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John C. Calhoun, nullification, federalism, states rights,

California Secedes?

“California this week declared its independence from the federal government’s feeble efforts to fight Covid-19 — and perhaps from a bit more.” So begins a hyper-partisan, slightly unhinged Bloomberg opinion piece. “Governor Gavin Newsom said that he would use the bulk purchasing power of California ‘as a nation-state’ to acquire the

To Tell The Truth, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, socialism,

News, Bias & Winning

In late February, ABC News suspended a veteran correspondent, David Wright, after Project Veritas released video in which the reporter acknowledged he was a socialist and criticized his network’s political coverage. “Oh yeah,” Wright responded, when asked if he were a democratic socialist. “More than that I would consider myself

Senator Tom Cotton, media, coronavirus, Covid, epidemic, China,

Another Contagious Disease

“When Republican Sen. Tom Cotton speculated that the coronavirus outbreak might have come out of a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan,” Timothy Carney wrote for the Washington Examiner on Friday, “he was roundly pilloried, mocked, and chastised by politicians and journalists.” “Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that was

Paul Krugman, economist, propaganda,

Dead Economists Walking?

Zombies don’t exist. Not like in the movies. Or like in the pages of The New York Times. The Times’s economist Paul Krugman has a new book out, Arguing with Zombies, and, if I ever had the tiniest margin of utility nudging me towards reading it, John Goodman’s review in

Putin, election, interference,

In, Over and About

Sometimes losing track of a story pays off. Last week, Facebook and Twitter and that minor player, the “major” news media, erupted with Democrats glorying in and gloating over and harrumphing about a story from Reliable Liar & Leaker Adam Schiff — I think that may be his semi-official position

Rand Paul

The Whistleblower Who Shall Not Be Named

“YouTube — Google, one of the largest, most powerful companies on the planet — has just censored political discourse from a U.S. senator on the Senate floor,” reports independent, online journalist Tim Pool.  The case refers to the alleged “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella, around whom hangs a sort of hush-hush infamy

Virginia, guns, 2nd Amendment, race,

Self-Defense Is for Everybody

Last week, Virginia’s infamous black-face governor claimed to possess “credible intelligence . . . of threats of violence surrounding” Monday’s “Lobby Day” gun rights rally in Richmond, including “extremist rhetoric similar to . . . Charlottesville in 2017.”  Major media outlets went on a rampage, repeating his linkage between gun

UFO, debt, deficit,

Stranger Things 2019

On Tuesday, I seconded George F. Will’s judgment that the biggest story of 2019 was the Hong Kong protest movement. In America, though, 2019’s top news story must be how the anti-Trump movement morphed from Russiagate, which fizzled upon release of the Mueller Report, to the quasi-impeachment bit over the

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

vape, vaping, law, asset forfeiture, politicians,

Overkill . . . for Your Health

News stories about death- and illness-by-vaping keep hitting us. But in most of these stories it is what is left out that is most alarming. From Washington State’s King County we learn of another case of severe lung disease “associated with vaping.” But the reportage doesn’t mention how the maladies

gatekeeper, Twitter, Facebook, censorship, political advertising,

The Silence Option

“While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said last month in announcing a complete ban on political advertising for candidates or issues, “that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives

whistle, blower, Epstein, crime, informer,

Whistles Blown

Corey Feldman, former child actor and defender of Hollywood children from sexual abuse by entertainment industry movers and shakers, had given many clues about who his particular abuser was. On the Dr. Oz show, recently, Feldman still wouldn’t name the name, because, he said, he lacked legal representation on this

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