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Liberalism Good and Not-So-Good? It Depends On Which Kind! (Guest Post)

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There are several kinds of liberalism. This article focuses upon two kinds: Classical liberalism (good) and Social liberalism (not-so-good, in fact, bad). Liberalism Liberalism is a political philosophy founded on ideals of liberty and equality. The former principle is stressed in classical liberalism while the latter is more evident in social liberalism. Liberalism is a… Read more »

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Nutty Perfessor Obama’s pathetic history lesson on high horsery

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ISIS immolates a pilot, Obama retaliated by attacking Christianity. You see, somehow it’s OUR fault that Islamic extremists commit these heinous acts. “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” We are guilty of the crime of high-horsery. “Lest we get on our high horse and think… Read more »

The legacy media scrambles to protect Reverend Obama

The legacy media scrambles to protect Reverend Obama

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If you didn’t watch Fox News, you might not even know that Obama dissed Christianity. You might not know that Obama hitched up his holier than thou pants and launched into a sermon chock full of the moral equivalence between the Islam of today versus the Christianity of centuries past. You wouldn’t know. You wouldn’t… Read more »

America Is No Longer Watching The President, We Are Watching Our New Legislature

Republicans, Be Not Proud

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Republicans, tread lightly and be not proud, take your victories with a measure of humility. Congratulating yourselves on the running of brilliant campaigns and of having the best candidates will not endear you to the American public: the American people didn’t necessarily vote for you, they voted against the man in the Oval Office. President… Read more »

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The Media’s Collective WMD Deception

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“Many people have asked how close Saddam Hussein is to developing a nuclear weapon. Well, we don’t know exactly, and that’s the problem.” -George W. Bush, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct 7, 2002 In wake of ISIS possibly acquiring and using chemical weapons in Iraq (note: WSJ reported back in June of ISIS occupying the Al Muthanna… Read more »

Happy Birthday US Navy (Guest Post)

Happy Birthday US Navy (Guest Post)

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HAPPY 239TH BIRTHDAY U. S. NAVY — 13 October, 1775 – 13 October, 2014, dated from the creation of the Continental Navy by General George Washington after the Continental Congress failed to provide him with a critical naval arm. It appears that Congress has a long and rich history of obfuscation and ineptitude. The Continental… Read more »

(Re)Discovering Christopher Columbus

(Re)Discovering Christopher Columbus

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Should we celebrate “Christopher Columbus Day” or “Indigenous People’s Day”? Which do you prefer and why? Part of me, as a child of the 70s indoctrinated to celebrate the Pilgrims and Columbus, clings to Columbus Day. My weak rationale for this is along the lines of this: In a 1988 presidential proclamation, Reagan commemorates Columbus… Read more »

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In regards to that presidential coffe cup/latte salute…..let it go

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Like the tan suit….like the feet up on the Resolute Desk… The following is the latest “faux pas” outrage in the conservative blogosphere: It isn’t the first time that conservatives have been offended by President Obama’s salute…or lack thereof: Snopes: This image of President Obama talking on a cell phone and simultaneously saluting the military… Read more »

On this day in History....

On this day in History….

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On September 9, 2001, two days before the events of 9/11, Ahmad Shah Massoud- the “Lion of Panjsher” and leader of the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (the Northern Alliance)- was assassinated in Takhar Province of Afghanistan by suspected al-Qaeda agents posing as journalists. Afghanistan in the shadow of Ahmad Shah Massoud:… Read more »

A Fast Slaver

The Trans-Atlantic Slavers

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Introduction: Slavery is a peculiar institution and most people automatically recoil with indignation at the thought of owning other people. However, the standard revulsion is most often a socially acceptable and predictable reaction by people who have only a superficial understanding of the depth of depravity and horror enacted upon the people of Africa and… Read more »