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Reasons for Hope this Independence Day (2/2) (Guest Post)

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One hazard of blogging that I’ve lamented before is having an idea for a topic overcome by events. This is one time that this headache is actually a good thing. In fact, it is a very good thing. The first two parts of this are actually two separate posts that I had been kicking around,… Read more »

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First, The Bad News on Independence Day, as told through an Inspirational Star Trek Speech (1/2) (Guest Post)

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One of the hazards of blogging is not getting to a topic quickly enough and somebody who’s smarter than you beats you to the punch. That’s exactly what happened here when Bill Whittle released this great video on how we’ve become a nation of dependents. That was two years ago – sadly the subject has… Read more »

A Prince of the Steppe

Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

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While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the… Read more »

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‘Lunchbox Inspections’ Coming To A School Near You?

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  How long until Mooch brings this to America? Teachers are free to take – and keep – any item from pupils’ lunchboxes if they think they are unhealthy or inappropriate, the government has said. Parents were outraged last month when it emerged children had scotch eggs and a Peperami confiscated under health eating policies…. Read more »

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Obamacare, Gay Marriage and Disparate Impact – 25 Hours Which Will Live in Infamy

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When historians look back on the collapse of the United States and seek to pinpoint the beginning of the end, they will no doubt look to the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If they want to narrow the focus they will point to the period of his reign between 10:00 AM June 25th… Read more »

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How We Win Matters: Observations on the Recent SCOTUS Decisions (Guest Post)

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Process Should Matter But Doesn’t Anymore Colonel Hyrum Graff: We won. That’s all that matters. Ender Wiggin: No. The way we win matters. —From the film Ender’s Game Really, process hasn’t much mattered for a long time.Thursday, a 6-3 majority of the Court rewrote portions of the Affordable Care Act because that was the easiest… Read more »

John Boehner has to go

John Boehner has to go

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Obama shows off his new puppet   It was the most curious of spectacles. John Boehner, abandoning everything he claimed his stood for, has been reduced to an Obama hand puppet. That stench is the smell of Boehner hypocrisy. Boehner was instrumental in getting passed Obama’s Transpacific Authority and it has consistently been cloaked in… Read more »