Guns & 2nd Amendment

Peruta: Liberty Denied?

By: Mike McDaniel    What sort of madmen are those Czechs anyway? They’re trying to adopt something like the Second Amendment! Via Brietbart: ‘Czech lawmakers have passed legislation in the lower parliament that would see the right to bear firearms enshrined in the country’s constitution in a move directed against [Read More]

Economics

Amerisclerosis

You used to read about “Eurosclerosis”, slow economic growth in Europe, quite a bit. At Bloomberg View Noah Smith points out that the United States has contracted it, too: …the implication is clear — the U.S. needs to put the Great Recession behind it. During the downturn, it made a [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 4

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first three installments of this series (available here, here and here), I explained some of the many negative effects of mandatory, high-stakes testing.  In this article, I’ll focus on the history of this testing craze and explain why testing has very little to do with education. In [Read More]

Race Relations

Baltimore: Clueless

By: Mike McDaniel    Since the criminal trial portion of the Mosby-Induced disaster in Baltimore, willing observers have had a re-education about the nature of progressive governance. It wasn’t enough to destroy the relationship between the citizens of Baltimore and the police, between rank and file officers and their supervisors [Read More]

Conservative Rationalism v Progressive Emotionalism
PC-Silliness

I’m a Victim, He’s a Victim, She’s a Victim, Wouldn’t You Like to be a Victim too?

As you watch this, just substitute the word victim for pepper Why is being a victim, or at least pretending to be a victim, and telling everyone within earshot how big a victim you are, so popular with people on the left?  If you are a person who partakes in [Read More]

Council Wisdom

Article V and the Code of the West

Vassar Bushmills “While men without honor were waiting to test                         the unwritten Code of the West” (Roger Miller) When two people sit down to discuss the Constitution one reality becomes clear very quickly; either one is against it, and the other for it, or they are both for it. [Read More]

Politics

California’s New ‘Sanctuary State ‘ Law

The State of California is putting the finishing touches on the “California Values Act.” Essentially, this is California’s New ‘Sanctuary State ‘ Law. The new law, just vetted and passed by the California Assembly Judiciary Committee would prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating in any way with federal [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

The Actual War On Women, Part 2

Last week, I posted The Eternal War On Women, Part 1, which outlined the actual advice given women by Progressives who pretend to care deeply about women–by ensuring they’re unarmed. In a sense, this is not a sexist tendency. Progressives want to disarm all law-abiding people because they can never [Read More]

Heroes

Gettysburg – A Fourth Of July Long Ago

Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. – Carl Sandburg One hundred and fifty four years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine whether the Union would [Read More]

Culture

Independence Day, 2017

By: Mike McDaniel   I originally wrote this article for July 4, 2013.  I chose the photo of the B1 because I was fortunate enough to know a B1 instructor pilot who arranged for me to “fly” a B1 simulator for 45 minutes.  It was a fascinating experience, all the more so [Read More]