TSA: Total Security Abyss
While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack.
Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire's primary, Ted Cruz talked more about "free-market principles" and a "commitment to the Constitution" and said "no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington." Politico ran the headline "Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian."
A Call for Support to Provide for the Common Defense
The preeminent responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, to protect the American people and our interests.
Walter E. Williams:
Sloppy Language and Thinking
George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society.
The Media's Softness for Sanders and Socialism
At the start of the Democratic presidential race, the media viewed the contest as a cakewalk.
Hillary's Use of the Gender Card Isn't Working
Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary.
Republicans Can Get More Black Votes
The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities.
The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field
While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruzs thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald Trumps supporters yelled out to him that this made Cruz a word not fit for pages of this site.
Congressman Mark Walker:
Sharing Social Values in a Secular World
This past week, I was honored to be asked to speak at Heritage Actions Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC. As the only House Member besides Speaker Paul Ryan, I was humbled to help cast a vision for decision-makers and thought-leaders on finding solutions for some of our nations greatest social problems.
Bloomberg vs. Trump?
The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race.
How Attitude Trumped Conservative Thought
On Monday, grassroots Republican favorite Donald Trump repeated the phrase when an audience member called Ted Cruz a "p----."
Africa's Third Term Power Grabs: Prelude to War
In late December 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed that he will seek a third presidential term.
Famed Voting Rights/Anti-Poverty Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Called Abortion "Genocide"
Black History Month should be a time of celebration of achievements and honest reflection on the impediments to freedom for all. Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is one of many who broke through the generational shackles of poverty to live a life devoted to helping free others from the same bondage.
The Real Significance of Clinton’s Email Server
As we push towards the New Hampshire primaries, I remain sorely dismayed with the inability or unwillingness to articulate the gravity of recent lapses in national security protocol.
Will Ted Cruz’s Conservatism Sell in 2016?
Given the popularity of political outsiders in the 2016 race, pollster Pat Caddells recent warning to Washington insiders seems prescient. Addressing the political class, the media and the politicians on the August 31, 2015 edition of Fox News Insiders, Caddell pointed into the camera and said, The American people are coming in this election, and theyre coming for you.
How Hillary Clinton Got Rich Quick By Selling Promises to Wall Street Millionaires
When Goldman Sachs, the powerful, multi-billion-dollar, Wall Street investment bank, offered Hillary Clinton $675,000 for three speeches, she readily accepted.
What Rand Paul Brought to the Race
During the last Republican presidential debate in which he participated, Rand Paul condemned the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records, cautioned against reckless intervention in Syria's civil war, and declared that a "true fiscal conservative" must "look at all spending" for savings, meaning the military budget is not sacrosanct.
Jeremiah Cuevas :
Bernie Sanders' America: Why Sanders Poses a Greater Threat than Obama Did
At first glance Bernie Sanders is forging a Doc Brown and Marty McFly relationship with young voters. However, is America underestimating the dangers the professor poses to not only our values but also our infrastructure, and economy as well ?
"Award-Winning Metals Market Report: February 2016 - Week 2 Edition
Gold is up over 12% in the first five weeks of 2016, while stocks are down 9% in the same time, giving gold a 21% advantage over stocks.
Why So Many Americans find Trump and Sanders Appealing
America is witnessing a political Supernovavoter flirtation with Donald Trump and Bernie Sandersbecause both political parties have failed ordinary folks.
Losers and Winners in New Hampshire
Marco Rubio has no shortage of admirers in the conservative media who have stopped at nothing to spin thingslike his third place finish in Iowain his favor.
What Passes for Anti-School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening
The Washington Posts Valerie Strauss has inadvertently done the country an invaluable service by allowing the rest of us to travel through the looking-glass into a universe where things are the opposite of real life: the world of far-left thought on education.
The Keys to Health and Happiness
Get this: Wealth, fame and success don't make us happy, but strong relationships do.
Microcosm, Macro-Aggression and the Offended Generation
Scores of dead white men glared back at them from the walls of the college dorm. The thought that some of those esteemed alumni could have actually owned their ancestors apparently haunted the dreams of some of the privileged, elite students at Yale so much that they took to the yard in protest.
The Sweeney Todds of Washington
If the Democrats had shut out a female candidate like the GOP did in Saturdays debate in New Hampshire, the whole party and the candidate herself would have screamed accusations of sexism.
Making Women Sign Up for the Draft Would be the Height of Stupidity
Conservatives didnt understand why George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney questions about birth control during one of the debates back in 2012. It seemed like a bizarre question since it was a non-issue at the time, but it turned out to be foreshadowing of the Democrat strategy to make birth control a central part of the election.
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes.