January 2018 - December 2018

January 2018

DACA will never be enough: If Republicans believe that the end game for Democrats is simply the return of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, writes Dr. Robert Owens, they will be unpleasantly surprised
The American Renaissance: Chapter Seven: The Good Wife’s Existential Despair: Michael Moriarty's fascination with the The Good Wife is best partially explained by the lead character -- Alicia Florrick -- and her absolute lack of faith
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the long struggle of Western Canada for a serious voice in Ottawa
The Demos' temporary DACA defeat and retreat: Chuck Schumer may have lost the first round of the DACA debate, but get ready for the rebound, says Mark Alexander
Why would white men want to be Democrats?: To be a white guy in the Democrat Party is to be someone who is loathed by the very people who you ostensibly identify with ideologically, argues Rachel Alexander
Turkey’s expansionist military policies in the Middle East: Everyone is concerned about Iran's ambitions for the Middle East, says Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, but few seem to be paying attention to what one of the other regional powers -- Turkey -- is doing
Replacing the mainstream media: If conservatives really want to hurt the mainstream media then Rachel Alexander has a simple approach: Stop consuming their products and start supporting alternative media
The American Renaissance: Chapter Six: The Good Wife: Michael Moriarty won't deny that he is absolutely addicted to the cancelled CBS series The Good Wife, now found on Netflix, and has been binging on entire seasons in recent days
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Three): Mark Wegierski examines the tensions between Ottawa and Western Canada, especially Alberta
The Smoking Gun II: The saga of the Clinton email server during Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State continues to grind on and Dr. Robert Owens says there is plenty to digest
The New World Order: From Ancient Babylon to the United Nations, the Monster that Never Sleeps: If there has been one constant since the first world empire arose, writes Charlotte Cerminaro, it's that part and parcel of these entities is who is responsible
Whatfinger News: What the Drudge Report was meant to be: The Drudge Report used to be the titan of moving traffic to conservative news web sites but Selwyn Duke reports that a new challenger is eating Matt Drudge's lunch
More U.S. states are knocking down gold & silver barriers: Mike Gleason reports that a number of U.S. states made moves to be more gold friendly in 2017 and the trend line looks good for this year as well
Of s___holes, fake outrage and shadow banning: Greg Strange discusses Donald Trump's ill-received comments on countries like Haiti and links it to an apparent campaign on sites like Twitter to silence conservatives
Pay as you go amnesty: The Immigrant Tax Inquiry Group has a proposal that sees illegal immigrants kick in to America's tax coffers and eases their minds about being arrested. Michael R. Shannon says it doesn't take much looking to see what the plan really is
The Demos' DACA duplicity and deceit: Mark Alexander says Democrats want to open a socialist voter pipeline and flood America with their most promising future constituency
Time to repeal the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act: Democrats sold the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 under false pretense and promise, argues Selwyn Duke, and it's time to get rid of it
The fake ‘Trump is racist’ issue: Paul Driessen argues that Donald Trump’s words on illegal immigration are far less despicable than what Green-Democrat policies do to people
Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy: Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival, writes Tom Harris
The 'Trump Effect' and the 2018 midterm elections: Experts have proclaimed that Donald Trump's colourful performance during his first year has likely doomed Republicans during this year's midterm elections. Mark Alexander isn't so sure about that
The American Renaissance: Chapter Five: The Blacklist’s Deus Ex Machina: Last week Michael Moriarty offered unqualified praise for Scandinavian crime television series The Bridge -- this week he takes a look at the NBC crime/law series The Blacklist which stars James Spader
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the outsized role of Toronto in Canadian history and how the nation's largest city has changed over the decades from a Tory stronghold to what it is today
Avoid the amnesty trap: America can’t be great again if the country is going to slip beneath the waves of a migration tsunami, argues Dr. Robert Owens
Leftist arrogance: Why liberals need to look down on conservatives: Whether on social media or in real life liberals have the tendency to believe themselves morally and intellectually superior to conservatives. Selwyn Duke explains why he believes that to be the case
