Derek Hunter

Posted April 03, 2014

Progressives have learned the lessons of the 20th century – public relations trumps all. You can do anything, no matter how despicable, as long as you couple it with flowery prose and staged visuals. Propaganda is king, and stated intentions supersede actual results.

Posted March 30, 2014

As the media ignores the delays and waivers President Obama and his magic pen have imposed upon the country for this settled law called Obamacare, there are more troubles brewing in the fight to restore liberty.

Posted March 27, 2014

The world is on the verge of coming to an end. No, not because of Russia’s aggression or Jihadists getting a nuclear weapon, but because the Supreme Court could rule that owners of companies cannot be ordered to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Yes, society has sunk this low.

Posted March 23, 2014

I was making a Costco run with my friend George on Friday, and the subject of the weather came up.

Posted March 20, 2014

The United States has the strongest, most advanced military the world has ever seen. Just don’t blink, because the president is actively seeking to shrink it. In the same month Russia sent troops into Ukraine, the president proposed shrinking troop size to World War II levels under the guise of conventional warfare being a thing of the past. Well, the past is calling…

Posted March 16, 2014

We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay. Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away.

Posted March 13, 2014

Monday night in the U.S. Senate, something historic happened. Democrats took to the floor and demanded…um…nothing, really. And they weren’t going to leave until…they felt like it, I guess. That was the gist of the PR stunt known as “#Up4Climate” on Twitter.

Posted March 09, 2014

It’s over. The 50th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference has ended, and it was everything I’d hoped and feared it would be. Once again, it wasn’t far from being great. I just wish it were.

Posted March 06, 2014

Most people don’t care about dietary issues. What you eat is your business. If you want to live on nothing but Doritos and Twinkies until your body grows into your couch and a wall of your house needs to be removed so the forklift can load you into an ambulance, that’s your business. Obamacare has changed that.

Posted March 02, 2014

In a week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused cancer patients and millions of upset and frightened Americans who’ve lost their health insurance of lying about their Obamacare horror stories, you’d think his hubris couldn’t be topped.

Posted February 27, 2014

Wouldn’t it be nice if conservatives could go a week without some group or individuals doing or saying something embarrassing? At least, I think it would be nice, but I have no proof because it hasn’t happened in ages.

Posted February 23, 2014

The thing I like about most sports are the rules and how the winner is determined are pretty unambiguous. Score more points, cross the finish line first, jump higher, whatever, and you win. Should there be any foul play or skirting of the rules, there’s an official or referee there to cry foul.

Posted February 20, 2014

People interested in liberty – be they conservative, libertarian, Republican, Tea Partiers or whatever – need to pull their heads out of where they currently are and let the sun once again shine on them before it’s too late.

Posted February 16, 2014

I have to preface this column with a disclaimer: I’m a big fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. His policy goals are my policy goals. But here comes the traditional “but.”

Posted February 13, 2014

We conservatives are principled, there’s no doubt about that. Unfortunately, far too many of us have the strategic sense of a beginning checkers player at the World Chess Championship. To put it bluntly – we’re idiots.

Posted February 09, 2014

Fifty years ago today, Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Posted February 06, 2014

Americans love sports, as evidenced by the fact that the Super Bowl last Sunday was the most watched television event in history. While the game was a blowout and boring because of it, people didn’t tune in to see a tie, they watched to see one team beat the other, unambiguously.

Posted February 02, 2014

That the media of old is dead comes as a surprise to no one. All pretense of objectivity is gone. When a media orgy breaks out over a progressive activist blogger with no journalistic background leaving the once-credible Washington Post to start a “news organization” that seeks resumes of like-minded progressives who “share our passion for fixing the news,” we can say without reservation that the media shark has been jumped.

Posted January 30, 2014

A lot of political pundits make a lot of money talking to an every-shrinking audience. Most Americans these days simply can’t stand politics, and after watching Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the Republican response, it’s easy to understand why.

Posted January 26, 2014

We have become a nation of subjects living at the mercy of the whims of progressive politicians willing to use government agencies, their positions and a complicit media to trample voter’s rights, silence opposition and impose an agenda voters rejected and reject laws they explicitly supported.