January 2017 - December 2017

January 2017

Chains on the tracks of the Trump train: What to watch out for: Donald J. Trump may be president now, writes Daniel M. Ryan, but the hard work -- and the worst of times -- are yet to come as he will likely face never-ending war from his opponents
The New World Order’s Diabolical Pilgrimage: Part Five: Donald J. Trump is now the American president but Michael Moriarty believes it is instructive to remind the nation exactly what it escaped from with the billionaire's surprise victory in November
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Four): Mark Wegierski examines the appeal of the Action democratique du Quebec in 2007
Trump makes America great again – why wait?: Donald J. Trump has barely assumed office and companies were lining up to announce expansion of jobs in the United States. Dr. Robert Owens can only wonder what's coming over the next four years
Trump’s billionaire dealmakers: Dr. Peter Morici says the Trump administration will be the first real test of whether private sector management strategies will actually work in Washington, D.C.
Trumping the media: U.S. President Donald Trump has upended a news media that’s still in denial about its vanished world, reports Scot Faulkner
The dangers of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem: Hirsh Goodman argues that those who argue for a unilateral Israeli withdraw from the West Bank and East Jerusalem are ignoring both history and the current reality
Pension funds need gold before it’s too late: Pension funds are being irresponsible in how they invest their money, writes Jp Cortez, and its time that they introduce a dose of gold in order to safeguard their investments
Conservation – not  more control: Paul Driessen argues that collusive lawsuits have helped control more and more US lands. Congress must repeal and replace the Endangered Species Act
The top 5 places to work in U.S. oil and gas: The American oil and gas industries have been battered in recent years thanks to low oil prices but Irina Slav believes job opportunities do exist
The dossier debacle: Time to rethink secrecy?: Buzzfeed's "revelatory" dossier that essentially claims Donald Trump is a Manchurian Candidate has Daniel M. Ryan thinking about how to vet intelligence
The New World Order’s Diabolical Pilgrimage: Part Four: Michael Moriarty continues on with his critical look at high profile Obama administration official Ben Rhodes, a man who has made it his life's calling to alter the narrative of the American nation
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Three): Was the political architecture of Confederation flawed from the start, asks Mark Wegierski
GOP faces tough choices replacing ObamaCare: In days Republicans will essentially control Washington, D.C. but they will find it difficult to get rid of ObamaCare as promised, writes Dr. Peter Morici
Fake news is old news in the drive-by media: According to the media, the GOP has nothing to replace ObamaCare with. Dr. Robert Owens explains why that's absolutely not the case
Iranian-Saudi tensions are played out in Bahrain: The proxy war that Saudi Arabia and Iran are fighting across the Middle East have also manifested itself in tiny Bahrain, writes Dr. Dr. Jacques Neriah, which could carry enormous implications for the world
Shortest letter in the Bible solves illegal immigration problem: The New York Times found itself a "church" which actively supports illegal immigration, something that Michael R. Shannon argues runs contrary to what the Bible itself said
Obama's legacy makeover: A reality check: Last week Barack Obama spoke to his legacy with some farewell remarks. Mark Alexander believes they were nothing but delusional in nature
U.S. real estate predictions for 2017: Politics will play a role in America's real estate market in 2017, says D. Sidney Potter as he offers his predictions on the industry over the coming year
Drain the FCC swamp: Eric Steinmann argues that the Federal Communications Commission, an obsolete vestige of the New Deal, should be dissolved
Oil prices running out of reasons to rally: Predictions that oil prices would begin rising in 2017 may have been a bit premature, reports Nick Cunningham
Safe and healthy (not pristine) air: Paul Driessen argues that federal air quality rules must be based on science – and not used to stifle energy and industry
“Putin did it”: Let’s play a game: Daniel M. Ryan reports that every day it seems that the media and the Democrats are changing the narrative about how Vladimir Putin and the Russians "hacked" the American presidential election
The New World Order’s Diabolical Pilgrimage: Part Three: The soon to be departed Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications, Ben Rhodes, reminds Michael Moriarty very strongly of a character he played in a landmark mini-series
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Two): Has that province’s effect on Canada been generally anti-traditionalist, asks Mark Wegierski
The lamest duck of all: Every president in his final weeks is merely occupying space until the new president walks in but Dr. Robert Owens believes Barack Obama may be setting new lows this month
Financial perils in 2017: Dr. Peter Morici believes that Donald Trump’s ambitious plans for America could be ruined by several potential crises both foreign and domestic
Limousine liberal journalist admits detachment from Middle America: She doesn't watch CNN very often so Rachel Alexander was surprised recently when she tuned in and heard a journalist actually admit that he didn't understand voting for Trump or what the little people thought about things
2017: The year we can turn health care around: Richard E. Ralston believes that this year Americans can begin turning back the tide on state control of the country's health care system
Flyers progress from passengers to freight: News that some Samoans were feeling discriminated against because Hawaiian Airlines insisted on weighing them before allowing them on the plan has Michael R. Shannon pondering a few new ideas
Let’s stop with the carbon con already: Using the word "carbon" when it comes to CO2 is the height of disingenuousness, argues Selwyn Duke
Reality-based climate forecasting: Paul Driessen argues that continuing to focus on carbon dioxide as the driving force will just bring more bogus climate change predictions
International levee and international breaks: The passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 prompts Daniel M. Ryan to cast a skeptical look at the notion of international law
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part One): Mark Wegierski offers extensive historical background to the recent provincial elections
The New World Order’s diabolical pilgrimage: Part Two: One of the primary goals of those who hate and wish to control humanity seems to be to eliminate as many people as possible, writes Michael Moriarty
The measure of Trump’s presidency: Dr. Peter Morici argues that Donald Trump isn't only faced with the challenge of restoring growth in America's economy
Then came Trump: It wasn't that long ago that those who feared for America's very soul had nothing to hope for. Dr. Robert Owens has a simple response to each of them who lost hope
Even if the Russians did hack the emails, so what?: Selwyn Duke is unimpressed by continuing claims by the Democrats and the media that the Russians "hacked" the 2016 election
An existential battle for the demographic future of Syria: The continuing war in Syria isn't only claiming lives, argues Dr. Harold Rhode, it's also changing what the religious make-up will be after the conflict
NFL owners can afford to build their own stadium: The NFL is increasingly finding that taxpayers aren't willing to be on the hook for new splashy stadiums, writes Michael R. Shannon
Europe reaping what it sowed with open borders policy for refugees: With parts of Europe in near chaos from a massive influx of refugees, they have no one to blame but themselves, argues Rachel Alexander
Analyzing opportunity costs to help instead of hurt: Sarah Schott looks at Wal-Mart's move into the Chinese market to explore how opportunity cost plays a role in the choices we make
Obama critical of Trump missing security briefings, but missed majority himself: Barack Obama threw some shade recently at Donald Trump for missing security briefings, something that he was quite good at himself, writes Rhett October
U.S. shale is now cash flow neutral: Nick Cunningham reports that the U.S. shale oil industry seems to have turned a corner and could actually post a positive cash flow
The dangers of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016): Amb. Alan Baker explores the latest anti-Israel resolution to come out of the UN Security Council and what it really means for all sides
Another good target for EPA reform: Europe gives the incoming Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides, argues Paul Driessen
It’s climate regulations that threaten us: H. Sterling Burnett has some climate actions President Trump could take to Make America Great Again

