Culture

Gotta Smoke?

By Vassar Bushmills I once heard Paul Harvey say It’s the sound of work boots going up the steps, and the sound of bedroom slippers coming down. Mr Harvey was comparing America to Europe at the time, and it was the 1960s. (I’d like to think the Founders had an [Read More]

Celebrating Greatness

Famous Composers & Carols!

American Minute by William J. Federer Many famous composers wrote greatly loved Christmas music. In 1741, George Frideric Handel wrote his oratorio Messiah. In 1734, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his Christmas Oratorio. Twenty years after composer Johann Sebastian Bach died, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, and baptized [Read More]

World

Obama administration allegedly covered up for Hezbollah in Latin America

Long-time readers of my blog will remember that I have blogged about Hezbollah‘s inroads in our hemisphere for the last decade (for additional posts see also Hizballah Hizbollah). Josh Meyer’s fascinating report, The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook, highlights the connections between the drug trade and terrorism: Over the [Read More]

Donald Trump

A New National Security Strategy for a New Era

As posted earlier to White House.gov : Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens—to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. ~President Donald J. Trump The publication of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is a milestone for [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Adam Serwer’s “nationalist’s delusions” explained . . . by Adam Serwer

Adam Serwer, who penned “Nationalist’s Delusions,” an article smearing Trump supporters as racists returns; I fisked him then and I’m fisking him again. Roughly three weeks ago, The Atlantic published what is pretty common fare for that magazine nowadays — a fact-free, logic-free riff posing as an intellectual attack on [Read More]

Culture

#MeToo Helps The Media Clear Dead Wood

By Don Surber Ah, now I get it. The story about NBC settling a sexual harassment suit involving Chris Matthews broke for a reason. 72 of them. The 72 are not the number of virgins awaiting a Muslim suicide-bomber in heaven. The 72 are the number of birthdays that Matthews [Read More]