• Goodbye right-wingers! I’m a solutionist

    Fox News has come up with the best political show on television. It’s called “The Political Insiders,” and you’ll never see an ivory tower, self-proclaimed political “consultant,” “strategist” or political “expert.” All three partners on the show have been muddied and bloodied in the political trenches for real. They are Doug Schoen, former pollster for the Clintons; Pat Caddell, former pollster for Jimmy Carter; and John LeBoutillier, former congressman from New York. READ MORE...

  • Why Haven’t I Committed Mass Murder?

    Why haven’t I committed mass murder? It is an interesting question considering my background. You see, I have a few things in common with many of the recent mass murderers.

    I came from a broken home. I didn’t really have many dates, if any, in high school. When I began the 9th grade I was only 4’6″ tall. I was only 5’4″ when I graduated. I wasn’t popular, and in many respects I remain very unpopular today.

    I have issues with my attention span and focusing on one thing. Social situations make me feel awkward and I don’t particularly like large groups of people. READ MORE...

  • Six Things You Can Do to Support Marriage and Freedom

    How do we best advance the cause of marriage as the union of a man and woman, husband and wife, father and mother? This week at National Review Online, I laid out an extensive plan of action on how we should work to protect and promote marriage. Below, six takeaways:

    1. Stand Up for Our Authority as Citizens to Pass Laws Reflecting the Truth about Marriage

    Last summer, when the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the limits of the majority’s opinion. He made clear that neither the holding nor its logic required redefining state marriage laws. The states remain free—and should continue—to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. READ MORE...

  • Letter from California: How smart is ‘smart growth?’

    How smart is it to support smart growth? San Francisco, California, among other states, seems to think that it’s a very smart idea and one that they have been imposing on its residents for a number of years.

    If you are unfamiliar with the smart growth concept, it helps to start with a definition in order to fully understand what smart growth purports to achieve.
    “Smart growth, is a better way to build and maintain our towns and cities,” according to Smart Growth America, a national organization of bills itself as an advocate for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods READ MORE...

  • Elliot Rodger: This Is What Happens When Young Men Are Taught That Scoring With Women Is The Ultimate Goal In Life

    Elliot Rodger is a horrifying example of how badly we have failed young men in America. You see, the truth is that his obsession with sex and losing his virginity did not come out of nowhere. Rather, it was the result of being constantly immersed in a sex-obsessed culture for the past 22 years. In America today, our young men are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages in advertising, in television shows, in video games, in movies and on the Internet. They are literally being trained to believe that scoring with women is the ultimate goal in life. So we should not be surprised when their behavior reflects this underlying philosophy. Of course very few of our young men become mass murderers like Elliot Rodger, but the crisis that we are facing is much broader than that. The obsession with illicit sex that our young men have is destroying millions upon millions of lives, it is spreading sexually transmitted diseases like wildfire, and it is a huge factor in the decline of the American family. READ MORE...

  • Terrorists All Around Us

    Have you ever looked at the people around you and wondered who if any could be a terrorist? Perhaps your next door neighbor, Sunday school teacher, your niece or uncle are secretly plotting to blow up a building. How well do you know your co-workers?

    These are the questions posed by Mark Hyman with Behind the Headlines. He points out that none of these people are really building bombs, wearing suicide vests or committing any other form of terrorism, yet the way the NSA has been spying on every American it seems that way. READ MORE...

  • Memorial Day: Why We Must Study War

    Bottom line is that you have to know all the possibilities from the enemy.

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    As citizens of a free country it is necessary that we acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform that died to defend it. Civil society only survives in a world of violence and tyranny if there are rough men ready to do violence on our behalf.

    Andrew Jackson, after winning the Battle of New Orleans, reminded us of the necessity of the soldier when he said our sacred liberties would be in trouble indeed if we only employ “lawyers” to defend the Constitution. READ MORE...