Category Archives: Current Events and Politics

Trump’s Election: Struggling With Meaning.

This election week has been a struggle for me. That’s unusual, because I don’t struggle with anything. I make a serious effort to remain centered around my God which by default means I am also centered around my principles. The sorting … Continue reading

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A Functioning Society – How It All (Really) Works

Some Of Us Need Better Hobbies. This past week students advocating for segregation at the University of Berkley, CA attempted to block some of their fellow students from attending classes. You can read about it here.  It occurred to me: … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Reformation

Islam requires reformation. This needs to be said, therefore let’s stop dancing around the issue. To my knowledge Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists generally don’t strap on bombs, and they don’t  seek out soft targets in the Western World. One could make a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From My Years In Afghanistan

An Afghan Conversation “Sir, can you do without me today?  My family is headed to the Panshir Valley today and I have to stay and watch the house.”  While not the first time that Majeed (not his real name) begged … Continue reading

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A Failure To Learn From History

Sweeping out of the North at the head of his Visigoth army, Alaric entered Italy, encountering token resistance at best. The year was 410 A.D., and Rome’s days were clearly numbered. Charged with the security of the crumbling empire but … Continue reading

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As planned II…

If Lois Lerner spends as much as a minute behind bars, no one will be more shocked than me. Same goes for this yahoo: John Koskien’s resume reads like a typical big-governemnt liberal: Yale Law School, “post graduate work” at … Continue reading

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All Good Things…

Language, borders, culture. Take them in any order. This is what defines a nation. It is also one of those rare subjects on which one can truthfully assert that size doesn’t matter. One’s nation could be as large as the … Continue reading

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This Is What Success Looks Like…

…if you hate Western Civilization. Words like “stunning” come to mind. Incompetence would be easy to explain away. Surely the Obama administration has shown itself to be completely inept with respect to the economics of the lemonade stand. But, when … Continue reading

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As Planned…

Amid the all the outrage and hand wringing over the “scandal” at the VA, most commentators seem to be missing the point. Of course there are stark differences in the presentation depending on the source. Even some of the carcinogenic … Continue reading

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When A Chief Executive Looses His Way

Graduation Speeches were once meant to inspire.  On Wednesday Barack Obama, speaking to the graduates at West Point, used the occasion to answer his critics. Thus once again, our commander-in-chief continues to systemically confuse his narcissism with self-reflection, making it … Continue reading

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