January 2020 - December 2020

January 2020

Hospitals play pin the price on the donkey: The last thing hospitals want Americans to know is how much drugs or a procedure actually costs and there are plenty of people who are taking action against this opacity, writes Michael R. Shannon
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at some of the differences in society, politics, and culture between Canada the United States
The Crown: Part Six: Michael Moriarty examines the 8th episode of the second season of The Crown which sees England's Royal Family deal with America's version -- US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline 
It’s a battlefield brother: Christians need to realize that they are in a battle -- a spiritual one -- and the armour and swords are there for them to take a hold of, says Dr. Robert Owens
Where are the prosecutions for Fast and Furious?: Those interested in justice were happy to finally have a Republican in the White House so the Fast and Furious scandal could finally be brought out into the light. So why hasn't anything happened, asks Rachel Alexander
The Virginia model for a constitutional confederation of states: Where there is no clear constitutional authority for congressional legislation and taxes, asks Mark Alexander, what should be the consequence for such dereliction?
Iran tries to fill Gen. Soleimani’s boots: Iran has named a replacement for the departed Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall take a look at a new face -- Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi -- and his interesting past
Bloomberg's brokered Demo convention gambit: Mark Alexander believes that Michael Bloomberg is positioning himself as an insurance policy against Bernie Sanders's nomination
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the Canadian media and the academy
Trump the pro-life president: Plenty of Republicans have occupied office since Roe v Wade presenting themselves as travellers in the pro-life movement, says Dr. Robert Owens, but only Donald Trump has actually put walk into his talk
All nonprofits should be terrified of this new court decision: A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the conviction of former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is bad news for anyone who raises money for a non-profit, says Rachel Alexander
Virginia is a preview of what gun–grabbers would do nationally: The latest battle against the gun grabbers is currently taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia but Michael R. Shannon says that if the Democrats capture Congress and the White House you can expect the Second Amendment war to rage against the entire country
Fight fires with facts – not fake science: Eliminate fuel, prevent ignition, stop arson, end irresponsible land management policies and you’ll go a long way to limiting wild fires, argue Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin
New tensions between Egypt and Hamas: Egypt has always used Hamas for its own purposes so they weren't particularly impressed earlier this month, reports Yoni Ben Menachem, when they broke a promise while in Iran to attend Qasem Soleimani’s funeral
Is Pelosi timing the impeachment articles’ release so as to damage Bernie?: There has been much theorizing as to why Nancy Pelosi hasn't released the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump yet. Selwyn Duke wonders if she's more interested in taking aim at some of her fellow Democrats than the president
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or “eco-system” for conservatives
The Crown: Part Five: Michael Moriarty examines The Crown story line which sees the arrogant and mercurial Princess Margaret, her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones and her battle with the rest of the Royal Family
2020 hindsight will judge these predictions: What's a new year without predictions for it? Dr. Robert Owens, the self-styled "Historian of the Future", offers up some prognostications for 2020 -- some surprising, some rather expected
Two Arizona school districts promoting racial divisions and social justice: There was a time when schools taught civics but these days, as embodied by two school districts in Arizona, they want to teach that which destroys society, says Rachel Alexander
Sports commentariat demands more inequality in college sports: Michael R. Shannon loved when college sports were covered by actual sports journalists. Today, he writes, it's all complaining about inequality -- whether it exists or not
Killing civilization: The great equality farce: Equality, or rather the dogma of equality, is quite possibly the greatest single threat to Western civilization, argues Selwyn Duke, and it needs to die before the world as we have built it does
The Trump Administration — Keeping America great in 2020 and beyond!: The Democrats' best hope in 2020, argues Mark Alexander, is to attempt to drive the American economy into nothing short of a recession
Do we really face a climate cat–astrophe?: Duggan Flanakin asks if we must put up with yet another eco-cataclysm fabricated and exaggerated by ruling elites?
