A Detailed Account of America’s Greatest Political Scandal

In early 2017, as the shocking story of how the Obama Administration weaponized the world’s most powerful agencies against Donald Trump began to unfold, very few journalists were willing to confront that scandal amid the cacophony of Trump-Russia collusion. Andrew McCarthy was one of them. From the pages of National Review to the set of

By | 2019-09-24T21:04:55-07:00 September 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Not by Negligence, But by Policy

Andrew Pollack is a man on a mission. His beautiful and beloved daughter Meadow was one of the 17 students murdered by a deranged former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, and Pollock is determined to expose the lenient school disciplinary policies that enabled the killer. His reasoning is simple:

By | 2019-09-11T00:03:53-07:00 September 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Memento Mori: Rutger Hauer’s Message in ‘Blade Runner’

The death in July of Dutch actor Rutger Hauer brought out reflections on his career. Hauer made his film debut as a wild sculptor in Paul Verhoeven’s “Turkish Delight” (1973), and since then has starred in numerous films, but he is known primarily for his role as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982).

By | 2019-09-27T12:43:39-07:00 September 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Conviction vs. Passionate Intensity: A Story for the Ages

Between the Bible and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the story of humanity. Between the “Song of Solomon” and Shakespeare’s sonnets is the language of Western Civilization: a language that speaks to the better angels of our nature, while reminding us of the frailties of human nature, for temptations abound.  Unless we remember

By | 2019-09-03T21:56:10-07:00 September 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

Liberal Hegemony’s High Costs

Foreign policy is very much an insider’s game. A handful of journals, scholars, and think tanks control its direction. Influential figures in both parties have formed a substantial consensus on the importance of preserving U.S. primacy over all contenders, the need to promote democracy and other liberal values, the vulnerability of the “international system,” and

By | 2019-09-02T16:17:54-07:00 September 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

The Tao of Dave Chappelle

If you have been following the reviews of Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix stand-up special "Sticks & Stones," you know that the media is already tearing it apart. The people at Vice say you can skip watching it and that the show "doubles down on misogyny and transphobia." Paste Magazine called it, “boring, hypocritical and out-of-touch.”  The Root calls

By | 2019-08-29T23:58:59-07:00 August 29th, 2019|Tags: |

The Genius of Dave Chappelle

Common Sense is the radicalism of Thomas Paine, while common sense is the righteousness of the Everyman. The man whose masculinity students disdain, whose mindset critics despise, whose thoughts are an affront to the mindless groupthink of the crowd, the mob, and the Twitterverse of professional victims. Among the latter, who banish their enemies not

By | 2019-08-28T17:31:13-07:00 August 28th, 2019|Tags: |

The Great American Movie

Among American cinephiles, there is a shortlist of movies that usually serve as the fitting answer to the question: What is the greatest American movie of all time? No matter the answer, respected connoisseurs of cinema invariably will mention John Ford’s 1956 classic Western, “The Searchers.” Featuring one of the strongest performances of that most

By | 2019-08-27T21:37:01-07:00 August 27th, 2019|Tags: |

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