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

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