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
The #MeToo movement and Mike Pence
Efforts to get illegal immigrant smugglers – not illegals – go too far

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

April 2018

Starbucks to manage concessions for homeless encampments:  Every time you think Starbucks has managed to top the virtue signalling meter they manage to outdo themselves, writes Michael R. Shannon
The Wagnerian Fuhrer: Michael Moriarty is working on his first opera and Wagner's enigmatic masterpiece Parsifal, his final opera, plays an important role
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Six): Mark Wegierski traces the effects of the conflict through the centuries
The hate-filled White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Michelle Wolf's performance at last week's White House Correspondents’ Dinner may have played well with the far left but not many others found it funny, writes Rachel Alexander
May Day 2018 -- In search of an independent left and right (Part One): Mark Wegierski examines what the “anti-system opposition” may hold in common
A new lithium war is about to begin: Is lithium, driven by demand for batteries, about to be the new gold rush commodity? James Stafford says the facts would appear to point to that being the case
Ending secret science at EPA: In a long overdue action, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end his agency’s decades-long practice of using secretive, questionable, even deceptive or fraudulent science to support policy and regulatory initiatives, reports Paul Driessen
Europe reaping what it sowed with refugees: Europe welcomed with open arms with uncritical eyes refugees from the Middle East, many of whom have created hostile enclaves in their new countries, says Rachel Alexander
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Six): Mark Wegierski traces the effects of the conflict through the centuries
May Day 2018 -- In search of an independent left and right (Part One): Mark Wegierski examines what the “anti-system opposition” may hold in common
Why I am no longer a conservative Republican: Dr. Robert Owens proclaims that he will be fooled no longer -- the Republican Party is no longer the home of conservatism in America
History without a dramatist: Michael Moriarty recently watched 2017's Netflix original movie Killing Heydrich, a historical retelling of the brave mission to kill one of the architects of Nazi Germany's Final Solution
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Five): Mark Wegierski looks at the impact of English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell both during and after the English Civil War
Crazy court misconstrues constitution for climate-concerned kids:  The Ninth Circuit Court recently allowed a group of children to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over global warming, something that Greg Strange isn't quite as impressed by as environmentalists were
The double standards industry: Paul Driessen argues that concerns over impacts from energy projects seem to disappear where “green” energy is involved
Why should whites be happy about becoming a minority?:  A new history text book argues that whites are having a difficult time with the idea of becoming a minority -- and Selwyn Duke wonders why that's a revelation
The left loses it over two black men arrested in Starbucks: The recent outrage over two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for "loitering" smeared the entire coffee chain for the actions of a few, says Rachel Alexander, and there was a lot left unreported
Mark Zuckerberg’s 'listening tour’ stops in DC:  Mark Zuckerberg recently stopped in Washington, D.C. to answer questions on privacy and censorship and Michael R. Shannon can't say he was very impressed by the CEO's answers
Climate adaptation, reparation and restoration: Boulder, CO wants oil companies to restore snowy winters of an idyllic past – and pay it billions, writes Paul Driessen

Trump v Mueller: Who gets who first?: The recent raid by Robert Mueller's agents of the lawyers who represent Donald Trump result in a serious turning point in the war between the two men, argues Dr. Robert Owens
Bravura brilliance versus simple human decency: Michael Moriarty was at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra recently and heard the debut of a new soloist -- and connects that experience with the ongoing madness in Syria
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at economic/class, country/urban, and “ethnic” divisions in the conflict
The secret fascist Democrat war against democracy: Voting for greater evil is no way to punish lesser evil: The left has received plenty of press for its assault on free speech thanks to out of control campus protests but Dr. Lester Jackson argues Americans have missed the other battles the Democrats have invested in
Earth Day 2018 -- trying to define a conservative Green philosophy: Mark Wegierski looks at what conservative and Green ideas may have in common
An inherent need for caution and balance in foreign affairs: The West's military response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria's regime prompts some injection of  historical by Dale Schlundt
Democrat’s latest: Jim Crow meet Juan Canto: There is a certain perverted historical consistency to the Democrat Party, says Michael R. Shannon, when it comes to their efforts to have illegal aliens vote in American elections
The Hamas gimmick that failed: Palestinians recently held a completely ineffectual protest designed to open Israel up to residents of Gaza, something that had to make Hamas unhappy, writes Yoni Ben Menachem
Kennedy, Kopechne and the Chappy cover-up: Mark Alexander discusses how to get the justice you can afford — and how Ted Kennedy buried manslaughter charges
David Hogg, Child media star: The media's latest leftist darling, David Hogg, reminds Michael R. Shannon a lot of an Obama-era media and political celebrity -- and not in a complimentary fashion
The beginning of my 77th year: Michael Moriarty turned the grand age of 77 last week and he's going to lay down a little bit of sermonizing about the world
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at political, dynastic, and territorial allegiances during the English Civil War
Once again sing the chorus: Build the wall, Build the wall, Build the wall: Dr. Robert Owens argues that US President Donald Trump needs to continue on the course he's set out -- and to finally get around to building that wall he promised
Drowning at the FDA: New legislation would allow the dying to try treatments that have not yet obtained final approval by the Food and Drug Administration and incredibly there are people opposed to it, reports Richard E. Ralston
Easter Island myths and realities: In response to a recent NYT column arguing otherwise, Dennis Avery says Easter Island’s demise was a human and Little Ice Age tragedy, not “ecological suicide”
Politicians must consider unintended consequences: Paul Driessen argues that mileage standards, such as CAFE, and tariffs help some – while penalizing countless others, often severely
Mr. President: Please be careful what you wish for: President Donald Trump recently spoke in favour of increased mental health screening in the wake of a school shooting. Dr. Lester Jackson says the president's own experiences should make him wary of that sort of thing
Turning 77: Michael Moriarty turns 77 later this week and he reflects on a world that was, is currently and what it could be if the good guys don't prevail over evil
On the 330th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution -- the historical significance of the English Civil War (Part Two)
: Mark Wegierski looks at the religious divisions in the conflict
Free market term limits breakthrough: Michael R. Shannon reports on a new effort that aims to leverage the power of the free market to help candidates beat established office holders
What Easter means to me: The Easter holiday means a lot to Dr. Robert Owens as he views it as his rebirth as a Christian after decades of a misspent youth
Fiction for the Milo crowd:  Steve Martinovich reviews Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice, a collection of short stories by three different authors that takes direct aim at the political and cultural left
Liberty v. tyranny of the marching Mall masses — contrasting Washington weekends: Mark Alexander says a recent vacation showed the stark contrast between our visits to the historic centers of Washington, Madison and Jefferson, and the hordes of anti-2A adolescents in DC
Are the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas mobilizing to take over the PLO?: Ehud Rosen explores whether two terrorist organizations are conspiring to take over a third in the lands controlled by the Palestinians
Climate chaos claims continue causing consternation: From the Oakland v. oil company lawsuit to ridiculou “research,” the onslaught never ends, says Paul Driessen

May 2018

You don’t have to like Donald Trump: Rachel Alexander has a message for those who consider themselves Never Trumpers: You don't have to like the man in order to appreciate what he's done for conservatives so far
St. Carole Lombard: Viewing In Name Only has convinced Michael Moriarty that Carole Lombard was nothing short of a comedic genius
Comparing Canadian and American Right (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the weakness of the Canadian conservative infrastructures
All public forums should be open and uncensored: US President Donald Trump should embrace (and expand) court ruling that his Twitter account is a free speech forum, argues Paul Driessen
What if Obamacare sold homeowner’s insurance?: Michael R. Shannon is going to be blunt: If homeowner's insurance operated like Obamacare, many people would simply opt to be homeless
Dem gun confiscator tacitly admits gun control wouldn’t work: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) freely admits that he wants to ban AR-15 rifles and would be happy with total gun confiscation -- but also tacitly admits it wouldn't work, writes Selwyn Duke
Psychological asymmetry: Understanding the Gaza “return” demonstrations: Depending on where you stand the "return protests" are either Israel defending itself or the mass slaughter of civilians. Dr. Irwin J. Mansdorf explains why viewpoints are so diametrically opposed
Op 'Crossfire Hurricane' is now op 'Backfire Tornado': Mark Alexander details the next chapter in how Obama's Deep State principals have endeavored to take down Donald Trump
EPA’s Pruitt is far cleaner than critics claim: Deroy Murdock argues that Scott Pruitt’s security, DC bedroom and policies are legitimate and defensible, under any fair standard
Politics disintegrating into gotcha moments: The latest move by the political left is to mine someone's past and current comments for anything that could be construed as "insensitive" in an attempt to limit speech, writes Rachel Alexander
Alexander the Great: Gavrylyuk: This past weekend Michael Moriarty took in a performance by pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, a man he is not afraid to see is nothing short of a genius
Comparing Canadian and American Right (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at mass education and mass media in both countries
2047: Virtual Revolution asks: What is freedom and do people really want it?: 2047: Virtual Revolution, a movie that has clearly taken too much inspiration from Blade Runner, has some serious problems but it does ask some interesting questions, says Thomas M. Sipos
If liberals were animals, it would be an improvement: Selwyn Duke can't help but be amused at the liberal outrage over Donald Trump referring to the violent gang members of MS-13 as "animals"
Mitch McConnell is just a clerk at heart: Michael R. Shannon isn't particularly impressed by Mitch McConnell's recent attempts to preserve his power in the Senate despite having done little to promote Donald Trump's agenda
Israel’s attacks on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in Syria spur internal disputes in Iran: Israel's recent attacks on Iranian targets in Syria would appear to have opened a fracture between the mullahs in Tehran and the government of Bashar al-Assad
Real Russian collusion the Dems and MSM ignore: Vladimir Putin’s pals fund radical groups that interfere with US elections, energy, agriculture and economy, says Paul Driessen
“Evil” GE foods and “eco-friendly” organics: Paul Driessen and Vijay Jayaraj argue that misrepresentations by radical greens promote myths of GE dangers and organic benefits
Why is Hamas so interested in Palestinian deaths?: It used to be that Hamas would measure its successes by how many Israelis it managed to kill but recent press releases show that their measurement for "victory" has changed, reports Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi
Devolution of the Demos' 'identity politics' constituencies: Democrats insist identity trumps reality — but they are now having some second thoughts, reports Mark Alexander
A two-term presidency is, for President Donald Trump, an absolute certainty!: It is a bold prediction to make not even half way through his first term as president but Michael Moriarty is confident that Donald Trump will win a second term in 2020
Comparing Canadian and American Right (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at multiculturalism and varied types of “affirmative-action”-type policies in Canada
Will Rosie O’Donnell serve time like Dinesh D’Souza?: Rosie O'Donnell allegedly broke Federal Election Commission rules by deliberately donating more money than allowed to federal candidates. Rachel Alexander wonders when (and if) the charges will come
May Day 2018 -- In search of an independent left and right (Part Three): Might there be some sort of convergence between authentic left and right, Mark Wegierski asks
The left and it’s angry brand of comedy: Liberal attempts at comedy, notably at the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner, have probably turned off even more Americans to the mainstream media, writes Michael R. Shannon
Now they’re waging war on plastics!: Tom Harris argues that Earth Day Network’s misguided anti-plastic campaign is a sign of more nonsense to come
The ethanol gravy train rolls on: Opponents of Big Ethanol make a compelling case but they can’t seem to derail or even slow this well-protected industry, says Paul Driessen
The constitutional work-around for term limits: Michael R. Shannon understands why people are skeptical about Cong. Francis Rooney's attempt to impose a kind of unofficial term limit on those in Congress but he's still hopeful
Martha Argerich and Ricardo Chailly: Michael Moriarty doesn't rave too often about how an artist interprets a piece of music but Martha Argerich's take on Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto is nothing short of brilliant
Comparing the Canadian and American Right (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at some of the differences in society, politics, and culture
May Day 2018 -- In search of an independent left and right (Part Two): Fiscal probity and lower immigration are not solely right-wing policies, Mark Wegierski argues
The deconstruction and repeal of the Second Amendment: There is a growing chorus of leftist calls to amend the 2A until they can rally enough populist support to fully repeal it, says Mark Alexander
Hamas’ warfare tactics in the "Great Return March”: Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi reports on how Hamas is fighting its new war -- one designed to deny Israel's very existence -- with some fairly unconventional tactics
Perverse, conflicted ethical systems: Radical environmentalists are putting people last, and destroying habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels, writes Paul Driessen
Netanyahu’s wake-up call to the world on the Iranian nuclear program: Recent evidence proves without a shadow of a doubt that the deal that was designed to put the brakes on Iran's nuclear was nothing but a sham, argues Amb. Dore Gold
Is climate alarmist consensus about to shatter?: E. Calvin Beisner asks a simple question when it comes to the climate debate: Is this the Beginning of the End – or at least the End of the Beginning?
Tucker Carlson and his moments of style over content

