If You Are Choosing Sides in Charlottesville, You Are Part of the Problem

There is plenty of blame to go around, for those interested at all in the truth: from the police, who were clearly and purposefully derelict of duty; and the ignorant, bigoted protesters who seek to drum up contention and conflict for their own ends; to the domestic terrorists who seem to always show up looking […]

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How the Mainstream Media Continues to Cultivate an Untrustworthy Image

Recently, the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute conducted a relatively large survey seeking to quantitatively determine which news organizations Americans trust.  Unsurprisingly, CNN fell squarely within the “Least Trusted” category of outcomes.  Even more recently, CNN exemplified why. First, the brief background context. In July, a Google employee named James Damore drafted a memorandum […]

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The GOP is a Fraudulent Organization

And, as with other organizations (e.g., corporations and unions), it should be held legally responsible for this wanton fraud.  That is what Virginia Republican donor Bob Heghmann is seeking to do.  Last week, he filed suit alleging fraud and racketeering against the State and federal GOP, asserting they knowingly solicited millions in donations in exchange […]

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Scathing Injunction Ordered for California’s “Large-Capacity Magazine” Possession Ban

Although only a temporary victory, in the court case Duncan v. Bacerra (3:17-cv-1017-BEN), Federal Judge Roger Benitez issued an injunction on enforcement of California’s extension of its so-called “large-capacity magazine” (LCM) ban, heretofore otherwise set to go into effect 1 July 2017.  This particular statute, passed by public proposition in 2016, expands upon California’s existing […]

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Rare Free Speech Victory in the Supreme Court

Even rarer, the Court unanimously agreed with a federal appellate court that free speech is “…a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” The case, Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293, 2017), centered on a musical band, The Slants, whose band name trademark application was […]

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Democrats Lose in Georgia’s Special Election

Noteworthy in this case, in what is being reported as the most expensive House election in American history. As I have discussed here before, losing has become a common theme for Democrats over the last few years.  Maybe this latest defeat is due to the Russians.  Maybe something more practically logical can explain this electoral […]

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Statism and Pacifism are Antithetical Principles

By definition, this is fact: Pacifism (ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm) N  1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the belief that violence of any kind is unjustifiable and that one should not participate in war (emphasis added) Statism (ˈsteɪtɪzəm) N  (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a […]

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