From "Lone Wolf” to "Known Wolf”: The role of "cultural fuel” and "personal triggers”: Dr. Irwin J. Mansdorf explores recent so-called "lone wolf" terrorist attacks and posits whether societal factors actually make these terrorist "known wolf" attackers
Steve Bannon’s spontaneous combustion: Michael R. Shannon is truly impressed with how quickly former Trump insider and Brietbart staffer Steve Bannon managed to detonate and destroy his career
Killing Trump is Deep State’s “Plan C,” warns advisor Roger Stone: Are there so opposed to Donald Trump and his agenda of "draining the swamp" that they would actually go that final step in using assassination? Selwyn Duke reports that Roger Stone is saying exactly that
Blatant Blue State hypocrisy: From energy and spending, to climate and debate – silencing all dissenting voices is essential to the political and cultural left, says Paul Driessen
Year One of making America great again!: He won't lie, Mark Alexander wasn't sure -- and a little nervous -- about what the first year of a Trump presidency would bring. One year later and he's much happier
The American Renaissance: Chapter Four: Netflix’s The Bridge: Scandinavian crime television series The Bridge isn't as famous as some of the other offings on Netflix and Michael Moriarty hopes the brilliant effort, which just began its last season, gains a wider and well-deserved audience
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part One): In his latest series Mark Wegierski will be examining the long-standing tensions between different regions in Canada
The smoking gun: Dr. Robert Owens charges that there is clear evidence that there is collusion between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, the media and others to continue the Russia-controlling-Trump angle despite no meat on the proverbial bone
Is democracy mob rule?: During a recent interview J.K. Baltzersen described democracy as basically mob rule -- earning a response from a Canadian politician who took issue. Baltzersen explains why Robert Wolvin was wrong in his defence of democracy
A county goes to war: William Geroux's The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats tells a very under-appreciated branch of service involved in America's fight during the Second World War, says Steven Martinovich
People mag scrubs pornographic image to hide hypocrisy: People, like many other magazines, presented a teacher who showed a nude image to his young charges in a rather flattering light, but didn't want adults to see the images, reports Selwyn Duke
A breath of freedom for the new year: Richard E. Ralston argues that the end of the mandate that forced young Americans to buy health insurance at a high cost will likely spend the eventual end of ObamaCare
Givat Hamatos: A strategic Jerusalem neighborhood: The Jewish neighbourhood of Givat Hamatos in Jerusalem is essential to a continued Israeli presence in the holy city and must see development, writes Nadav Shragai
The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door: Paul Driessen reports that an ex-Chuck Grassley aide will now help Big Corn and Big Biodiesel retain their mandates and subsidies
The decline and fall of American nationhood: It was once understood across the political spectrum that American nationhood was to be defended. These days? Selwyn Duke says there's no agreement and everything ends up in court
The American Renaissance: Chapter Three: “New Beginnings”: A new year has dawned and Michael Moriarty believes that the campaign that Donald Trump has fought over the past year to try and restore placing America's interests first will continue unabated
In celebration of fifteen years at Enter Stage Right -- Bionote of Mark Wegierski: Mark Wegierski has been writing for ESR for a decade and a half and figured it was time he finally presented a fairly extensive “biogram”
New gun control measure threatens the safety of the elderly: Samuel Bocetta argues that the Fix NICS bill, recently added to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act by House Republicans in an effort to cho the legal system is actually more interested in going after
Humiliated and embarrassed by world opinion: Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem shows not much as changed with the international body and its members, writes Greg Strange
A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling: The recently passed tax bill contains a provision to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to bring more oil online and keep the Alaska pipeline operating, reports Paul Driessen
Time to get them off our gravy train: Greg Walcher argues that sue and settle schemes -- recently addressed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt -- reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America
Global warming: Fake news from the start: Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris charge that Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the current climate “crisis”
