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Thought Experiment (from FOSFAX 214)

RedBlueby Timothy Lane   2/10/14
Many people have noticed the increasing differences between the Right Nation and the Obama Nation. It might make more sense if Republican-dominated areas lived the way they think people should, and Democrat-dominated areas lived the way they prefer. More » • (1219 views)

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The Curious Courage of National Review

NRquietby John Kirke   2/9/14
Mark Steyn has long been a regular contributor for National Review, and they should make a great fit:  it’s the happy warrior, deploying his deadly wit to counter the seemingly irresistible threats to liberty and Western civilization, writing for the magazine that William F. Buckley founded with the stated mission of standing athwart history, yelling Stop. More » • (6418 views)

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Does Race Equal Thought?

blackliberalismby Glenn Fairman   2/9/14
It is no revelation that the Nazi ideology held fast to racial determinism: the idea that race was consistent with mind and thought. Having grown from the Darwinian spore that heralded men to be as fated as flies of a season, this biological fatalism reduced humanity into an organism that was contingent upon stimuli and responses—blind necessity and material reduction. More » • (1063 views)

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The Overton Window and Political Compromise

OvertonWindowby Timothy Lane   2/9/14
When Glenn Beck wrote The Overton Window, he created an interesting book (which later had a nice sequel). But he also introduced his readers (even intermittent ones like me) to a significant concept from political science. More » • (2760 views)

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Striking: The Gordian Knot

GordianKnotby Deana Chadwell    2/7/14
I sit down to write today with a heavy heart. Yesterday our local teachers went on strike. The thought just makes me sick – sick in the same way I feel when I drive by a bad car accident. No. Worse. I know these people. More » • (2138 views)

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Common Core and Union-itis

CommonCoreby Deana Chadwell    2/7/14
Common Core, Common Core, Common Core – it’s all I hear these days as if it were a new monster at the door of the school house, as if it had never occurred to anyone that we were losing control of our children’s education, as if no one had ever before noticed that school texts were full of propaganda. Gees. More » • (1385 views)

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No Mere Fluke?

FlukeSby Glenn Fairman   2/7/14
In the world of human events, what passes for information on the 24 hour NEWS cycle can either lift us into a state of euphoric bliss or bring us crashing down to the depths of despair — depending upon the caliber of one’s politics. More » • (1429 views)

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Vol. II

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   2/6/14
by William Herndon and Jesse Weik  •  Volume II of this biography continues with a chapter recounting Lincoln as a lawyer. During these years Lincoln did his best to establish a firm financial base for his family and himself. While never a man overly interested in money, Herndon says he was tight fisted with the money he had. More » • (1006 views)

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America Has Lost Her Will to Live

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   2/6/14
Perhaps we should have chosen the turkey as our national bird, as Benjamin Franklin suggested. It would certainly be more appropriate for our times. But if any flying creature would do, a moth might be more fitting still — with political correctness playing the role of that devilishly irresistible flame. More » • (1517 views)

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Black Student Union & Allies Want Crime Alerts Censored

BlackCrimeby Taleeb Starkes   2/6/14
If the University of Minnesota permitted its Black Student Union to write the school’s crime alerts, the alerts would probably read like this: More » • (2003 views)

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The New Savonarola

Savonarolaby Steve Lancaster   2/5/14
At the end of the 15th century, Europe was a confusion of conflicting fledging nation states, competing cities, and the Papal States. In the Florence of the Medici — the center of art, literature and culture in Italy — 1492 saw the death of Lorenzo “the Magnificent” and the rise of an obscure monk, Savonarola. More » • (1034 views)

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Book review: My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas

GrandfathersSonby Timothy Lane   2/4/14
With Black History Month in progress and a femocratic mockumentary puffing Anita Hill coming out soon, this was an appropriate time to read and review Clarence Thomas’s memoir of his life up to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Indeed, a third of the booj covers his judicial nominations (first for the DC Court of Appeals, then for SCOTUS). More » • (1359 views)

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