Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained

By | 2018-11-01T21:08:03-07:00 October 31st, 2018|

Facebook’s Book of Lies

  What do you get when you intersperse the ominous-sounding narration of PBS’s “Frontline” with the patois of a (Silicon) Valley Girl, whose resume belies her you-know-like-wow series of reaction shots to allegations that Facebook is an online sieve of personal data and social division, whose corporate newspeak fails to address the proliferation of fake

By | 2019-04-20T11:56:18-07:00 October 31st, 2018|

What Is Racist?

The English language has its peculiarities. Two English words that appear to be opposites to one another can instead be synonyms. If someone is telling you something you don’t want to hear, you may find his “blunt” and his “pointed” comments equally galling. Conversely, a single word can have two opposite meanings. “Sensitive,”

By | 2018-10-31T18:40:17-07:00 October 31st, 2018|

Auf Wiedersehen, Angela!

It seems every time European elites get a good laugh out of a presidential tweet, sooner rather than later, the joke is on them. In June, President Trump, though without the caps-lock and employing just one exclamation mark, tweeted that “the people of Germany are turning against their leadership,” as Merkel’s open-borders policy

By | 2018-10-30T12:44:36-07:00 October 30th, 2018|

The Darkest Hour: Government by the Head of HR

When did private rules overrule public rights? When did the Department of Human Resources become more powerful than the Police Department, minus the right to exercise deadly force, because bureaucrats can just as easily end a life by ending a person’s livelihood? They do not have to fire a shot or strike a blow to

By | 2018-10-30T10:58:56-07:00 October 30th, 2018|

In Defense of Americanism

The Left has never understood what made “Make America Great Again” resonate with so many people. We heard their mystification at the notion loud and clear from Democrat front runner for 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who actually said, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”

By | 2018-10-29T18:35:43-07:00 October 30th, 2018|

Is Trump’s GOP Attracting Young Conservative Blacks?

The fundamental restructuring of both major political parties—which began more than a decade ago when Barack Obama first ran for president—is ramping up during the Trump era. The Republican Party is attracting more working-class, non-college educated whites in the Midwest and Rust Belt; Democrats are picking up more college-educated white women, particularly in

By | 2018-10-30T16:40:41-07:00 October 30th, 2018|