California, Land of Poverty

David Grusky, a sociology professor who serves as the director of Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, commenting on a 2013 research paper put out by Stanford in 2013: The research helps to establish that California, often thought of as … Continue reading

Carly Fiorina wows audience at Red State Gathering

I love her definition of conservatism and her comparison of conservatism to Democrats’ so-called “progressivism.” It starts at about the 2:30 mark. … Continue reading

Harry Jaffa, R.I.P.

Harry Jaffa, 1918-2015, died last Saturday at the age of 96.  It’s sad that he died and it’s a blessing to all that he lived so long.  His great book, The Crisis of the House Divided, remains the best book … Continue reading

Millennial’s crazy belief system

If the polls are correct, the so-called “millennials”, those born from about 1984-1996, currently in the 18-30 age group, hold beliefs about politics and government so hopelessly inconsistent you’d have to wonder what they’ve been smoking.  A clear majority of … Continue reading

Free Will and Human Dignity — A Love Story

How does Classical Liberalism differ from present-day “liberalism?” Conservatism? … Continue reading

Alpha Conservatism vs. Beta Liberalism

Has America trended toward becoming a Meathead nation? If so, it’s time to change course. See the post immediately below for an account of how some real alpha males showed their stuff. … Continue reading

Reconciling Conservatism and Libertarianism

Conservatives and libertarians should be natural allies but often find themselves at odds with each other.  While agreeing on most liberty issues, small government, low taxes, etc. they clash on moral issues.  Libertarians often seem to be left-wing libertarian, not … Continue reading

The Republican Establishment Has It In For Conservatives

Professor Jacobson with Clarity on Mitt Romney… We are on a path to nominate someone who campaigned against Reagan, campaigned against the Contract with America, campaigned against those who are pro-Life, campaigned against 2d Amendment rights, campaigned against conservatism, and … Continue reading

Conservatives Should Be Wary of Newt Gingrich

There are several well known reasons to be wary of Newt Gingrich.  His support for health care mandates and his chummy relationship with health care radical Dr. Donald Berwick, for example.  No one, absolutely no one with any knowledge of Newt … Continue reading

Thoughts on Keynes, Hayek, Liberals and Conservatives

Keynesian economics is popular with politicians because it espouses all sorts of things that politicians can and should do to fix a stalled economy. Hayek’s Austrian economics holds that politicians will be creating more harm than good by doing the … Continue reading