The Nation’s Pulse
by | Sep 6, 2019

The patent system is under attack. This is acknowledged no matter which side of the issue you ask. Those who favor more expansive patent rights claim that America’s current legal regime allows infringers to run rampant and turns valuable inventions…

by | Jul 27, 2019

You are in a coffee shop. You have just ordered your tall, non-fat latte with caramel drizzle from the barista. The place isn’t too busy, so you strike up a conversation. Your barista has longish green hair with red highlights…

by | Jul 8, 2019

Starbucks is in the news again. No, not for adding even more goofy and overpriced varieties of coffee to their already ridiculous menu. This time, it’s for asking a half-dozen Tempe, Arizona, police officers to leave a Starbucks because their…

by | Jun 11, 2019

This toast was offered at the Lincoln Day Dinner on May 24, 2019 in Nassau County, Florida. I rise, Mr. Chairman, to honor a man who reminded us recently what it means to be a good citizen of the free…

by | May 28, 2019

1. God bless for all time the fliers and support crews of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain. 2. Let us be on our knees to the freedom fighters of Poland, Jewish and Catholic, who fought with…

by | May 27, 2019

The program on Memorial Day ought to be — well, it ought to be whatever you want it to be, after all, this is a free country and the whole idea is that we are remembering those who gave all…

by | May 24, 2019

Something stupid this way comes. If the proliferation of neck tattoos does not convince, then consider the research of Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg. A study by the two Norwegians shows a decline in IQ, a reversal of the Flynn…

by | May 22, 2019

Louisiana Senator Russell Long famously explained how most people feel about taxes: “Don’t tax you; don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.” It was an apt description of our natural desire to make other people pay for things…

by | May 11, 2019

There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands….

by | May 10, 2019

“A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.” Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip. The…

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