News


Charles Murray Normal

The Church of Conservatism (aka The Neocoms)

 

Meet the Rt. Rev. Charles Murray and the holy Establishmentarians. In a remarkable essay, Charles Murray adumbrates the tenets of a new religion which might be called the Church of Conservatism. The theology could be fleshed out a bit, but for now here is what we may infer from what Mr. Murray tells us. The new church […]

Continue Reading

learningtips-for-helping-kids-and-teens-with-homework-and-study-habitsspelling

Education Elite Doubles Down on Common Core

 

We reported a while back on the growing “achievement gap” between black and white students in Kentucky, which was the first state to hop on board the Common Core Express and therefore the bellwether for the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of the national standards. Now even the Hechinger Report, a propaganda outlet known best for […]

Continue Reading

MLK_sign

The Dangers of Elected, Racist Stupidity

 

Wednesday in the Louisiana House of Representatives, which is becoming a hothouse for material feeding this column (if you think the House is rough around here, you ought to see the Senate!), a comic outrage broke out when, during debate of a bill that would mandate the teaching of the Declaration of Independence to schoolchildren […]

Continue Reading

wh-overtime-tout

Know-It-All Government Works Overtime to Kill Jobs and Growth.

 

Not that the Obama administration could care any less. With strict new rules mandating overtime pay for aspiring professionals and others in mid-level managerial positions, the Obama administration is asking employers to hang out a sign that says, in effect: “We don’t want any go-getters around here. You are strictly forbidden to make any special […]

Continue Reading

Mitt_Romney_Super_Tuesday

Romney Results Bode Poorly for Trump

 

Could even a corrupt Hillary win on “cares about people like me”? For one primary reason, Mitt Romney was, in the 2012 presidential election, the worst possible choice out of the several most credible Republican hopefuls to challenge President Barack Obama’s re-election: Obamacare should have been the defining issue of that campaign but Romney was singularly […]

Continue Reading

Donald_Trump_(16674407046)

The Donald Closes the Deal

 

The man “experts” predicted would never win — wins. And so. Now it is official. Against all the odds, all the naysayers, all those who disdained, derided, disparaged and despised, Donald John Trump stands today as the winner of the Republican nomination to be the 45th President of the United States. Three years ago I […]

Continue Reading

BardemWide

America: The Sorrow and the Pity

 

The sad isolation of the NeverTrumpists. These are trying times at the Trump Tower, with Republican Establishment types lined up all the way down Fifth Avenue to stack their arms and surrender. It brings to mind France in 1940. Mein Gott, ve don’t haf room! Vere do we put der guns? There are of course […]

Continue Reading

1024px-Petco-Park-040415-N-9421C-117

At the Twilight’s Last Gleaming

 

A new National Anthem controversy rocks Major League ball. Just one week after writing about The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting events, a subject I never thought I’d have to revisit again, our psychotic times have once again brought me back to our national anthem. In case you missed it, the San Diego Padres made international […]

Continue Reading

1452363120539

Electoral Hysteria Invites Defeat

 

Conservative pundits hyperventilate over Donald Trump. Before I wade into the overwrought debate over the prospective 2016 Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, allow me several caveats. First, like many conservatives, I supported a candidate other than Trump during the primary season (while also acknowledging that he brought a refreshing degree of candor, on issues such […]

Continue Reading

ObamaDeportation

The Progressives’ Deportation U-Turn

 

The goals have changed under Obama, but the methods remain anti-constitutional. The Obama administration was in the Supreme Court recently, defending the president’s discretionary power to suspend the law concerning the deportation of aliens in the country illegally. Solicitude for illegal immigrants has become a hallmark of contemporary progressivism, but a century ago the founders […]

Continue Reading