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    Top Liberal Jerks of 2014- Part 1

    Like last year, the obvious choice- Obama and his wife- are off limits.  This is my list of some of the most obnoxious yet reflective individuals of the Lefty mindset. Coming in at #20 is the man a heart beat away from the Oval Office, Joe Biden.  In his long, distinguished career, Joe has made numerous gaffes and this year was no different.  I will, | Read More »

    Demographic Fallacies

    The New York Times had an article entitled “The Growing Blue-State Diaspora.”  In that article, the authors make a claim that as blue state residents move to traditionally red or swing states, they are changing the political ideological tendencies of their new home states.  It is not until almost the end of the article that the authors acknowledge that just because the person comes from | Read More »

    Some Thoughts on Cuba

    The history of US-Cuban relations is rife with exploitation before Castro and deep mistrust between the nations after Castro.  Much of that mistrust is justifiable on the US end of things given Castro’s rise to power and resulting placement in the Soviet Communist orbit culminating in the Cuban missile crisis and subsequent actions taken on both sides.  Make no mistake- the Castro brothers are brutal | Read More »

    Fourth Marking Period Senate Report Card

    These are the grades for Republican members of the United States Senate for the 4th marking period of the 113th Congress and their final grades are in parentheses.  Receiving an A+ this period: Mike Crapo of Idaho (A), Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma (A), of Utah (A+), of Idaho (A+) Receiving an A: of Wyoming (A), of Oklahoma (A), of Texas (A), Mike Enzi of Wyoming | Read More »

    We Tortured Some People and So What?

    First, let’s dispense with the semantic games over “torture” or “enhanced interrogations.”  Torture is defined as the “infliction of severe physical pain or anguish as a means of punishment or coercion.”  The 119 individuals swept up in the CIA’s program in the wake of 9/11 were not “punished.” The purpose of the techniques used was to coerce information out of the subjects.  It was “torture.” | Read More »

    Christie, Taxes and the Presidency

    The New Jersey transportation is almost empty.  The roads and bridges need to be fixed.  New Jersey has the second lowest gasoline tax in the United States.  Chris Christie may run for President.  Christie is opposed to tax increases.  What is a poor Governor to do? If you are Chris Christie in New Jersey, you appoint a Democrat to run your state’s transportation department and | Read More »

    Getting Real About Campaign Finance Reform

    The recently passed $1.1 trillion spending bill has upset both the Left and the Right for differing reasons.  This article focuses on the campaign spending limit changes attached as a rider to that bill.  It is also an area of interest to this writer as I have tracked this issue over several cycles and come to some very real conclusions. The main thrust behind campaign | Read More »

    The 2014 College Censorship Hall of Shame

    Every year, we are treated in the spring to a spate of commencement speakers at college campuses having their invitations to speak revoked or having them succumb to pressure from liberal groups on campus whose little feelings may be hurt by what the speaker has to say, or has said in the past.  This year was no different and come May 2015 we will be | Read More »

    The Little Case That Could

    An overlooked case was heard before the United States Supreme Court yesterday that could have implications beyond that specific case.  At issue was the minute details of a law, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and something called “equitable tolling.”  This case originated out of a car accident where the victim’s car hit a cable median divider on the highway that government officials knew to be deficient in | Read More »

    Getting Real About the Minimum Wage

    This should be a very easy subject for the conservative and liberal to understand if we look at the issue realistically.  First off, increasing the minimum wage does not alleviate poverty.  It also has a disproportionate effect on small businesses- the main driver of job growth in this country- since they are less able to pay increased wages.  It certainly does not encourage wage growth | Read More »