President Obama teared up while making an "emotional plea" for more gun control earlier today.
“Our unalienable right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness - those rights were stripped from college kids in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara and from high schoolers in Columbine, and from first graders in Newtown - first graders - and from ... (more)
As armed Americans take a stand against a tyrannical federal government near Burns, Oregon, the timid amongst the right and the totalitarian amongst the left offer a resounding chorus: Nothing good can come of this.
I disagree. If nothing else, the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters by the Bundy lead militia serves as a much needed symbol for the silent majority of the nation – a silent majority that is fed up with the encroachment on our liberti... (more)
Mass executions at home, war abroad – Saudi Arabia tries to kill its way out of adversity. As the new year rolled in around the world, Saudi Arabia was already getting off to a bad start. The Western media published muted reports of a mass execution of some 47 prisoners alleged to be "terrorists," though the most prominent among them was clearly a political leader, not a militant.
The US State Department's Voice of America service, sourcing AP, AFP, and Reuters reports, would clai... (more)
In our politically correct society, an honest discussion about crime and the causes of criminality is often prevented by emotional hysteria. What are the indicators and predictors of criminality? Is crime simply a natural byproduct of poverty? Does the prevalence of single motherhood impact criminality? Do crime rates differ by race/ethnicity? What does the Wa... (more)
The most revealing film I've seen this year is "The Stanford Prison Experiment." I highly recommend that you see it. Everyone should. If we took its lessons seriously, we would rethink more than just our prison system. We would rethink the whole system of government that has vexed humanity for thousands of years.
If I had learned about this experiment in college, I had since forgotten about it. The experiment demonstrates the exte... (more)
Progressives are often good people with good intentions. However, modern Progressivism has evolved into something so shapeless and amorphous as to amount to little more than a belief in “things that sound nice.” Mainstream Progressives have done an abysmal job of outlining precisely, in their view, the proper role of government and what (if any) limiting principle(s) apply to the state as a whole.
The all-seeing, all-knowing, all-wise U.S. government is concerned about many things it has no business being concerned about. But there are still many things about which the government remains unconcerned.
Here are fifty things the government doesn't care if you do even though they are dangerous, risky, addictive, immoral, or hazardous to your health.
The government doesn't care if you take aspirin even though hundreds die every year from adverse reactions to aspir
Perhaps the greatest irony of this past year has been the mind numbing and irrational anti-free speech wave that swept across facets of so-called "liberal" America.
This regressive movement was most readily apparent on college campuses, where hordes of sheltered and emotionally stunted students demanded restrictions on free speech in order to prevent themselves from being offended by an ever expanding list of unhappy thoughts and words. However, what is far more troubling, albeit ... (more)
In recent months, especially following the Paris attacks, US officials have been publicizing their efforts to fight ISIS. As cable news highlights ISIS atrocities, and a variety of new anti-terrorism measures are put forward, another war is being waged from the highest levels of government. Though it is being kept quiet, US officials are escalating their campaign against the forces who have been fighting ISIS and scoring real victories.
What do Barack Obama and Donald Trump have in common? Among other things, they have — or pretend to have — no clue why some Muslims hate us. Trump says (I almost typed believes, but I'm not sure anyone, including Trump, knows what he believes) Muslims should be barred from the United States until "until the country's representatives can figure out what's going on."
Note that Trump includes himself among those who haven't figured it out, or else he surely would have told us. He eit... (more)
The San Bernardino County Public Health Department held their annual holiday gathering at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday. The party ended with 14 people shot dead and 21 injured in the latest terrorist attack -- this time on American soil.
California health inspector Syed Rizwan Farook and his Saudi Arabian wife Tashfeen Malik were inv... (more)
On the heels of the Chinese stock market plunging 5.5%, continued turmoil in the Middle East and the price of gold hitting 5 year lows, former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts told Eric King of King World News that Putin and the Russians are now dominating in Syria and the Middle East as the West destroys itself.
The holidays celebrate material plenty. But that can be a tough sell these days.
We mostly take our plenty for granted. We don't even know its absence. This is especially true regarding food. Global hunger has fallen to historic lows — down 27% just since 2000. Fully 17 countries have improved by 50%. Famine has been effectively ended in normal times, and the few cases that ... (more)
In the wake of last month’s shooting at Umpqua University in Oregon, national debate has once again been sparked over the role of firearm controls. Gun-control laws must be passed, we are told, that target these events and reduce or eliminate their frequency. However, much like most debates in the political realm, convenience and sound bites take the center stage over understanding root causes of violence it... (more)