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Movie Review: Mildred Pierce (1945)

MildredThumbby Brad Nelson
First off, don’t let the title of this movie scare you off. I know how that can be. I still haven’t watched “The Bridges of Madison County” because that just screams “chick flick” to me. But, goodness gracious, “Mildred Pierce”? More » • (1097 views)

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Book Review: “1776” by David McCullough

1776Thumbby Brad Nelson
After having read — and been so throughly impressed by — McCullough’s book, John Adams, I thought that a little more American history was in order. More » • (3873 views)

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Movie Review: Fiddler on the Roof

FiddlerThumbby Brad Nelson
Turn if off! Turn it off!!! I can’t get the song “If I Were a Rich Man” out of my head. Help! More » • (2842 views)

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No Magic Words – Part II

SeeNoEvilThumbby Brad Nelson
One of my friends, who is certainly wiser than I am, thinks there may well be some “magic words” to stem the tide of collectivism. They would be words (whatever they are) to turn one’s head and heart from, say, Mao to Madison (or from Frank to Franklin). More » • (1431 views)

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We’re Asking the Wrong Questions on Education

EducationThumbby Kurt NY
One of the few things on which modern-day conservatives and progressives can agree these days is the parlous state of American public education. More » • (5256 views)

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Movie Review: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

BooneThumbby Brad Nelson
Who would have figured that a grueling journey to the center of the earth would involve Pat Boone crooning while playing a concertina? More » • (1656 views)

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No Magic Words – Part I

SeeNoEvilThumbby Brad Nelson
A friend and I have had several discussions through the years about how to change the minds of people who keep voting for the reckless spenders, over-regulators, and control freaks of collectivism More » • (1139 views)

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The New Clergy

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It is ironic that the secular left which does everything in its power to repudiate religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is trying to impose its own cult on society. More » • (1521 views)

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“Sustainability” is Not Sustainable

EnviroWackoismThumbby Brad Nelson
In the march to greater over-emphasis on security at all costs — with clear underpinnings of Marxism and environmental paganism — there is this new word called “sustainability.” More » • (1942 views)

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Movie Review: A Streetcar Named Suuuuuuu-LUT!

VivienLeighThumbby Brad Nelson
Also known as A Streetcar Named Desire. But I couldn’t help reacting to Vivien Leigh’s riveting performance as a…shall we say…a Sandra Fluke type person. She’s a bit of an s-word. And a victim. More » • (753 views)

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No Paine no Gain. That’s ‘Common Sense.’

CommonSenseThumbby Brad Nelson
It is at least an implied American Duty to read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense which I fairly recently did, minus the Appendix and the “Address to the People Called Quakers” which were added in later editions. More » • (1923 views)

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Book Review: “Intellectuals and Society” by Thomas Sowell

ThomasSowellThumbby Brad Nelson
This is a terrific book and not anywhere near as dull as the title would suggest. Intellectuals and Society is a fascinating history of the intelligentsia’s growing hegemony over our society and the harmful effects this is having. More » • (771 views)

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