March 29, 2017

Big Carbon

Hot gas. So, how’s that carbon-trading thing going?  Big Carbon set up shop in the European Union in … [Read more...]

Big Carbon

Hot gas. So, how’s that carbon-trading thing going?  Big Carbon set up shop in the European Union in … [Read more...]

Olympic opening ceremonies and the death throes of a civilization

Not your father's stiff upper lip. I don’t think I was the only American weirded out on Friday by … [Read more...]

Will Obama sign the Arms Trade Treaty?

Shall not be infringed. The UN-sponsored Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is being negotiated and finalized … [Read more...]

America: This time, it’s personal

We the people. I’m trying to get a book finished, and it isn’t helping to keep stopping to write … [Read more...]

A fun Independence Day list of things that are now considered taxes

The power to destroy. If you have decided to go along with Chief Justice Roberts and agree that … [Read more...]

Implications of the new “tax-mandate”

Power. So, this is how I understand the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare.  Congress wrote an … [Read more...]

Govfall: Or, tell me again why federal courts are ruling on the validity of scientific theories?

The infallible inflexibillity of orthodoxy. We in the US appear to be very close to becoming a … [Read more...]

Syria minus the US equals regional power struggle

Nothing changes except American will. One thing Barack Obama’s presidency has done is lay bare just … [Read more...]

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Hope WAS a method, in this case. Few may have joined in commemorating Ronald Reagan’s “ash heap of … [Read more...]

Just a reminder: Iran still closing in on the bomb

Still enriching after all these years. [Only Graph 2 is reproduced with this post.  To view both … [Read more...]

America: Her finest hour is yet to come

They gave us the chance. Let's take it. Did they die in vain? As America remembers her honored dead … [Read more...]

Man, the state, and the error of David Brooks

America 101. In an opinion piece on Thursday, David Brooks, “conservative” columnist for the New … [Read more...]

U.S. ambassador to Israel: We’re “ready” to attack Iran if necessary

Talking trash. Why in the world were these things said? “It would have been better to solve it (the … [Read more...]

U.S. ambassador to Israel: We’re “ready” to attack Iran if necessary

Talking trash. Why in the world were these things said? “It would have been better to solve it (the … [Read more...]

A tale of two embassies

Far, far better to defend human rights. Are liberty and the right to intellectual freedom – … [Read more...]

California by the numbers

Decline. The weekend produced a spate of dang-this-is-bad articles on the economic situation in … [Read more...]

How many old, belching Russian destroyers does it take to establish an international veto in Syria?

Crouching bear, sleeping eagle. One, if the US is weak and undisciplined. A picture is worth a … [Read more...]

Follow the “M” word: More on the “National Defense Resources Preparedness” executive order

Money money money money - MONEY. Not “martial law,” folks.  Not that “M” word.  The other one: … [Read more...]

Intel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program: An endless do-loop

Blak blah blah Parchin yada-yada. Maybe we know more now about something that started 12 years go.  … [Read more...]

A Republican Party like it’s 1996?

Dole redux? Super Tuesday on 6 March will reset the stage for the next act in the GOP nomination … [Read more...]

What if government treated eating the way it treats sex?

Rights. It’s a useful distinction to consider.  A particular moral idea governs left-wing views on … [Read more...]

Strategic ambiguity for fun and profit

Ambiguity: it's what's for dinner. The US intelligence community is having a very difficult time … [Read more...]

The pivot that would help Rick Santorum

Accentuate the positive. Rick Santorum is resonating with voters because he is committed and … [Read more...]

Why Rick Santorum doesn’t owe us a “contraception speech”

Big government ups the ante on everything. … but could do a lot of good with a “nature of … [Read more...]

Why isn’t Sarah running?

Timing. I’ll take a crack at it.  Her CPAC speech today was a barn-burner, hitting every … [Read more...]

Contraception mandate: MSM stuck in “narrative capture”?

Blind now leading the sighted? On retrieving my paper copy of the Wall Street Journal this morning, … [Read more...]

Why Sarah Palin is right about having a competitive primary season

Keep the debate going. The short answer is that Mitt Romney isn’t a small-government conservative.  … [Read more...]

No, taxes shouldn’t be a “fairness” issue

Grown-up tax ideas. What are we, six years old?  Taxes should pay for the costs of government.  … [Read more...]

Salvo from South Carolina: Darn voters thinking for themselves again

Reset. There are several explanations we’re likely to hear about the outcome in South Carolina on … [Read more...]

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