February 2017

The surfacing of the “deep state”?: Is a "Deep State" -- a state within a state in America -- responsible for the resignation of Gen. Michael T. Flynn and the other issues that the Trump presidency has faced to date? Daniel M. Ryan explores that very question
My pilgrimage: Chapter One: Michael Moriarty begins a new series in which his life, love of music and the geopolitical scene all intertwine in a personal journey
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Eight): Mark Wegierski looks at the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum, and its immediate aftermath
Publishers hire "sensitivity readers" to enforce political correctness: News that some publishers have begun employing "sensitivity readers" in an attempt to avoid any controversy from "marginalized" groups reminds Thomas M. Sipos of the lessons of a great novel
Why inflation threatens the middle class: Inflation is beginning to rise and make its presence felt, argues Dr. Peter Morici, and its the middle class that will be impacted the greatest
Liberal pawns: Walter Williams believes that African-Americans are being used by the political left in stoking claims of racism against police and ignoring the countless lives saved
Checks and balances is what makes America great: Judicial review -- such as that of Donald Trump's immigration order -- may make many angry but Dale Schlundt argues that it is a necessary evil
“The two-state solution”: What does it really mean?: Those advocating for a "two-state" solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis need to understand history and reality, writes Amb. Alan Baker
They want a civil war we have a prayer meeting: The long trend line seems to suggest a future tyranny in the United States, writes Dr. Robert Owens, but that doesn't mean that conservatives have no weapons to respond with
The curious case of the landslide underdogs: It's an interesting paradox, says Daniel M. Ryan: one side of the ideological divide holds all of the legislative power but they seemed to be blocked at every turn
The great Rod Steiger and acting divinity: Michael Moriarty argues that there are actors and then there are actors, and the late Rod Steiger certainly deserves to be held in the highest of esteem for his career and abilities
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Seven): Mark Wegierski looks especially at the 1990s, and the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum
Trump could simply ignore court’s order halting travel ban: Selwyn Duke argues that Donald Trump could ignore court rulings that have placed his travel ban on hold and it would be an entirely constitutional action
Virginia Baptist leaders busy betraying their base: A conference being held in March by the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia reads like a leftist re-education camp, reports Michael R. Shannon
An American demand for repeal of EPA's brand of fake “energy efficiency”: Conor Coughlin argues that the ENERGY STAR program, owned by the Environmental Protection Agency, needs to be put to pasture
When government acts, “unintended consequences” follow: Government has a habit of acting without considering what the unintended consequences -- though they shouldn't be a surprise -- will be, writes Jp Cortez
Hamas prepares for the next round of war: Hamas may have suffered greatly in its last confrontation with the Israeli military but Yoni Ben Menachem believes that the terrorist organization is biding its time until it can strike again
The solution for information overload: The mainstream media and its downstream outlets have become masters in the practice of promoting utter nonsense, says Mark Alexander
The Berkeley riot and the ferality of the left: Daniel M. Ryan discusses the riots at U. Cal at Berkely that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos' speech and what it ultimately means for the political left
Anti-Trump demonstrations prearranged prepaid and predictable: The protests over Donald Trump's Executive Order on immigration was hardly spontaneous, says Dr. Robert Owens, and ready to go a long time ago
“All about Michael”: Michael Moriarty looks back to the early 1970s when a Tony Award he was nominated for essentially made him a villain to several communities who disagreed with his portrayal of a gay man
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Six): Mark Wegierski points to some possibly contradictory elements of that province’s nationalism
Neil Gorsuch and the living constitution lie: Neil Gorsuch, Trump nominee to the US Supreme Court believes in interpreting the Constitution the way the Founders intended, and that has liberals hopping mad, writes Selwyn Duke
Trump’s toughest challenge—revving up growth: Dr. Peter Morici argues that despite Donald Trump's strong start, he needs to enact some radical policy changes in order to stimulate real economic growth
Can the Palestinians mobilize the Arab world on the U.S. embassy issue?: Donald Trump's recent announcement that he wanted the U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem from its present home in Tel Aviv created shock waves across the Middle East, writes Pinhas Inbari
The oil war is only just getting started: Tsvetana Paraskova reports that a war between low and high cost producers is beginning to heat up and there will be plenty of bodies when all is said and done
The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions: Paul Driessen argues that absurd, impractical sustainability precepts are actually a prescription for government control
President Trump starts in overdrive – and should continue: No one can accuse president Donald Trump of taking it easy his first few weeks in office and Daniel M. Ryan argues that he needs to keep his foot on the accelerator
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Five): Mark Wegierski examines more of the historical background of Québec and its historical grievances against the rest of Canada
Trump’s 45 percent tariff: Dr. Peter Morici believes that while the opening salvo of a huge tariff on Chinese goods might create leverage, Donald Trump must be realistic in trade negotiations with China
Russia seeks another Mediterranean naval base in Libya: Nature -- and geopolitics -- abhors a vacuum and Russia has been making inroads in the chaos that is Libya to establish relations with one of the nation's largest militias, reports Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall
Science fact swallows science fiction: Dr. Robert Owens was all set to begin his long dreamed of science fiction novel when something happened -- science fact came along to ruin everything
Trump shows beta politicians how a news conference is done: A recent hammering by Donald Trump of a news organization during a press conference had Michael R. Shannon cheering -- and saying its a lesson for other politicians and media
Quanah Parker’s house joins Geronimo’s teepee: A home of a legendary American is falling apart due to greed and neglect and Michael R. Shannon says someone needs to act
Sleazy legal tactics used to go after former Utah Attorney General: Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is under attack by a politically motivated criminal case, says Rachel Alexander, the latest example of a Republican being targeted with bogus charges
The Women’s March and the real Deplorables: To say that Selwyn Duke wasn't impressed by the Women's March earlier this month would be somewhat of an understatement
How sound money principles can bolster your personal finances: Stefan Gleason argues that the average person can implement sound money principles to improve their personal finances even if politicians don't want to show the same restraint

March 2017

When exactly does winning start?: The Republican failure to end Obamacare with anything approaching a free market solution has Robert T. Smith wondering when GOP supporters can actually enjoy a real legislative victory
Hell of a fellow: Donald Trump suffered an apparent setback last week with the failure of the American Health Care Act but Daniel M. Ryan says another nettlesome issue that the president has been dealing took another turn in his favour
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Two): Because of Joseph McCarthy, America has become very skittish about accusations of treason, argues Mark Wegierski
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Six: The Lionhead Ring, Part One: Michael Moriarty discusses his ongoing massive project: A collection of nine, interrelated operas that he's dubbed The Lionhead Ring, one informed by his life and politics
Business learns Trump giveth and Trump taketh away: If business expected that a world where Donald Trump was president would mean purely friendly policies, says Michael R. Shannon, they're learning that's not the truth
Trump’s jawboning won’t deliver enough jobs: Donald Trump may have convinced a few businesses to bring jobs back to the United States but he needs to do far more to spur job growth, argues Dr. Peter Morici
The progressively frightening totalitarian and judgmental left: It wasn't always this way, writes Rachel Alexander, but the American political left has embraced violence and totalitarianism as its tool and goal
Trigger-warning tyrants: Selwyn Duke explores how the shady world of "trigger warnings" and "microaggressions" work and what the use of those tactics actually do to debate and human relationships
Trump the chumps: Dr. Robert Owens says Americans -- or at least conservatives -- need to keep supporting Donald Trump and keep fighting for a return to the nation's original values
Democrats v. Gorsuch: It's the rule of law, stupid!: The Gorsuch confirmation hearings provide a clear contrast between the Rule of Law our Framers established and Democrats' desire for the despotic rule of men, says Mark Alexander
An OPEC deal extension isn't as simple as it sounds: Tsvetana Paraskova believes that any move by OPEC to extend its loose deal to cut production late last year will be complicated by market and member realities
The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse: Dr. James E. Smith asks how can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?
The silver-tongued liars’ playbook: Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation, writes Paul Driessen
The difficult first step: Donald Trump's first proposed budget as president is what Daniel M. Ryan refers to as a "turnaround budget", a cold splash of water for an organization -- the federal government in this case -- that desperately needs it
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part One): Treason isn’t what it used to be, argues Mark Wegierski
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Five: One of Michael Moriarty's famous roles -- the villainous Erik Dorf of landmark miniseries Holocaust -- has served as an inspiration for both his political beliefs and his artistic work
President Trump, follow your own advice: Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans appear to be actively moving to get rid of Obamacare. Dr. Robert Owens wonders if that's the wisest move
The Fed would do a big favor for Trump by raising interest rates: Dr. Peter Morici argues that higher interest rates would put pressure on Trump to transform economy quickly
Ryan’s Obamacare Lite is another travesty & betrayal: There are plenty of conservatives who aren't fans of Paul Ryan's Obamacare replacement. You can add Michael R. Shannon to that growing list
The new health care straw man: Richard E. Ralston believes that Congress should take its time in crafting a replacement for Obamacare to get it right the first time
Watch out conservatives: Natural disasters can create opportunities for dictators: History has shown that natural disasters can give rise to dictatorships, something that Rachel Alexander argues American conservatives need to seriously consider
Are sanctuary cities safer?: The "sanctuary city" movement is nothing more than a pandering political charade aimed at Hispanic voters — and sanctimonious fellow leftist elites, argues Mark Alexander
States consider removing income and sales taxes from the monetary metals: Hard money advocate and business owner Mike Gleason says more and more states are becoming friendly to the notion of eliminating taxes from precious metals
Financial Stability Board climate deceit: Paul Driessen argues that the Financial Stability Board and a Climate Cabal expand their power and wealth by targeting financial and insurance industries
The social cost of carbon regulations: Anti-fossil fuel "formula" Social Cost of Carbon relies on garbage models, ignores carbon benefits and hurts the poor, write Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek
A serious climate opportunity: Greg Walcher wants to know why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?
Vault Seven: Panic of the week: The world was aflame last week with news that the CIA can hack everything from your phone to your television set. Daniel M. Ryan explains why he thinks its simultaneously not the end of the world and why it could help the Trump administration
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Four: Last week Michael Moriarty touched upon the fomenting of anti-Semitism through art -- this week he explores how it and the gutting of America was furthered by other means
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Eleven): Mark Wegierski continues to look at different scenarios for the future
Trump protestors professional patsies: Spontaneous protests against Donald Trump? Dr. Robert Owens says most of the mainstream media is ignoring evidence that the protest/riots are being organized professionally
Bull market has more room to run: Some experts are saying that the "Trump boom" will soon come to an end but Dr. Peter Morici believes the stock market still has plenty of room to grow
The faking news fakers: 'Wiretaps? What wiretaps?': Mark Alexander explores the war that erupted last week over President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped during the last presidential election
Will we all soon become LGBTs?: The early gay rights movement was about tolerance and an end to bigotry -- something that Greg Strange had no problem with, but he wonders if the movement will be done by its own destructive excesses
Ordering dinner with a side of sanctimony: Michael R. Shannon reacts to the news that a nationwide group of restaurants in the United States have waded into the immigration debate with "sanctuary restaurants"
Is a second OPEC cut on the cards?: Thanks to continuing high inventory levels, writes Tsvetana Paraskova, OPEC may be mulling yet another cut to production this year
Sound money is rising at the state level: Clint Siegner discusses new bills on eliminating capital gains taxes on money, i.e. precious metals, that were recently introduced in Idaho and Arizona
Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms, argues Paul Driessen
Fast learner: Donald Trump delivered a heck of a speech last week, writes Daniel M. Ryan, but as usual the president's luck saw yet another "scandal" hit the media and take the attention away from what he said
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Three: Michael Moriarty is currently working on an opera that takes on several of the famous composers of the early 20th Century -- men whose corrosive influence on human affairs still haunts us today
The past, present, and future of Québec? (Part Ten): Mark Wegierski continues to look at different scenarios for the future
Federal judges rewrite the 2nd Amendment: The Founding Fathers of the United States were very clear on what they meant with the Second Amendment...federal judges have made a habit of ignoring them, writes Michael R. Shannon
Trumpism and American sovereignty: For the first time in a long time, says Dr. Robert Owens, Americans have a president who is willing to fight to protect American sovereignty when it comes to trade issues
Rebooting the new Trump presidency: Dr. Peter Morici argues that too many novices in the new Trump administration are competing for power...despite a woeful lack of knowledge of the primary issues facing the United
Is the GOP trying to undermine President Trump?: Dr. Lester Jackson believes that Senate Republicans aren't doing enough to confirm -- or openly working against -- Donald Trump's nominees to various positions
Trump's triumph is Demos' disaster: The shell-shocked expressions on Democrat faces during and after Donald Trump's first address to Congress last week was priceless, writes Mark Alexander
Yemen has become Iran’s testing ground for new weapons: The ongoing crisis in Yemen is giving Iran an opportunity to turn it into a testing ground for various weapons it is developing for the maritime and military arenas, reports Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall
Next oil rally? Futures say market is tightening: Are oil prices set to rise? Nick Cunningham doesn't believe a price spike will happen immediately but the stage is being set for prices to begin rising sooner rather than later
Science deniers in the wind industry: Dr. Helen Schwiesow Parker argues that there is an impact to people’s health due to wind turbines and that the industry and environmentalists are ignoring the truth…and the science
Future is cloudy with occasional Trump gusts at National Weather Service: The National Weather Service is trying every trick in the book to ignore Donald Trump's hiring freeze on civil servants -- including trying to have itself declared to be as important as the military and police, reports Michael R. Shannon
Diogenes searching for honest policies: Renewable energy is a defective solution in search of a problem, money and power, argues Paul Driessen
Media attack trump's terrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Another day and another media attack on a Trump administration official. This time the target is the president's terrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka whose being called an Islamophobe, writes Jim Kouri
New bottle, same old partisanship: It was a heck of a week for Donald Trump, American conservatism and one of the alt-right's darlings, reports Daniel M. Ryan
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Two: Opera has long held a fascination for Michael Moriarty and a few men in particular have made their mark -- some for far longer than others
The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Nine): Mark Wegierski looks at different scenarios for the future
Republicans coming up short on Obamacare repeal and replace: Obamacare may be a titanic failure but Dr. Peter Morici argues that Republicans in Congress have yet to respond with its replacement
Trump’s wall can be a memorial, too: Michael R. Shannon truly doesn't care who pays for Donald Trump's proposed wall on the US-Mexican border but reports that his wife came up with an innovative solution
Trump and the Deep State: While most dismiss the notion of a "deep state" working to undermine and block the Trump administration, Dr. Robert Owens finds some credibility in the notion
The Gulag Archipelago, part two: A pillar of the state: Channeling the late great Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Charlotte Cerminaro argues that the foundation of today's American society isn't the truth but rather the common and simple lie
Fired welfare reformer fights back against left-wing hit machine: Arizona welfare reformer Tim Jeffries was fired late last year and subject to incessant ideological attacks. Rachel Alexander says that he's responding to his enemies
On the record? Not liberal professors!: It would appear that the only thing that American professors fear more than Donald Trump is being recorded in class saying that they are afraid of Donald Trump, writes Dennis Prager
Idaho bill would end taxation of gold and silver: Late last week a bill was introduced in Idaho that would end the taxation of gold and silver, legislation that Jp Cortez hopes passes and is a model for other states
GIGO-based energy and climate policies: Paul Driessen argues that GIGO-based reasoning is like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber

