralph Northam and the off-putting policies of pro-abortion Democrats in Virginia and New York. The answer was obvious: enact opposing policies that are equally off-putting and force conservative governors into positi...

April 29, 2019

The Democratic Primary season is not yet under way and the field of Democratic candidates is already enormous. Figuring out who will rise to the top can seem like an impossible task, at this point. However, if you pay close enough attention, you can read the tea leaves and see which way the political winds are blowing.

The first thing to realiz...

April 26, 2019

I will be unable to see Avengers: Endgame this opening weekend, but I’m not too upset about it. The Marvel movie franchise has been hit or miss, lately. Some films, like Avengers: Civil War, have been top-notch comedic action flicks. Others, especially those intended to fill particular demographic niches, have been second-rate. However, Endgame has...

April 25, 2019

Earlier this week, at a CNN Town Hall event, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opined that criminals serving prison sentences should have the right to vote from prison. Chris Cuomo who moderated the discussion, pointed out to Sanders that he was stepping on a political land-mine. But Sanders was undeterred. He responded by re-asserting his comp...

April 23, 2019

With the economy booming and unemployment low, the Democratic Party has decided to make "Climate Change" a central feature of its 2020 campaign. Environmental fear-mongering is reaching levels not seen in the United States since the late '90s and 2000s. During that time, failed presidential candidate Al Gore tried his hand at being a...

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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”

C. S. Lewis

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