Only murderers are allowed to be amateurs: The media wanted so badly for the man who stopped an active shooter at the recent incident at the West Freeway Church of Christ that they basically reported lies, says Michael R. Shannon
A scorecard on the first decade after the Arab Spring: Ten years after the "Arab Spring" the Middle East is a collection of confused countries, increasingly radicalized, threatened or supported by Iran and its proxies and facing huge and apparently intractable issues, writes Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure in Canada is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski
The Crown: Part Four: Michael Moriarty continues his look at the landmark and popular Netflix series The Crown with an examination of an episode that features both a disgraced prince and a famed American evangelist
Move over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is here: Rachel Alexander offers a review of the new e-book by Ralph Benko and Bill Collier entitled The Capitalist Manifesto: The End of Class Warfare, Toward Universal Affluence, an answer to the twisted classic by Marx and Engels
On how evangelicals can support Trump, both libs and conservatives get it wrong: Christians have had occasionally had a hard time being fully onboard the Trump Train -- for obvious reasons -- but Selwyn Duke believes that the religious need to remember some important facts about politics and culture
Reform USAID energy aid policies now!: US President Donald Trump should direct USAID to support coal and gas, argue Paul Driessen and David Wojick, not just wind and solar
Trump trips on a pygmy: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is clearly no fan of US President Donald Trump -- even working against him some days -- but Michael R Shannon says needs to decide whose side the Kentucky politician is really on
The signs swirl all around us, so is the monetary reset at hand?: Chris Powell believes that all the signs are pointing to reasons to be optimistic about gold and precious metals investments thanks to what he believes is an impending breakdown of government market manipulation
Climate alarmist banks go carbon-colonialist: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that Africa must move forward without the climate alarmists of the world, using fossil and nuclear energy to build prosperity

February 2020

The myth of Bernie Sanders’s honesty: Bernie Sanders, for whatever you think of him, is widely credited for at least being authentic in his beliefs. The problem, writes Selwyn Duke, is that Sanders actually appears to be dishonest with both voters and himself
George Grant’s vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part One): On the 55th anniversary of George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 55 years of Canadian history
Hitler: Michael Moriarty recently discovered the 1977 documentary Hitler -- A Career on HBO and ponders the incredible evil of the man and the terror he wrought to the entire European continent in such a short period of time
Who’s in the basket?: If you hear the calling but feel that efforts to serve God would be in vain, writes Dr. Robert Owens, you should remember that you never know what might come of it -- you may be surprised
Reflections on the meaning of life and other puzzles, Part IV Truth and Reality: Universally understood or emotionally altered perceptions?: In her long awaited return to her ongoing series, Charlotte B. Cerminaro recently concluded a large move of her family from the Pacific Northwest and reflects how emotions can affect what someone views as a truth
A national solution to the boy crisis?: Boys in America are facing a massive crisis and few would appear to be taking it seriously -- nor care. Rachel Alexander reports that thanks to the efforts of Dr. Warren Farrell that may be slowly changing
Putting a price on moral exhibitionism: Do you believe in a living wage? If so, are you supporting businesses that do it voluntarily? Michael R. Shannon reports on one cleaning company that is paying a living wage and not demanding that government do it for them
The mad rush to electric vehicles: Duggan Flanakin wonders if the push for electric vehicles, along with the resulting government subsidies for companies like Tesla and tax rebates for consumers, will another disaster for consumers
Why didn’t libraries check with Redbox first?: Since allowing the homeless and drug addicts to use their washrooms freely Starbucks has seen a notable decline in business. Michael R. Shannon says the Los Angeles Public Library system apparently wishes to follow suit
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the weakness of the Canadian conservative infrastructures
God’s will: President Donald Trump: Part Two: America is in the midst of a Second Civil War, argues Michael Moriarty, and it's a far more complicated battle that will rely on US President Donald Trump to carry the fight
Trump brings home the bacon: Dr. Robert Owens argues that thanks to the Donald Trump economy there is a very simple fact that Democrats and the media are ignoring -- deliberately or otherwise: Every American who wants a job can get one
Getting the Canadian Right, right – revised and expanded: Mark Wegierski presents a re-worked version of a piece unsuccessfully submitted to the “Right Now” series in The National Post (Toronto)
Democrats in Washington State target well-known conservative legislator: What happens if you're the only conservative legislator in a very liberal state? Rachel Alexander says the left and their allies in the media will stop at nothing -- even investigating you as a terrorist -- to take you down
Jonah Goldberg's 'terrible week'?: Trump didn't create the hatred expressed by his adversaries; he revealed it — and likewise their contempt for his supporters, writes Mark Alexander
Moderate Arab states: “We’re with Trump”: Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is casting about for Arab support in his opposition to the Trump peace proposal but Pinhas Inbari says he's finding few takers
Do ‘green’ buses pass the performance test?: Duggan Flanakin wonders if so-called "green" buses even pass basic energy, environmental, economic and human rights tests?
