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 03: Deportations

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 deportation of illegal immigrants already here. […]

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… […]

Repair

Repairs

From here.

@silenceofmind, who wrote:

How do you propose to repair the moral fiber of a people who engage in or allow a genocide of 56,000,000?

I completely agree that late-term abortions are horrific things, and inhuman treatment of baby humans. But I don’t equate this with the mass slaughters carried out by the Nazis […]

Conservative

mastersamwise

Early on, this commenter was supporting Pope Francis’ attacks on free enterprise and pushing of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming line. He claimed to have read Laudato Sí in the original Latin, and stuck to that when I pointed out that Catholic sites are reporting that there did not seem to be a Latin version. He quickly revealed himself as favoring the taking of money from people by force to give to other people. […]

Fair Trade

FreeMarket

Can we fix trade imbalances by enacting punitive tariffs against companies and countries? These are excerpts from a conversation on Citizen Tom’s blog. My counterpart here is not a bad person, but I certainly disagree that tariffs are the answer to trade imbalances, and I said so… […]

Sachs of Manure

CruzReagan

The progressive establishment media and establishment Republicans have joined forces, and obtained odd allies, in a massive assault against Ted Cruz. […]