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Thomas Jefferson, binary code, digital,computer, quote

Thanks for the Memories

One thing for which I expressed gratitude, yesterday, was my site’s “Thought of the Day” feature, for it placed in original context a well-known maxim: “If your government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.” Thomas Jefferson is

ERA, Equal Rights Amendment, ratify, Constitution,

Equal Wrongs

Back in the 1970s, the late Phyllis Schlafly charged that, if the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) were ratified, women would be subject to the military draft.  Funny thing, though — the ERA was not ratified, yet any return to the draft means our daughters would be forced into combat just

Vindman, impeachment, Schiff,

Deep State Consensus

Donald Trump was not elected with a mandate to “drain the ‘interagency consensus.’” You can’t “drain” a “consensus.” More importantly, “the Swamp” that Trump promised to “drain,” is not the same thing as that “interagency consensus.” That latter, new phrase better serves as something coextensive with — or  subset of

revolution, protest, police, authoritarianism,

The Fundamental Complaint

“Something is going on,” writes The Washington Post’s Adam Taylor. “From Baghdad to Hong Kong, Santiago to Barcelona, sites around the world have seen major protests over recent weeks.” What is that something?  “Global protests share themes of economic anger and political hopelessness,” reads the headline to Taylor’s article.   He’s way off.  Hope, not

Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Beer

Hillary’s Hot Sauce — Reflux

The one thing the Elizabeth Warren for president campaign cannot afford is ‘I’m With Her’ redux. Hillary ‘the “her”’ Clinton came off as ultra-phony. She tried too hard to be something she is not — that is, likable and not an elitist. Mrs. Clinton’s attempts to seem normal were transparently

wolf, winter, global warning, climate change,

The Hobgoblin

Here in Virginia, it looks like we will have a soggy Halloween. But in Chicago the cold and snow may barrel in big time. “A buckled jet stream weather pattern known as the Pineapple Express has sent warm weather from closer to the equator north to Alaska, setting records there,”

LeBron James, Hong Kong, China, freedom, free speech,

The King’s Airball

“The thing is, LeBron, we’ve come to expect more of you,” writes Dan Wolken in USA Today, taking the National Basketball Association star to task for his comments taking Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey to task for having tweeted “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Morey’s pro-protester statement had

Fight for Freedom, Stand by Hong Kong,

Stand By Your Tweet

Last Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, tweeted a graphic repeating the Hong Kong protesters’ chant,  “Fight for freedom! “Stand with Hong Kong!” But before I could hit “like,” he deleted it amid the massive backlash from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and

Kamala Harris, pay gap, lie

The 79¢ Lie

Sen. Kamala Harris successfully bears aloft the banner of Barack Obama. As “a person of color”? Yeah, sure — but mainly by pandering to ignorant ideologues. “Look, women are still not paid equal for equal work in America,” she said recently at a campaign stop. The Daily Wire notes that

Tears for Freedom

I got my first taste of tear gas yesterday. Minding my own business — well, maybe not so much . . . except that “mankind is my business” — I joined Hong Kong’s Global Anti-Totalitarianism Rally.  Is there a more important cause than preventing totalitarian regimes from crushing more lives?

cancel culture, social justice, sjw,

Cancel Culture Cancels Culture

Cancel culture, writes Christian Britschgi of Reason, may have just “jumped the shark.” Britschgi tells the tale of “Carson King, a 24-year-old security guard who achieved viral fame after he was spotted on ESPN’s College Gameday waving a sign that asked people to use the mobile payment app Venmo to


Mad Prophetess?

The latest scandal of the How Dare You Say That!?! variety features The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, who is banned from Fox News, we learn, because he characterized the celebrated “climate activist” Greta Thunberg as “mentally ill.” He said it while serving as one of those invited talking heads. The

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