Archive for August 2014

Offensive Liberalism

“Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans,” said almost every die-hard American liberal/progressive since the 1960s. This offensive and disgraceful smear is a conversation ender that the American left has dispatched countless times when debating their political opposition, even on issues totally unrelated to race. It’s also a phrase casually bantered about... Read more »

A Conservative Conundrum

Like any large and diverse political party, Republicans often argue among themselves about the current posture of the party and the future direction it should take. We argue about the big things (defense and economic policies) and the small things (defining modern Conservatism in the U.S.A.). Sometimes, our squabbles spill out in the open, forcing... Read more »

Quinn vs. Rauner: Follow the Money

Illinois liberals and local media have made a big deal about Bruce Rauner’s personal wealth, particularly his donation of nearly $10 million to his own campaign fund since the start of the primary race last year. Rauner is not entirely self funding his campaign. The Repulican Governors Association has poured in $4 million, Citadel CEO... Read more »

Ponder this While Watching Air and Water Show

Late Saturday afternoon, the world learned of another horrific crime against humanity committed in northern Syria at the hands of the Islamic militant group, ISIL. UK-based Syrian opposition activists reported that ISIL had executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe in Deir Ezzor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said┬ámany of the tribesmen had been... Read more »

Iraq: We Broke It, We Bought It

While Iraq’s ethnic, religious and cultural rivalries are centuries old, the current crisis is a direct result of a decade of U.S. foreign policy failures. This fact alone makes it our nation’s responsibility to prevent ISIL from carrying out a humanitarian worst case scenario. This fact is the reason we can’t avoid intervention in Iraq... Read more »