Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

Progressives versus liberals, the battle begins, and the fate of America might hang in the balance

Bill Maher is the latest liberal to start taking aim at the left instead of the right.  Normally, this might be nothing more than an interesting squabble between two factions of the left and the far left, but the principles underlying the battleground are far too essential and the stakes far too high to simply… Continue reading Progressives versus liberals, the battle begins, and the fate of America might hang in the balance

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

Biden’s “America is Back” is consumed by a conflagration of contradictions, betrayal, and actual flames

As the US completes its retreat from Afghanistan, the alliances President Biden promised to rebuild are perhaps more strained than ever.  The optimism of his inauguration and first international address have been replaced by blame and bickering with key allies like Britain and France openly berating the President and planning their own course in Afghanistan… Continue reading Biden’s “America is Back” is consumed by a conflagration of contradictions, betrayal, and actual flames

Biden: Good luck and Godspeed finally getting us out of Afghanistan

President Biden announces a full pull out by September 11, 2021.  Technically, it’s a delay from Trump’s planned withdrawal on May 1, but either way all fair minded observers should hope he can succeed where both his predecessors failed and end one of the longest wars in US history. President Joe Biden and I finally… Continue reading Biden: Good luck and Godspeed finally getting us out of Afghanistan

Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

The woke continue to march, labelling formerly beloved leaders as “oppressors,” rewriting the history of a Founding Father, claiming biological sex is problematic, launching a war on sheet music and Ken Burns, and of course the entire state of Georgia.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of the woke! Just when… Continue reading Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

The filibuster is racist now too

Can someone please ask Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden why they were supporting racism for decades by liberally using the practice?  They were all for it before they were against it, but now the filibuster is a very bad tool of white supremacy, amazing how that works. Former President Barack Obama set the… Continue reading The filibuster is racist now too

Yes, progressives are coming for your single family home

The quest for social justice demands you sacrifice your neighborhood for the greater good.  Single family homes and the towns supporting them are racist.  President Biden is already making moves to crush this evil, and now a new article on Vox.com wants him to go even further.  Comply with their demands or your town will… Continue reading Yes, progressives are coming for your single family home

Executive orders are the real looming Constitutional Crisis

Joe Biden breaks Donald Trump's first week record with 22 executive orders, one of which has already been halted by the courts.  The increasing scope of executive orders is almost certain to provoke an honest-to-goodness crisis in the not too distant future, and yet next to no one is talking about the damage waiting to… Continue reading Executive orders are the real looming Constitutional Crisis

Biden inspires less passion and is more boring than either of his predecessors, Obama or Trump

No one is likely to call Biden a cult leader anytime soon, the Era of Presidential Idolatry appears to be over, but is that essentially good or bad or just a thing? “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear… Continue reading Biden inspires less passion and is more boring than either of his predecessors, Obama or Trump