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In Which Charles “C.W.” Cooke Enlists in the War On Men

Remember the "Young Guns"? Yes, indeed - Eric Cantor and that group who were going to ride in and save the day for "limited government"? That worked out well, didn't it? Well, there's another posse riding around stirring up dust and giving us the what for on prescriptions for our well-being and future happiness. It ... Read More

Keeping Score On Race For GOP Nominee For President

Summer is over and it's time to start keeping score on the race to become the GOP nominee for President. It is helpful to look at just the latest polls instead of an average score of several polls over time. One can see that some candidates have surged and other candidates have failed to get ... Read More

Appoint Judges For A Term NOT For Life

This first Monday in October is making me think about how different the Judiciary branch of our government has become from the way that it was conceived. I'm not a lawyer, but I do know some lawyers that will let me know their thoughts. There are supposed to be three separate and equal branches of ... Read More

The Buck Stops with Slavitt

Obamacare is a gift to crony capitalists and the man at the intersection of the taxpayer-funded gift giving is Andrew Slavitt, the name President Obama has named to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.  Slavitt is a walking ethics violation and his nomination should be declared "dead on arrival" by GOP Senators. Slavitt's nomination has ... Read More
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The Fertile Crescent- aka Barack Obama’s Cauldron of Death

It may well be that Barack Obama's most enduring foreign policy achievement will be the creation of a Russian empire in the Middle East, an objective that eluded czars and commissars alike. Russian fighter aircraft are now openly conducting operations in Syria to protect Bashar al-Assad, Putin's client strongman in Syria (Daily Mail). And most ... Read More
PX 96-33:12  03 June 1961  President Kennedy meets with Chairman Khrushchev at the U. S. Embassy residence, Vienna. U. S. Dept. of State photograph in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston.

GOP Candidates and the Presidential Gut-Check

In 1966, I worked one summer with an upperclassman from Princeton at a camp for rich kids. (That's where I learned to cuss.) His family was friends with other New Englanders who had known the Kennedys, and JFK had only been dead less than three years. So the JFK halo was still very bright. He told me that ... Read More
Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson; Another Not A Politician! His Creed; Do No Harm To America

I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Ben Carson's rally in Sterling, VA Sunday night. I met up with a young lady from work and 3 of her friends, all younger than 26. They call themselves "fangirls" of Dr. Carson. I told them that's how I feel about Senator Ted Cruz, but it's easy to ... Read More
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Making Molehills Out of This Mountain of Malaise

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--" {There are many today who say the 'right' to throw off ... Read More
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Meanwhile, On the National Security Front, Rainbows, Unicorns and Cluelessness

We patriots have become somewhat inured, after a long period of outrage dating to early 2009, to the antics of one Barack Hussein Obama in keeping with his cherished "fundamental transformation of America". So it was with a shrug and a "So what else is new?" attitude we viewed the headline today stating that Obama ... Read More

The FDIC Uses “Moral Suasion” To Implement Operation Chokepoint

Anyone who watches television is familiar with Tony Soprano, the fictional Italian crime boss who runs a New Jersey crime syndicate.  Soprano uses fear and intimidation to threaten businesses and individuals to do what he wants.  It not much different than the way the federal government used its powers to force banks and lenders to ... Read More
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Congress questions EPA of law violation on Animas River spill

We all remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, where 5 million gallons of oil were spewed and 11 workers were killed. Obama and former cabinet member Eric Holder couldn't wait to file criminal and/or civil charges against BP before all the evidence was in. Now we have another national disaster: ... Read More

The Pope Advocates Energy Poverty for All

Pope Francis is coming to America and most observers believe he will continue his crusade for green energy policies that hurt the poor and middle class by driving up the price of needed energy through the roof.   The Energy and Environment Legal Institute explains how the impact Europe's green energy policies have had making it incumbent ... Read More

Navy Life or How To Simulate Being a Sailor

This was written by I don't know who, I found it on the wall of one of the various Navy Facebook groups I'm a member of, but it's so true (and funny), and I was asked to bring it here: https://www.facebook.com/erickbrockway/posts/10206063034827920?pnref=story Navy life: How to Simulate Being A Sailor 1. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, ... Read More
Sally Jewell

She’s a Real Jewel(l)!

The Obama administration is just so sensitive to the wants and needs of the people, isn't it? Why, no less than the President himself expended time, energy and fuel to travel to Alaska to "stare down" (Yes, we're still scratching our heads over the AP's disjointed Ode to the Chief) a glacier and to rename ... Read More

Rep. Bob Goodlatte — Congress’ Gatekeeper for the Tenth Amendment

Republicans like to pledge support for the Constitution but some turn into convenient constitutionalists when pressed with certain issues. Some claim to support the Fourth Amendment right to privacy but will often turn the other way when confronted with evidence that the government is spying on American citizens without a warrant. Others love the Second Amendment but will support ... Read More

By an Angel’s Kiss, CPT Matthew D Poland, 27, and SSG Forrest B Sibley, 31, USAF, Green on Blue

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels' Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. CPT Matthew D Poland 27, of Lexington, KY, and SSG Forrest B Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, FL Were ambushed and shot by Afghan soldiers, Green on Blue, near Camp Antonik, in Hellmand Province They were of the 23rd and 21st Special Tactics Squadron, respectively, U S ... Read More