It's graduation time again, and that means speeches, speeches everywhere. As someone who has taught at universities for the past 25 years, I have heard plenty of them.
If there is one thing that most failed policy initiatives (not to mention entire political and economic systems) have in common, it would have to be the refusal to acknowledge human nature.
Lost in the news of pre-primary charades, derailed trains, Scooby-Doo Hillary vans and ISIS attacks, Obamacare continues to slouch its way along the same inevitable trajectory as most top-down government monstrosities.
A significant number of Americans seem to no longer understand our constitution, our system of government or the structure of our legal system. The outcry over crowdfunding support for litigants is a good example.
In Roland Joffe's 1984 film, "The Killing Fields," we see the Cambodian Communist revolution and its aftermath through the eyes of Dith Pran, the film's main character.
The headlines and national discussion about campus sexual assaults continue unabated. Earlier this week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published yet another story under the headline, "Should colleges be judging rape?"
William Baude, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago, wrote a New York Times op-ed this week, in which he suggested that President Obama can "bypass" the Supreme Court (in the event of an adverse ruling in King v. Burwell) by simply ignoring the decision.
Maureen Dowd's and Frank Bruni's recent columns in the New York Times, as well as Hillary Clinton's autocratic "Emailgate" press conference on Tuesday, have me wondering: for all the talk of fractures among Republicans, aren't there any Democrat voters who are fed up with the state of affairs in their party?
The recent scandal involving the horrific conditions and appalling lack of care at some of the Veterans Affairs medical facilities is dogging the Obama administration. CNN correspondent Jake Tapper took them to task for doing nothing despite having been apprised of the problems at least a year ago.
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’” -Luke 2:13-14
The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.
It’s official: the Obamacare rollout was an unmitigated, absurdly expensive disaster.
As the federal government “shuts down,” the media are busy doing their usual stellar job of obscuring the facts and shilling for the Democrat Party. According to the typical (*yawn*) media meme, Democrats are trying to preserve civilization, and Republicans want people to die.
There is a lot being written about the Zimmerman trial. And the verdict. And the aftermath. So here is my brief take on it.
It’s been a bad few weeks for the Obama administration.
Over the past two weeks, I have paid particular attention to four news stories.
American society’s schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility).
I am already reading so many pundits and other talking heads analyzing the disaster that was this year’s elections. I am adding my own ten cents.
I had the opportunity to be in the western Cook County suburbs of Chicago late last week. I have never seen so many political signs in my life. Signs EVERYWHERE: homes, businesses, parking lots, churches, farms. That stunned me. What stunned me more? I saw not one sign for Obama.
What does “undecided” mean?