Loose Canons
Loose Canons
by | Mar 23, 2020

Medical experts have told us that the Chinese coronavirus — COVID19, aka “kung flu” — is three times as contagious as the normal flu. The global pandemic has spread to a majority of countries. Italy has suffered the greatest number…

by | Mar 16, 2020

Sickness isn’t the only effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Entire nations’ economies have been shut down, quarantining is common in many places, international travel restrictions are in place, and the bears have shoved aside the bulls on Wall Street. All…

by | Mar 9, 2020

Nearly a half-century apart, two presidential candidates promised the end to wars that had gone on too long. In 1968, Richard Nixon promised “peace with honor” in Vietnam. In 2016, Donald Trump promised an end to our “endless wars” in…

by | Mar 2, 2020

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has a brief and controversial history. It was enacted in 1978 to provide secret judicial review of government intelligence surveillance of foreign agents in the United States. Since then — the government tells us…

by | Feb 24, 2020

It was inevitable. After the Democrats failed to evict Donald Trump from office through the Mueller investigation and then the ridiculous impeachment over the Zelensky telephone call, they would have to try something else to ruin him before the November…

by | Feb 17, 2020

Huawei Technologies Co., China’s telecom giant, is bidding to be part of many nations’ new 5G telecommunications networks. 5G communications will be far faster in transmitting data than the 4G systems it will replace. President Trump has rejected any role…

by | Feb 3, 2020

Friday’s Senate vote rejecting Democrats’ demands to call witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial makes the president’s acquittal inevitable. But for the Senate bloviators’ desire to make more pointless speeches, the acquittal — which is scheduled for Wednesday — would…

by | Jan 27, 2020

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Former Vice President Joe Biden never measures up to that standard. In 2014, Bob Gates, who served as President Obama’s first secretary of defense, said that Biden had been wrong on…

by | Jan 20, 2020

In what the Justice Department has labeled a terrorist attack, on December 6 Saudi Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed al-Shamrani shot and killed three U.S. Navy sailors. That attack led to the serious vetting of all Saudi military members being trained…

by | Jan 17, 2020

On Monday, tens of thousands of people will flock to Richmond to participate in “Lobby Day” to oppose the Democrats’ headlong assault against our Second Amendment rights. Gov. Ralph Northam and his anti-gun team are setting the stage to ensure…

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