Why Not Net Neutrality?

    With the FCC about to rule on net neutrality next month, we need to look at this very important subject for what it is.  The Left, which is largely for it in keeping with their anti-corporate rhetoric, loves to gussy up things in soft, fuzzy, cuddly phrases like “net neutrality” or “fairness doctrines.”  That should be a warning sign.  Everyone loves equality, neutrality and fairness, | Read More »

    Elizabeth Warren and Science

    To an adoring crowd last year, moonbat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% articulated an Orwellian 11-point progressive manifesto.  Point number two states: “We believe in real science and that means we have a responsibility to protect the Earth.”  This statement makes two erroneous assumptions- (1) conservatives do not believe in science and (2) conservatives have no interest in protecting the Earth. Of | Read More »

    Europe and Islam: A Mismatch Made in Heaven

    Last week, before the despicable attack on the editors and cartoonists at the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo, NBC News had a short blip on their nightly news about a cathedral in Cologne, Germany that had turned off their lights to protest the recent anti-Islam protests taking place in that city.  I assume this is akin to the lights being turned off on the Empire State | Read More »

    Pendulum Swings and Emboldened Police Officers

    Largely in response to what was perceived as an expansion of criminal rights under the Supreme Court leadership of Earl Warren, the Burger, Rehnquist and Roberts Courts are generally seen as rolling back some of those rights.  The question now is whether that pendulum has swung too far in favor of the police and prosecutors and if so, does this have anything to do with | Read More »

    The Democratic Party’s Zombie Apocalypse

    After any drubbing in an election, a political party usually looks within and does a post-mortem analysis on what went wrong.  Call it what you will, but the Republican victories in November were a drubbing of the Democrats and their message.  The GOP won in places where they had no right winning- liberal strongholds like Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois in gubernatorial races- and replacing hardcore | Read More »

    Misogynists and Victims: Campus Sexual Harassment

    There is a growing trend, spurred by the Federal government, on college campuses to restrict not only free speech, but also academic freedom.  To understand what is happening, we need to look at the genesis of the government’s response and go back to 2011 and the University of Montana.  In response to allegations of sexual assaults on and off campus, the government began an investigation of | Read More »

    Putting An End to Affirmative Action

    As originally articulated, affirmative action programs were supposed to seek out and retain minorities in the workforce and colleges.  There is nothing the matter with this if only everyone had stuck to the game plan.  Unfortunately somewhere along the line affirmative action turned into a game of preferential treatment and (wink..wink) quotas with the ostensible goal of making the workforce or student body reflect society at | Read More »

    All Crimes Are Hate Crimes

    There is one area of the law that really disturbs me and that is the concept of “hate crimes.”  These are laws are where the punishment is usually enhanced for perpetrators of criminal acts whose motivation was purely out of a dislike of an individual because they belong to a particular group.  By doing this one elevates the status of the victim above that of | Read More »

    A Reasonable Approach to Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana legalization is one area that confounds operatives on the Right.  Libertarians, for example, view this purely in terms of personal liberty while more staunch conservatives view this in terms of morality.  At least the far Left has no such debate- they are all for pot legalization. Actually, the personal liberty argument is rife with errors.  There are many things to which one can make | Read More »

    Phony Capitalism- Alive and Well in New Jersey

    Phony capitalism is defined as success in business being dependent on a close relationship with the government.  Think TARP, or Solyndra, or the auto industry bailout.  By any other name, it would be called liberal fascism, but what’s in a name?  It takes on many forms: bailouts, special loans, too-big-to-fail, favors, mandates and tax breaks.  It is one thing where true fiscal conservatives converge with | Read More »