Bureaucracies

Bureaucracy

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

TrumpClinton

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

Shariah

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) […]

Suspended

Cruz2016

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

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

TrumpClinton

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 […]

Brokered or Broken?

RepublicanConvention

On Citizen Tom’s blog, the idea of a brokered Republican convention came up. Many are talking about this, but it is not well understood. And for good reason; the rules are quite complex. So is the history… […]

Cruz Missiles 04: Eligibility

Molyneux_Cruz

Part of a series on the attacks on Ted Cruz by blogger Stefan Molyneux in the video “The Truth About Ted Cruz.” This one deals with the issue of Ted Cruz’s eligibility as a natural born citizen. […]

Cruz Missiles 02: Syrian Refugees

Molyneux_Cruz

Ted Cruz and Syrian Refugees Here is the video portion of interest, at about 16:50 in. You may wish to back up a couple of minutes and listen to his commentary as he develops the points on the screen: […]

Cruz Missiles 01: Immigration

Molyneux_Cruz

The blogger Stephen Molyneaux has decided to join the piling-on of attacks on Ted Cruz. He has assembled probably the most thorough collection of attacks yet, in a video that spans a full 1.5 hours with about three dozen screens full of alleged Cruz wrongdoings. He calls this video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” but… […]