Reclaiming Common Sense

In a healthy society, defending common sense wouldn't be necessary. But in 2019 America, it is. Robert Curry offers just such a defense in his book Reclaiming Common Sense. Despite its brevity (107 pages), it covers the issues clearly and effectively. Curry's previous book, Common Sense Nation, showed how the American founders used common sense

By | 2019-10-04T19:54:07-07:00 October 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Canceling the Joker

Leftists and feminists fear the Joker. They claim the new Warner Bros. movie, Joker, will inspire mass shootings and “incel” violence. The Batman villain, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is seen as the ultimate angry white man. Critics shriek that no such character deserves fair representation—it’s just too dangerous for alienated white men to see a

By | 2019-10-03T20:13:39-07:00 October 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

The Cruel Joke of Hollywood’s Sanctimony is Seen in Reaction to ‘Joker’

Hollywood loves four things: sex, guns, crazy, and money. Quentin Tarantino has made a career of amping up all four brilliantly in his movies. Have you seen “John Wick” 1-3? The entire entertainment industry feeds off them, and as the saying goes in local news, “If it bleeds, it leads.” But Hollywood and its media

By | 2019-10-03T19:36:34-07:00 October 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

Toward a New Cynicism

When I was a teenager my kid sister and I came up with a concept we called CST. You see, my Cuban mom was always late. No matter what the occasion she reliably could be expected to be chronologically unreliable. Usually by about 30-45 minutes. So we conceived of the concept of “Cuban Standard Time.”

By | 2019-10-01T18:52:07-07:00 October 1st, 2019|Tags: |

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: |

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