Archive for July 2016

Winston Churchill on the meaning of civilization

Below is an excerpt from a speech given by Winston Churchill on the meaning of “Civilization,” as the Chancellor’s Address, University of Bristol, July 2, 1938: There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. It means…

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Heather MacDonald on Rush Limbaugh show today

Rush Limbaugh seldom has guests on his radio show, but when he does they are great. Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute and City Journal was a guest today on Rush’s show to talk about the Dallas massacre of cops by devotees of the Black Lives Matter movement. Begin Transcript: Rush: The war on cops has…

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Are humans hardwired for violence?

Some of them are for sure. But it is an innate tendency for all of us? There is some new evidence that Neanderthals butchered and ate each other. Some older evidence that at least one factor in the extinction of Neanderthals is that modern humans killed them and ate them. Animals in the wild use…

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Actually, it really isn’t 1968 again, its not even 1990

Violent crime rate and murder rate per 100,000 population: 1968 298.4 and 6.9 1991 – the peak year for violent crimes and murder 758.1 and 9.8 2014 375.7 and 4.5 Source: United States Crime Rates 1960-2014 2015 crime rate figures from the FBI expected in October 2016.  2016 in October 2017.

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Is it 1968 all over again?

With the brutal slaying of five Dallas police officers along with another seven wounded you can find on the internet this morning many voices asking if we are back to 1968 again. For those not alive then and with no memory of it, this may be confusing. 1968 was a horrible year for America. The…

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Yee Gads!! This was in the New York Times! Hell has frozen over!

The following Op-ed in the New York Times was written by Jeffrey Kahn, a law professor at Southern Methodist University, and author of “Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists.” The New York Times must have had a “stopped-clock” moment. A “No Buy” List for Guns Is a Bad Idea AFTER the…

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The real reason Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix

Five days before FBI director James Comey made his announcement that will live in infamy, that the FBI is recommending no prosecution of Hillary Clinton (at the same time recounting the evidence that makes her obviously guilty) I said this: “There is not going to be an indictment and we are never going to hear any more…

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Quote for the times

“I’d rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the FBI.” From the Wall Street Journal in 1980, quoting tha Alabama Securities Commissioner Thomas Krebs.  Glenn Reynolds has a column today on the crumbling reputation of the FBI.

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Rudy Giuliani disagrees with Comey’s decision for two reasons

Andy McCarthy at NationaL Review, FBI rewrites Federal law to let Hillary off the hook: It is a common tactic of defense lawyers in criminal trials to set up a straw-man for the jury: a crime the defendant has not committed. The idea is that by knocking down a crime the prosecution does not allege…

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