April 2017

The civic-nationalist counterpunch: More winning: The conservative establishment may not be fans but Daniel M. Ryan says the willingness of the New Right to fight back against leftist intimidation is very refreshing
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Ten: On The Edge of Our Seats!: Michael Moriarty says that Donald Trump reminds him much of the late Hollywood producer Mike Todd, one of Elizabeth Taylor's many husbands, thanks to the panache that both men displayed in spades
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Four): Mark Wegierski asks the question, how truly democratic is the United States today?
Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?: Given how many times the Democrats have managed to hoodwink Republicans it's a natural question. Dr. Robert Owens argues what he believes to be the truth
The ‘self-reliance’ of North Korea’s desperate leaders: By any measure North Korea is a failed state and Jack Phillips and Leo Timm report that the Stalinist regime responsible will do anything to stay in power
Financial security versus independence: The changing face of the United States should be viewed as an opportunity, write James E. Smith and Alex Hatch
Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa: Steven Lyazi argues that African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power instead of electricity
Revisiting Stalin’s Great Purge: A period of extreme repression and terror: The witnesses are largely gone but Jim Liao says the depth of Joseph Stalin's murderous crimes will resonate through out the remainder of human history
Green energy poverty week: Paul Driessen says this week should be dedicated to topics that underscore impacts environmentalists don’t want to discuss
Leave it to China: The apparent lunacy of the North Korean regime leaves many people puzzled but Daniel M. Ryan argues that the Chinese probably know what they're doing when it comes to managing Kim Jong Un and his tyrannical kingdom
The twisted ideology guiding North Korea’s leadership: Jack Phillips explores the secretive and pariah nation of North Korea and explains what principles seems to govern the world's last remaining Stalinist tyranny
The 2007 Shane Doan controversy in Canada: Mark Wegierski recalls a rare Canadian victory over “political correctness” ten years ago
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Nine: The Battle of the Gods And Oriental Patience: This past weekend Michael Moriarty was preoccupied with marking Easter and the threat posed by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
My witness: Dr. Robert Owens wasn't always a Christian and remembers a time when his biggest concerns were parties, his guitar and living a less than noble life
Communications 101: Information, infowars, and what happens when the lines are down: We are surrounded by communication -- our friends, family, media and countless other sources -- but Charlotte Cerminaro wonders how much of it is all just words
Trump’s not so great deal with China: Despite the display of friendship, the Asian giant is still more rival than partner, says Dr. Peter Morici
Curtain falling on gender specific acting awards: Best actor and actress? Thomas M. Sipos predicts that gender specific acting awards will soon disappear from the lips of presenters standing at a podium
Trumping healthcare’s bad hand: Scot Faulkner has some history lessons and suggestions to improve US healthcare without breaking the bank
Supply crunch or oil glut: Investment banks can't agree: Too much oil or not enough? Tsvetana Paraskova says that the experts can't seem to agree on what's actually going on in the oil market now and in the near future
Scalia's legacy and Schumer's real SCOTUS strategy: The political contest for judicial control of the nation's future is a four-dimensional chess match, writes Mark Alexander
Climate change doesn’t affect NWS forecasts: Earlier this month the U.S. National Weather Service predicted a massive storm that was somewhat less in reality. Michael R. Shannon says changes need to be made
Real science must guide policy: Paul Driessen says that climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand an end to fossil fuels
Time to get tough: Donald Trump's order to attack a Syrian airbase last week has Daniel M. Ryan positing some interesting questions of about truth and the road ahead
My pilgrimage: Chapter Eight: The Trump Cards: Although not all conservatives are in favour, Michael Moriarty hails Donald Trump's missile strike against Syria as a return to an America of strength
The Syrian attack: Robert Bidinotto is no fan of American intervention in foreign conflicts -- which is why he's only barely in support of Donald Trump's action against Syria last week
What should the legacy of World War I, and its great battles such as Vimy Ridge, be for Canadians?: Mark Wegierski meditates on the meaning of Vimy Ridge, 100 years later
Is anyone watching those who watch us?: The ongoing debate over Russian hackers, who really won the 2016 election and mass surveillance has Dr. Robert Owens asking a very important question
When will Russia run out of oil?: Much of Russia's recent economic -- and military -- might has been powered by oil. Victor Katona explores how long that can actually last
Why Democrats, Freedom Caucus could trigger our next financial crisis: Donald Trump has been doing fairly well with the economy but Dr. Peter Morici believes there are some potential ice bergs ahead that could cause major problems
Our America: Flawed and floundering but favored by Providence, Part 2: Debra Rae wraps up her two-part series arguing that history would suggest that America has had some divine favour on its side
Time to hedge state reserve funds with gold: Jp Cortez discusses budget stabilization funds and why he believes it's wholly irresponsible for states to be holding millions of dollars in a "savings account" over long periods of time
I.T., the “Swamp” and dangerous gadgets: Members of the High Church of Information Technology are keen to promise any improvement with the adoption of their systems but H. Scott Shore isn't quite convinced
Communism: The dead-end path: Communism seems to be once again on the rise and Joshua Philipp and John Nania explore its history in the 20th Century to explain why it is an ideology of death and disaster
Mass media malpractice — Betraying the First Amendment: Mark Alexander argues that print and other mainstream media outlets have become the archenemies of Liberty
Off to a bumbling start at Interior: If this is the kind of housecleaning and swamp draining we’re going to get, we’re in real trouble, writes Paul Driessen
Ship lists Trump’s way: Daniel M. Ryan takes a look at the other intelligence controversy that continues to swirl around the Trump administration: The president's contention that the Obama administration spied on his campaign
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Seven: Bette Davis, Elia Kazan and James Dean: Michael Moriarty says that he's had three great inspirations in his life and had the opportunity meet two of them over his long and storied career as an actor
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at some examples from twentieth-century Polish and Soviet history
Harvard releases impressive, final, authoritative guide to spotting fake news: Harvard recently released a guide to "fake news" web sites and not surprisingly Rachel Alexander doesn't think much of it
I care more than you care -- See my ribbon!: When it comes to charitable efforts, says Dr. Robert Owens, expecting the government to do a capable job is placing one's faith in the wrong place
Losers gotta’ lose: In the spirit of a much beloved segment on ESPN's NFL football broadcasts, Robert T. Smith has ignominious awards to hand out to some of America's political class
Our America: Flawed, floundering: But favored by providence, Part 1: History would certainly seem to argue, says Debra Rae, that America has had some divine favour on its side
Democrats beware — ObamaCare survived: If our Republican conference conservatives pursue an "all or none" strategy, they should just give the keys to the Democrats now, writes Mark Alexander
The Chinese approach to radical Islam: Though not reported widely, writes Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, China is also facing the issue of radicalized Muslims and are dealing with it in a uniquely Chinese -- and repressive -- way
The great ‘Christian terrorist’ unicorn hunt: Some are so desperate for a "Christian terrorist" that they will actually create one if necessary, writes Selwyn Duke
There is no such thing as peak oil demand: Dwayne Purvis explores the question of whether the world will be reaching a peak for oil demand and when it might actually occur
Trumping the State Department: Scot Faulkner argues that reining in the budget and activities of this bloated bureaucracy is essential
Pretend conservatives for not so clean energy: Paul Driessen reports that far-left ‘charitable’ foundations are giving millions to ‘conservative’ groups to drive their climate agenda

