Robin Williams, Suicide, Depression, and Evil Spirits
People are talking about depression and suicide in the wake of the shocking death of Robin Williams. That’s mostly a good thing – the lives and deaths of celebrities are a common language, and we can use it to discuss the world we live in. But these conversations seem to me to end up oversimplifying the issue in a way that creates pointless conflict and | Read More »
The Legacy of Robin Williams
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Beggs to discuss the legacy of Robin Williams, his comedic and dramatic contributions to film and television and why it is impossible to pigeonhole such a singular talent.
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Ann Coulter Channels Margaret Sanger
Image Credit: Gnostic Media 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly | Read More »
Are You Ready for Some Football?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to get a preview of the NFL season, discuss Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills, and why the next expansion team might be in London.
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How A Film With A Message Is Made
To try to capture all of the horrible fictional films out there that have a “message” and put them into one post would be a viral listicle on its own. The reason is simple: these films don’t exist to entertain, they exist to push a point of view. This rarely works in my experience. Books like “Atlas Shrugged” and “1984″ are timeless classics because they | Read More »
Back To School Without Enough Choice
Image Credit: Catchmyparty.com I’m sincerely convinced that a good parent is one who sacrifices from his or her own wellbeing and leisure to improve their children. If your family makes a better than median living and you are willing to sacrifice until you scrape by at the median, you can send two of your children to school at a lot of different places. Where I | Read More »
Philosophy In Action: The Arts, Sciences, The Economy and The World.
Image Credit: Brian Hillegas. Truth is Beauty and Beauty is Truth. That is all you know and that is all you need to know. – Keats. So I crack open the Internet and read the news. It just about all vapes off the exhaust nozzle. DOOOOOOOMMM!!! I tell you. Doom, on a pale horse. We see it in the arts, in the realm of science, | Read More »
The Great Society’s 4th Decade – An American Tragedy
Maybe Lyndon Johnson really didn’t say what he was famously accused of having said about his welfare programs. I would hope so; given that if he were pursuing a bribes-for-votes strategy, then he has miserably failed. This is what typically happens when a welfare state discovers the fundamental economic paradox. From Wikipedia we can quickly learn that this problem is as follows: The economic problem | Read More »
Millennials and Political Consumerism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss Millennials and political consumerism, why their love of food trucks and Uber won’t make it easy to recruit them to conservative politics and if the GOP needs to moderate its stand on gay marriage.
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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Pro-aborts are prone to | Read More »
Tim Cook’s Apple
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the death of a maestro, the government bond racket and Tim Cook’s Apple.
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Language Restrictions Will Ultimately Decide The Immigration Debate
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said. “If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a | Read More »
Gun Control Will Never Stop Barbarism
During the 48-hour period of May 30-June 1, there were 16 incidents of gunfire and 19 people hit by bullets. Only 2 suspected shooters were arrested. Overall, roughly 25% to 30% of nonfatal shootings result in an arrest, compared with arrests in about 80% of homicides, according to an NYPD spokesman.(HT: New York Daily News) “It’s Groundhog Day here in Chicago” is how Police Superintendent | Read More »
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, Gun control
, New York
, Roland Martin
Elizabeth Warren, The Cursus Honorum, and Ballgames That Are Rigged
I may well be guilty of a loathsome, scurvy and iniquitous sin. I have voiced profound intellectual disrespect for both the academic efforts of Ward Churchill and the economic ideas (if any) of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Heck, I don’t even like Dan Snyder! That’s how bigoted I am against fake Indians. I guess we all remain sinners who fall short of the glory of God. | Read More »
Kill Campus Tyranny With FIRE
To properly understand the true commitment that the Post-modern American University makes to robust, open debate and diversity of thought, it helps to remember what happened when a Women’s Studies Professor at University of California Santa Barbara encountered an anti-abortion protest on her campus. The Professor, Mireille Miller-Young, noticed that 16 Year-Old Girl, Thrin Short, of Survivors of The Abortion Holocaust, was holding up a | Read More »