The Schiff Obstruction

Readers of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit will recall the philosopher’s withering comments about “the dogmatism of mere assertion” which yields naught but an empty and deceptive feeling: self-certitude. I thought about Hegel’s comments this morning when looking through the Democrats’ attempted rebuttal of the memo released earlier this month by Republicans on the

By | 2018-02-28T11:49:36+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

‘Black Panther’ and the American Dream

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is now the most successful movie to star black people and, not coincidentally, it’s an American movie full of Americans. The press, however, neglects everything worth noticing about the story, so I’d like to draw your attention to two things that go very well together: Alexis de Tocqueville’s teaching about

By | 2018-02-25T16:29:33+00:00 February 25th, 2018|

How DACA Shields Violent Gang Members

The March 5 deadline to end protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is rapidly approaching and Congress still doesn’t have its act together. Democrats claim that failure to act is putting lives on the line by threatening upheaval and deportation to thousands—unless Congress intervenes. On this point, Democrats are

By | 2018-02-24T19:41:42+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

The Unbearable Mendacity of NeverTrump-Inspired Comparisons

It requires a special degree of mendacity to compare Robert Mueller’s recent indictments to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Only someone desperate to get attention, or to please his new Trump-hating masters at a top news organization, or to improve his name recognition to sell his new book, would be shameless enough to equate

By | 2018-02-21T14:08:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Russia Focus Neglects the Real Threat from China

Samantha Vinograd, a former senior national security advisor under President Obama, intoned Monday on CNN that in light of the previous week’s indictment of 13 Russian trolls, “We are under live attack and we’re doing nothing.” Now, we know about these semi-hapless Russian trolls because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday announced

By | 2018-02-21T13:36:22+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Congress Loses Focus on Illegal Immigration

Last week, Congress tried—and failed—to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Senate failed to reach the necessary 60 votes on four proposals, two from Republicans and two from Democrats, and three of which offered varying degrees of amnesty for DACA recipients and other illegal immigrant populations. There was

By | 2018-02-18T10:55:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Impeach the Democratic Party!

On February 7th, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of a San Francisco liberal, treated America to an 8-hour lecture on why young illegal immigrants who benefited from President Obama's (unconstitutional) DACA program should be allowed to stay in this country. Her speech marked the culmination of

By | 2018-02-15T12:49:55+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Adventures on a Bullet Train

The United States has had no military draft since 1973, so the armed forces have to recruit. One recent television ad showed troops rushing into action and asks potential recruits: “which way would you run?” That may have caught the attention of Spencer Stone of Sacramento, California. He joined the U.S. Air Force but

By | 2018-02-12T22:40:05+00:00 February 11th, 2018|