Support your local turnstile jumper: These are great days to be alive! At least if you are a petty criminal, writes Michael R. Shannon, a profession that rarely carried the threat of serious time but now-a-days doesn't even see so much as a ticket

February 2018

It’s time to retire the term ‘alt-right’: "Alt-right" used to be a term simply to describe a strain of conservatism but these days it's become tainted and needs to go, argues Rachel Alexander
The American Renaissance: Chapter Eleven, Ken Burns And His War: Documentarian Ken Burns is a master storyteller but the man has been nothing but overbearingly one note when it comes to the issue of racism, says Michael Moriarty
On the 170th anniversary of Marx and Engel’s Communist Manifesto – can Marx be re-interpreted as a critic of late modernity? (Part One): Mark Wegierski argues that Marx might have serious disagreements with the current-day Left
DNC hack wasn’t a hack: The Russians hacked DNC servers? Dr. Robert Owens says some pretty credible people are arguing that it was actually an inside job
Are Democrat midterm ambitions the real reason Parkland is still in news?: The Russian collusion story has come to naught so Democrats need something new to pin their mid-term hopes on and Selwyn Duke says it would appear a school shooting will be it
Parkland shooting aftermath could turn into another media witch hunt: Much like the "Satanic" panic of the 1980s and early 90s, writes Samuel Bocetta, it would appear that the media and politicians are whipping up panic about guns
Democrat common sense — A non-sequitur: Whenever the words "common sense" -- particularly when it comes to gun control -- come out of a Democrat's mouth, Mark Alexander advises a good dose of caveat emptor
My genuine bipartisan compromise offer: Michael R. Shannon has an offer for Republicans and Democrats in Congress though he has his doubts that there will be many takers
Jewish-Arab coexistence in Jerusalem and local elections: Municipal elections are taking place in October in Jerusalem and most Israeli Arabs are interested in participating. Nadav Shragai isn't surprised to hear that
Preventing government data failures: Governments too often ignore data, and fail badly. Justhy Deva Prasad  argues that citizens must take more responsibility
This Obumer hangover just won’t go away: Just like Richard Nixon, writes Selwyn Duke, Barack Obama created a situation where even if he didn't know of the wrong-doing by his appointees he was still responsible for their behavior
The American Renaissance: Chapter Ten, Monuments of Hell: Michael Moriarty was blown away by the docudrama First They Killed My Father, the true story of a young girl who was forced to become a child soldier under the Khmer Rouge
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Seven): Mark Wegierski looks at an important question – and one long debated by Canadians of all stripes – in what sense is Canada a nation?
Mass exodus from blue states to red states: A recent report argues that people are fleeing blue states like Massachusetts in favor of red strongholds which include Alabama, says Rachel Alexander
It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown: Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires, argues Robert W. Endlich
God bless this abortion mill: A Maryland abortion clinic recently hosted a number of clergy who incredibly blessed the activities that went in the building, reports Michael R. Shannon
'Miraculously, we found Bill's crash site': Mark Alexander pens a personal account of three days in a Vietnam vet's life — separated by many decades
Overheated claims on temperature records: Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris say that it’s time for sober second thoughts on climate alarms
Race and IQ: A high school science fair project ignites a storm: A high school student in Sacramento, California found himself in some hot trouble recently when he decided to do his science project on the topic of race and IQ
Dear Lord, what were you thinking?: A subtle suggestion during a jazz concert got Paul Driessen thinking about history, politics and energy
Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant: Paul Driessen argues that climate alarmist claims are defying parody, as they become more tyrannical and their policies wreak havoc
More evangelicals selling their soul to support a loser: The Family Research Council recently released their scorecard on the 115th Congress and they were remarkably positive about Mitch McConnell. Michael R. Shannon can only shake his head at that
The American Renaissance: Chapter Nine, Casablanca in Cuba: Casablanca is widely, and justifiably, seen as a classic of the fight against tyranny but Michael Moriarty argues you may wish to include Netflix original series Four Seasons in Havana to that list
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Six): Mark Wegierski looks at the Atlantic region, which has an ambiguous relationship with Ottawa
