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Pursuit of the Truth – Extortion 17

When we hear the phrase “military justice,” most of us recall Jack Nicholson in the movie “A Few Good Men” saying, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth.” A JAG officer is a commissioned officer who serves as an attorney in the US Military. Many JAG officers perform routine tasks such as preparing […]

August 21, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

How Hard and Effectively do Americans Work?

Jeb Bush recently ignited a political firestorm by making the following comments about economic growth and work: My aspiration for the country—and I believe we can achieve it—is 4% growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time […]

August 20, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Awful Eight #1: Two Generations Lost

Background By the end of 1866, not quite two years after the end of the Civil War, the southern states all had passed a series of discriminatory laws collectively referred to as the Black Codes. Northerners were furious at the brazen move to reconstitute the antebellum political and social order and the resulting backlash swept […]

August 14, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Left’s “New Guard” Still Fighting Wrong Enemy

In the July 22 edition of Creative Loafing, Mr. Charles Easley goes on a tirade about the changing of the guard of what he considers outdated social standards.  He ends by quoting from a letter written by America Ferrara: “You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America. Last week, America […]

August 4, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

As Sanders Dismantles Clinton, Let The GOP Discover Human Capitalism

While the Mass Media has been obsessing on the Donald Trump phenomenon, Bernie Sanders has been packing stadiums.  Sanders’s Madison speech pulled in nearly twice as many as Mrs. Clinton’s official campaign kickoff event (which The Atlantic dubbed “uninspiring”).  Mrs. Clinton’s relaunches and presentations continue to draw tepid reviews. The Sanders phenomenon, so reminiscent of […]

August 3, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Awful Eight: (Dis)Honorable Mentions

Before we get to The Worst Supreme Court Decision of All Time, let’s take a quick look at some doozies that didn’t quite make the cut. The (Dis) honorable mentions below were either mercifully overturned, superceded by an even worse ruling, or are too new to figure out what just happened. Like our Awful Eight, […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Obama’s Folly

When you think about it, throughout history the United States has struck some pretty good deals with foreign adversaries. In fact, some great ones. Seward’s Folly On March 30, 1867, “U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward sign(ed) a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Reagan Economist Larry Kudlow Reveals The Republicans’ Secret Agenda

The Revelation: “All we want,” said Kudlow, “is for everybody to get richer.” Therein hangs a tale.  And therein, perhaps, hangs the outcome of a presidential race. The Republican Party (much to the astonishment of practically everyone) is composed exclusively of … people. It thus is subject to human nature. It is undeniable that a […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

How Is Greece Like A NASCAR Driver?

‘They keep turning left and smashing into walls’. So goes an old joke about liberals from conservatives. However, let’s face the truth of the matter: ‘If the country of Greece was a NASCAR entry, it would have already been smashed to smithereens in the past 10 races and disqualified from ever running again under current […]

July 11, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Fireworks of the Fourth of July Jobs Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came out this week with their latest jobs report. President Obama hailed the drop in the official unemployment rate and wants to celebrate it with fireworks. Conservatives looked at the same data and concluded it was a massive dud or worse, the entire fireworks assembly to be fired on the […]

July 7, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

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