I Wish Nobody Was Bombing Syria
The U.S. regime change policy for Syria has been a catastrophe. More than 200,000 killed and an entire country reduced to rubble at least partly because President Obama decided that "Assad has lost his legitimacy."
Kill the filibuster. Kill it now.
Sports and State: Time to Separate
All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums.
The U.S. Postal Service Continues To Burn Money
A repeat culprit of government wastethe United States Postal Service (USPS), which recorded a revenue loss of $5.5 billion dollars in 2014 aloneis considering a $6.3 billion purchase of mail delivery vehicles using an unnecessarily expensive, out-of-date approach it employed nearly 30 years ago.
Complicit Silence Abounds about Biafraland
Pope Franciss speech to the UN called for a coordinated international response to the plight of Christians in the Middle East and Africa: Christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups, have been forced to witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement.
Free Your Eyes From The Shackles Of The Shutter
Taking a picture is not the same thing as experiencing a moment. It is one thing to see a famous person or view a great work with your own eyes. It is something different something less meaningful, less rich to see that person through a smartphone lens, or to regard that masterpiece through the viewfinder of a video camera.
The Hungary Games Part I
One young man, Marc, came from Germany. He is 21 years old. He dropped out of college some time ago and has been on a personal walkabout trying to decide what to do with his life. He found a Twitter handle, #Zakany, that got his interest and decided to come to this small summer resort community and help with the migrants who come across the border into Hungary; there to board trains to take them on.
Susan Stamper Brown:
Obama’s Response to Oregon Shooting: Take Away Our Guns
We hear you loud and clear about guns, President Obama. It's a little odd though, that you'd make insinuations about taking our guns away after the recent college shooting in Oregon, especially now that the EU Times reports the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) listed the shooter as an "American black-Islamist terror suspect" not quite the "white Republican" some initially suggested. ISIS also allegedly claimed culpability.
Arthur Schaper :
California Conservatives: Doing Something About Illegal Immigration
Robin Hvidston taught me: The only reason no one hears our side is that we never show up. Dont get mad, get confrontational. Use the tools of the Left and leave them begging for mercy. Thats what We the People are doing, and we are getting results.
Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates
A member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative.
Enough Irony: Protect America’s Seniors, Not Illegal Aliens
Sometimes life is almost too ironic for words. Average Americans look at the way the world is drifting, and just shake their heads.
Syllogisms for the 21st Century
With some in the media pouring out their hearts for outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and attacking his critics as far-right and extremists, it reminded me of something written by newspaper man HL Mencken many years back called Syllogisms a la mode.
Planned Parenthood’s Defense: We Harvested Brain of a Different Baby
Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorinas recent comments in which she describes a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.
Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality
Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba).