Author Archives: Steve Lancaster


The World Wars

HistoryChannelby Steve Lancaster    5/28/14
The History Channel is currently running a three day mini-series on WWI, the interwar years, and WWII focusing on leaders who served in WWI and came to power just before or during WWII. More » • (1514 views)

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Two outcomes from a visit to the DR

by Steve Lancaster    5/22/14

Two weeks ago I went to my GP for a checkup. He assured me that I was in great shape for a man of 80, I’m 66. He noticed a spot on my back, referred me to a dermatologist who took a biopsy and two weeks later a small skin cancer, Basel cell, was removed, most likely the result of sunburns on China beach Vietnam in 1970. More » • (784 views)

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Book Review: I Saw Ramallah

Ramallahby Steve Lancaster    5/18/14
I Saw Ramallah, by Mourid Barghouti, is a personal journey by an exile from the West Bank who returns after thirty years. Barghouti presents the problem of Arab exiles from the West Bank in the most sympathetic method imaginable. More » • (1455 views)

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Review: The Great Santini

GreatSantiniby Steve Lancaster    5/12/14
Pat Conroy is Georgia born and son of a marine fighter pilot. In 1963 he joined Citadel, Military College of South Carolina and that experience resulted in his books Boo (1970) and the Lords of Discipline (1980) and a long term rift between Citadel administration and Conway More » • (2310 views)

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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Taxesby Steve Lancaster    5/7/14
Do you like the IRS? If you are a thinking adult of any age the answer most likely is NO! The revelations about IRS stonewalling of conservative groups 501 status are only a part of the mugging that is the IRS. More » • (924 views)

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Book Review: Coming Apart

ComingApartby Steve Lancaster    5/4/14
Murray is perhaps best known for a book co-authored with psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein in 1994, The Bell Curve. Herrnstein passed away before the book was published and as the only living author Murray took both the kudos and the critical arrows. More » • (1359 views)

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Reality of Obamacare

by Steve Lancaster    5/2/14

I had a visit with my GP yesterday. He says that I am in wonderful shape for a man of 80, I’m 66 :). One of the realities of Obamacare is the impact on his business. On registering I was informed that I could now sign up for online access to my medical records, “seriously! More » • (785 views)

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Bridging the Gap

DontTreadThumbby Steve Lancaster   4/30/14
A follow up to the continuing dialog  •  Conservatives and Libertarians are two sides of the same 24 karat coin. That coin, fired to purity over thousands of years, is called freedom. For the first 150 years in North America freedoms philosophy concentrated on experimenting with liberty and the colonies were the laboratory. More » • (3180 views)

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Ongoing Dialogue

DontTreadThumbby Steve Lancaster   4/28/14
On one issue libertarians and conservatives can agree with little rancor is that freedom is our birthright, and the basic rights are inalienable. An ordinary person making an honest income, living his life without interfering in the business of others is also an ideal that both would agree is not utopian. More » • (2088 views)

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Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto

DontHurtPeopleby Steve Lancaster    4/12/14
MATT KIBBE is the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a national grassroots organization that serves citizens in their fight for more individual freedom and less government control. More » • (4503 views)

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The True Believer and The Ordeal of Change by Eric Hoffer

EricHofferby Steve Lancaster    3/26/14
As a group, Americans are not the type to join mass movements, at least not for long. We are an opinionated people and do not take well to conformity. However, in the last fifteen years or so, there are significant changes to the psyche on both sides of the political spectrum. More » • (6104 views)

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Language and Culture

by Steve Lancaster    3/25/14

This week two events not related and unplanned but comparable in essential matters. On Saturday I escorted my wife to a friend’s house for meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy. The friend’s husband, 88 is suffering from Alzheimer’s and his memory is fading. More » • (764 views)

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