The U.S. peace plan: A return to the Rabin doctrine of defensible borders: Dan Diker argues that a lot of ink has been spilled about the recently released American peace proposal for Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy but no one seems to have realized the big callback to a steadfast principle of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at mass education and mass media in both countries
God’s will: President Donald Trump: Part One: There is a war currently being waged in the United States, argues Michael Moriarty, and the continuing efforts to distract US President Donald Trump is part and parcel from the wider battle
Time is of the essence: The phrase "time is of the essence" implies that something needs to be completed with all due haste and Dr. Robert Owens says because no one is promised tomorrow that phrase is very appropriate
Maricopa County assessor resigns, under prosecution for human trafficking. but the facts may say otherwise: Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has been charged with trafficking children for the purposes of adoption, something that Rachel Alexander says doesn't even stand up to a cursory examination of the facts
Virginia gun control leader takes a wrong turn: Virginia politician Chris Hurst talks a big talk about safety when it comes to firearms, writes Michael R. Shannon, but that concern for safety apparently doesn't extend to when he gets behind the wheel
Sanders on women's gang-rape fantasies: Mark Alexander reports on more wisdom from Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Democrats' Patron Saint of Witless Rants, a man with a long history of very questionable pronouncements
Deceptive rhetoric at Davos could bring disaster: There is nothing ‘cohesive’ or ‘sustainable’ about environmental ‘solutions’ demanded by World Economic Forum ‘stakeholders’, argues Paul Driessen
Deplatformed: How big tech companies & corporate America subvert the Second Amendment: Second Amendment advocates often -- sometimes always -- focus on the actions of government when it comes to protecting their rights but Sam Jacobs believes that we also need to look at the behavior of corporations when it comes to the Bill of Rights
The Crown: Part Seven: Fresh off her meeting with American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, writes Michael Moriarty, Queen Elizabeth II decides to handle a diplomatic crisis in Ghana and goes against the counsel of both the United States, her government and her own advisors
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at multiculturalism and varied types of “affirmative-action”-type policies in Canada
Retirement requirements get the Trump treatment: Many Americans rely on their retirement savings accounts to get by in their golden years and Dr. Robert Owens says that US President Donald Trump has once again did a solid for American workers
Getting the Canadian Right, right: Mark Wegierski presents a piece unsuccessfully submitted to the “Right Now” series in The National Post (Toronto)
1619, my ass, New York Times: Greg Strange looks at the New York Times' ongoing "1619 Project" -- organized by the newspaper to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States with a goal to mark the 400th anniversary of the first slaves brought from Africa -- and comes away with some definitive thoughts on it
Surprise medical bill legislation opens door to medicare for all: Surprise medical bills can be devastating for Americans but proposed legislation being pushed by a leftist billionaire and his allies in Congress are the wrong way of dealing with them, says Rachel Alexander
Richmond proves the left hates you and your gun: The recent pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia should disabuse any American gun owner that the political left has nothing but contempt for them, argues Michael R. Shannon

March 2020

The 'War on Virus' — What's our exit strategy?: When the United States gets to Day 15 of the "Great Distancing," says Mark Alexander, we must have a clear plan to restore the American economy
Fear is the opposite of faith: There are many living in fear these days, particularly with a global pandemic threatening the health and lives of many, but Dr. Robert Owens says people should replace that fear with faith
Perspective on Corona panic: Robert T. Smith isn't arguing that the novel coronavirus isn't serious -- people are dying after all -- but he argues that we do need a sense of perspective about how dire the situation really is
Apocalypse now! (Compliments of Big Government): It's probably not going to be a popular opinion but Greg Strange argues that the response that governments have had to the Corona virus is out of a bad sci-fi movie
WaPo bashes homeschooling during Coronavirus epidemic: Rachel Alexander doesn't think much of a recent Washington Post editorial which claimed that homeschooled children would fall behind in their learning
“Inter-not” -- Has a Canadian right-wing “blogosphere” had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? – updated to 2020 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at some think-tanks
