The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Fair minded people across the political spectrum were shocked to learn last week that a fetal heartbeat is no longer a heartbeat.  Though the developing organ pumps blood through the body the same as an adult heart and its continuous beating is required for the baby to survive, the science had apparently changed, suddenly, making… Continue reading The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Biden is the worst Presidential communicator in recent memory

A recent interview with 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley serves as a masterclass in how not to communicate.  Many of the questions were overwhelmingly obvious, but still the President was unclear, unfocused, and rambling, insulting the American people by denying what is happening before their very eyes.  Even when he speaks with clarity and conviction, his… Continue reading Biden is the worst Presidential communicator in recent memory

Juneteenth: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In principle, a holiday dedicated to honoring America’s long march to freedom is an unequivocally good thing, but in practice progressives and Democrat lawmakers twist it for their present political purposes, haranguing the country and proposing radical policies. At the risk of sounding somewhat retrograde and out of step with the times, I have mixed… Continue reading Juneteenth: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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

Shakespeare’s Henry V and the timeless politics of power

King Henry V is a nationalist hero to the English, a villain to the French, and likely something in between to modern audiences.  Part heroic warrior, part self-serving, calculating politician, Henry’s rise prompts timeless questions about the nature of power in general. Shakespeare’s Henry V is a subtly yet at times disturbingly contradictory character, a… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Henry V and the timeless politics of power

Forget the election, the entire country is rigged against conservatives

From the polls to the debates with social media in between, there’s not a single institution that hasn’t revealed implicit bias if not outright hatred I’ll never forget the moment the media called Florida for Al Gore in 2000, essentially handing him the Presidency while the polls were still open in the conservative panhandle.  I’d… Continue reading Forget the election, the entire country is rigged against conservatives