June 2018

In long ago days, journalists were gods and heroes: Journalists were only exalted -- people like Walter Cronkite -- when they and their reporting were trusted. Thomas M. Sipos says those days are never, ever coming back
A brief history of conservative publications in Canada – updated to 2018 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the history of Canadian conservative media efforts -- both traditional and online -- during the mid-1990s and beyond
The entertainer: Michael Moriarty takes a break from his short series on Joseph Haydn to ponder whether the symphony is a dead format and the three composers who are informing his latest efforts in music
If God is so good why is there evil?: A question that has vexed philosophers, priests and the laity since the beginning of Christianity: Why does evil exist if God is good? Dr. Robert Owens tries to provide his own answer
Leftists taking language instruction from corporations: Where did the political left get the idea they could control the speech of other people? Michael R. Shannon posits that corporations might be the source
Demo Party leaders don't care about children — unless...: Democrats don't want an immigration solution. They want fodder for political talking points to advance their statist agenda and midterm election prospects, argues Mark Alexander
The many ways Palestinians violate international law: Amb. Alan Baker details the colourful gallery of tactics and actions the Palestinians and their allies employ to attack the state of Israel
Geopolitics: Trump plays chess, MSM plays checkers: Mark Alexander says that Donald Trump is closer to disarming the North Korean regional and global threat than any president in 60 years…but you won’t hear that from the media
Keeping my promise to both Kenneth Woods and Joseph Haydn: Part Two: Michael Moriarty continues his series on the sublime genius that was Austrian composer Joseph Haydn
A brief history of conservative publications in Canada – updated to 2018 (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the Mulroney Years and their aftermath
A childless father who has a son: Dr. Robert Owens has made many mistakes in his life -- he'll be the first one to admit it -- and part of his pain comes from being the father of four children that the mothers decided to abort
Reflections on the meaning of life and other puzzles, part two: J.S. Bach and quantum mechanics: Charlotte Cerminaro wouldn't deny that what you what you see around you is reality but she does wonder occasionally if there is more than meets the eye
Constipation is an advantage when flying American Airlines: If you find yourself on one of American Airlines' 737-MAX, says Michael R. Shannon, hope that it isn't a long flight and you don't need to visit the facilities
Secret Air Force program wrongly destroys career of cadet who exposed sexual assaults: While an Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas was asked to help investigate reported sexual assaults and did so admirably. His reward? Being expelled from the school, reports Rachel Alexander
Erdogan’s Turkey intensifies involvement in Gaza and Jerusalem: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken a big interest in Gaza and Jerusalem, says Pinhas Inbari, and an increasingly large Turkish presence is being felt across the Middle East
Can Saudi Arabia prevent the next oil shock?: Many, including a lot of experts, assume that any serious oil shock will be mitigated by Saudi Arabia simply opening up its taps. Cyril Widdershoven isn't sure the oil kingdom can do that any longer
500 days of unleashing our economic engine: The Trump administration has promoted amazing economic growth – while protecting environment, health and welfare from actual threats, argues Paul Driessen
The rise of rudeness: The past six decades have seen a remarkable rise in rudeness, writes Rachel Alexander, and while the 1950s may have had its problems there was at least a civility that was widely shown one's foes
Keeping my promise to both Kenneth Woods and Joseph Haydn: Part One: Michael Moriarty begins a new multi-essay series where he lauds some praise on Austrian composer Joseph Haydn and the sheer mass of his musical output
“Inter-not” -- Has a Canadian right-wing “blogosphere” had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? – updated to 2018 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at some Canadian think-tanks
A soap opera that never ends will finally end then what?: As a teacher of history Dr. Robert Owens likes to believe that he has a long view of humanity's progress but he knows that there is an end point to it all
Superheroes…super humans?: Can comic book characters be moral role models for us today? Travis Smith's Superhero Ethics: 10 Comic Book Heroes; 10 Ways to Save the World; Which One Do We Need Most Now? argues so and Steven Martinovich reviews his efforts
Aligning high school and college curriculum: Many students have a difficult time making the transition to college after high school. Dale Schlundt says one group in Texas is attempting to address that issue
Russia constrains Iran: Vladimir Putin may have had a reason to welcome Iran's participation in the Syrian civil war -- at least at the beginning -- but he's clearly had second thoughts, writes Amb. Dore Gold
NFL limits demonstrations to the end zone: Are NFL protests by players at an end? Michael R. Shannon doesn't think much of the movement and the assumptions that spawned them regardless
Freeze, reduce or eliminate CAFÉ fuel standards: Paul Driessen argues that too many small, lightweight cars cause too many deaths and injuries to justify tighter mpg rule
Yes, Trump is legally allowed to block people on Twitter: Despite what a federal district court judge ruled last month, writes Rachel Alexander, US President Donald Trump does in fact have the legal right to block people on Twitter
Jerry Maguire: The Tom Cruise/Cuba Gooding Jr. starrer Jerry Maguire may not be considered a classic by most but Michael Moriarty says the movie says something important about the United States
“Inter-not” -- Has a Canadian right-wing “blogosphere” had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? – updated to 2018 (Part One): Mark Wegierski expresses some skepticism on the notion that Canada's political bloggers have had a real impact on the Canadian intellectual scene
The only way back to God: Plenty of people proclaim themselves -- honestly and without apparent hypocrisy -- to be Christians but Dr. Robert Owens argues that it's all or nothing
Reflections on the meaning of life and other puzzles: Part One: Charlotte Cerminaro starts a new series where she explores questions which are written simply but have bedevilled both philosophers and the average person since humanity started asking them
Starbucks seeking volunteers for sociology experiment: Michael R. Shannon argues that lefty coffee chain Starbucks is essentially conducting a massive sociological experiment where anything apparently goes with customers and servers
The Trump investigation: Origins and motives: Mark Alexander explores the the genesis of the Trump/Putin collusion investigation from the very educated perspective of former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy
Emerging market meltdown could undermine oil rally: Uncertainty in the oil markets may have spelled an end to higher fuel prices but Nick Cunningham says at this point anything could happen
Speculative climate chaos v. indisputable fossil fuel benefits: Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek report on a federal judge who, during a high profile case involving California and oil companies told climate litigants to tally the numerous blessings from fossil fuels since 1859

July 2018

The 'new face' of the Democrat Party?: The surge of socialist sentiments and candidates is bad for Democrat midterm hopefuls and bad for the future of American Liberty, says Mark Alexander
Cuspers – a new generational category proposed – updated to 2018 (Part One): Mark Wegierski proposes a new generational category between the Baby Boomers and Gen X
Gael Greene: American restaurant critic, author and novelist Gael Greene helped educate New Yorkers about food and raised the level of sophistication for culinary writing and Michael Moriarty has nothing but great love for her
Here’s a free gift: If you've lost all hope or thinking nothing will ever change in life Dr. Robert Owens says that there is a higher power that has something that will help -- and it costs you nothing
The social cost of non–profit lawyers: Non-profit lawyers may not -- in theory -- cost their clients any money but Michael R. Shannon argues they may be the most expensive lawyers for society as a whole
Strong dollar could cap oil prices: A strong US dollar may be paying some benefits for consumers -- for the moment -- but Irina Slav says it could also reduce oil prices and harm some national economies
Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind!: Paul Driessen argues that solid evidence shows there is no “bee-pocalypse,” even as alarmists are alleging new pesticide threats 
The left-wing paradise of San Francisco: Syringes and human feces line the streets and a family earning over $100K annually is considered poor -- welcome to San Francisco, a city that liberal policies created, says Rachel Alexander
“Third parties” in Canada – another reassessment (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the left-of-centre/socialist New Democratic Party (NDP)
It takes faith to be an atheist: Dr. Robert Owens was once a committed atheist and he knows that it requires as much faith to be one as any Christian can claim -- it's just directed at something else than a higher power
Cicadas, the latest addition to Chinese cuisine: Michael R. Shannon weighs in on the growing sophistication of the ever expanding Chinese surveillance state and that nation's latest addition to dinner plates
Republican primary pretenders: Caveat emptor: Mark Alexander says Republicans and conservatives need to be wary this election season as every GOP hopeful is portraying themselves as reliable members of the political right
We must stop suffering fools: Modern society cannot afford the costs of giving fools and idiots the power and prestige they demand, argues Dr. James E. Smith
Luddite eco-imperialists claim to be virtuous: Uber-organic campaigns enshrine primitive agriculture and malnutrition as human rights – which may make well-off Westerners feel good but few others, write Paul Driessen and David Wojick
Time for conservatives to go on strike: Republicans in Congress -- led by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell -- have been determined to squander their ability to make meaningful conservative change and Michael R. Shannon says its time for average Americans to take action
“Third parties” in Canada – another reassessment (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at “third parties” in Western Canada, another region in the country where third parties have had quite a bit of influence
Braven: Jason Momoa may not be known for deeply compelling work but Michael Moriarty says his Netflix film Braven is a fine action flick that also shows off eastern Canada's beauty
The meaning of the Book of Revelation: It's perhaps the most famous section of the Bible and been debated for centuries but Dr. Robert Owens says its meaning is very simple
SCOTUS: It's not about right v. left. it's about liberty v. tyranny: The contest for the Supreme Court is not about conservative v. liberal. It's about judicial authority v. judicial despotism, says Mark Alexander
Cold civil war may be heating up: Recent events, writes Michael R. Shannon, would make it to appear that the cold civil war between the left and right in America is beginning to become quite active
Time to put the Democratic Party on suicide watch?: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrat Party's calls for the abolishment of ICE may just show that the left is finished, says Selwyn Duke
“Third parties” in Canada – another reassessment (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at “third parties” in Quebec, long a fertile ground for new parties that have made major waves in La Belle Province's political scene
Annette Bening and memory lane: Watching The American President recently reminded Michael Moriarty of the gifts that Annette Bening has as an actress and one of the reasons why he left the United States
Euphoria: A depressingly meaningless death in post-Christian Europe: Euphoria was sold as a feel-good movie -- at least its trailer tried to convince audiences of that. Despite the deception, writes Thomas M. Sipos, he strongly recommends the movie
The new oil cartel threatening OPEC: OPEC has long dominated the world's oil markets but Irina Slav argues that two countries which are talking about joining together may cause the cartel some serious problems
Multilateral anti-development banks: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that the United States finances prolonged poverty, misery, disease, and death through international banks
Scream hypocrite! when you can't win on the merits: Declaring someone a hypocrite is a long and time-honoured tradition in American politics but Thomas M. Sipos argues that Trump critics don't appear to understand what the word actually means
“Third parties” in Canada – another reassessment (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the Reform Party of Canada in the first of his multi-part series on the vibrant history of "third parties" in Canadian political history
Turning 78: Michael Moriarty only just turned 77 years of age but he's already looking forward to his next birthday because as he gets older life only seems to be getting better
Why is more important than how: Science, argues Dr. Robert Owens, is exceptionally good at answering how things happen but it does a rather poor job of explaining why things have happened
Donald Trump suffers separation anxiety: Michael R. Shannon isn't terribly pleased that US President Donald Trump caved somewhat last week over the furor of children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border
Imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has made sexual assault in the military her defining campaign but it would appear to have netted at least one innocent man, reports Rachel Alexander
Ontario’s new premier must save the province: Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris argue that neither Ontario nor any country should follow the province's example on energy and environmental policies
Democrat protagonists are masters of hypocrisy: If hypocrisy was a virtue, Democrats would be the most virtuous among us, says Mark Alexander
The Saudis won't prevent the next oil shock: Nick Cunningham believes that higher oil prices thanks to increased demand and an inability to increase supply are coming and there is nothing that Saudi Arabia can do to prevent it
Keep it in the ground … by blocking pipelines: If environmentalists can’t stop energy development, they try to block pipeline transport (and get unexpected help), writes Paul Driessen

