When Trust is Not Appropriate

NuclearExplosionby Jerry Richardson2/1/15
When facing enemies who hate you and express explicit intent to destroy you, trust can easily become an unintended rendezvous with death.  Even the formula of Ronald Reagan, beloved by many Conservatives—“Trust but verify”—may not always be appropriate. More » • (3787 views)

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Good, Better, Best

PuzzlePieceby Anniel1/31/15
Many sermons have been given on the subject of doing what is good, what is better, and what is best in any given situation. For instance, many preachers will tell you that you should give to a charity as a good option, support the poor through their church as a better option More » • (985 views)

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Of Mallrats and Atheists: “Is That It?”

Mallratby Tim Jones1/31/15
Rejection of materialism by many atheists leads only to a different kind of materialism. Not the kind like a mallrat who obsessively prowls their walkways going from store to store always in search for the next ‘high’ they get from the next buy. More » • (1093 views)

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Pay As You Go

GasTaxby James Ray Deaton  1/31/15
In California the shortest route from the gas pump to the taxpayer’s wallet may soon include a government mandated GPS unit under the hood. California needs more money for it’s crumbling highways, roads and bridges and is considering new and diverse ways to (yet again) raise taxes. More » • (990 views)

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What Exactly Does the Race Industry Want from White America?

CivilRightsActby Patricia L. Dickson1/30/15
Nothing frustrates me more than for someone to rant on and on about something while never really specifying the desired outcome that he or she is seeking. Or for someone to imply that I somehow owe him something without specifically telling me what it is. More » • (893 views)

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Auschwitz and Symbolism

Auschwitzby Jerry Richardson1/29/15
This week (January 27th) was the 70th anniversary (January 27, 1945) of the allied liberation of the NAZI death-camp at Auschwitz—the primary facility used by the Nazis for systematically murdering millions of Jews during World War II. More » • (6518 views)

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America’s One True Religion

CultOfCelebrityby Jon N. Hall    1/25/15
“Tell old God that the last man you saw on earth was Quantrill.”  •  America is a Christian nation, or so some would like to believe. But, just as in Europe, traditional religion is losing its sway in America, and a substitute religion is taking hold. More » • (1774 views)

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The Lessons of History

Historyby Anniel 1/25/15
Not to know what happened before you were born, that is to be always a boy, to be always a child. -Cicero ● Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana More » • (1416 views)

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Is Hollywood Becoming More Conservative?

DirtyHarryby Tim Jones1/24/15
During the latter part of 2014, there have been three war-time movies introduced to the public, each depicting the heroism, sacrifice and ingenuity of the human spirit. It is interesting they have come out at a time of extreme political cynicism and fragmentation. More » • (3843 views)

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The Moment

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu  1/23/15
The alarm blared on the bedside table. It was a cheap electric clock, which produced a loud irritating noise akin to a bleating sheep in heat. Half asleep, he reached over and swatted the clock’s button to stop the racket. Through bleary eyes he saw the red numerals 5:30. More » • (1125 views)

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Liberalism and Its Totalitarian Friends

Totalitarianismby Timothy Lane   1/20/15
There have been 3 main totalitarian ideologies of the past century: communism, fascism/Nazism, and Islamism. Naturally, they have many similarities to each other, and also to the totalitarian form of liberalism that has increasingly replaced a credo named for a belief in freedom that its adherents no longer share. More » • (4713 views)

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Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War

War2by Enza Ferreri   1/20/15
It’s a common, but misconceived, idea that Western people have grown disillusioned with religion because of religious wars in the distant or — in the almost unique case of Northern Ireland — recent past. More » • (3684 views)

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