May 2017

The car dealership solution to health insurance costs: Car dealerships may not have the best reputation but Michael R. Shannon argues selling health care like cars would be an improvement over what Americans have now
My pilgrimage, Chapter Fourteen: The New World Order Empire: Donald Trump's expansive foreign trip signals to the world what the president truly believes even as he is beset with enemies at home, says Michael Moriarty
Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of “governing strategically”
We need more special counsels: If there is a special counsel investigating Trump administration links to Russia, argues Dr. Robert Owens, then there should be a few other investigations as well
Trump restores trust with American allies in Middle East: Stephen Gregory says that Donald Trump negotiated the beginning of a Middle East alliance to combat extremism and created hope for peace in region
Arizona welfare agency bans political and religious speech: Very quietly the Arizona Department of Economic Security imposed a ban on all of its employees from making political and religious statements, reports Rachel Alexander
Today's stunted oil prices could cause oil price shock in 2020: Unsteady oil prices today could cause some huge problems in a few short years, writes Haley Zaremba, with far higher prices at the pump
Nipping a legal problem in the bud: Paul Driessen says government needs to consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies
U.S. intelligence reports warn of cyber "Cold War": America's enemies aren't just arming themselves militarily, they're also ramping up their cyber-warfare capabilities and government must be ready, reports Jim Kouri
Why expecting subway passengers to pay is racist: The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is beset with people who refuse to pay and high crime rates and yet administrators are ignoring the issues, says Michael R. Shannon
They serve at the pleasure of the president: Dr. Robert Owens believes that a ferocious left will succeed in launching impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Fourteen: American Traitors Crying “Treason!”: The onslaught on Donald Trump -- from both Democrats and Republicans -- and Michael Moriarty's history with the Clinton administration inform the actor's column for this week
Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of the media and several key weaknesses that Brian Mulroney suffered from as a politician and prime minister
Techno-leap to balancing & rationing Earth’s resources: In a brave new world of mind-expanding possibilities, Part 2: Debra Rae concludes her two-part series on how a technocracy is aiming at replacing much of the world's capitalism-based economics with nothing more than disguised collectivism
U.S. shale is immune to an oil price crash in 2017: Oil prices may be causing grief to groups like OPEC but Tsvetana Paraskova says analysis shows that the U.S. shale industry should continue to be solid
Government punishes disfigured combat vet thousands of dollars - for working: Rachel Alexander reports on the case of Ellis “Jerry” Majetich, a decorated veteran of several wars and a man whose government has taken aim directly at him
A proposal for a Trump initiative for the economic development of the West Bank and Gaza: Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah believe the Trump administration should help create a situation where economic development of Gaza and the West Bank can happen
The failed Soviet experiment with ‘free love’: Most associate the concept of "free love" with late-60s America but Petr Svab reports that not long after the October Revolution the Soviet Union had its own catastophic experiment with the notion
Dr. Dao’s loss was our gain: Former United Airlines customer Dr. David Dao may have suffered some physical and mental pain but it would appear the rest of America is making out well thanks to his sacrifice, writes Michael R. Shannon
They’re coming to steal your gold – oops, “Watergate”: The story of last week was the firing of FBI Director James Comey, prompting equal amounts of outrage and happiness, and Daniel M. Ryan has some thoughts about what happened
My pilgrimage, Chapter Thirteen: Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue: Michael Moriarty's starring role in 1974's Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue is a well-regarded piece of existentialism, a philosophy he most certainly doesn't buy into today
Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of the federal bureaucracy
Torpedoes sink ships: The drum beats for war are ramping up -- pick your target -- but Dr. Robert Owens says that Donald Trump must resist the pressure to put the United States into another conflict
Techno-leap to balancing & rationing earth’s resources: In a brave new world of mind-expanding possibilities, Part 1: A technocracy is aiming at replacing much of the world's capitalism-based economics with nothing more than disguised collectivism, argues Debra Rae
Obama officials admit to receiving ‘unmasked’ intelligence reports during election campaign: Questions have been raised on whether spying was politically motivated, and who leaked classified information to The Washington Post, writes Joshua Philipp
Five clean energy innovations that could transform our world: Not all clean energy technologies are pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Zainab Calcuttawala looks at five inter-related technologies she believes could actually fundamentally change the world
Land, energy and mineral lockdowns: Paul Driessen argues that too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits and the Trump administration needs to act
Kim Jong-Un’s war strategy: Kim Jong-Un seems to be seriously straining the patience of both nominal allies and outright enemies -- so what's his game plan? Daniel M. Ryan explores what the dictator might be thinking
My Pilgrimage: Chapter Twelve: Diane Keaton: When people discuss the actress Diana Keaton, writes Michael Moriarty, they often ignore her sublime genius as an actress to focus on what Francis Ford Coppola referred to has her eccentricity
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Six): Mark Wegierski asks if Quebec is the real enemy of traditional Canada
Republican strategy: Retreat from victory: Republicans control the White House and Congress and yet they somehow continue to keep losing in advancing a conservative agenda, writes Dr. Robert Owens
Fix the trade deficit or risk another financial crisis: The United States has a huge problem with its continuing trade deficits, argues Dr. Peter Morici, and it needs to be addressed sooner rather then later
Is a man competing on a woman’s team a sex offender?: Men and boys are in increasing numbers competing on teams for women and girls and Michael R. Shannon says its a situation that needs to be fixed
Christian movie effort being censored online?: Producers hoping to make a movie to attract millennials to Christianity are finding their efforts are being stymied online, reports Rachel Alexander
Sinai Bedouin aligning with Egypt against ISIS: In its battle against ISIS, one of the main difficulties facing the Egyptian army has been the absence of accurate intelligence. This may soon be resolved due to a series of missteps by ISIS involving Bedouin tribes, writes Yoni Ben Menachem
Big Oil betting on electric vehicles: Eventually demand for oil will begin to flatten and perhaps even fall, something that Jon LeSage says is seeing the oil companies exploring the world of electric vehicles
UNESCO’s latest resolution on Jerusalem: Much of the same: Last week's UNESCO resolution calling Israel an "occupying power" in Jerusalem and demanding an end to projects aimed at altering 'character and status of the Holy City' was entirely predictable, writes Amb. Alan Baker
Alternative sentencing of illegal immigrants creates ‘unequal justice system,’ says expert: Brooklyn and Baltimore prosecutors are attempting to game the justice system to avoid illegal immigrants from being sentenced to crimes that would see them eventually deported, reports Charlotte Cuthbertson
Refocusing a Chicago water summit: Paul Driessen says proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems
Rough and tough: President Trump’s first hundred days: Donald Trump's first 100 days in office has seen the maverick billionaire grow into the role and create a little optimism, argues Daniel M. Ryan
Trumped for a hundred days?: J.K. Baltzersen examines the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency and says so far it's been a mixed bag of good and bad
War does not bring peace: The drumbeats for war against Iran, North Korea and whomever seems to be getting America's goat is a temptation that must be avoided, argues Dr. Robert Owens
My pilgrimage, Chapter Eleven: The New World Order Confederacy’s Sweet Smell of Success: President Donald Trump is fighting a civil war -- whether he knows it or not -- against an enemy determined to destroy the United States, says Michael Moriarty
Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Five): Mark Wegierski looks at the situation in Canada
Time to act in Syria: Slater Bakhtavar argues that America needs to actively oppose the regime of Bashar al-Assad and assist Syrians in reclaiming their nation
Fidel’s Cuba leaves indelible scars: For whatever openness that Cuba is slowly embracing, there continue to be millions of victims of its communist authoritarianism. Charlotte Cuthbertson reports the story of Jesús de León, one of those souls
It’s not the heat; It’s the sensitivity in global warming: Michael Shannon attend a recent conference on global warming held by the Heartland Institute and found a group in good spirits
Why good economics matters now more than ever: The American social and political scene is roiling in controversy and issues these days by Jp Cortez says one is more important than all of the others
Christians are the least judgmental people: Christians have long carried the stigma that they are judgmental people but Rachel Alexander believes that the reality these days shows something far different
U.S. Army — Courageous Men of faith and character need not apply: Dr. Mark Green's nomination as secretary of the Army should be approved by the Senate without reservation, argues Mark Alexander
Ignorance, intolerance, violence: Paul Driessen says environmentalists are using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy

