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The Valor Of Ambassador Taylor

Five hours, nine minutes and 17 seconds into last week’s nationally televised impeachment hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from New York, began asking Ambassador William B. Taylor Jr. a series of questions about his military service. ...

Scientists: Dishonest Or Afraid?

The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he’s titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.” Environmentalists and their political ...

Will Democrats in 2020 Again ‘Fall In Love’?

There are large historical differences between America’s two major political parties in how they choose their presidential nominees. Consider this: Since 1952, there have been 11 presidential elections where there wasn’t a Republican president running for reelection. In 10 of those 11, ...

Partisan Lines Fade With The Right Candidates

I think Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards meant it when he partly credited his reelection to LSU’s and the Saints’ winning season. That would be the football teams — Louisiana State University and the New Orleans Saints. “People are just in a better mood,” the Democrat said. And he ...

Did Ukraine Become A ‘Critical Ally’?

On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony: “What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn’t simply the abuse of power by ...

What Is The American Idea?

If I were addressing a young audience today, I would face an uphill battle to explain why conservatism so inspired me during my own impressionable years. Today, what has been dubbed “Conservatism, Inc” has become so cynical, so nasty, so truth-challenged, and so dumbed-down that it repels ...

And This Year’s Peace Prize Goes To Adolf

Suppose you learned that one in three young people is convinced the earth is flat. And that many believe the Moon landing was faked in a NASA studio. Imagine you read that a third of young folks will tell you the Holocaust never happened. Would this news disturb you? If it did, would you ...

Be Grateful For Unexpected Blessings

“Life is what happens when you are making other plans,” said John Lennon. I really believe that. Those who are stuck in a rigid schedule frustrate when things go awry. Many times, if we are open to change, we may find that it is not so bad. It may not have been part of our plans, but it may ...

Therin May Lie The Problem

After the recent elections near two weeks ago, as is sometimes the case, one of our local races was separated by single-digit votes and was deemed “too close to call” and voters have to await the opening of absentee ballots. On the morning after the election, a headline read that one local ...

Christmas, It’s Not Just The Time Of Year

My family and I are guilty of the “Christmas Creep.” We know that Thanksgiving comes first, but as soon as we saw snow this year, we started listening to Christmas music. Bing Crosby was crooning “White Christmas” from my record player before you could say “mistletoe.” I’m not ...

Grateful To Know I Can Still See The Stars

Very well aware of the old saw about the alternative, I can still state I am very grateful I don’t ever have to turn eighty again. I heard the doctors at the hospital saying I was in superb health for my age. Then why was I there? I probably haven’t visited since my maternity years ended. ...

The War For Minds And Souls Of Americans

I pointed out last week that there is a real war being fought on American soil for the minds and souls of Americans, and because the main stream press appears to favor a more progressive agenda, I will periodically offer news that you should know about. An informed populace is imperative ...

What Happened To Teaching History?

According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th ...

Meet The ‘American Students Last’ Lobby

Who is funding the militant illegal immigrant youth army of thousands of entitled “Dreamers” that marched to Washington, D.C., for the Supreme Court hearing this week on President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty program? Follow the money; find the truth. I’ve got the “Open ...

Skin In The Game Makes A Difference

Strict central planning for a nation has been a disaster, whenever and wherever it has been imposed. Central planning, however, is not necessarily an all-or-nothing proposition. Certain industries, such as airlines, utilities, or ground transportation, may be socialized, being owned and ...

Evan Halper’s Own Personal Hell

You may trust that Evan Halper is in his own personal hell right now. It’s a place to which all good journalists go when they make mistakes. Which is to say, it’s a place to which all good journalists eventually go. If the error is relatively small, one may spend a day there. If one makes ...

The Good Life: As Winter Arrives, I Get Ready Again

Two weeks ago, I did Phase One of preparing for winter. I brought the snow thrower up from the barn and into the garage, where it is handy for clearing the garage pad and the 300-foot driveway. To make space, I took the walk-behind power mower down to the barn. Some folks drain gas tanks ...

Democrats Shouldn’t Blame Latin

If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical. Latin is one of the great legacies of the ...

Canine Companion: Snuffle Mat May Be Answer To Dog’s Boredom

Hey, guys. I don’t know about you, but these cold temperatures are really getting to me. I just want to play outside. And, I am sure your dog is staring you down wondering what the heck is going on. We all want to get out of the house and escape this cabin fever. On top of that, it’s not ...

Trump Searches For Boo-Free Zone

Donald Trump is headed for Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa this Saturday for the big football game between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University. Why, we might wonder, would a president who is facing impeachment want to spend valuable prep time in a football stadium in ...