The Crown: Part Ten: Like many of us Michael Moriarty has an excess of time on his hands so that means its time to continue gorging on Netflix series The Crown and reporting his thoughts on the popular drama
If the PA lacks funds to combat the coronavirus, it should stop paying salaries to terrorists: Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser says the Palestinian Authority has complained that it has no money to fight the coronavirus pandemic -- doubtless impacted by its decision to pay money to terrorists
Leftists turn schools into thug sanctuaries: One way of reducing the potential prison population is to simply not report and act on crimes. Michael R. Shannon says Virginia's school system apparently believes that's a logical response to violence in the classroom
Fight the virus, not carbon: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that obsessive focus on climate wastes scarce money and distracts from the real health crisis
COVID-19 tests: The non-fake news: The American system may not be the fastest in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Dvorah Richman, but it’s giving us trustworthy answers
President Trump winning admirers in strange places: It's actually quite remarkable, says Dr. Robert Owens. US President Donald Trump actually received some praise from both the mainstream media and Democrat politicians
Media focused on blaming coronavirus on Trump: The media would be bereft if it didn't have something to blame on Donald Trump and the coronavirus came along at just the right time, says Michael R. Shannon
Enforcing compliance with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions: Psychological aspects of a national security threat: Most people view the COVID-19 pandemic as a health crisis but Dr. Irwin J. Mansdorf would argue that it should properly be treated as a national security event
For real COVID-19 relief, suspend the payroll tax: Mark Alexander believes that the federal government needs to assist those people actually affected – the American worker and their families – and that means putting money directly in their hands
“Inter-not” -- Has a Canadian right-wing “blogosphere” had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? – updated to 2020 (Part One): Mark Wegierski expresses some skepticism about the real impact that Canadian conservatives have made on politics when it comes to the web
The Crown: Part Nine: Michael Moriarty takes a brief aside from his look at the well-regarded Netflix series The Crown by taking a look at the situation of Prince Charles, presumptive heir to the English crown
Fear of (everybody else) flying: Air travel worsens the "climate crisis", say environmentalists – unless the passengers are climate activists and wealthy elites, writes Duggan Flanakin
The real reasons Africa has another locust plague: Paul Driessen says that the United Nations, environmentalist pressure groups and their financial backers have a lot to answer for
Would a victorious Joe Biden be removed for mental incapacity?: The Democrat Party is, at least for the moment, faced with two very unpalatable choices for a potential presidential nominee, writes Selwyn Duke, and Joe Biden is one of them
George Grant’s vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Four): On the 55th anniversary of George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 55 years of Canadian history
The Crown: Part Eight: Michael Moriarty returns to his look at Netflix series The Crown with the episode that examines the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Royal response to it and America today
Veteran’s benefits aren’t entitlements: Many view the benefits that veterans of the armed forces as little more than entitlements but Dr. Robert Owens argues they are a part of a moral contract that the nation agreed to with anyone wearing a uniform for it
Genius Republican pins himself to the mat: The battle over Confederate statues continues in Virginia and one politician -- Republican Wendell Walker -- thought he had a winning strategy over the issue. Michael R. Shannon thinks he fails to understand his opponents
Will the coronavirus defeat Trump’s reelection?: Rachel Alexander is quite worried that the coronavirus may well defeat Donald Trump at the polls, doing the job that the Democrats quite obviously couldn't
The Demos' 2020 economic doom platform — WuFlu apocalypse: Mark Alexander says the Pelosi/Schumer tag team is doing what Demos do best — using the misery of others as fodder for their political agenda
Will the coronavirus (COVID-19) quiet the Gaza Strip?: One of the unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, reports Yoni Ben Menachem, is that anti-Israeli protests in the Gaza Strip have effectively come to a halt for the foreseeable future
How exactly do they plan to replace fossil fuels?: Jurisdictions around the world want to ban coal, oil and gas, says Paul Driessen. He asks: Exactly how will they replace them? Who wins? Who loses? 
