Archive for category Miscellaneous

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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General Thoughts on the Comey, Sessions Congressional Testimonies

My overall thoughts on the recent congressional testimonies of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and sitting Attorney General Jeff Sessions can be summed up thusly: pure Kabuki Theater.  Or, to quote something funny and apropos I saw on Twitter: they are “a big fat nothingburger.” Honestly, I should care a lot more […]

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Alabama Getting Out of the Marriage Business?

Or, more accurately, it appears Alabama may be getting out of the business of violently regulating marriage.  Alabama Senate Bill 20 passed a key procedural hurdle last week, receiving a 9-0 vote from the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee on 23 February.  The bill now moves before the full state Senate. This legislation would effectively nullify […]

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Three Rules for Dealing with the Left

Over time, and particularly of late, I have learned there are three general rules one must remember when dealing with political leftists in America: The Left cannot debate substantively. To be fair, this is true of nearly everyone, but it is especially true of the Left. This is why the Left is so in favor […]

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Barack Obama’s Legacy

Now that Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States is less than a week away, what should we make of Barack Obama’s legacy? “Obamacare” Many people will no doubt point to President Obama’s stewarding of the Affordable Care Act through Congress as the crowning – at least, legislative – achievement of his […]

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Barack Obama Truly was a “Change” President

Famously and amorphously promising “hope and change” in 2008, Barack Obama swept into the Oval Office on a wave of identity politics and apparent electoral lust for political change. But now that the dust has settled following his eight year run and the substance of his policies, decisions, and actions as president have become real, […]

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