June 2017

Is the Tunisian “Arab Spring” about to repeat in Morocco?: The north African state of Morocco has been relatively calm in recent years but Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah reports that it may soon join other African and Middle Eastern states in populist-inspired political change
On the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation -- the “managerial-therapeutic regime” in Canada, an insoluble dilemma for real democracy?: Mark Wegierski examines the arrival of  “soft-totalitarianism” in Canada on the eve of its 150th birthday
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty: “Let’s Just Stop Being Americans!”: Michael Moriarty doesn't have a lot of time for people who can't live with the current occupant of the White House or those who want to blame all the world's ills -- real or imagined -- on the United States
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Four):  Mark Wegierski argues that until the 1960s, Canada was a more substantively conservative society than America
California reinvents medical tourism: Time was if you wanted a relatively cheap medical procedure you would have to go to India. In the near future, writes Michael R. Shannon, it may be California
The unhinged left: On almost every front the political and cultural left are winning in the United States these days and yet they continue to act as if the world was falling into a conservative darkness, says Rachel Alexander
The dark origins of communism: Part 3 of 3: Joshua Philipp explores how communist ideology was formed by the dark occult, atheism, and societies of violent revolution in the conclusion of his three-part series
EPA’s suspect science: John Rafuse argues that the EPA’s practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance
New Palestinian attempt at UNESCO to claim Hebron and the Patriarch’s Tomb as a Palestinian site: Arguably the oldest community of Jews on the planet, Amb. Alan Baker argues that Palestinian attempts to take control of Hebron through international bodies need to be rejected
We should be glad the US is out: Paul Driessen and David R. Legates argue American states that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens
Sanity lives here: The shooting ahead of last week's annual Congressional baseball game led many to argue that the state of American political discourse has never been worse. Daniel M. Ryan says people have short memories
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Nineteen: An Excerpt from Michael Moriarty’s Novel, The Exile: Michael Moriarty offers something different this week: An excerpt from his autobiographical fiction -- perhaps a new literary category (at least for this web site)
Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Three): Mark Wegierski asks, who have been the real conservatives within the Conservative Party?
Impeach Trump!!!!: Dr. Robert Owens predicted that this would happen last year but it's still a bit of a shock to him to already hear the cries for impeachment coming from Donald Trump's enemies
When the shark becomes the prey: Dewey Andreas, star of of Ben Coes' series of techno-thriller novels, is back in Trap the Devil, and he's as lethal as ever, writes Steven Martinovich
The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 2 of 3: Joshua Philipp argues that Communist policy grew from failed experiments in redistribution of wealth, violent suppression, and state atheism
Terrorism in Tehran: ISIS intensifies its subversive activity in the Middle East: Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall explores the ramifications of the recent ISIS attack on Iran's parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini
Ten transgender truths for legislators and concerned citizens: Are you a progressive legislator whose interested in introducing a vote-pandering bathroom bill? Selwyn Duke has ten truths you need to digest before you do anything
Yes, Christian women can overcome hurdles to become leaders in Canada: Rachel Alexander says that Faith, Life and Leadership: 8 Canadian Women Tell Their Stories is an inspirational effort for any woman trying to balance faith and life
Oil prices are set to rebound: Is the sell-off in energy done? Nick Cunningham believes that the smart money is betting that oil prices will begin rising relatively soon
NFL end zones now sponsored by jackass: Michael R. Shannon doesn't think much of the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's recent announcement that "spontaneous" end zone celebrations will be returning
Advancing scientific integrity on bees: Paul Driessen says that putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems
Rouhani’s second term: On a collision course with the Revolutionary Guards: The West may have cheered last month's re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani but Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall believes he will have a hard time delivering on any promises
Time to true the vote: Daniel M. Ryan reacts to former FBI Director James Comey's self-serving and creative testimony last week and how to make the American voting system a little more secure
My pilgrimage, Chapter Eighteen: Why Won’t Anyone Tell the Truth?!: As Michael Moriarty sees it, the drama between Donald J. Trump and his political opponents is merely ignoring a far larger conspiracy to destroy the United States
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks especially at the various factions in the Progressive Conservative party of the 1980s
Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding: While the media was focused on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week, says Jim Kouri, they missed a far larger one about terrorism funding
Collective responsibility: Islamist terrorists seem to hide effortlessly within the larger Islamic community so Robert T. Smith wonders if its not time to perhaps change tactics
Resist 45 and the Government in Exile: If you thought that Barack Obama was going to disappear off into the sunset at the end of his presidency you were obviously disappointed. Dr. Robert Owens says Obama is as busy as ever promoting his agenda
The dark origins of Communism: Part 1 of 3: Joshua Philipp explores how the murderers of France's Reign of Terror became Karl Marx's inspiration
The theater’s alive with the sound of chewing: Michael R. Shannon argues that at least one theatre chain CEO simply doesn't get why people are loathe to go to movie theatres anymore
Science, engineering and leadership: Creating balance and stability in a chaotic political and economic environment requires more knowledge of science from our leaders, write James E. Smith and Alex Hatch
More rational policies in our future?: Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind the treaty, says Paul Driessen
The head comes off: Comedienne Kathy Griffin made the news and saw what remained of her career get derailed for the sake of a publicity stunt and Daniel M. Ryan has some thoughts on the whole matter
Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part One):  Mark Wegierski begins a series of articles looking at the “Centre-Right Opposition” over the last four decades
My pilgrimage, Chapter Seventeen: The New World Order’s Boondoggle: Climate Change: Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Treaty is merely the first step in restoring American independence and sovereignty from international bodies, argues Michael Moriarty
American spy-master and election hacker revealed: The media continues to muddle around trying to find a real Russian link to the last American election and are ignoring real proof of internal malfeasance, writes Dr. Robert Owens
The McDonald’s nation: The political left wants ever increasing minimum wages but they never seem to want to understand what happens after labour costs are increased, says Robert T. Smith
Sometimes saving money is rocket science: Elon Musk may be the best example of how to get rich through government subsidy but Michael R. Shannon argues he's also showing government how to do things better
Can Trump get to 3 percent growth?: Dr. Peter Morici says that Donald Trump's pledge to get the economy growing by 3 per cent is predicated on a pretty big "if" when it comes to increasing productivity
Iran’s Foreign Legion in Syria: Iran may have a relatively limited operational force in Syria but Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah reports that the theocratic regime has an impressive collection of foreigners also doing its bidding
Lessons to the young: Rachel Alexander says that John Hawkins' 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know is a useful primer for American youth today
Has Permian productivity peaked?: Permian oil production in Texas and New Mexico has likely reached a peak and Nick Cunningham believes that more oil rigs won't result in a substantial increase in output
Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party: Paul Driessen argues that Donald Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris

July 2017

Losing the House to win the future: Despite controlling every branch of government the Republican Party has been unable to enact their agenda. Michael R. Shannon says it might be time to send a message
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Four: A Brief Pilgrimage: After a brief trip to Montreal to pay tribute to one of his former directors, Michael Moriarty reflects on how wonderful his own life is these days, thanks in part to his music
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Nine): Mark Wegierski looks at some of the flaws of socialism as a critique of late modernity
Hacked emails expose hacks: The media keep reporting on hacks in an attempt to erode the credibility of the Trump administration but Dr. Robert Owens argues there are other hacks that should be getting attention
Would Baby Charlie have gotten death sentence if not a white male?: Given recent events in England, Selwyn Duke wonders if Charlie Gard would have been denied every opportunity for treatment had he been born anything but white
Communications 201: Clichés, confusion; What are we really trying to say?: As with so many things, writes Charlotte Cerminaro, the past century has changed what music used to mean -- both for the composer and the listener -- but she holds out hope for the occasional maverick
Hey Black Lives Matter, a blonde woman was mistakenly killed by police: The death of an Australian woman at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis arguably shows that law enforcement isn't killing people because of racism, but chronic overreaction, says Rachel Alexander
The socialism deniers and the "Better Deal": Democratic Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged, writes Mark Alexander
Palestinian payments to incarcerated terrorists and martyrs’ families rise in 2017: The latest budget by the Palestinian Authority shows that not only will it not stop essentially promoting terrorism by paying the families of "martyrs", but its increasing its efforts, writes Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser
Enemies of humanity: Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists are perpetuating poverty, disease and death, charges Steven Lyazi
Biofuel justifications are illusory: Paul Driessen says it’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero
NJ 12-year-old's suicide a plea for cyber-bullying law: GOP candidate Heather Darling: The death of a 12-year old promising gymnast in June -- a suicide after cyber-bullying on Snapchat -- has prompted a renewed to call to action, writes Jim Kouri
When your strategy doesn’t work check your tactics: Following the latest failure of congressional Republicans to kill off Obamacare, Dr. Robert Owens has some advice for the party's leaders and followers
Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Eight): Mark Wegierski looks at what a reflective conservatism and more thoughtful social democratic ideas may have in common
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Three: King Cohen: This week Michael Moriarty travels to Montreal, Quebec to celebrate the work of director Larry Cohen, a man who -- along with Clint Eastwood -- defined his career in the 1980s
Up the creek (But is there a paddle?): Does the Western world actually have any interest in preserving or saving itself? Greg Strange would argue that civilization responsible for so much in the world appears hell-bent on its suicide
Trump falling short on promise to fix trade deficit: Among Donald Trump's many economic promises was to address the growing trade deficit, something that Dr. Peter Morici argues the president has done precious little on
“Gde myaso?” Russian for “Where’s the beef?”: The media continues to promote the alleged connection between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia and continues to find nothing of substance, says Michael R. Shannon
Innocent people are rarely executed: The percentage of people who ultimately receive the death penalty, and are innocent of the charges, is unknown but Rachel Alexander argues that is minuscule compared to what anti-death penalty advocates claim
Trump/Putin collusion: What did they know and when did they know it?: Mark Alexander says conservatives need to counter the most perilous domestic threat to American Liberty: collusion between Democrats and their mainstream media partisans
"Dirty, difficult, and dangerous": Why Millennials won't work in oil: The oil industry will soon be faced with a need for workers after the last of the Baby Boomers retire but they can't seem to interest Millennials in their jobs, writes Tsvetana Paraskova
Tesla battery, subsidy and sustainability fantasies: Paul Driessen argues that more subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities of the electric vehicle market
No, conservatives don’t want to return to the 1950s: One of the favourite straw man arguments that liberals love to use is that conservatives want a return of the 1950s. Rachel Alexander says that's a distortion of what the right actually craves a return of
Responding to California’s travel boycott: Bruce Walker brings a hammer to respond to California's decision to boycott state agency travel to any state who have passed laws that don't meet with the approval of the Golden State
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Two: The Patience Required By Emotional Arithmetic: Michael Moriarty has nothing but praise for the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic thanks to a top notch cast and a powerful experience and message
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Seven):  Mark Wegierski looks further at the thought of Gad Horowitz, and compares “British” to “WASP” identities
Exposing the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR cartel: Some recent recorded revelations have shown what America's mainstream media is really all about, writes Dr. Robert Owens
After the defeat of ISIS in Mosul, Iran prepares for regional domination: The real victor in the defeat of Mosul was Iran and its plans for a zone of Shiite domination, not the Iraqi people, writes Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira
Illinois leftist Democrat petitions Congress with a rifle: Protective details for every member of Congress? Michael R. Shannon isn't exactly a fan of the notion that politicians should live in a protective cocoon denied many other people
Trump Jr.’s email:  Want to talk about treason? okay….: Selwyn Duke isn't particularly impressed by media and liberal claims that Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged contacts with Russia is treasonous considering the left's long history of similar behavior
The technical failure that could clear the oil glut in a matter of weeks: Oil prices remain low thanks to a continuing glut in supply but Cyril Widdershoven argues that some recent news from Middle Eastern oil producers could literally change that overnight
Al Gore, Al Jazeera and Al Qa'ida: Mark Alexander reacts to the news that Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera and seeking windfall profits from the Islamist media propagandist
Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under: Paul Driessen comments on Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle “no one saw coming,” and lessons for USA
Hizbullah mouthpiece presents “Israel’s Options in the Face of the Resistance”: Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira presents an essay recently written by Hizbullah affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar which discusses Israel's military options to deal with the terrorist group
A public spectacle: Did CNN really threaten to "dox" the man who was responsible for the altered video which showed Donald Trump body-slamming the news network? Daniel M. Ryan sure thinks so and he's beyond disgusted about it
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-One: The Easily Corruptible Disaster Of The United Nations’ New World Order!: The protests at the G20 conference seem to indicate that many in the world are opposed to political centralization and globalization, writes Michael Moriarty
Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Six): Mark Wegierski looks at the thought of Gad Horowitz, a social democrat who criticizes multiculturalism and defends English-Canadian nationalism
Wrath of the Americans: Why did Americans choose Donald J. Trump as their president? Robert T. Smith argues that the average person on the street got pretty sick and tired of their supposed elites manipulating the system
Bite is a Christian allegory against fornication: A Canadian horror movie that deals with adultery from a Christian perspective? Whether the creators meant to or not, writes Thomas M. Sipos, that's what Bite turned into
Wimbledon tennis: Feminists preach equality while enjoying inequality: Selwyn Duke doesn't think much of feminist complaints that women are being treated as second-class players at Wimbledon when it comes to which matches are being scheduled at the various courts
The left’s factions increasingly turning their sights on each other: What happens when your movement is essentially composed of factions all competing for the same things? Rachel Alexander says the political left is increasingly at war with itself these days
Don't hold your breath for deeper OPEC cuts: It came as a bit of a surprise to oil analysts and traders recently to find out that OPEC was actually producing more oil than everything thought, reports Nick Cunningham
The crisis of integrity-deficient science: Paul Driessen argues that falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science
Did illegals voting give Hillary the edge?: The evidence would strongly suggest, writes Dr. Robert Owens, that Hillary Clinton only won the popular vote last November thanks to the help of people who weren't citizens of the United States
Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today (Part Five):  Mark Wegierski looks at different definitions of Canadian nationalism
Objectivity is needed in higher education: Dale Schlundt explores the question of how one can teach objectivity in the humanities when contextualizing material that may place it in a sensitive issue in contemporary society
John McEnroe is right: Serena Williams couldn’t beat eggs on men’s tour: Selwyn Duke says John McEnroe was right, Serena Williams wouldn't do very well on the men's tennis circuit -- something that Williams herself has previously said
The reconquest of Mexico: Robert T. Smith has the novel idea that Mexican leaders should preoccupy themselves with fixing the many ailments that Mexico has rather than worry about what's happening over their northern border
Siri plans to stop taking orders and start giving them: Although he's lived in the Apple ecosystem for more years than he cares to remember, Michael R. Shannon isn't looking forward to a car powered by that company's software
The genius of Trump’s tweets: Many people, including a good number of Republicans, wish that President Donald Trump would tweet a little less but Rachel Alexander argues that the direct communications approach has been working just fine so far
Nearly doomed by too little CO2: During the last ice age, too little atmospheric carbon dioxide almost eradicated mankind, says Dennis T. Avery
Is a big move in oil prices due?: Brian Noble examines both sides of the ongoing debate as to whether world oil prices are set to rise dramatically...or fall...or maintain their current confused state
US funding dubious science and unfounded fear: Eco-militants that defiled scientific integrity in government agencies defy corrections, writes Ron Arnold
Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts: Paul Driessen argues that replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage

August 2017

“Both Sides Are Horrible”: The vacated vital centre: The political "centre" used to be the preserve of the political left, writes Daniel M. Ryan, since abandoned by them. He hopes that the political right has the gumption to take those ideological heights
In search of new “cadres” for a Canadian renewal: Mark Wegierski asks, can the mutual interests of the regions lead to a decentralized Canada?
The North Korean situation, history and proposed solution: Although North Korea has receded from the headlines recently, the dangerous situation with the Stalinist state continues to exist. Dr. Robert Owens explores recent history and proposes a solution to the problem
Fair trade for thee, but not for me: Paul Driessen imagines what a pricey Tesla automobile or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own “principles” of fair trade
Charlottesville: Fueling race riots one of the left’s cleverest tactics: Rachel Alexander contends that the riots in Charlottesville saw no conservatives involved and its merely a pattern of race riots that the left is using to attack the political right
Antifa v. Alt-Right in Charlottesville — and America: Mark Alexander explores the coming battles between sociopathic Leftists — the socialist "anti-fascists" — and the "alternate-right" anarchists
Dyslexia, my gift: Dyslexia is no pleasure for those who struggle with it but Nathan Tabor has decided to embrace his learning disability and consider it more of a gift than a curse
UNRWA condemns the Palestinians to refugee status in perpetuity: The Palestinians have been "refugees" for over half a century now and the United Nations has done almost nothing to alleviate the situation -- if not actually making things much worse, writes Amb. Allan Baker
“A great place to be from”: From the outside Google may look like an invulnerable tech giant but Daniel M. Ryan argues that signs are showing that the company could be this generation's version of Merrill Lynch -- a great place to leave and go elsewhere
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Six: Fishing Themes: Michael Moriarty argues that political commentary like much like fishing; ideas for essays, like fish, don't just jump into the boat for you to claim, you have to work for them
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Eleven): Mark Wegierski calls for a truly transformational politics
Republicrats impeachment and the silent coup: Dr. Robert Owens charges that three powerful groups are actively working against the Trump administration and are willing to harm the country in order to bring down the president
Tax reduction and simplification — How to defeat the Demos: The drive for tax reform has started and Mark Alexander has objectives and a game plan for Republicans if they actually wish to win this battle
Without principles, there can be no health care policy: Why did congressional Republicans fail to get rid of Obamacare? Richard E. Ralston says its because they never really wanted to
Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia: Paul Driessen argues that life on Earth without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and very short
Recognizing a Palestinian state before a peace agreement with Israel undermines the international rule of law: Peter Wertheim states that recognizing formally a Palestinian state is not only an attack on previously negotiated agreements between the Palestinians and Israel, but against international law itself
Who are the Palestinians?: Who exactly are the people everybody today refers to Palestinians? Pinhas Inbari says the question is a complicated one to answer without looking at the history of both the people and the Middle East
Lock her up: Dr. Robert Owens believes there is an absolute dearth of critical thinking -- on both sides of the political divide -- but one thing that most people of honest opinion should be in favour of is prosecuting Hillary Clinton
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Five: Good Things Under Bad People?: The rapidly failing and dictatorial state of Venezuela has seen any number of evils since the rise of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro but Michael Moriarty argues there is one good thing to have come from their efforts
Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Ten): Mark Wegierski asks a big question – is there a future for conservatism in Canada – or elsewhere?
Criminal justice reform bill a mixed bag: A criminal justice reform bill introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins ostensibly looks like a good thing but Rachel Alexander has some serious problems with it
Left’s policy on guns & mental health turns on a stiletto: The left doesn't want people they consider mentally ill to own firearms but they want transgendered people to serve in the military? Michael R. Shannon says there's a bit of hypocrisy in their arguments
Who funded the fake Trump/Putin dossier?: Mark Alexander explains why Democrats are quietly retreating from their Trump/Putin collusion creation
This oil price rally has reached its limit: The price of crude oil has risen substantially in recent weeks but Nick Cunningham believes that the rally in prices won't last due to several factors
Shameless fear-mongering – versus reality: With a new movie Al Gore pedals climate and weather scam. Paul Driessen argues that the CFACT film and an Aussie book present climate facts

