Did President Biden just have the worst first year in modern history?

The President’s approval rating is at the bottom of the spectrum for the modern era.  More people identify as Republicans than at any time since 1995, and the country is beset by challenges and crises from all sides.  For a man that promised a return to normalcy, we’ve seen nothing like it.  Of course, it’s… Continue reading Did President Biden just have the worst first year in modern history?

The Supreme Court does precisely what it’s supposed to do, prompting progressives to claim there’s no difference between work and play, plus other absurdities

Progressive pundits take aim at the Supreme Court for ruling that a workplace safety law actually applies to the workplace, claiming there is no distinction between the two.  Others believe the Court has exceeded its power by ensuring agencies operate within the bounds of their legal mandate.  Still others blame Republicans in general and demand… Continue reading The Supreme Court does precisely what it’s supposed to do, prompting progressives to claim there’s no difference between work and play, plus other absurdities

The Tragedy of Macbeth and the Immortal Genius of William Shakespeare

An excellent new film adaptation combines a stark abstraction with rich performances and stunning moments to illuminate the complexities underlying a simple plot, but no single version can ever capture the impenetrable duality of man that serves as Shakespeare’s true subject matter.  Free will or foreordained?  We are a product of both, and this play… Continue reading The Tragedy of Macbeth and the Immortal Genius of William Shakespeare

The FBI has a long history of using confidential informants in legally and morally ambiguous ways

The Justice Department is refusing to answer questions about the possible role confidential informants played in the January 6th riots at the Capitol Building, prompting many conservatives to wonder if they helped incite the mob.  They have every reason to be suspicious after the FBI has used these techniques for decades against both left and… Continue reading The FBI has a long history of using confidential informants in legally and morally ambiguous ways

2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

The Canadian power trio’s fourth album was a turning point in their career and their most commercially successful effort at the time. It is also perhaps their most prophetic.  Long before our digital age, 2112 is a story of a world controlled by computers, where creativity and individuality is crushed by an all powerful government,… Continue reading 2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

The clueless Supreme Court and the progressive pundits who don’t care about the rule of law

In a shocking display, the progressive justices on the Supreme Court have no idea what vaccines actually do, how many children are affected, and current hospitalizations.  Even worse, they and progressive pundits are even less interested in the rule of law vital to a functioning democracy. Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on… Continue reading The clueless Supreme Court and the progressive pundits who don’t care about the rule of law

Bruce Springsteen: A conservative critique of his latter day anthems

It’s easy to conclude “Land of Hope and Dreams” and “We Take Care of Our Own” are fundamentally liberal songs, pushing liberal policy ideas, given Mr. Springsteen’s own far-left leanings, but is that truly the case?  As the Boss himself used to say, trust the art, not the artist to unlock an underlying message of… Continue reading Bruce Springsteen: A conservative critique of his latter day anthems

The Democrats January 6th festival of the absurd and obscene

Vice President Kamala Harris invokes attacks that killed thousands of Americans and launched wars that killed thousands more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi welcomes Darth Vader with open arms and takes a break for a musical interlude.  President Biden launches the 2024 campaign, and says we’re in a battle for the soul of America, except he’s on… Continue reading The Democrats January 6th festival of the absurd and obscene

The popular progressive history of slavery leaves out a whole bunch of important facts

The plantation system was developed hundreds of years earlier by the Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch to supply Europe with massive quantities of sugar.  Those three countries forcibly transported more slaves to the Americas than the United States, many long before 1619, and the long fight for freedom began almost immediately.  Why then do progressives insist… Continue reading The popular progressive history of slavery leaves out a whole bunch of important facts

One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?

Democrats and the mainstream media repeatedly warn that democracy itself is in peril, under attacks not seen since the Civil War, while simultaneously pushing to demolish key pillars of our system of government included but not limited to the filibuster, the Electoral College, and the composition of the Supreme Court.  It’s almost like democracy means… Continue reading One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?