August 2018

From uncivil discourse to civil war?: Historic socialist assaults on liberty in the United States were not as organized and targeted, nor did they have the tacit approval of a major political party, says Mark Alexander
An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant, on the centenary of his birth (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at Gad Horowitz, an old-fashioned Canadian socialist, whose ideas somewhat overlapped with those of conservative philosopher George Grant
Today’s rarest of classic tragedies: Netflix is definitely a hit or miss proposition these days when it comes to the quality of its offerings but Michael Moriarty says you can't afford to miss four-part miniseries Collateral
Choose this day who you will serve: As Bob Dylan once sang in 1979's Gotta Serve Somebody, you can either choose God or the Devil, but you will serve someone. Dr. Robert Owens says the choice should be pretty clear
Reflections on the meaning of life and other mysteries, part IV: How do we define greatness? The pinnacles of Western Civilization: Great art often times needs the reader to marinate in the experience of life before they can hope to understand it -- something that Charlotte Cerminaro understands all too well
A heretic offers surrender terms to Christians: Did hear that Christians are eager to make peace with the LGBTQ community? Neither had Michael R Shannon, hence his amusement at a recent proposal by one advocate essentially seeking to gut Christianity's beliefs
Saudi Arabia and Iran reignite the oil price war: Saudi Arabia and Iran are fighting a war in the market place using oil and Tsvetana Paraskova reports that both countries have been slashing their prices to try and obtain new customers and hammer the other one
Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue, Part 1: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that the US Agency for International Development still pushes climate alarmism over energy, jobs, health and prosperity for poor countries
Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An essential first step, Part 1: In America’s most powerful, intrusive and costly agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, power resides in one administrator, writes William L. Kovacs
A double ban gets a double reversal: The US Interior Department has reversed an activist-initiated Obama-era ban on farming activities in refuges, says Paul Driessen
Conservatives dreading a Martha McSally Senate win in Arizona: There is the very real possibility that Rep. Martha McSally (R) could be the next Senator from Arizona and conservatives in that state aren't very happy with the prospect, reports Rachel Alexander
An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant, on the centenary of his birth (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the thought of Canadian conservative philosopher George Grant
Life’s most unrelentingly flawless actor!: There are a number of actors that Michael Moriarty has long respected but there is one man whom he believes stands above all others
Random thoughts IV: Dr. Robert Owens returns with the fourth installment of his random thoughts series which touches upon everything from the necessity for IDs to the media taking porn actresses seriously
How dare Catholic hospitals protect the unborn!: apparently has a problem with Catholic hospitals operating in rural areas that no one else will go to and bringing along their silly religious beliefs, writes Michael R. Shannon
Returning to the Old Country, sixteen years ago: Mark Wegierski revives memories of a mostly happier time in East-Central Europe, more than a decade-and-a-half ago
Finally! Some fuel economy common sense: Paul Driessen praises a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards but Greens not surprisingly go apoplectic over a rule change that would have no climate or other benefits
Portland descending into leftist madness: Portland, Oregon, writes Rachel Alexander, has become a sick and violent parody of what a world would look like if the modern political had free rein to impose itself over society
Kavanaugh’s audition to join oracles at Delphi: Brett Kavanaugh -- President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee -- is auditioning for his role and Michael R. Shannon isn't pleased by the supreme role the high court has these days
Cuspers – a new generational category proposed – updated to 2018 (Part Two): Cuspers, a new generational category between the Baby Boomers and Gen X, have mirrored the anxieties of the late-modern era, argues Mark Wegierski
The shamelessly seductive Bertolt Brecht: Playwright Bertolt Brecht was a communist -- something that Michael Moriarty has no love for -- but the man has made an indelible mark on his career
1968: A rough year but still worthy of nostalgia: Most Americans think of 1968 as a year of hippies, anti-war protests and societal decay but Greg Strange argues that things weren't all bad
The surreal struggle for government permission to petition: Dr. Lester Jackson has struggled for months to turn Equal Justice for Victims into a tax-exempt, non-profit and has learned a great deal of the labour it takes to navigate IRS regulations
Reflections on the meaning of life and other puzzles, part 3: The intersection of free will, momentum and external forces: We live in a world of choice and Charlotte Cerminaro says that choice highlights the constant struggle between free will and and freedom
Therapists rebrand 'Trump Derangement Syndrome': Donald Trump's election and his subsequent bombardment of the status quo resulted in an epidemic of cognitive dissonance on the Left, says Mark Alexander
Global warming is not people’s most pressing concern: Tom Harris argue that most people don’t really care about global warming, don’t think it affects them much, and don’t believe the hype of the climate change orthodoxy
Coke, meth and booze: The flip side of the Permian oil boom: The Permian shale play in West Texas is booming these days, reports Tsvetana Paraskova, as well as creating a massive subculture of drugs and alcohol