September 2017

Build the wall, build the wall, build the wall: Dr. Robert Owens thought highly of Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations but he argues that Republicans and conservatives need to focus on the most important issues
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Patriotic Evangelist: Donald Trump's recent apparent capitulation to Democrats on the DACA program had Michael Moriarty worried but his speech to the United Nations set things right again
Articulation needed for “small-c conservatism” in Canada: Mark Wegierski argues that the case for conservatism has not been well-articulated in Canada
Irma illusions – and realities: Paul Driessen has a simple question: If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes?
Trump’s opposition: Nitpick, distort, exaggerate, omit and lie: Donald Trump's opponents haven't really been able to hammer him with one single big issue but they're doing the next best thing, says Rachel Alexander, they're nitpicking him to death
Temple to journalist’s self–regard falls on hard times: Did you know there was a massive museum dedicated to American journalism? If not that's one of the reasons why it's losing money at a titanic rate, reports Michael R. Shannon
Diwali, Lord Rama, and the return of gold from exile: Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains will soon be celebrating Diwali and that means a lot of gold is going to be given as gift, writes Jp Cortez
The railroad dilemma: Speeding into disaster: If Frederic Bastiat were alive today, says Elia Ching, the French economist and author would likely not have many good things to say about California's high-speed rail line
Monumental ignorance — Dumbing down America: At the University of Virginia, moronic identity politics takes precedent over knowledge and truth, writes Mark Alexander
Now it’s a war on pipelines: Paul Driessen argues that efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurts jobs, economic growth, the middle class and human safety
“The swamp drained Trump”: Last week was, to be charitable, not a good week for Donald Trump's supporters but Daniel M. Ryan argues that it is possible that the conservative youth of today could galvanize into a force just like an earlier generation of Republican youth did
Structural issues of the Polish-Canadian community: Mark Wegierski argues that the Polish-Canadian community must somehow build up significant infrastructures – or find itself fading away
Make America great again: Under the Trump administration the economy seems to have taken off. Dr. Robert Owens says the media and America's politicians need to be told to allow him to implement the rest of his agenda
The $10 trillion resource North Korea can't tap: North Korea is an economic basket case that won't be fixed any time soon but Nick Cunningham says the country is sitting on a virtual treasure trove of minerals
DACA: Delayed accountability for contemptuous aliens: Michael R. Shannon argues that Donald Trump needs to keep his promise and end DACA -- not "fix" a program that is both unconstitutional and economically irresponsible
China's Nuclear Puppet Gambit — Kim Jong-un: Mark Alexander says that the Kim/NoKo nuke threat is a façade to contain Trump's threatened trade sanctions against China
Finally, some commonsense western fire policies: Paul Driessen says that the new Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue
Sixteen years since “9/11”-- the “Fall of Rome” and the “Decline of the West”: Mark Wegierski offers a sharp analysis of the Western world in the aftermath the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks for the “9/12” crowd
The Trump Agenda: What we voted for: Americans need to remind the Republican controlled Congress that Donald Trump was elected president and that they need to start supporting the agenda that he ran on, writes Dr. Robert Owens
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Eight: The New World Order Committee Versus “The Trumpets”: Michael Moriarty argues that Donald Trump alone seems interested in confronting the world's evils while those at home and around the world look the other way
The Antifa movement — Coming to a theater near you: What is "Antifa," and who is backing and benefiting from its actions? Mark Alexander explains all
Sacked by identity politics?: Another NFL season has just begun and once again football players are essentially protesting the national anthem by sitting or kneeling during it. Greg Strange doesn't have much time for these protests
Former prosecutor and Sheriff Arpaio attorney: Trump was perfectly in his right to pardon him: Rachel Alexander, who briefly represented Sheriff Joe Arpaio and has paid the price for it, argues that Donald Trump was right to pardon the former lawman
How EIA guestimates keep oil prices subdued: The Energy Information Administration regularly publishes estimated and actual production numbers and Nick Cunningham says those guesses are why oil prices continue to remain low
Hijacking the laws of occupation: There are currently more than 40 occupations of territory as a result of war and yet only Israel's has been politicized by the United Nations and the world, argues Amb. Alan Baker
Trump justice: 'Dreamer' wanted for murder nabbed by feds in NJ and extradited: Jim Kouri reports on a recent deportation of a criminal alien charged with murder in his native country -- something that serves as a backdrop for Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
The Hurricane Harvey hustle: Paul Driessen says that facts about Hurrican Harvey trump attempts to use it to advance manmade climate cataclysm agendas 
It’s overdue for the right to turn the left’s tactics around on them: Using the tactics taught by people like Saul Alinsky the political left has had some success in boxing in conservatives in the moral debate. Rachel Alexander argues that its time to take the gloves off and use those same weapons
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Twenty-Seven: The New World Order Confederacy’s World War III: With madmen both in the United States and around the world, says Michael Moriarty, it's a good thing that someone like Donald Trump is in the White House
Polish language knowledge and Polish-Canadian identity: Mark Wegierski asks, can there exist a Polish-Canadian identity with declining Polish language knowledge in Canada?
Why are unions against the right-to-work?: Dr. Robert Owens argues that if they considered the facts and the feelings of their fellow Americans, unions would likely come out in support of right-to-work legislation...well, in an ideal world
The monetization war and Enter Stage Right: Companies like YouTube and Google have been on a rampage shutting off advertising dollars to content they don't like. Steve Martinovich has decided to respond in kind
Revisiting wind turbine impacts: Paul Driessen says erroneous recent calculation highlights the need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims
Iran’s new defense minister is committed to Iran’s missile program and the export of the revolution: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Iran may have a new defence minister, writes Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, but his support of revolution and the country's missile program is the same as his predecessor
Yet another renewable energy boondoggle: Paul Driessen asks if croplands, habitats, taxes, family budgets and safety are being sacrificed to enrich politically connected few?  
Discovery of Trumpophobia would help deplorables: Trump voters seem to get it from everyone these days so Michael R. Shannon says they should take a page from another group and start talking about "moderate Trump supporters"
The next oil price spike may cripple the industry: Andreas de Vries and Dr. Salman Ghouri believe that the price of oil is probably where it should be and any increase in prices will harm, particularly over the long term, the very nations that would like to see it go higher
“Draining the Swamp” isn’t a part–time job: US President Donald Trump needs to start holding Congress accountable, including backing opponents of sitting RINOs, if he wants to have any accomplishments to his name, says Michael R. Shannon
Do the original assumptions underlying the Iran Nuclear Agreement have any basis today?: It is impossible, argues Amb. Dore Gold, to believe that Iran has lived up to the expectations of the 2015 deal restricting Iran's nuclear program
Hate profiteering: The SPLC hate hustlers: Comparing the Southern Poverty Law Center to other race hustlers is unfair, says Mark Alexander, they make people like Jesse Jackson look like amateurs
Callous CALAS activists against the poor: Anti-mining groups “protect” local tribe against phony risks by trampling on Guatemalan workers, writes Paul Driessen

October 2017

Divided we fall: It's a tall order but Dr. Robert Owens argues that Americans need to stand together and stop the divisions that could conceivably bring down the nation one day
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Three: America’s Deadliest Civil War: Sen. John McCain, Michael Moriarty's portrayal of him in Hanoi Hilton and Donald Trump inform the legendary actor's essay this week
Canadian speculative fiction: Mark Wegierski looks at possible definitions of a distinctly Canadian “speculative fiction”
Two horror films address non-Western immigration: Thomas M. Sipos looks at two recent horror shorts that in one case takes a critical view of immigration
Afghanistan strategy is the only hope for education reform: The U.S. federal government spent nearly $1 trillion in the past four decades trying to improve the education system. Michael R. Shannon argues they should try something different
Virginia Foxx: RINO poster girl: Dr. Lester Jackson argues that North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx represents the worst of Republicans in Congress thanks to her actions during the Obama administration
Why tax cuts are such a heavy lift: The Senate may hope to pass a $1.5 trillion tax cut at some point but Dr. Peter Morici believes the plan faces a number of reality checks -- including a massive budget deficit
The NFL: Now a case study in destructive leftism: Greg Strange opines on Colin Kaepernick's grievance against the NFL and the league itself and he's not impressed by either
Progressives target conservative news site for reporting on their actions that destroyed a pro-Trump business: Rachel Alexander reports on a campaign by the political left to destroy a conservative web site in Arizona that covered their campaign to shut down a business for the high crime of a pro-Trump message
Those consummate celebrity hypocrites: Mark Alexander investigates Jimmy Kimmel's problem with the abject objectification of women...
Will questioning climate change become illegal in Canada?: Tom Harris reports that Ecojustice wants government “cops” to investigate, punish and silence Canadian dissent on the climate issue
Trying to perpetuate alarmist climate “science”: Dr.  David Wojick argues that the Obama era “Climate Science Special Report” demands a “red team” analysis
DC swamp denizens strike back: Paul Driessen says that senators and crony corporatists have deep-six proposed EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates
Why I oppose banning bump stocks: The anti-gun crowd has a new boogey man -- even more hated apparently then the AR-15 -- and that's the bump stock. Selwyn Duke is opposed to any ban of the range toy
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Two: Looking The Other Way: The wildfires in California and recently disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein -- and the connection between the two of them -- inform Michael Moriarty's thoughts this week
Dark futures and cyberpunk (Part Three): Mark Wegierski suggests some possible traditionalist implications of these subgenres
Random thoughts: Current events have Dr. Robert Owens feeling philosophical and asking a few questions of the political left
The left’s new obsession: Bump stocks: The tragedy in Las Vegas has seen a predictable pattern emerge with the political left and bump stocks and the axe to grind this time, writes Samuel Bocetta
Guns and violence — A bullet point reality check: Democrats and their Demo/MSM talkingheads insist that violence is a "gun problem," but in fact it's a Democrat constituency and policy problem, argues Mark Alexander
Millionaires & billionaires fighting “oppression”: Michael R. Shannon isn't particularly impressed by athletes protesting oppression given that the facts don't appear to support their cause
Wrongly fired government reformer considering running against Arizona governor: Tim Jeffries was a popular bureaucrat in Arizona thanks to treating people right and maintaining costs but was fired this past November thanks to a campaign by the Arizona Republic. Rachel Alexander reports that Jeffries may take a run at the state's top job
Now, we know my mother has flaws, but…: The primary tool of people looking to make wholesale changes is to bring up the sins of the past -- something that Selwyn Duke doesn't particularly care for
The Obama EPA’s crooked prosecutors: The agency’s carbon dioxide climate “endangerment finding” was a kangaroo court process, writes Paul Driessen
The "Amazon Effect" is coming to oil markets: What online titan Amazon.com has done to the retail sector with the "internet of things" and AI seems to be occurring in the oil industry as well, writes Irina Slav
Kaepernick: When taking a knee is all about me: The man at the centre of the protests currently taking place in the NFL -- free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- is not a man of high character, says Michael R. Shannon
Common threads in mass murders: Many are focusing on gun control as a solution to the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week but Dr. Robert Owens wonders if Americans should be looking at drug control instead
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-One: The New World Order’s Prelude to Its Psychotic Savior: Stephen Paddock's motivations are still being debated but Michael Moriarty suspects he knows why he decided to open fire on his fellow citizens
The Las Vegas shooting reminds us that these actions are in part ideological: Dale Schlundt argues that events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week will continue until Americans began promoting regulation -- but not the kind that Democratic politicians tend to fall back on

