Archive for May 2019

Victor Davis Hanson Would Have Been A Great Trial Lawyer

Victor Davis Hanson is a classics scholar writing such books as A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, and The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece to Iraq. He’s also a great contemporary political commentator. He most recently wrote The Case…

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Why America Will Never Be A Socialist Country

In his state of the union address, with Pelosi scowling behind him, President Trump said, “America will never be a socialist country.” There are at least two ways he could have meant that America will never be a socialist county. One might be that he would not allow it become a socialist country. I don’t…

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Strange and Irrational Thought In American Life

Anti-semitism in America has traditionally been absent because it is clearly a strange and irrational way of thinking. Judaism is a 4,000 year old religion from which Christianity came. All Christian bibles include the Old Testament. America is supposedly the best country on earth for Jews, the one country where Jews have been most welcomed…

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George Kelling R.I.P.

George Kelling (1935-2019) founded the “Broken Windows policing” theory, along with James Q. Wilson (1931-2012). Kelling was an American criminologist, and professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University.  Kelling died May 15th last at age 83. Heather MacDonald has a great obituary on George Kelling at City Journal which recounts much of…

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Race Relations in America Have Improved Under Trump

When Barack Obama won the 2008 election it was due to a whole lot of white people believing that if America elected a Black president nobody could call them racist anymore. So a whole lot of white people voted for Trump in 2008 thinking we’d finally be done with all the screeching about racism. A…

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You can have your own “white privilege” without being white

The following quote is from the Ace of Spades blog, The Morning Rant by OregonMuse for May 20, 2019. It’s brilliant and offers a great deal of wisdom. Progressives love to use the phrase white privilege to signify some sort of unfair advantage given to white people.  There’s no such thing. White people have to…

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Climate Change Lost Down Under — UPDATED

Yesterday was the day climate change lost in Australia’s national election. All the polls showed Australia’s Labor Party under the leadership of Bill Shorten to be the favorite to win. Over a 100,00 Aussies were polled and Labor came out on top every time. The Liberal Party, led by Scott Morrison was supposed to lose…

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