US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq
Back when the President of the United States was still interested in maintaining US power in the Middle East, we had troops in Iraq who were actually involved in killing terrorists. The most potent weapon against our troops was the roadside bomb that created what was called an “explosively formed penetrator.” This device enabled a relatively primitive and decidedly low-tech weapon to defeat a lot | Read More »
The Battle Flag For The Wrong Battle
Following the horrible, terroristic, devastating attack in South Carolina, an untimely, unwelcome debate has taken center stage: the question of the “Confederate Flag”. Untimely and unwelcome because it was taken up and taken away from the actual aggrieved and used by activists and media not as some way of explaining the mindset of the murderer, not as a way of bringing the community together, but | Read More »
You Could Be Next: Federal Government Attempts to Intimidate Reason.com Over Internet Comments
I’ve been writing about abuse of power by police and prosecutors for the last several months with no small amount of frustration. By and large I often get the idea that people view these as abstract concepts that are irrelevant to them and moreover that I am taking the side of criminals. After all, many conservatives reason to themselves, if you just obey the law, | Read More »
Supreme Court smacks Obama administration in Horne v. USDA.
The Supreme Court expects the government to start PAYING a fair price for those raisins, thanks.Read More »
It is easy to be a good Catholic and a good conservative
The release of the Papal encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praise Be To You) has unleashed an industry, hopefully environmentally sensitive, on how this really puts conservative Catholics in a predicament. For instance: Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates Father John Neuhaus’s Benedict Arnold, Damon Linker, may very well take the cake for | Read More »
The Right Takes Denmark
Here is some more pleasant international news to add to the Conservative Party’s success in Britain alongside the success of the center-right coalition in Finland this year. After being out of power since 2011, the right wing bloc led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen has again captured a majority of seats in Denmark’s Folketing (Parliament). As with any country with more than two parties in its | Read More »
A Big Day for Liberty at SCOTUS
While most conservatives are disappointed today that the Supreme Court did not issue decisions on SSM or King v. Burwell, today’s Supreme Court opinions were nonetheless monumental and, for proponents of liberty, were almost unqualified wins. The Court issued four opinions, three of which will all serve as meaningful checks against abuses of government authority. The first of these, Kingsley v. Hendrickson, dealt with the standard an | Read More »
After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn’t Care What Happens to Us – It’s On to the Next Grabs
How many times has government royally messed up something? And not fired anyone? Or done anything that remotely resembles improving their performance? Oh so very often. In part because they don’t care – once they have the power, they don’t care what happens to us. In part because they are too busy planning their next grabs. A pristine example? Federal Union Says (Office of Personnel | Read More »
Would Greek Exit Doom the Euro?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss D-day for Greece, what their exit from the Euro Zone would mean for the EU, and how Russia’s involvement could complicate the situation.Read More »
Racism in America: Trickle-Down Guilt?
In the days since the horrific events in Charleston, in which a racist, terrorist thug murdered nine people, the national conversation has taken a turn away from the dear souls lost to other things. Namely, the usage of the Confederate flag in South Carolina (and elsewhere), and America’s bloodstained past filled with slavery. This piece is not about the innocent lives lost on the night | Read More »
Obama Prefers the Lie to the Truth
More Obama: “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times."— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 22, 2015 Barack Obama, giving an interview on the West Coast recently, said, “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times.” Obama’s point | Read More »
Rep. Jason Chaffetz Turns Leadership Lapdog and Attacks Conservatives
Congressman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 80% goes on every conservative outlet possible to pose as one of us, but on Friday exposed himself as just another lapdog of leadership. And he did so in the most horrifying way. Chaffetz took Congressman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83%‘ subcommittee chairmanship away from him. Meadows was one of just a few dozen | Read More »
The Confederate Battle Flag
The Bible tells me to love my neighbor. I have a number of black friends and I do not know any of them who would feel comfortable coming into my house if I were flying the Confederate battle flag. So I don’t. In fact, in my life, the people I can think of who proudly fly the Confederate battle flag outside their homes are people | Read More »
Bias in Academia? Surely you jest.
Research and scientific data are supposed to be absolute. Data cannot lie. Data cannot tell you its own opinion. Data is how we base entire schools of thought on many, many different subjects and in many different fields. This data is researched and submitted to academic journals, for others within those subjects and fields to read and analyze, and perhaps put the results through their | Read More »
Taylor Swift v. Apple Music, and why you should root for Taylor Swift.
Apple Music refuses to pay for using creators’ music during Apple Music’s ‘free’ trial period. Taylor Swift objects to that.Read More »
Reading Tea Leaves on the 2015 Supreme Court Term
The political world will increasingly be watching the Supreme Court over the next two weeks, as the eleven cases left on the Court’s docket for its 2014 Term include a number of blockbusters. The Court, in the words of Justice Jackson, is not final because it is infallible; it is infallible because it is final. Nothing can stop the Court from doing whatever it wants. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: Self-aggrandizing Grifter
Even after two decades in the public spotlight the Clinton’s still possess the power to awe and amaze by the brazen way in which they vacuum cash, and the way in which most of the media and all of the Democrat party avert their eyes as if nothing untoward was happening. For instance: When Condoleezza Rice headlined a 2009 fundraising luncheon for the Boys and | Read More »
Mercenaries vs. holdouts: the Democrats’ 2016 dilemma.
The Democrats have been fated to undergo an unpalatable future. Worse, they’re expected to SMILE about it.Read More »
Hate Mail of the Day
This email actually did come through in Comic Sans font. I kid you not. From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Crazy and evil Erick: I read your latest ode to stupidity. You are wrong, it is possible to discuss mental illness and evil. The problem is you and your fellow R’s (or conservatives, whatever euphenism for greedy, selfish, immature, misogynistic beings you try to hide behind) | Read More »
The Terrorist and the Pigs
This Pig Represents Anyone Exploiting Dylann Storm Root For Political Gain. I dedicate this Youtube video to anyone who has politically exploited the slaying of 9 churchgoers in Charleston by racist terrorist Dylann Storm Root. In Charleston, SC, we have beheld a manifestation of true evil in the persona of Dylann Storm Root. If the immediate reaction of our most obnoxious | Read More »