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America the (Once) Beautiful

There was a time when the word America stood for something strong. It stood for something proud. People came from all over the world to study at our universities, to enrich our culture, and to make the best life for themselves and their families. Now, this is still true to some...
Posted On 24 Oct 2014
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Supreme Court to Hear Gun Rights Case

It’s been a while since the Supreme Court ruled on a gun rights case, but they intend to hear a new one in the coming months. The case is a tricky one, and it involves the rights of convicted felons. At issue is whether or not these felons, once released, should have the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2014
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Minneapolis Wants to Ban the Redskins

Well, it was only a matter of time before we got to this point. Liberalism never fails to follow the same pattern. First we get the activists. The whackos. The idiots. The people who have nothing better to do with their time than to canvas the country, looking high and low for...
Posted On 21 Oct 2014
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Parents and Teachers: Common Core is a Scourge

With Obamacare, the backlash was instantaneous. Conservatives saw what the Socialist-in-Chief had in store for the country’s healthcare system and balked accordingly. It took a little longer for us to see the evils of his nationalized education plan. Common Core, though, is...
Posted On 20 Oct 2014
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D.C. Still Trying to Circumvent 2nd Amendment

This week, Washington D.C. will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits, but area gun owners shouldn’t get their hopes up. After maintaining a ban on weapon carry for years, the city’s laws were deemed a violation of the 2nd Amendment earlier this...
Posted On 17 Oct 2014
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Republicans Should Stay Silent on ISIS?

According to a front page article on the Daily Beast this week, Republicans are winning over voters only by “pressing the ISIS fear button,” convincing the public that Democrats are not equipped to handle the coming war. My response: are they wrong? First of all,...
Posted On 15 Oct 2014
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Is It Really Us Versus Them?

Every time the elections roll around, you get a number of well-meaning “independent-minded” folks reminding us that we should examine each candidate on the basis of his or her merits. And they seem to make a great point. Politics have turned into a bloodsport, with...
Posted On 14 Oct 2014
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NY Gun Bill – The Spreading of a Bad Idea

I was talking to a (nominally) conservative friend the other day, and he didn’t see the big deal about tighter gun control restrictions. He isn’t a gun owner himself, and he thinks it’s one of those areas where Republicans have it all wrong. “They’re...
Posted On 07 Oct 2014
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The Strange Disappearance of Social Conservatives in the GOP

People have said that it’s time for Republicans to give up when it comes to social issues. No one wants an old white guy telling them how to live their lives. No one wants a preacher in the White House. Adhering to this advice, we’ve seen the GOP largely abandon its...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014
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Can America Survive the Spread of Liberalism?

The country wasn’t always this divided. Though political contention – fierce political contention – has been a part of our government from the very beginning, only recently has the difference between conservatism and liberalism become so stark. Today’s...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014
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