by | Mar 8, 2020

Historian David Starkey is leading the charge to make Benjamin Disraeli “relevant” again. Starkey may be best known to American audiences through public television and his documentaries on Henry VIII, the king’s many wives, and the political impact of Britain’s…

by | Mar 3, 2020

Coronavirus recalls scares over SARS and bird flu. More so does its response evoke the Animal House parade scene, Caddyshack pool scene, and Jaws beach scene meshed with War of the Worlds and The Birds. Though coronavirus does not rise…

by | Feb 27, 2020

The Democrats’ nomination saga has been pathetic. You may have detected a pattern developing over the many months. In the beginning there were more Democrat presidential candidates than anyone could keep track of. You couldn’t tell the players without a…

by | Feb 22, 2020

Is it conceivable that Brexit passions are spent in Westminster? Have political exertions of the last four years — of devising stratagems and repelling Remainers — exhausted the fervor for independence? For while some MPs may be world-weary, rank-and-file Brexiteers…

by | Feb 19, 2020

As a novelist and bibliophile, I can discern in the 2020 presidential race an epic story, which I’ll call The Trumpiad. It makes this election almost tolerable to follow, despite the mediocrity of the Democratic candidates. The tale took an entertaining…

by | Feb 5, 2020

Will Rogers famously quipped, “I’m not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Monday’s Iowa caucuses certainly confirmed the Democratic penchant for chaos. They also highlighted the party’s suicidal tendencies. Any doubt on this score should be…

by | Feb 4, 2020

America and Britain are on the cusp of a conservative revolution, if only their leaders have the courage to take action and the foresight to see the potential that lies before them. Of the people, there is no need to…

by | Feb 1, 2020

Complying with regulations may be the second biggest drain on the business community’s ability to create good paying jobs, satisfy customers’ desires, and boost the economy, behind only taxes. All too often, federal restrictions stifle people’s dreams of a better…

by | Jan 30, 2020

CNN reports that “the fabric of America is crumbling,” quoting an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report giving a D+ grade to the country’s roads, bridges, airports, schools, and other public works. Melodramatic? The World Economic Forum now ranks…

by | Jan 24, 2020

The slogan for this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” It’s an appropriate label, as anyone who is part of the pro-life movement knows. The movement is dominated and largely run by women, many of…

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