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News of the Week (February 17th, 2020)

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Venezuela: Is Reality Setting In?

     After a year of over five-thousand innocent Venezuelans dead, including targeted assassination, amongst other abuses of power, people are still willing to stand up against the tyrant Maduro, and his friends in other countries.      Yet, while Maduro seems happy to … Continue reading

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News of the Week (February 9th, 2020)

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Firing Line Friday: Extremism

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Extremism can be either good or bad, and either portrayed as either bad or good. But extremism isn’t … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Pushing Back Against The Transgender Agenda: Banning Transgender Surgery For Juveniles; Quitting Over Violence Against Actual Women; An Honest Voice

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Standing up and saying “No”.      First, a little mood music:      Carrying … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have To Be Responsible To Vote

The 26th Amendment to the Constitution was passed because it was felt unfair that we didn’t trust the vote to eighteen, nineteen, and twenty year olds when we could trust them with actual military weapons to be used in an … Continue reading

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The Wobbly-Furry Alliance

     Just when you thought politics in the year 2020 couldn’t get any more… year 2020, this happens:      Yes, that is the far Left “union”, the International Workers of the World (aka “Wobblies) with furry fetish art. “Kelsey Tanabe Walker, the … Continue reading

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News of the Week (February 3rd, 2020)

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Firing Line Friday: The Prevailing Bias

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The left-leaning bias of the media has been known for over half-a-decade. Fifty-four years ago, Mr. Bukley took … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Woke Academic Study: Secret Pedagogues ; Social Justice Mathematics; Cultural Humility Training.

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Wokeness has never been so seriously mysterious.      First, a little mood … Continue reading

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