September 2018

Maxine Waters, the new face of the Democratic Party: One excellent example of why many Democrats are leaving their former political home is the unhinged Rep. Maxine Waters, a woman who manages to constantly outdo herself with insanity, says Rachel Alexander
Renée Fleming: If you haven't heard the angelic voice of American opera singer and soprano Renée Fleming, argues confirmed fan Michael Moriarty, you are missing out on a truly marvelous experience
Commemorating the centenary of George Grant’s birth, and thirty years since his passing: Mark Wegierski asks, what remains of George Grant’s ideas in current-day Canada?
In Memoriam, Richard (Dick) Field, 1924-2018: Mark Wegierski offers a tribute to a stalwart Canadian patriot who dared to fight the forces of progressive liberalism in an age where few wanted to take up the banner
Communications 4900: The deafening sound of silence: Silence is a commodity that is not common these days but Charlotte Cerminaro is a fan of it when those small moments of quiet occur
Transgenderism’s recruiting plans include your kids: In what's looking increasingly like a cult, argues Michael R. Shannon, government and activists appear to be targeting children as part of the transgender campaign
Trump’s backdoor power play to rein in the Fed: It is no secret that Donald Trump is an "easy money" guy and a prospective rate hike by the Fed will impact his ability to carry out his agenda, writes Stefan Gleason
Freedom first: When it comes to trade Isabel Wu is taking a page from the late and great Milton Friedman that the principle of freedom should be the step to start with
Judging Kavanaugh — Feinstein's 'guilty until proven innocent' strategy: Sen. Diane Feinstein has scripted the Ford sexual assault allegation simply to run out the clock on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, writes Mark Alexander
Inequality is inevitable: When it comes to anything touched by human hands and thought, says Yesun Kim, inequality for various reasons is simply inevitable -- and that includes health care
Bloom Energy’s “tangled web”: What a tangled web Bloom Energy weaves, since first it practiced to deceive, say Paul Driessen and Clint Laird about a company with a rather colorful history
Are both America and Canada currently in decline?: Mark Wegierski offers a reprise of an essay that was “spiked” from the Internet some years ago
Norma Shearer: Michael Moriarty is an unabashed fan of actress Norma Shearer and her co-starring turn in 1939's Idiot’s Delight -- a movie that one source referred to coming during the "declining" part of her career
What is righteousness and how do I get it?: The title contains two pretty big questions and hopefully Dr. Robert Owens is able to answer the most difficult of the pair
George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying, not Russian collusion: Democrats are claiming that George Papadopoulos' recent guilty plea is proof of Russian collusion but Rachel Alexander says it's nothing of the sort
Woodward's 'Blue Wave' launch pad: Fear crazy Trump!: The New York Times and Bob Woodward combined for a one-two punch with efforts to discredit Donald Trump and Mark Alexander wasn't impressed by either
Do businesses have an obligation to contribute to society?: Many often argue that businesses because they earn a profit must return some of that to society as a "social good". Libbi Wu examines whether that is really true
Relevant irrelevance: Some economists love to argue that the economy is a rational system but Nathanael Costa believes Richard H. Thaler is on the right path with his belief in the influence of "irrelevant" factors
The downside for oil is limited: The run of higher oil prices ended recently but Nick Cunningham says anyone expecting lower prices any time soon will be very disappointed
We put a hand over our heart, Nike puts thumb in our eye: Had it not been for Nike and their new ad campaign, writes Michael R Shannon, Colin Kaepernick might have finally faded into cultural irrelevance
Keep carbon taxes in the ground: Paul Driessen says Americans must permanently bury job-killing carbon tax proposals, after pounding wooded stakes through their hearts
Iran and Turkey divert Iraq’s river waters, leaving it on the brink of catastrophe: To add to all of the other problems that Iraq is already beset with, reports Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, it is now facing a water shortage thanks to two of its neighbours
Returning to The Holocaust: News that a German film company is working on a documentary about the mini-series Holocaust, which he co-starred in, has Michael Moriarty thinking about the sad historical event that inspired it
An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant, on the centenary of his birth (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at how Grant criticizes both capitalism and socialism from a traditionalist perspective
How can a moral wrong be a civil right?: Words mean things and labels really do matter -- particularly in grand debates over moral issues like abortion that have been turned into civil rights, argues Dr. Robert Owens
A quick glance at fashion, cosmetics, and cosmetology in Poland: In this whimsical piece, Mark Wegierski revives memories of a happier time in East-Central Europe, fifteen years ago
As the world and climate change yet again: John Shanahan has two questions he hopes to answer in his essay: Who is helping to create a better world? Who is determined to hold everyone back?
Who protects the worker?: If you ask most people they will tell you that unions are a worker's best protection. Luke Tan says that while unions do have a role for workers it is another mechanism which provides for them better
Democrats, still the party of voter suppression: The Democrats can talk all they like about being the party of the common man, says Michael R Shannon, but their actions speak far louder than any of their honeyed words
The coming decarbonization tsunami: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris says that the San Francisco Climate Action Summit this week intends to set the stage for controlling our lives
Interview: Dr. Lucas Engelhardt: Economy beholden to Fed interest rate policy; here's one way gold could reach $14,000+...: Mike Gleason interviews Kent State University professor of economics Dr. Lucas Engelhardt and discusses the American economy, interest rates and the value of gold
Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue, Part 3: Paul Driessen and David Wojick examine how USAID policies perpetuate subsistence farming, malnutrition and disease in poor countries – and what Congress and the White House must do to end all these travesties in the final part of their series
Endangerment Finding delenda est: Paul Driessen argues that replacing the Clean Power Plan with the less harmful Affordable Clean Energy rule does not fix fraudulent CO2 science
Ahab Mueller continues to chase President Trump: Robert Mueller continues his search for the White Whale and Michael R. Shannon says that Captain Ahab is missing a very obvious target in his ongoing investigation
Preordained by God: President Donald Trump: The world is in a bit of a state, writes Michael Moriarty, and Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America for one simple reason
An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant, on the centenary of his birth (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the convergences between Grant and Gad Horowitz
The heart of the problem is in the heart: America is in real trouble, argues Dr. Robert Owens, with the siren song of socialism being sang more and more. He urges you to remember that when you enter the polling booth this November
Will Ducey appoint a moderate or a conservative to replace McCain?: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has a number of options in who to replace the late Sen. John McCain with and many of them are fraught with peril for conservatives, says Rachel Alexander
Stupid media and the claim that woman are better drivers than men: Here's a chance for ESR to anger at least 50% of readers: Selwyn Duke takes issue with a media report and study which shows that women are better drivers than men
Some notes on Polish higher education today, based partially on a trip in 2002: Mark Wegierski looks at post-secondary education in Poland, based partially on some personal experiences sixteen years ago
A Saudi-Iran oil war could break up OPEC: Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to jockey through economic and actual proxy wars and Irina Slav believes that if their rivalry turns into a full-scale price war for oil it could kill OPEC itself
Money, fake money, and sound money: Jp Cortez explores what money and fake money are -- hint, the later you are well acquainted with -- and why sound money makes the most sense
The misguided Affordable Clean Energy rule: Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris ask why the US EPA is still determined to control plant food and drive up electricity prices?
America First Energy Conference – “an amazing day”: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris report that last month’s event in New Orleans revealed much of what has been hidden from the energy debate
Palestinian leaders threaten Jerusalem’s Arabs on eve of city’s municipal elections: Nadav Shragai reports that Palestinian terrorist groups are threatening the Arab residents of Jerusalem that they either boycott upcoming municipal elections or be declared as traitors
Taming the EPA regulatory hydra: Further solutions (Part 2): A 5-person commission and other modest changes would bring accountability to the agency, says William L. Kovacs
36% of Black Americans support whom?: Democrats and their Leftmedia talkingheads don't think black lives matter — beyond the voting booth, argues Mark Alexander
Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue, Part 2: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that USAID anti-energy climate policies ignore human and ecological impacts on poor nations
SLAPP litigation shutting down activists, media: SLAPP lawsuits are being increasingly used to attack activists and members of the media -- something Rachel Alexander knows very well -- and the First Amendment is at risk

