Memorial Tribute

This piece has a bit of history. It was written during a time of soldiers being accused of horrific misdeeds. And it was personally approved by LtCol Oliver North. I was privileged to have dinner with Col. North several times in 2006 and 2007. An amazing and admirable man. [Edit: This didn’t auto-post, so it’s coming in late.] […]

Races

A commenter on Citizen Tom’s blog makes a point against “liberals.” In so doing, he enlisted Darwin as supporting their idea. His quote is below, followed by my response: […]

Plurality

One commenter was stumping for Trump, annoucing that he had the plurality. Donald Trump was able (with the eager help of leftist and statist and establishment media) to achieve the largest small share among 17 initial possibilities. Now that he is the only choice left, he’s very likely to get a majority,and sort of has it now, although there are problems. Trump is the presumptive nominee, but he is not yet the nominee. […]

Bureaucracies

I have had a bit of direct experience with bureaucracies. Years before this, working in a “mixed” machine shop (some of the workers were union, some — including me — were not), I had been exposed to union attitudes. If I worked hard and produced a large number of good quality aircraft parts, I was […]

Trumpish

Some say Constitutional Conservatives should not vote for Trump in the general election. (By all means, vote for Cruz in all the remaining primaries!)

Are we Trumpish? […]

Hate

Why do the Jihadists hate America? There are three broad schools of thought in the US on this topic:

Progressives insist that jihadists are only reacting to our provocations of them, from attacking their countries. Libertarians assert that it is cynical US manipulation of Middle Eastern governments, which they consider to be (or have been) […]

Abrogation

More from the conversation with “THE RIPENING WANDERER” on the “only a few” defense of Islam. He wrote: […]

Suspended

I had always considered it likely that Ted Cruz, like Ronald Reagan, would not be successful his first time out. He got so much closer than I originally expected, though I was always hoping he’d make it all the way. Indiana was the one door that remained locked to him. […]

Ikhwan

I was asked to address this question about the Muslim Brotherhood (“Ikhwan”) in another blog, and here’s the question and my reply: […]

Trump

Trump and the Establishment

Trump is being touted as an “anti-Establishment” guy, an outsider. This sounds good in principle; the Republican Establishment (and the fact they they act more Establishment than Republican) has been deeply disappointing. But the Establishment types have based their actions on careers of being bought by special interests. Trump’s career is […]

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