Martha McSally is worse than Jeff Flake: There is a race to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona, says Rachel Alexander, and the frontrunner Rep. Martha McSally is not much of a conservative by most measures
Two mayors and their internal affairs: Mark Alexander says there are some insidious infestations of moral corruption in local governments — and you can call it the "Clinton effect"
Can Palestinian ports be developed in Gaza to relieve the humanitarian crisis?: Gaza needs a port in order to stimulate economic growth and prevent an explosion that will likely affect Israel but where it would be placed and how it would work are complicated variables to resolve
Oil prices ravaged by financial turmoil: Stock markets have bounced around quite a bit recently, writes Nick Cunningham, and that's lead to lower oil prices this month
Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans: Paul Driessen says an informed decision-making process will safely produce energy that belongs to all Americans
America off to the races: The Obama holdovers and the left leaning civil service have the President in their cross hairs as he attempts to grab them by the short hairs, writes Dr. Robert Owens
The American Renaissance: Chapter Eight: America’s Second Civil War: President Donald Trump's State of the Union address illustrated to Michael Moriarty the nature and variety of enemies that the president is up against -- in both parties
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – a reassessment (Part Five): Mark Wegierski examines Stephen Harper’s policies towards the various regions in Canada
Federally mandated parental leave? Look to Norway?: Norway and its paid parental leave is often held up as an example to the United States but Jorn K. Baltzersen believes America should avoid going down the same welfare state road that most Scandinavian nations have
Cutting the arteries of terrorism: Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money Masters chronicles and the financial war that Israel is fighting with terrorist groups and Steven Martinovich found it to be an entertaining effort
Berlinski’s brilliant indictment of the angry, irrational ‘new atheism’: Charlotte Cerminaro says David Berlinksi's 2009 book The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions delivers the goods when it comes to attacking athiesm
Beware the ‘conservative’ who grows in office: A politician in the state of Virginia is proof positive that the longer they stay in office the more likely they will become part of the problem, says Michael R. Shannon
Time to remove socialist “huddled masses” plaque from Statue of Liberty: As it is on vogue these days to tear down statues and plaques Selwyn Duke would like to take aim at the famous "huddled masses" poem affixed to the Statue of Liberty
Why is the shale industry still not profitable?: The American shale industry continues to grow but it stubbornly also refuses to show any real profitability, reports Nick Cunningham
'Our new American moment' — President Trump's 2018 SOTU: Mark Alexander takes a look at President Donald Trump's State of the Union address from last week and came away very impressed by the words and deeds

March 2018

How social media eroded the left’s media dominance: Conservatives have lately had jaundiced words for social media in recent years -- largely due to an unofficial war against them launched by tech companies -- but Rachel Alexander says we need to remember the role it played in smashing traditional media
Et tu, Donald: The 2018 budget, submitted by Donald Trump earlier this month, is nothing less than an utter betrayal of what he ran on and what his supporters expected of him, writes Robert T. Smith
The American Renaissance: Chapter Thirteen, The New World Order, Part Two: Today's world has its roots nearly a century ago, argues Michael Moriarty, particularly with what happened in the cataclysm that we know today as the Second World War
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part One): Mark Wegierski introduces a new series which explores the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688 and its preceding English Civil War
Random Thoughts III: Dr. Robert Owens returns with another stream of consciousness essay that touches upon everything from DACA to why criminals don't follow gun laws
America’s first year: Steve Martinovich reviews 1776: The World Turned Upside Down, a new monthly serial by The Associated Press and Serial Box that explores the first year of America as a nation
Congress says this time we really mean it!: Senators John Cornyn (R–TX) and Chris Murphy (D–CT) have introduced a new bill that would require federal and state authorities to report criminal offences to NICS. The problem? Michael R. Shannon says it's already law to do so
A billion-dollar plan no one should follow: Tom Harris argues that Ontario’s plans to reduce plant food would kill jobs and do nothing to control Earth’s climate
