Biden’s celebration of inflation was woefully premature and dramatically out of touch

While the White House was celebrating passage of the Inflation Reduction Act complete with a musical guest, inflation itself continued to ravage the economy and the Dow plunged 1,200 points.  Out of touch barely begins to describe the handling of the looming stagflationary spiral.  The experts missed it 40 years ago and they are missing… Continue reading Biden’s celebration of inflation was woefully premature and dramatically out of touch

The President of the Perpetual Bailout

What do state and local governments, public education, the hospitality industry, the construction industry, the technology industry, the green energy industry, and, most recently, student loan recipients have in common?  They’ve all been bailed out by President Biden, ushering in a new era of perpetual spending, sometimes with no vote in Congress required. Americans are… Continue reading The President of the Perpetual Bailout

Russia Collusion Redux

The FBI wouldn’t open an investigation on suspect grounds, staff it with haters of former President Trump, and deploy the most intrusive means imaginable predicated on lies and half truths, would they?  Sadly, we already know the answer to this question… Last week, we learned that former President Donald Trump is under investigation for violations… Continue reading Russia Collusion Redux

Joe Biden is President George Costanza, every instinct he has is wrong

President Biden and the Democrats are poised to pass the poorly named Inflation Reduction Act to much fanfare in the mainstream media, but once upon a time even President Barack Obama knew the last thing you wanted to do was increase taxes in the middle of a recession.  This is Biden’s fourth round of stimulus… Continue reading Joe Biden is President George Costanza, every instinct he has is wrong

This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

The progressive movement is in turmoil after a string of Supreme Court decisions put power back in the hands of the legislature and protected rights enshrined in the Constitution.  The sort of things we used to call democracy with a Big-D, but those old rules no longer apply and now democracy means whatever they claim… Continue reading This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

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