Archive for November 2017

Death Sets A Thing Significant

A few years ago I read about a woman whose boyfriend died of cancer.  She has saved all of the email and text messages they exchanged over a period of years, and she reads selected ones from time to time.  I don’t think she intended to save them just to have them after he was…

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Why Government Is The Problem

Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was a Chicago School economist who criticized Keynesian Economic Theory on the grounds that it was the perfect vehicle for politicians to justify intervention in the economy, as well as just about everything else. Friedman favored less government tinkering with the economy and preferred what Frederic Hayek called spontaneous order that would…

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Today’s Fake News Has Deep Historical Roots

Compelling video by Sheryl Attkisson details the mechanics and of today’s fake news epidemic. Fake News is not a recent phenomenon although it sure seems to be more widespread than ever. During the 1930s Walter Duranty was the New York Times’ man in Moscow. He filled the Times’ front page with coverage of the aftermath…

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Sexual assault allegations approaching escape velocity

We’re seeing a national cascade of sexual assault allegations against public figures. It’s even reached the Colorado legislature, and in this case appears to have reached a point of hysteria. From Greeley radio station KUNC: Nine legislators, staffers and lobbyists are alleging that Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Democrat running for state treasurer, harassed, intimidated or…

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Bass Pro Buys Cabela’s

Bass Pro Completes $4 Billion Acquisition of Cabela’s The years of speculation and rumors have come to an end. Bass Pro Shops completed their purchase of Cabela’s.

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College Senior Loses Chance to Graduate After Bogus Sexual Complaints

Hamilton College expels male student after coordinated sexual assault claims fall apart by The College Fix John Doe”was a senior at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He was expecting to receive his diploma in 12 days at the upcoming graduation ceremony. His world fell apart when he was informed that he had been suspended…

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History Lesson On The American Founding, Slavery and the Civil War

Born out of the differing interpretations of the Civil War and slavery between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Democrat Senator Tim Kaine comes a very well written and accurate history lesson by Dan McLaughlin at National Review. It’s also a welcome relief from a bizarre story appearing in the New Yorker a…

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What Should Be Done To Stop Mass Shootings?

John Lott in an Op-Ed at Fox News: Texas shooting: Liberal media fixates on laws that wouldn’t have stopped attack, ignores good guy with gun We know that the attack at the Texas church could have been even worse if it wasn’t for an armed civilian. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, “A…

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Senator Jeff Flake and a flake of a tweet

Senator Jeff Flake excoriates Trump for tweeting, and then he does this: Uh, Senator Flake, you’re a little late to that party. Have you ever heard of the “Lautenberg Amendment” [18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9)] enacted in Congress 20 years ago, in 1997: (g) It shall be unlawful for any person— (9) who has been convicted in any…

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