October 2018

Dual tracks, ideological distortion: Pipe bombs mailed to prominent liberals and Democrats and a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has Daniel M. Ryan pondering political violence and the difference between talk and action
Nov. 6th is the day conservatives go on strike: Republicans in Congress have done so little that even Democrats are praising their collective efforts. Michael R. Shannon says it's time for conservatives to send the GOP a strong message
The Internet - assessing its main social, political, and cultural impacts in America (Part Five): Mark Wegierski looks at the five main “visions” of the Internet
The Holocaust: Michael Moriarty will be spending the better part of the fall in Europe to participate in the making of a documentary about the ground-breaking miniseries Holocaust which he co-starred in and has some opinions to share
Want to buy a bridge?: The party of globalism, open borders, and mobs promises years of Kavanaugh style show trials, argues Dr. Robert Owens
The passport: Keith Henderson has been watching Netflix's Al Hayba, the drama of a Lebanese-Canadian woman who visits the nation of her birth and relates it Canada's refusal to revoke the passports of Canadians-in-name-only seeking refuge from Lebanon's 2006 civil war
Exposed: Inside the DOJ 'hit squad': Rachel Alexander examines the issue of corruption within the Department of Justice and associated federal agencies and the massive abuse of power that is occurring at the expense of Republicans
The emperor has no clothes: Atonal music, the unacknowledged elephant in the concert hall: If you listen to classical music or opera you may be familiar with atonal music and if you don't like it you aren't alone, at least judging by Juilliard trained musician Charlotte Cerminaro
Is “statistics shadowbanning” the latest big-tech salvo against conservatives?: Whatfinger News is a popular news aggregator that caters to conservatives. That, apparently, was enough to get it essentially shadow-banned by WordPress, reports Selwyn Duke
The Democrat platform: Foment fear, anger, hatred, and division: The Democrats are systematically disuniting America and giving rise to leftist mob rule, says Mark Alexander
Bethlehem after Oslo: Terror spiked in Israel’s absence: Since essentially handing over Bethlehem to the Palestinians in 1995, argues Nadav Shragai, the city has become a warzone where Jews and their sacred sites have become open targets for terrorists
Dream big, to build a brighter future: An immigrant’s saga offers lessons for all Americans, in every social and economic class, writes Mark Murphy
Anti-fracking chaos in Colorado: Dr. David Wojick argues that an insane “eco” proposition in Colorado that will appear on ballots next month would all but shut down oil production – and set bad national precedent
Sanctuary maternity wards a leftist success story: Michael R. Shannon follows up on a recent column where readers accused him of being overly alarmist and a news story which proves emotion trumps evidence
U.S. shale has a glaring problem: By all measures US oil companies in the shale sector should be sleeping on piles of cash but Nick Cunningham reports the exact opposite is true -- and that could cause problems down the line
Beyond the tragedy: The effective end of Elizabeth Warren's claim to Native American ancestry and the media storm it provoked may have seen the turning of a corner, argues Daniel M. Ryan
The Internet -- assessing its main social, political, and cultural impacts in America (Part Four): Mark Wegierski examines whether the Internet can be a healthy outlet for dissidents
The Holocaust: Michael Moriarty will be spending the better part of the fall in Europe to participate in the making of a documentary about the ground-breaking miniseries Holocaust which he co-starred in and has some opinions to share
Kanye v Kaepernick — Breaking ranks: Mark Alexander says it's clear that any break from the Democrat Party orthodoxy poses an existential threat to their electability
Is overconfidence to blame for the failure of financial forecasting?: Financial forecasting is a lot like weather forecasting: the ones doing are wrong just often enough to be utterly frustrating to watchers. Jason Yu explores the pitfalls of the art of forecasting
2017 tax law continues to bring benefits: Mark Murphy argues that even before enactment, anticipation of passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act spurred investments, jobs and growth
What is the source of America’s economic growth?: Donald Trump and his supporters are taking a lot of credit for America's recent economic success. Libbi Wu explores the question of who should actually be taking credit
The opioid crisis from a Thaler point of view: The opioid crisis is one of America's largely unknown drug issues and Sarah Shin explores the problem from the prospective of economics
Price vs. quantity approaches: William D. Nordhaus recently won the Nobel Prize for Economics and Yesun Kim looks at his work on how to slow or reduce global warming through price mechanisms
The party of Antifa fascists?: Paul Driessen asks if Americans really want these intolerant, violent mobs and their representatives running America?
Developing Northern Sinai – A new diplomatic paradigm: How can the economic situation in Gaza be alleviated without strengthening the military capabilities of Hamas? Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Shlomi Fogel think they have the answer
How Al Gore built the global warming fraud: And changed the alarmism from global cooling to global warming, and now climate change, write Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
To deal with leftists, imagine you’re confronting Satan: Many conservatives simply don't know how to deal with leftists -- particularly this new combative and occasionally violent breed -- so Selwyn Duke has some tips for them
The Internet -- assessing its main social, political, and cultural impacts in America (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at “displacement syndromes” and “escapisms” today
Instruction manual for the masses: Kurt Schlichter's Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy is a hammer blow against American elites who have seriously over-reached in society, says Daniel M. Ryan
Toxic femininity and the #MeToo mob: Weaponizing emotional distress: The manifestation of anger and hatred that defines toxic femininity is increasingly on shameful public display, writes Mark Alexander

Illegal aliens regularly granted lawless benefits: Michael R Shannon argues that Congress, or President Donald Trump via executive order, needs to end the ability of illegal immigrants, crossing the border and giving birth to babies that automatically become US citizens
Key FBI witness now says former Rep. Steve Stockman is innocent: Former Republican Congressman Steve Stockman is currently in prison awaiting sentencing on mail fraud and money laundering charges and Rachel Alexander says one of the key witnesses against him just changed his story in a big way
Food for Peace: Noble efforts, disastrous results: Americans feel good that programs like Food for Peace hand out thousands of tons of food to poor nations but Luke Kim says that generosity has some unintended, and negative, consequences
Finally: Something about government medical care we can defend: It's not often that Richard E. Ralston can offer praise to government when it comes to health care but he says some recent initiatives are actually allowing freer choice and freedom in medicine
More misplaced environmentalist outrage: Greg Walcher says Greens are angry that the Department of the Interior modified a rule they wanted to use to attack energy and ranching
The IPCC’s latest climate hysteria: Realist experts show why $60-80 trillion over next 17 years would be wasted on an imaginary environmental crisis being promoted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, writes Paul Driessen
¡Ay, caramba! US illegal count just doubled: Yale professors attempted to prove there weren't as many illegal aliens in the US as claimed -- and deflate the MAGA crowd -- but found something else instead, reports Michael R. Shannon
The Internet – assessing its main social, political, and cultural impacts in America (Part Two): Mark Wegierski identifies the media “New Class” -- those who work hard using the world wide web to condition the rest of the population
The Holocaust: Michael Moriarty will be spending the better part of the fall in Europe to participate in the making of a documentary about the ground-breaking miniseries Holocaust which he co-starred in and has some opinions to share
We wrestle not against flesh and blood: The political battles currently raging across the American landscape may seem like the most important fights of our day but Dr. Robert Owens argues they are merely sideshows to an already finished war
The shortage of truck drivers in the U.S.: The US is facing a critical shortage of an economic necessity -- truck drivers -- and Aislinn Niimi argues that it could have a profoundly negative impact on the American economy
Save the NFL Draft. It works: The NFL Draft -- no, not your fantasy draft, the one that people are actually interested in -- is attacked every year for essentially favoring the rich teams but Forest Yang says that's not actually the case
Can poor families sue John Kerry for climate policy deaths?: Paul Driessen argues that conjectural future death tolls from climate change pale compared to real energy poverty deaths occurring right this very moment
The left’s do–it–yourself authoritarianism: The left loves to proclaim that Donald Trump is either a dictator or the first step to a dictatorship, something that Michael R. Shannon argues isn't supported by the facts
Drowning in the New World Order’s ever-deepening American swamp: Watching the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings last week Michael Moriarty could come to only two conclusions: Dr. Catherine Ford is a poor actress and Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent swimmer to have survived the process this long
The Internet -- assessing its main social, political, and cultural impacts in America (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the Internet and the tremendous, all-encompassing influence it's had on our world
The un-American, anti-Constitution left vs. Kavanaugh: The underlying evil of desperate smears by democracy's losers: The war launched against Brett Kavanaugh in recent weeks shows Dr. Lester Jackson why the United States needs a president like Donald Trump so much
The poor Aussie strawberries: News reports recently chronicled that needles have been found in Australian strawberries, decimating a key agricultural industry for that country. Luke Tan says the ongoing drama neatly illustrates some basic economic principles
Is capitalism humane?: It was one of the big questions that the late, great economist Milton Friedman once attempted to answer and that Joseph Petchauer takes up: Is capitalism actually a humane system?
$100 oil is a distinct possibility: Nick Cunningham reports that a run-up of oil prices, thanks to a confluence of production factors, seems likely and we should be expecting higher prices at the pump in the relatively near future
We must all sacrifice for the environment: But I meant you – not me! Greg Walcher says “we’re” supposed to be exempt from rules we inflict on others -- the attitude of many environmentalists today
Rooting out scientific corruption: Recent actions show reform is in the wind, but much remains to be done, especially on climate, writes Paul Driessen

