Monthly Archives: April 2016

Coulter v. Coulter

AnnCoulterThumbby C. Edmund Wright4/5/16
You might say I was for Ann Coulter before I was against her. Or maybe that Coulter was for conservatism before she was against it, or before she was for Northeastern moderates Chris Christie, or Mitt Romney More » • (1850 views)

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Boxing Barbara Boxer: Is “Inequality the Root of All Evil”?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke4/29/16
“Inequality is the root of all evil” said left-wing senator Barbara Boxer recently, while lecturing a Catholic priest about Catholicism. Boxer claimed to be quoting Pope Francis, referencing a tweet he sent in April 2014. More » • (619 views)

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Fixing the Hole in the Boat

HoleInBoatby N. A. Halkides   4/27/16
When the literal ship is sinking, it probably doesn’t matter all that much how the hole in the boat got there: would it have mattered if the Titanic, for example, had hit a land mine (as her sister ship Britannic supposedly did four years later) instead of an iceberg? More » • (695 views)

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The Most Important Republicans in 2016

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall    4/25/16
The 2016 primary campaigns should serve as a major civics lesson for those Americans concerned about their democracy. Because of the unusual length of these primary contests, Americans are beginning to better appreciate the complex byzantine structure of the parties’ primary systems and their delegate selection methods More » • (597 views)

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Donations etc.

by Timothy Lane4/24/16

The March 11 National Review had a review of a book by infamous liberal Jane Mayer defaming modern conservative philanthropy (such as that of the Koch brothers). The reviewer is Martin Morse Wooster More » • (352 views)

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Voting and State Conventions

Conventionsby Timothy Lane4/19/16
One of Donald Trump’s favorite lies is that Cruz is cheating by winning states (North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming) that didn’t allow the voters to choose their delegates. It’s certainly true that these states relied on local caucuses to choose delegates to county conventions More » • (953 views)

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Nothing Like a Root Canal To Clear the Mind

RootCanalby Anniel4/19/16
First of all, I want you to understand that I love my dentist. He’s one of the nicest people I know. So when he found I had an infection above an old root canal and crown, I thought having him do the new root canal was a no-brainer More » • (641 views)

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Tell the Ghosts

CastleGateby Deana Chadwell4/17/16
Remember playing cops and robbers, reading about Nancy Drew and the thieves she was trying to catch, hearing stories about St. George and the Dragon? Good vs. evil – always the same theme. More » • (1029 views)

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Inequality in the Personal Income Tax

Taxesby Jon N. Hall    4/16/16
The Individual Income Tax is still the largest source of revenue to the federal government; in fiscal 2014 it accounted for 40 percent of all federal revenue. But huge swaths of Americans don’t pay personal income taxes. More » • (836 views)

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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

EpitaphSuggested by Timothy Lane • This isn’t a sequel to Doc, a novel about Doc Holliday. It’s an historical novel about the most famous gunfight in US history (though the fight itself is only a few pages). Priceless are such comments as this about Ike Clanton: “From what I hear, Ike can’t count to twenty-one unless he’s buck naked.”
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ButOutBagby Steve Lancaster4/13/16
Over the last few weeks I have become so tired of the national political debate that I am not watching the news much or, for that matter, even care who says what, to whom, and when.  I have checked out until August. More » • (1326 views)

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LGBT “National Day of Silence”

WireTongueby Leigh Bravo4/13/16
Shutting Down All Other Voices?  •  First, let me make one thing clear. I am not a racist or a bigot or a homophobe or even an Islamaphobe. I believe in “Live and Let Live,” and I am a concerned American and a parent wondering what happened to MY rights? More » • (1136 views)

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