My only complaint with Sean Spicer is that he has always given the White House press corps more credit than they deserve. Like uncivil students who take advantage of a class lecturer who gives the class some leeway for give-and-take, they take advantage of his good nature by trying to argue and filibuster. We...
When you get your butt kicked all sorts of lessons from history come to mind. But when that butt-kicking is self-imposed the analogies narrow The lessons I think most appropriate in learning from the Republicans' self-immolation in the failure of their House Obamacare repeal (sic) are that our own history proves these...
The bulk of this essay was first written in 2010 when serious conservatives saw the GOP Establishment merely as shameless cravens, part- Stockholm Syndrome to their Democrat betters, across the aisle, and part what I’ve referred to elsewhere as “Rice Bowl Tories”. 2010 was when the GOP Establishment saw us as Hobbits,...
Long before Obamacare, was Medicare, which the government/health insurance companies eagerly force on you at retirement. You can’t even use a separate plan after 65, unless working. So that’s the first insurance mandate - and we didn't see that go to the Supreme Court. Bob Montgomery wrote a short, but...
  I think there is a general misconception of just what assimilation means to the ideal of "to be American". To understand American exceptionalism you must first realize that it was created by the American  people, not scholars, nor political theoreticians. It is a product of common sense as applied by the...
A good story, by Kate Linthicum of the Los Angeles Times, A Tale of Two Cities, What Happened When Factory Jobs Moved from Warren, Ohio to Juarez, Mexico, should give us pause about that part of the "jobs to Mexico" template that was conceived in the late 80s and...
(see Part I, Introduction, here.) In December, 1941, America went to war, and that war wasn't over until September, 1945. Almost four years. The whole nation went to war those four years, giving far more of their time, some of it on their knees, than most unpaid patriots do today. This war...
Prologue I've been saying for years that this war can only end one way, especially since it became apparent the political establishment had no taste for ending it at all. Once again, the People simply took the matter into their own hands, and now a proper majority is in charge,...