November 2018

Four weeks from oblivion, GOP Congress slumbers on: In a few short weeks a new session of Congress was start up and the Republicans will no longer control the House of Representatives. Michael R. Shannon says the GOP will essentially be finished at that point
Ingratitude Day: Last week saw Thanksgiving in the United States and while most people tweeted their happiness and well wishes for others there was the usual contingent that made sure to be as miserable as possible, writes Daniel M. Ryan
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2018 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure on the Canadian political scene is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski
America’s Suicidal Turning Point: The Kennedy Assassinations: America desperately needs a truly great president to come along, argues Michael Moriarty, or the country will continue its long, slow suicidal march to oblivion
I’m blessed: Many Christians, particularly evangelicals, feel compelled to share their faith with others. The problem? How to do it without coming across as overbearing. Dr. Robert Owens believes he has the perfect way
The emperor has no clothes, part 2: A century of proof--great composers and the evolution of tonality: Charlotte Cerminaro continues her series on atonal music -- simply put, music that lacks a tonal center or key -- something that she says is marked by "institutionalized relativism and mediocrity"
The new normal: Fallout from the 2018 midterms: Greg Strange says that the 2018 midterms will be the new pattern for elections going forward with every losing Democrat contesting elections and essentially undermining the democratic process
We should be grateful we did as well as we did in the midterm elections: A lot of conservatives and Republicans were pretty displeased by the GOP's performance earlier this month but Rachel Alexander says all things considered, the party did okay
American’t: From midterms to End Times: Plenty of conservatives took some heart from the recent midterms but Selwyn Duke argues that it was merely the latest proof that the eventual demise of the United States as a republic was still on in track
NGOs in Gaza and the West Bank incite with European support: Hamas has received the lion's share of the credit for the latest unrest in Gaza and the West Bank but Pinhas Inbari argues that NGOs have also played a key role
Can we expect a major rebound in oil prices?: Oil prices recently hit a low -- doubtless pleasing drivers -- but Nick Cunningham believes that the bottom may have been reached and prices should be going back up soon
Give thanks that we no longer live on the precipice: Paul Driessen argues that fossil fuels helped humanity improve our health, living standards and longevity in just 200 years 
Vintage fraud: When progressives lose they tend to get very frustrated and then do whatever they can to either overturn the results or cast them as illegitimate. The Broward County recount fiasco illustrated that perfectly, writes Daniel M. Ryan
Article I Section 5 Clause 1: If Democrats are hell-bent on stealing seats being held by Republicans, argues Bruce Walker, then the Republican-controlled Senate needs to use the constitutional powers granted to it in order to fight back
Herbert Marcuse vs. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World  -- a  thought experiment: Mark Wegierski speculates what philosopher Herbert Marcuse would say about the famous dystopian world created by English novelist Aldous Huxley
A composer’s tenacity: Michael Moriarty is best known for his award-winning acting but these days his exclusive focus is on his music and he explains why and what he's working on in his essay this week
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Polish independence amidst the megapolitan world-city: Mark Wegierski shares some recent Polish experiences in Toronto
Faith is the answer and prayer is the key: For those seeking a deeper understanding of God, argues Dr. Robert Owens, there are two important things that every Christian must be aware of
American Job profiles Trump's working class voter: American Job was a combination reality TV/documentary about workers at the bottom of the economic totem pole and Thomas M. Sipos has long been entranced by it
Mexican journalist reveals the truth about the caravan: As the Honduran caravan slowly winds its way to the Mexico-US border, reports Rachel Alexander, the truth about some of its participants is beginning to get out
Sorry to burst your bubble: People like Pete Singer come up with ways to end poverty at the drop of a hat but Sarah Shin says the reality of the world interferes with feel-good ideas
A glimpse into a world without men: If you think a world -- or even a workplace -- governed by women would be a collaborative and peaceful enterprise you will likely be very surprised by the reality, says Selwyn Duke
Mitch McConnell: How to win without doing anything: Mitch McConnell now presides over a Senate with even more Republicans than before and despite doing little conservative over the years he was the winner during the recent mid-terms, writes Michael R. Shannon
Congress finds another way to not punish children: Food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Association Program to be proper, have their fans but Sarah Coppola believes that they only really harm the poor over the long term
Raising the minimum wage?: Plenty of advocates for an increased minimum wage make a fundamental mistake of not seeing a pretty important link between supply and demand, argues Luke Kim
Blaming climate – ignoring incompetence: California wildfires are incinerating people, wildlife and habitats. Not surprisingly politicians are blaming climate change, writes Paul Driessen
Suffrage to suffering: Women empowered Democrats in midterms: When it comes to voting, argues Selwyn Duke, he thinks men are just awful. The problem? Women -- as last week's midterms showed, are that much worse
Blue dogging or progressive affluenza?: The mid-term elections were neither a Republican melt-down or a Democrat blue wave, says Daniel M. Ryan, but it will mean that some Trump promises will no longer be possible
The born killer of Thousand Oaks: Michael Moriarty ponders the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week -- both the evil and the brave that occured that awful day
Thirty years since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Mark Wegierski looks at former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s main “right-wing” achievement, the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement
Trump says “adios” to birthright citizenship: The end of "birthright citizenship" is the biggest reform of immigration yet under Donald Trump, says Michael R. Shannon
George Parkin Grant in Canadian context: Mark Wegierski places Canadian philosopher George Grant against the backdrop of Canadian history since 1963
Bye bye babies: South Korea is the envy of many in the world but Sarah Shin says the incredibly prosperous country faces a growing crisis of not enough babies being born
Zipper: Mora Stephens's chilling portrait of the Clinton sex scandals: The main protagonist of Zipper, writes Thomas M. Sipos, should be familiar to anyone whose followed politics in the past few decades, particularly a former Democratic presidential candidate
The surprising consequences of a $15 dollar minimum wage: People still talk about the necessity to raise minimum wages but Grace Cifuentes says the evidence continues to show that it doesn't really work out for anyone
Money ≠ Happiness: Depending on who you ask, people who say that money doesn't buy happiness are the ones who don't have any or they argue that all the money in the world only brings new problems. Nathanael Costa takes a look at the question
Social Security: Is it working?: Social Security has few fans outside of those invested in keeping a government mandate going but Susan Ubogu argues that the current system will work -- provided some changes are made
Wrongly convicted former Rep. Steve Stockman sentenced to 10 years in prison: Steve Stockman was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for what prosecutors argued was fraud and money laundering. Rachel Alexander maintains that the entire case was nonsense
In their own faces: Something funny happened on the way to a supposed "blue wave" tomorrow evening, writes Daniel M. Ryan: The Democrats' perfect plans went off the tracks
The Trump administration's extraordinary midterm record: Mark Alexander says that this election is a referendum on Demo voters' IQ and the MSM's chokehold on their opinion
Olga Kern: Once a year Michael Moriarty pays tribute to the majestic triumph Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3 and this year Olga Kern and her interpretation of it is the subject of his spotlight
What should the legacy of World War I, and its great battles such as Vimy Ridge, be for Canadians?: Mark Wegierski meditates on the Great War’s possible meaning for Canada, 100 years after its end
Jump!: Jesus died on the cross for you, writes Dr. Robert Owens, which behooves you to be all that you can be in this life
The real conspiracy against the working man: Michael R. Shannon argues that the average American is experiencing stagnant wage growth thanks to systemic issues and an imbalance of power compared to employers
Pittsburgh massacre and the breathtaking hypocrisy of the left: Greg Strange is nothing but outraged that the political left would blame President Donald Trump for the shooting at at the Tree of Life synagogue
Other than the shooter, who is responsible for synagogue carnage?: Robert Bowers was clearly responsible for the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue recently but Selwyn Duke wonders if another kind of blame can also be laid
Understanding the threats from Iran: Col. Udi Evental examines the increasing belligerence of the Iranian mullahs and how likely they are to actually carry out their very many threats
After they put up a Trump yard sign, their HOA targeted them: The Parker family of Peoria, Arizona had no problems with their HOA when it came to an expansion of their garage -- until they decided to put up a Trump campaign sign
Does global competition lead to inflation?: Some prominent economists believe that competition amongst nations leads to inflation. Luke Kim doesn't share that belief
Coercion’s effect on freedom: Does political coercion really limit political freedom? Grace Cifuentes says no less than Milton and Rose Friedman argued that it indeed does

