Author Archives: NAHALKIDES

The Two Donald Trumps

by N. A. Halkides10/22/16

That Donald Trump is a divisive figure is a truism that would have no need of utterance except that it matters very much exactly what groups are divided about him. The electorate is divided over him, which was inevitable; the Republican Party, already undergoing a civil war before he showed up on the scene, is divided over him, which is a positive good; More » • (4346 views)

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Crime, Culture, and the Quality of Life

healthylifeby N. A. Halkides10/22/16
I always take my summer vacations in the same small Michigan town.  When I was there recently I saw some things that reminded me of just how important values are in creating clean, safe and pleasant communities. More » • (785 views)

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What do We do Now that Trump has Won the Nomination?

by N. A. Halkides   5/4/16

There’s been a lot of talk about Trump in the discussion thread on Edmund Wright’s recent Coulter vs. Coulter and of course elsewhere: More » • (1060 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 » • (700 views)

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2016 Republican Presidential Race Update

PresidentialSealby N. A. Halkides   1/29/16
As the first actual primaries and caucuses are almost upon us, I’d like to present a quick analysis of where things stand, but first I’d like to review two of the drop-outs as I think their failures are instructive. More » • (893 views)

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The GOP Civil War – Part 2

SplitGOPby N. A. Halkides1/1/16
5.November-December 2014 – Congressional Elections and Cromnibus  •  The November 2014 Congressional elections were held against the backdrop of President Barack Obama once again ignoring the law and his oath of office More » • (813 views)

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The GOP Civil War – Part 1

SplitGOPby N. A. Halkides12/30/15
In discussing politics, one of the most frequently committed errors is “to fail to see the forest for the trees,” that is, to focus so completely on one issue that we fail to see the whole picture. That tendency had led many to be baffled and angered by the rise of Donald Trump More » • (1173 views)

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Sex, Evolution, and the Left

Darwinismby N. A. Halkides7/9/15
It’s been a rough three weeks for us Conservatives, although neither of our two recent losses in the Supreme Court were exactly unexpected:  it would have been surprising if Chief Justice Roberts had grasped the opportunity offered by a generous Fate to correct his mistaken opinion in NFIB v. Sebelius More » • (2012 views)

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Know Your Establishment-Men

EstablishmentGOPby N. A. Halkides6/26/15
A Guide to Identification in the Field  •  The fissure in the Republican Party between Conservatives and what I’ve been calling in the pages of ST the “Establishment-men” is not a new phenomenon – we only need consider the 1964 GOP Presidential contest between Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller to realize More » • (2854 views)

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Mosquito-Man: The Sad Story of a Funny Super-Hero

Logo-MosquitoManby N. A. Halkides   3/12/15
I thought ST readers might like to take a break from our ongoing battles against the political and cultural Left for a semi-humorous interlude as I relate the tale of a superhero no one has ever heard of:  Mosquito-Man! More » • (2363 views)

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A Review of the Likely 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

PresidentialSealby N. A. Halkides   2/5/15
The 2016 Presidential campaign will feature probably the widest-open Republican field in memory, exceeding even the free-for-all of 2012.  The good side of having so many candidates that when they’re assembled on stage they look like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is that we may hope to actually find a good one; More » • (5954 views)

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Disorder in the House

SpeakerBoehnerby N. A. Halkides   1/22/15
How Conservative Disorganization Saved John Boehner’s Speakership  •  Like most Conservatives, I dearly wanted to see John Boehner (R-OH) unceremoniously bounced from his position as Speaker of the House. More » • (1325 views)

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