Culture

Bob Hansler, Survivalist YouTube Star

  Today I had a phone conversation with Bob Hansler—the popular YouTube Survival Expert. I don’t know Bob’s politics, I never mentioned mine, and the subject never came up. Here’s Bob’s public Bio: Expert in Bushcraft, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Primitive Skills as well as a [Read More]

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Politics

Progressives collude to prevent investigation of attempted coup

By resisting an investigation of the apparent attempted coup against Trump, Progressives reject a core Anglo-American doctrine that no one is above the law. By Wolf Howling The “collusion investigation” — 2+ years, $30+ million, and using all the investigative resources of government — is over.  Given the specificity and [Read More]

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Politics

California turned this Democrat into a conservative

My California upbringing shows that people will cling to ideas long after the facts reveal those ideas are flawed — a scary thought for the 2020 election. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of America’s bluest of blue regions; attended UC Berkeley, which once was the [Read More]

Elections

THE DIMINISHING POWER OF THE MEDIA, PART I

Vassar Bushmills Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up. And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up. There are 3,141 counties in [Read More]

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Politics

Leftist politics and the power of visual images

Leftists know that people respond strongly to visual images and use them to great effect. If Republicans want to win, they need to start doing the same. A picture is worth a thousand words. — Newspaper/advertising adage. Some years ago, in a post I wrote about the Second Amendment, I [Read More]

Immigration, character, welfare, and economic destiny
Politics

Immigration, character, welfare, and economic destiny

America’s economic growth will benefit from an immigration policy that sees people with skills come to work, not to latch onto America’s welfare benefits. A few decades ago, when I was getting my history major at Cal, something very rare and special happened: I had a brilliant professor. Every lecture [Read More]

Economics

Mark Cuban: Bernie, AOC recognize socialism as ‘trigger word’ (Fox Business video)

  Published on May 13, 2019 by Fox Business Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says that he is a hardcore capitalist and believes that people don’t understand what socialism is. While the following statement is far reaching over the heads of the indoctrinated, this comment says it all: Dr. Ryan, MD5 days [Read More]

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Social Issues

Abortion: the modern death cult that rejects Nature

By embracing today’s abortion Death Cult up to and including birth, the self-identified party of science and Nature rejects both science and Nature. Abortion is in the news again as some states legalize it up to the moment of birth while other states already have or are talking about limiting [Read More]

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Nominations

Data collection, privacy, and being “un-personed”

In a pre-internet era, I worried mostly about losing privacy — and therefore losing face — locally; now, individuals lose privacy and face nationally. In 1986, I attended a lecture by Arthur R. Miller. The lawyers among you might recognize him as one of the two authors of Wright and [Read More]

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Politics

A few thoughts about the trade war with China

China has been slowly sucking America dry through unfair trade. Trump is right to demand that it treat us fairly and I think he’ll win this trade war. When I graduated from high school, a family friend, recently widowed, sold me her deceased husband’s eight-year-old car for a price I [Read More]

Tim Conway
Pop culture

RIP, Tim Conway

The death of Tim Conway marks the end of an era of wonderful American comedy that was based on simple things and aimed at a general audience. Tim Conway was truly one of the funniest men in my remembered lifetime. Or maybe it was just that magical alchemy on the [Read More]

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World

[VIDEO] Why don’t you support Israel?

The latest excellent video from Prager U features former Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, explaining why Israel deserves support, not condemnation. When I was Prime Minister of Canada, I was often asked this question: “Why do you support Israel?” My response, in effect, was always the same: Why wouldn’t I support [Read More]