Government

Biden and Parliament’s 1689 Declaration of Rights

It’s surprising how closely certain aspects of modern Democrat rule parallel the British Parliament’s grievances with James II in 1689.  In 1688, England had its Glorious Revolution, which was glorious because Parliament kicked out King James II without firing a shot. It then invited William I and Mary (James’s daughter) [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

The Democrats are preempting the possibility of an armed rebellion

The nature of the modern military and Democrat trends in staffing the military make an armed rebellion impossible. I sometimes see people on the internet claiming that if the Democrats push conservatives too far – anything from banning meat to erasing the Second Amendment to publicly hanging the people who [Read More]

Middle East

War in Israel and my old Volkswagen

The latest war between Israel and Hamas again raises an important question: Is this the war that Israel will finally fight to win? When I started college, I bought a used Volkswagen at a very good price from the widow of a family friend. It had been her husband’s car [Read More]

Politics

A slo-mo anti-mask rebellion

I’m not the fiery rebellious type but, today, we mounted a quiet mask rebellion and — hot damn! — it felt wonderful. I live in the Southeastern corridor that’s been affected by the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. And yes, I do think it was a real ransomware attack, not [Read More]

Politics

Battles over AIDS privacy should block vaccine passports

AIDS was a very scary disease in the 1980s but gays successfully fought to keep their status private. The same reasoning should apply to COVID vaccinations. It’s entirely possible that I am completely misremembering my 1980s and 1990s history, but I don’t think I am. If I’m correct about it, [Read More]

Pop culture

Europe, Liberty, and Danser Encore flashmobs

Maybe I’m beating Danser Encore to death, but I think it’s time Americans look to Europe for a way to break free from COVID restrictions. There’s a rising phenomenon in Europe: the Danser Encore flashmob. I’ve written about the phenomenon twice at American Thinker, so you can go here and [Read More]

Politics

Maybe Biden was right about the grave threat of White supremacy in America

Using the left’s time-honored practice of redefining words to help their politics, I think Biden was right that America has a White supremacy problem. Because I write about politics for a living, I forced myself to watch Joe Biden’s entire address to Congress. You can see my general overview here. [Read More]

Politics

Idle thoughts of an idle blogger

I haven’t been posting on my blog but I’ve still been thinking about politics and world issues. This is a potpourri of those thoughts. Does anyone today remember Jerome K. Jerome? He was a Victorian-era author of whimsical books. I believe his best-known book was Three Men in a Boat, [Read More]

Economics

Modern Monetary Theory is taxation without representation

The Biden administration’s use of Modern Monetary Theory to create intentional inflation is a form of extreme taxation without representation. If you ask for the fancy definition, this is what you’ll see when you look up Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): MMT’s main tenets are that a government that issues its [Read More]

Ivy Leagues
Education

The inevitable consequence of the Ivy Leagues’ racist admission standards

You can’t interfere with a meritocracy and expect the results still to have merit — but that’s what the stupidly woke Ivy Leagues are doing. This is a slightly older story that I’ve been meaning to write about for a long time; namely, the Ivy League’s attempt to deny admission [Read More]

Social Issues

The wonders of leftist cognitive dissonance

It’s strange that, with full color, x-ray vision into the fetus’s world, leftists can both celebrate that view and still be pro-abortion. I grew up as a pro-abortion Democrat. I was unable to maintain that attitude when I saw the first ultrasound of my daughter at ten or eleven weeks [Read More]

Politics

The lessons we only learn through pain

Corporations funded the Democrat party and now openly push its policies. It’s time to give them a lesson in economic pain to make them stop. For anyone hoping that this is some weird S&M post, you’re at the wrong place. Instead, it’s about the fact that, while praising good behavior [Read More]

Propaganda

The message in the cold that I caught

I believe that there’s a lesson about masks — and what they’re really good at in today’s world — in the bad cold I caught. I have a cold, a nasty, snuffly, sore-throat, stuffy-nose, I-feel-sick kind of cold. The same kind of cold that I’ve probably had 200 times before [Read More]

Social Issues

Reconnecting with our fellow Americans

In 2021, we must make an effort to reconnect with our fellow Americans, creating personal goodwill, rather than anonymous, woke anger. I’ve been hearing from friends who have been unlucky enough to be in lockdown states. Without exception, they are depressed. The depression isn’t just because of the sad state [Read More]

Social Issues

Democrats have a schizophrenic approach to a woman’s right to privacy

I think there’s a good argument to be made that the Democrats’ Equality Act violates a woman’s constitutional right to privacy. The basis for unlimited abortion in America is a woman’s right to privacy. It says so in Roe v. Wade, with its talk of emanations and penumbras: The Constitution does [Read More]

Faith

Blacks and Asians

Here’s the reality behind the Democrat lie that Trump has caused black-on-Asian violence. You probably know that there’s been an uptick in random, clearly race-related attacks against Asians. I’m under the impression that all, or most, of the attackers are black. Here’s a representative story: The claim is that this [Read More]