The unhinged left: Nitpicking Trump’s military parade: Since he floated the idea of a parade to honour the nation's military President Donald Trump has been under constant attack. Rachel Alexander defends the idea as a good one
Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang: Rarely are two musicians more attuned to each other than Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang, argues Michael Moriarty, and their Ravel & Debussy: Sonates is well worth picking up
Fiftieth anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey and ten years since the death of Arthur C. Clarke: Mark Wegierski looks at the ground-breaking 1968 science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey and its creators
A strident voice for the voiceless: Dr. Lester Jackson is unapologetically in favour of the death penalty and Steven Martinovich reviews his book length treatment on the matter, Equal Justice for Victims: A Blueprint for the Rightful Restoration of Capital Punishment
Today is yesterday’s tomorrow: If you aren't paying attentions to futurists -- those who have taken it upon themselves to make educated predictions about the future -- you should starting doing so, says Dr. Robert Owens
The Second becomes the ‘It depends’ amendment: Several businesses have decided that only those 21 and older should be allowed to buy firearms. Michael R. Shannon can't find that stipulation in the constitution
President Trump’s squandered golden opportunity: Dr. Lester Jackson initially thought Donald Trump's recent State of the Union address went exceedingly well but since he's been disappointed by the president on one major issue
The God of Music And His Goddess, Angela Hewitt: The Goldberg Variations: There may have been no finer composer than J.S. Bach and this past weekend Michael Moriarty had the pleasure of hearing the master played by no less another master than Angela Hewitt
On the 170th anniversary of Marx and Engel’s Communist Manifesto – can Marx be re-interpreted as a critic of late modernity? (Part Three): Mark Wegierski argues that the Old Left was mostly socially conservative
Quit disarming teachers: Dr. Robert Owens believes that teachers in schools need to be armed in order to be able to defend their students against the next Parkland shooter
Dr. Warren Farrell explains The Boy Crisis: Are American boys in a state of crisis? Rachel Alexander reviews The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It which purports to answer the question
Our sum total weighed in the balances: A people actually defined by their actions? While many would argue otherwise, Charlotte Cerminaro believes that the eternal scale does in fact reflect who we really are
Parkland school shooting is your government at rest: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has told everyone who would listen that there was nothing his department could do to stop the Parkland school shooter. Unfortunately for him, argues Michael R. Shannon, the facts show otherwise
Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns: Which aspects are most fraudulent, asks Paul Driessen: The cities’ lawsuits, junk science or bond offerings?
Parkland kids: The return of the grieving activist: It's not reprehensible to criticize Parkland students who push for gun control, argues Selwyn Duke, but it is when Democrats use those same students as shields for their anti-gun agenda
The American Renaissance: Chapter Twelve, The New World Order, Part One: Michael Moriarty launches a new series where he investigates the historical roots -- which include a pair of world wars -- of the New World Order
On the 170th anniversary of Marx and Engel’s Communist Manifesto – can Marx be re-interpreted as a critic of late modernity? (Part Two): Mark Wegierski applies Marxist class analysis to the Sixties and East-Central Europe
How can you stay so optimistic?: In what can actually be called a time of political and cultural tribulations people wonder how Dr. Robert Owens can always smile -- he has one simple answer
GOP avoids becoming piñata through no fault of its own: The Republican Party avoided alienating its conservative base on the matter of illegal immigration thanks largely due to miscalculations by the Democrat Party, says Michael R. Shannon
Demos don't care about children unless…: Violence is a cultural problem and until Democrats reverse the policies that have devastated our families and communities, violence will continue to rule the day, argues Mark Alexander
Our next energy and security crisis?: Paul Driessen reports that the United States was importing 65% of its oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia)
Oil market fears: War, default and nuclear weapons: America may be seeing a boom in investment but Nick Cunningham argues that the rest of the world -- particularly the oil producers -- are seeing nothing but uncertainty
Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?: Paul Driessen discuesses a House hearing that investigated a UN cancer agency accused of misusing US taxpayer funds




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