Reparations
Politics

Reparations: The Holy Grail Of Identity Politics (Part II)

Reparations that economically penalize modern Americans for ancient acts to benefit other modern Americans are not justified by any fair reading of history. 2020 Democrat presidential candidates immersed in race-obsessed identity politics (as a substitute for the class-based politics of pure Marxism) are pushing the for the Holy Grail of [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]

Enlightenment
Education

Progressive madness pits the American Revolution’s Enlightenment against the French Revolution’s socialist tyranny

America’s current ideological civil war replays two core ideas from the late 18th century: America’s Enlightenment liberty vs. France’s socialist tyranny. I am sure most readers of this blog are aware of the incident that occurred several weeks ago at Claremont MacKenna college, when progressive students — aided and abetted [Read More]

Faith

The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, the 2 x 4 Version

Another insightful essay from Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills: 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”. [Read More]

Obama

Russia-Hacking; Obama-Muslim

By: Mike McDaniel    As the current furor over supposed Russian “hacking” of the 2016 presidential election rages, David Harsanyi at the Federalist makes an interesting, related, observation:  In politics, proving something isn’t nearly as important as feeling it. So it’s not surprising that last week, Economist/YouGov found that 52 percent of [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Black Friday Forever?

By: Mike McDaniel    This is very interesting, and raises an important, if somewhat unsettling, insight. On the other hand, it may not be unsettling, but encouraging. Tribunist.com reports:    Black Friday, a day of commercial consumerism. The lines are wrapped around the buildings waiting for the deals of a lifetime. While you [Read More]