Democrats have become conspiracy theorists

Washington Post: This will not stand. President Trump performed his latest impersonation of a Third World strongman, firing FBI Director James B. Comey late Tuesday in ham-handed fashion as it was becoming clear that the FBI probe into Trump’s ties … Continue reading

Where can virtuous government be found? How does it come to exist?

In Steven Hayward’s terrific new book, Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism, he chronicles the bitter feud that existed between two great and brilliant scholars of American history and politics.  This was … Continue reading

Trump will try his hand at a peace agreement between Israel and the PLO

Trump is nothing if not self confident. He apparently thinks his mastery at deal making will serve him well with PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas. He’s invited Abbas to meet him at the White House on Wednesday. You have to wonder … Continue reading

A lab in Texas has cured diabetes in mice

Researchers at the University of Texas Health San Antonio report they have essentially cured type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice by using gene transfer. The discovery increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin, which represents a potential cure … Continue reading

The need for a taxpayer bill of rights to stop public employee greed

A couple of decades ago Colorado adopted by referendum a taxpayer bill of rights (TABOR) requiring all future tax increases to be approved by taxpayers, and all excess funds collected be returned to taxpayers via future tax reductions.  Of course, politicians … Continue reading

Henry David Thoreau — Civil Disobedience

First posted on March 5, 2015 Once upon a time Henry David Thoreau’s 1849 essay, “Civil Disobedience” was a staple of freshman writing classes in colleges and universities across America. I can’t say for sure that it no longer is, … Continue reading

Cable TV Going Dark?

Cord Cutting Spikes Fivefold in Cable TV’s Worst Quarter Ever Cable’s day of reckoning has come. With all the major cable and satellite companies having reported their quarterly numbers, analyst firm MoffettNathanson put together a new cord-cutting report, and things … Continue reading