Afghanistan — What's left to win?: The question isn't, says Mark Alexander, "How long will the latest peace treaty with the Taliban last?" but "Why are we still there?" -- especially since American military strikes are still occurring
George Grant’s vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Three): On the 55th anniversary of George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 55 years of Canadian history
True justice: Michael Moriarty recently checked out Mark Wahlberg's 2020 movie Spenser Confidential and came away impressed at both the action flick and the star's refusal to expression a negative opinion about US President Donald Trump
Trump’s MAGA model on the world stage: It didn't get a lot of press attention at the time but US President Donald Trump's message to the World Economic Forum earlier this year sent very clear a message, says Dr. Robert Owens
The DOJ Inspector General needs to investigate the crooked prosecution of Renzi: Over a decade after being convicted over a land trade deal former Congressman Rick Renzi is still fighting to clear his name, reports Rachel Alexander
Big tech’s civilization-busting bias: Big Tech has the ability, argues Selwyn Duke, to change the course of the next election by just enough to ensure a Democrat victory in 2020
Science discovers the benefits of Christianity: A recent study which found health benefits to those who attended church regularly, writes Michael R. Shannon, must have come as quite a shock to the researchers behind it
Jacob Hornberger: Let the free market determine rates, pick the best money: Mike Gleason interviews founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation Jacob Hornberger, one of the Libertarian Party's presidential hopefuls for 2020
Libya’s Field-Marshall Khalifa Haftar – the returnee: You probably haven't heard of self-proclaimed Libyan Field-Marshall Khalifa Haftar but Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah says the military officer is playing an important role in that country's ongoing struggle to stabilize itself
Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results: Paul Driessen says Virginia’s “clean economy” plans include 850-foot-tall turbines, 3.5 times the area of Washington, DC covered with solar panels, mining, child labor and pricey power
The unholy crusade against gas appliances: The eco darling natural gas has given way to wind, solar and battery electricity – and slave labor, argues Duggan Flanakin
Conservatives still waiting for anchor babies aweigh: Three years into the Trump administration and one of the key issues that got him into the White House -- immigration -- has yet to see even the smallest of success, says Michael R. Shannon
George Grant’s vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Two): On the 55th anniversary of George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 55 years of Canadian history
Trump trade deals: Dr. Robert Owens says trade deals like the United States Canada Mexico Agreement have earned the praise of even the political left, proving that Donald Trump is working on behalf of working Americans
Billionaires aren't so smart about everything: A recent headline about billionaires fleeing the Earth over the prospect of climate catastrophe has Greg Strange thinking that perhaps that subset of the ultra-wealthy aren't quite as intelligent as they are made out to be
 “Trans” men vs. women: Feminists created the monster now devouring women’s sports: Feminists who argued that there were no real physical differences between men and women -- particularly in sports -- are the reason why "trans" athletes are utterly demolishing women's sports today, writes Selwyn Duke
Oil is now more volatile than bitcoin: If it seems to you that oil markets have been unpredictable in recent weeks you aren't alone. Alex Kimani says that the numbers show that crude oil has been more volatile then even something like cryptocurrency
The depressed, dismal Democrats have forgotten how to have fun: Compared to the Democrats, argues David Keene, today's Republicans can claim are at least entertaining
Parents organize to fight back: Parental authority has been under attack in recent decades but a recently formed group -- Parents United America -- has been organized to try and reclaim it, reports Rebecca Hagelin 

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