What’s At Stake in Alabama

Are we “really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice” or are we “forever destined to depend for [our] political constitutions on accident and force.” That’s the question Alexander Hamilton asked during the fight to ratify the Constitution. And the special election in Alabama should cause us to ask

By | 2017-12-11T16:12:49+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Fake Truth

­The most effective way for the media to have refuted Donald Trump’s 24/7 accusations of “fake news” would have been to publish disinterested, factually based accounts of his presidency. The Trump record should have been set straight through logic and evidence. So one would think after a year of disseminating fake news aimed

By | 2017-12-12T09:57:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

The Swamplarkers’ Dirt Purge

Reveling in my freedom in our Age of Communications Revolution, I found myself rummaging through the bowels of YouTube (best not to say for what). In the process, I discovered an exotic foreign past time: “mudlarking.” Pursued in a nation purporting to be a United Kingdom, properly licensed royal subjects amble along the

By | 2017-12-11T10:59:25+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Good Taste Returns to the White House this Christmas

Though the hate-filled press would like you to think otherwise, this Christmas we have witnessed a return to a classic sense of style at the White House. The much-discussed Trump Christmas decor has contributed to this proper and appropriate appreciation of style which—as opposed to fashion—is timeless. Adam Flusser, the master

By | 2017-12-10T11:31:02+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Pence-Weinstein Phenomenon Exposes Contradictions of Feminism

Time has bestowed its “Person of the Year Award” to “the silence breakers”—those who, according to USA Today, “triggered a #MeToo national outcry over sexual harassment.” This #MeToo campaign is a peculiar thing to behold. First, so many of the men who have been accused of sexual improprieties are left-leaning men, while their

By | 2017-12-08T13:01:06+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Washington Post: Where Conservatism Dies in Bitterness

The Washington Post might want to roll out a new motto in 2018. Instead of “Democracy Dies in Darkness” perhaps the paper should try, “Conservatism Dies in Bitterness.” Since Donald Trump’s election, the Post has become an asylum—er, home—for conservative sore-losers who cannot get over the fact that Trump won the presidency over

By | 2017-12-09T12:09:12+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

The News from Lake HeBeGone

He might have been hauled out into the light by the media like a surprised, blinking raccoon tugged by the tail out of a trashcan. That's happened to a lot of powerful men lately. But Garrison Keillor, the creator of “A Prairie Home Companion,” the radio show that made a mythical, small town

By | 2017-12-04T13:56:46+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Bumperstocky

Twas quarter-past Hysteric, and The media did sound alarms; All froozy were the Democrats, Yarping of firearms. “Beware, my son, the Bumperstock; The muzzle-loading barrel shroud! Priced less than books, the plastic Glock, Which the Gunshow Loophole allowed! “The machinegun, bought at Wal-Mart, With silencers! And don’t forget The Shoulder-Thingy-That-Goes–UP; Likewise, the Chainsaw

By | 2017-12-02T14:19:22+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

Sarah Sanders is Above the Shame Game

Mika is mad. Mika Brzezinski, otherwise known as the future Mrs. Joe Scarborough, went ballistic Tuesday on her MSNBC morning show over comments by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who had responded to reporters’ questions about President Trump’s “Pocahontas” jibe the day before. "What’s wrong with her? How can she

By | 2017-12-03T14:19:02+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

Don’t Reform the CFPB: Burn It Down, Salt the Earth

Interim CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney Washington, D.C. is a town full of acronyms and Orwellian Doublespeak. But one of the newer alphabet-soup agencies is causing a particular stir of late—the ironically named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Just the other day President Trump tweeted, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB,

By | 2017-11-29T12:09:38+00:00 November 29th, 2017|