In Defense of Birthright Citizenship
Donald Trump brought it up, but it is hardly a new contentious topic with immigration reform- birthright citizenship. For those who argue against it, much of the argument is rooted in ignorance of the history and a tendency to see things in terms of black and whites. Such is not the case. For the first 100 years of this country’s Constitutional existence, there was no | Read More »
What’s Behind the Continual Appeal of Ben Carson?
To many on the Left, Ben Carson remains an enigma. Most of the attention on the “outsider” candidates focuses on two other people for different reasons. With Donald Trump, it is his personality and ego and over-the-top statements. Almost self-describing himself as the anti-PC candidate, his rhetoric could be rude and his tone nasty. That appeals to some people who dress it up as, “He | Read More »
Where Have You Gone, Marco Rubio?
By most accounts, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was the nominal winner of the Republican debate held earlier this month. There were no break out stars from the prime time debate with Carly Fiorina being the obvious star from the earlier debate/forum. This writer has watched and re-watched the debate and has to conclude that if I had to pick a winner, | Read More »
Is Scott Walker a Racist?
As this campaign heats up, accusations will be flying from the Left in an attempt to tear down the eventual GOP nominee for President. One such accusation that caught this reader’s eye involved Scott Walker being racist. I endured about ten articles from Leftist websites on this issue. Since becoming Governor of Wisconsin, Walker has undid years of Democratic/Leftist chicanery in Wisconsin. This attack on | Read More »
Is Donald Trump Hurting the GOP?
As anyone who has read any of my entries here, I am not a fan of Donald Trump. The back-and-forth here on Redstate and other sites over Donald Trump’s candidacy would be amusing at any other time but for the stakes involved in 2016. Historical trends alone indicate a favorable atmosphere for a Republican presidential victory in 2016. Trump’s refusal to pledge against a third | Read More »
Welcome to the New Feminism
At one time, feminism meant elevating women to the same status as men in many areas. Classically defined, it is: “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” Sounds good, but like all good things, they often go awry. In other cases, they largely achieve their goals but then look for other things to perpetuate their perceived | Read More »
The Alleged Allure of John Kasich
John Kasich managed to get himself into the first Republican prime time debate. Personally, nothing he said really moved me in his direction, but he gets good reviews and several political pundits are singing his praises. When he was a Congressman, he was sometimes known as Newt Gingrich’s henchman when it came to the federal budget. Today, he touts the fact that he was a | Read More »
With Friends Like These: Harold Ickes- Part 1
If any name conjures up scandal within the Clinton inner circle, it is Harold Ickes (although there are so many, some may disagree). In 2004, Harold Wolfson described him as the most important person in the Democratic Party. Others described him as oozing with sleaze. His political activism dates back to his days at Stanford when he went to the South to register black voters | Read More »
Ay Chihuahua: The Trump Immigration Plan
So now we know how Mexico is going to pay for that impenetrable wall Donald Trump is going to build along the southern border. And in his campaign’s first detailed policy “white paper,” we learn a few more things. Unfortunately for Trump and his chest-thumping supporters there is one thing in the way- the United States Constitution. There is so much nonsense in his immigration | Read More »
The Incredible Fall of Rand Paul
In an earlier article, I alluded to the fact that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% would be the first most likely big name candidate to drop out of the presidential sweepstakes first. I stand by that assertion and base it on several factors. First, there is the money game. His PAC raised a reported $7 million in the second quarter of 2015. | Read More »