Democrats politicize Las Vegas before blood even dry: The echoes of the shots fired during the recent tragedy in Las Vegas had barely faded when Democrats went on the attack to promote their agenda, writes Selwyn Duke
The evil in Las Vegas: There is no question about the magnitude of the Las Vegas tragedy, but there are as of yet no answers to questions about the assailant's motives, says Mark Alexander
Dark futures and cyberpunk (Part Two): Mark Wegierski examines a variety of works within these subgenres
Uncle Sam’s F-rated bonds: Republicans and the White House are working on a massive tax cut but Dr. Peter Morici says they should also be paying attention to the horrific size of the national debt
Ten years since the Dziekanski tragedy: Mark Wegierski remembers the incident from October 14, 2007
The left’s most hated holiday: In America it's Columbus Day which means its the annual hate festival by the political left against both the holiday and what they believe it stands for, says Greg Strange
Reporter trying to get Tucson police officer in trouble for viral video on NFL kneeling: Tucson Police Officer Brandon Tatum recently made a video decrying athletes that knelt during the national anthem and that got one reporter to launch a war against him, reports Rachel Alexander
EPA endangerment finding endangers USA: Dennis T. Avery believes that Donald Trump must reverse EPA’s climate change “Endangerment Finding”
The next big offshore boom is about to happen here: Irina Slav reports that a South American country is poised to see an explosion in oil exploration and most likely see great prosperity in coming years -- although it has its competitors
Politicized sustainability threatens planet and people: Paul Driessen argues that “sustainability” drives anti-fossil fuel agendas and threatens wildlife, jobs, and human health and welfare
Iran and Hamas reconnect: Faced with some tough times in recent years, says Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, terror group Hamas has rekindled its old friendship with Iran and that could mean big changes in the Middle East
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty: East of Eden By John Steinbeck: John Steinbeck's East of Eden, and the film adaptation by Elia Kazan, say much about the fight between good and evil -- particularly in light of world events these days, writes Michael Moriarty
Dark futures and cyberpunk (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the subgenres of "dark future" and "cyberpunk" and their critiques of current-day society
Drain the swamp: Too many people, writes Dr. Robert Owens, on both the political left and right rely on the media for their opinions and apparently haven't discovered the joys of a little critical thinking
The NFL is getting away with murder: Robert T. Smith believes that the continuing protests by NFL players which sees them kneel during the national anthem is a protest against law and order and everything that America stands for
Gold Star Moms v NFL kneelers: The NFL's offensive fake "knee" farce is an affront to American Patriots and our Founding Principles, writes Mark Alexander
Trump's solar tariff confusion creates an opportunity: The American -- and arguably world -- solar technologies market are in a state of flux after a recent court ruling and moves by the Trump administration, reports Irina Slav
What natural disasters should teach us: Steven Lyazi argues that hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels
Funding the arts – or hurricane recovery: With only so much taxpayer cash, says Paul Driessen, what should our priorities be in this year of big hurricanes?

November 2017

Democrats make up most of men accused of sexual assault: You probably noticed, writes Rachel Alexander, that the titanic majority of men accused of sexual assault and harassment are members in good standing of the political left
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Eight: The English-Speaking People’s Unashamed Father Figures: Peter Morgan, writer of the popular television series The Crown, seems to have selective outrage when it comes to "charismatic" politicians, writes Michael Moriarty
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2017 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the media and the academy
Any chance conservatives will finally fight back?: Michael R. Shannon argues that there is no room or time to compromise for conservatives who actually want to win the culture war in America
The good fight victorious: One of the most feared weapons of ancient times was the sword, writes Debra Rae, and Christians need to arm themselves with the spiritual version of that weapon
Breaking: Ex-cop making Roy Moore harassment claim is leftist, anti-Moore opponent: Selwyn Duke reports that one of the police officers to have made allegations concerning GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has a bit of an axe to grind against the former judge
Robin Hood taxes: Plans, like those of Bernie Sanders, to expand "free" healthcare in America is a problem fraught exercise in robbing one group of people in order to help another group of people, says Nina Godbold
OPEC will extend the cut: Zainab Calcuttawala argues that regardless of the public tussling between member states, OPEC will in the end extend their production cut plan if they wish to continue their fight to end an oil glut
Trump’s failing revolution: Scot Faulkner argues that Donald Trump must appoint more good, loyal people – or swamp creatures will triumph
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Seven: Julian Fellowes’ Divinely Shakespearean Comedy, Downton Abbey: Comparing someone to Shakespeare is fairly dangerous territory to tread but Michael Moriarty feels that strongly about Julian Fellowes and his creation Downton Abbey
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2017 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or “eco-system” for conservatives
A protection racket wrapped in a cover-up: Dr. Robert Owens has some real questions about the investigation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has conducted into Donald Trump's firing former FBI Director James Comey
The real scandal in the Alabama senate race: Judge Roy Moore has some real questions to answer but Selwyn Duke argues that his Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, has some positions that should raise some eyebrows with voters
What is wrong with Europe’s “Iran Policy?”: Giulio Maria Terzi argues that Europe governments need to seriously reexamine their apparent belief that doing business with Iran is a good idea
Avalanches of global warming alarmism: Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris say that UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously
Back to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations? – Some basic truths: Before any serious negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can begin, writes Amb. Alan Baker, the Palestinian leadership needs to accept some principles in order to signal good faith
Is universal basic income necessary because of automated labor?: If robots really are stealing all of our jobs, is there actually now a need to start implementing a universal basic income? Sebastian Anastasi explores that increasingly debated question
The relevance of the irrelevant: Irrelevant things are, as Justin Peterson points out, irrelevant. Human beings, however, aren't always rational and sometimes irrelevancy is relevant and brings up the research of Richard Thaler to show why
Virginia goes Don Quixote: The state of Virginia will defy Donald Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families, writes Paul Driessen
Virginia election determined by angry swamp creatures: Democrat Ralph Northam may have won over Republican Ed Gillespie in the recent Virginia election but Michael R. Shannon doesn't expect a trend to start for future elections
My God, why have you forsaken me: The shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas shook the faith of many Christians but Robert T. Smith says people need to understand that life on Earth is filled with trials and tribulations
Atheism and the Texas church shooter: Can a line be drawn between atheism and crime? Selwyn Duke isn't arguing that atheists are criminals in waiting but he does believe that ideas have consequences
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Six: The War between President Donald Trump and the American Leaders of the New World Order: The past of the Bush family, conspiracy theories and some of his own personal history inform the thoughts and writings of Michael Moriarty this week
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2017 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski
Hillary and the DNC front group: Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency had interference cleared away by the Democrat National Committee and was run at the expense of the party as a whole, writes Dr. Robert Owens
Demanding sex to join the actor's union: Thomas M. Sipos says that sexual harassment in Hollywood isn't just the domain of the high and powerful -- his experiences on sets showed plenty of people on the ground dipped their hands in the practice
Late night comedy has become hate speech: Remember the days when late night talk shows were funny? Rachel Alexander argues that all they are today is a hate-filled festival of progressive liberalism
Where is the GOP refund window?: Michael R. Shannon praises Bob Heghmann, a man who has launched a lawsuit in an attempt to force the Republican Party to live up to its promises
Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem: Challenges and opportunities: Amb. Dore Gold says that the history of the 20th Century shows that the state of Israel has taken seriously its role to protect Jerusalem -- not only for Jews, but for those of all faiths
Find the cure – ignore the symptoms: Historical breakthrough changes occur when innovators seek cures for societal problems, argue James E. Smith and Michelle Jamshidi
Check expiration date before relying on Trump promises: Michael R. Shannon argues that amongst the many things that Donald Trump has shown an aptitude since being elected -- and even during the campaign trail -- is not following through on promises
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Five: The Perfect Title for “A Perfect World”: Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort -- A Perfect World -- features perfect writing, casting and a young hero and absolutely must be seen, writes Michael Moriarty
Looking back at a 1977 game about Canadian civil conflict – exploring social alternatives through eclectic media: Mark Wegierski looks at Canadian Civil War (by Simulations Publications, Inc. – SPI), a game first published 40 years ago
Antifa terrorists in league with ISIS and al-Qaida: November 4 passed without any of the real misbehavior promised by Antifa but Dr. Robert Owens argues that the domestic terrorists have gotten ready to act if need be -- and with help by America's sworn enemies
Sexism is alive and well in North Dakota courts: Sexism seems the dominant story of the day and Rachel Alexander argues that you can find plenty of it in the North Dakota family court system -- except the victims aren't women
The Clinton fusion Russian collusion: Mark Alexander has a very simple message for Hillary Clinton and Democrats cheering on special counsel Robert Mueller: Be careful what you wish for...
Tax rates: A surprisingly important factor in labor supply: Peter Wolf argues that a near classic essay by economist Edward C. Prescott back in 2004 shows that tax cuts help stimulate labour supply -- something that supports Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts
The changing world energy economy: James E. Smith and Alex Hatch argue that ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption
The historical significance of the Balfour Declaration: Amb. Dore Gold explores the Balfour Declaration, the statement issued by the British government expressing support for a Jewish homeland, which celebrated its centenary a few days ago
Election hacker and American spy-master revealed: The Russians hacked the 2014 presidential election? Dr. Robert Owens says recent revelations have shown that surveillance and election manipulation were the result of forces a little closer to home
My Pilgrimage, Chapter Thirty-Four: The Pens of History And World War III: Michael Moriarty argues that the United States can only act against North Korea one way when it comes to a military response in order to avoid the machinations of those behind the scenes
Alternative history: Mark Wegierski looks at the science fiction subgenre of uchronia or “counterfactual history” and its possible conservative/traditionalist aspects
Surviving the meat grinder of Vietnam: Doug Stanton's latest -- The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War -- wasn't perfect but Steven Martinovich was impressed nonetheless
What "virtue-signaling" is really all about: Virtue-signalling seems to be everywhere these days and Robert Bidinotto explores what it means and why the rich and powerful love it so much
Virginia governor’s race is the establishment’s revenge: The GOP establishment has their preferred candidate for governor of Virginia but Michael R. Shannon says conservatives need to send a message to them that it's not business as usual
Communism — A centennial celebration of tyranny and terror: National Socialism and Democratic Socialism are much the same as Marxist Socialism — behind a façade, writes Mark Alexander
The 5 countries that could push oil prices up: Oil prices appear to have settled at the $50/barrel mark but Nick Cunningham believes there are five unstable countries that could quickly change that for the worse
Agitators, regulators and predators on the prowl: Paul Driessen says that lawyers and regulators are going for a knockout and jackpot on a farm chemical, a corporation – and science itself




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