December 2018

Will Democrats get the recession they want?: For the next two years, job and income prospects for tens of millions of American workers and their families will fall victim to the Demos politically induced recession, says Mark Alexander
America’s Suicidal Turning Point: Chapter Five: President Ronald Reagan: Michael Moriarty continues his series at recent American presidents with a look at the modern patron saint of American conservatives: Ronald Reagan
“Third parties” in Canada – yet another reassessment (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the Reform Party of Canada in the first of this series
What is Christmas without Christ?: The cultural baggage that has become attached to Christmas, writes Dr. Robert Owens, should not obscure a fundamental truth about what the day actually means
Adam where art thou?: Man is increasingly substituting his own truth over that of a time honored one and Robert T. Smith argues that needs to change if we are all to recapture the human spirit and an eternal truth
New criminal justice reform law releases violent felons, not peaceful drug dealers: The FIRST STEP Act has raves from people all across the political spectrum but Rachel Alexander believes that violent offenders will catch a break while those convicted of non-violent crimes will stay in prison
Restoring civilization: We can’t MAGA unless we MAMA: "Make America Great Again" is a slogan that many on the right have adopted but Selwyn Duke believes that there is a missing element from the phrase and society itself
Germany's green transition has hit a brick wall: Germany’s transition to a green economy isn’t doing very well and even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe, argue Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark
Time to aggressively buy NOT FROM CHINA: Keith Henderson believes that it's time for businesses and consumers alike to send a strong message and begin avoiding Chinese-made products whenever possible
A 2019 resolution: Honesty in energy policy: A Virginia wind project highlights the need in climate, sustainability and renewable energy arenas to be honest with promises and expectations, say Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek
Is Michael Savage the latest victim of TDS and the left’s “pacification effort”?: Although Michael Savage is arguably the most popular radio host in New York City it would appear that WABC may ditch him as part of the deplatforming campaign against the right, reports Selwyn Duke
The Palestinian Authority is about to lead the World Group of Developing Nations: The Palestinian Authority is about to take leadership of the G-77, the group of developing nations, and Eitan Fischberger says few countries are least equipped morally to do so
Le’Veon Bell’s fight against time and economics: Michael R. Shannon argues that the NFL needs to make it more likely that players like Le’Veon Bell play their entire career with one team
Anti-Semitism in Europe today comes mostly from the left: "Never again" seems to have been a suggestion rather than a promise and Europe is once again seeing a tremendous rise in anti-Semitism, reports Fiamma Nirenstein
America’s Suicidal Turning Point: Chapter Four: Michael Moriarty continues his series on recent American presidents with a look at America's most likable unlikable president, Democrat Jimmy Carter
The professor and the philosopher -- Thomas Hurka and George Grant: Mark Wegierski offers a piece defending George Parkin Grant that originally arose in 1992
Colorado energy company Xcel goes crazy green: One starts to suspect – and that would be Dr. David Wojick -- there is a lot of hype, and maybe securities fraud, going on with Xcel
I got faith, you got faith, all God’s children got faith: It doesn't take much to be a believer, argues Dr. Robert Owens, you just have to have a little faith in The Word
Richard Cantillon: The most important economist you’ve never heard of: Three centuries ago Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon stated an obvious truth that politicians and economists today seem to have difficulty grasping, says Jp Cortez
Pot addicts OK, legitimate chronic pain sufferers in need of opioids not: Rachel Alexander is no fan of laws which are loosening access to marijuana while at the same are limiting how much opoid-based medicine people in chronic pain are allowed
CNN’s Jim Accoster elbows Trump out of the way: In a rare defeat when battling the press, reports Michael R. Shannon, Donald Trump lost his fight -- at least for the moment, to kick CNN's Jim Acosta out of the White House
The sky is falling?!?: Greg Walcher takes aim at a ridiculous report which recently claimed humans have killed more than half the world’s wildlife in past 48 years
The Mueller/Comey/Clinton collusion to take down Trump: The claim of campaign-finance violations will fuel the Democrats' relentless hounding of Trump over the next two years, as it fits with their "stolen election" narrative and is fodder for faux impeachment charges, writes Mark Alexander
Trump was right about “raking” Finnish forests: Heavy machinery “rakes” Finland’s forest floors after tree cutting, greatly reducing fire risks, reports Mikko Paunio
Protesting carbon taxes with the Gilets Jaunes: Craig Rucker reflects on CFACT’s Katowice delegation and their coverage of Yellow Vests protest in Marseilles
 “We are still in” totalitarians flunk basic reality: They raged against energy and climate realists in Katowice, but should serve time for fraud, says Paul Driessen
Pseudo-Green leftism: Bruce Walker argues that the political left pretends to care about the environment but it is their policies that actually create the problems. It's time, he says, for conservatives to reclaim the environmentalist banner
America’s Suicidal Turning Point: Chapter Three: Michael Moriarty continues his series on recent American presidents and the moment it all turned bad with a look at the Republican president Richard M. Nixon
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2018 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the media and the academy -- or rather perhaps the lack thereof when it comes to conservatism in Canada
Memories of a not much loved President Bush: George H.W. Bush received much praise and plaudits over the past week after his passing but Thomas M. Sipos had less than positive memories of the man and his presidency
Piling on racism accusations to take down a conservative state legislator: Leftists love to label conservative politicians as racist and Rachel Alexander says Arizona State Rep. David Stringer is learning first hand how their plan of attack works
Connedservative cures: For the west to live, “equality” must die: Everyone talks about equality, writes Selwyn Duke, but in reality it's a concept that means very little and its pursuit only weakens the civilizations that seek it
Third Temple revealed: The question of the End Times is one that preoccupies many evangelical Christians, including Dr. Robert Owens, and he is a bit of a reveal for one of the portents of its arrival
2019 outlook: The state of sound money in the United States: A return to "sound money" has been gaining steam in the past decade, reports Jp Cortez, and he believes that 2019 will only see a continuation -- but there's plenty of work left to do
Climate summit language reveals real but hidden agenda: Dr. David Wojick argues that the goal of any climate summit isn’t saving Earth from climate disaster – it’s changing the world order
The clever ruse of rising sea levels: Alarmists – using the spectre of rising sea levels and mass chaos -- try to frighten people, and stampede them into terrible energy decisions, say Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
Climate lunacy takes center stage in Poland: Paul Driessen says that the IPCC Poland conference presents fictional climate chaos and fake renewable energy salvation
An 'independent judiciary' reality check: Mark Alexander argues that US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts's recent assertion that we have an "independent judiciary" lacks credibility
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2018 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or “eco-system” for conservatives in Canada
America’s suicidal turning point: Chapter Two: This week's new series by Michael Moriarty deals with JFK successor Lyndon B. Johnson, a man that Michael honestly hasn't got much to say about
Do you want to be free?: There are so many laws, both man-made and those from a higher power, that you can't go a single day without breaking at least one of them. Dr. Robert Owens has a strategy for you to cope
This is why I dislike liberals: Rachel Alexander has a liberal friend who isn't shy with rude comments about both conservatives and Christians. Her response? A bit of a tongue-in-cheek jab back at the political left
The future of Sino-Israeli relations: Optimism or caution?: China and Israel are cautiously pursuing closer economic and political relations, writes Shaun Ho, but the path ahead -- particularly for China -- is a risky one
Geo-engineering: Ignoring the consequences: Governments are charging ahead on engineering the Earth’s climate but are ignoring possible harmful effects, argue Tim Ball and Tom Harris
Dr. Willie Soon versus the climate apocalypse: Dr. Jeffrey Foss says when it comes to climate change science there needs to be more honesty and less hubris, more evidence and less dogmatism, which would do a world of good for everyone
Starbucks thinks virtue signaling can “save the planet”: Will corporate and government green-washing, asks Paul Driessen, save Earth from inflated or phony eco scares?


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