Category Archives: National Politics

de Tocqueville on Democracy

20 years ago, I would have read this and assumed it could never happen in America. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse … Continue reading

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Marxism, Contrarianism, and Liberty

Replace weak liberalism with strong communism! So is Marxism on the rise?  Since the Tea Party’s high water mark in 2009, it most certainly seems this way.  Occupiers run amok, the once famed European Common Market is on the brink … Continue reading

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National Blogger Day of Silence

Naturally, I will not be participating in this here (since it, ironically, gives the opposition what they want — silence).  Rather, I will simply point you towards Bearing Drift where we will be participating in the national day of protest. … Continue reading

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NRO: The Mandate War

George Weigel nails it on National Review Online regarding the USCCB’s lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding the HHS Mandate: This is not an argument about birth control, nor is it part of some “War on Women” waged by misogynistic … Continue reading

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NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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Mother Russia, May I?

You know it’s a sad day when an American President begs a Russian president for permission to wait on missile defense negotiations. …and what’s worse, when the Russian president condescends to pass that request on to the Russian prime minister, … Continue reading

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WaPo: Can The President Reduce Gas Prices?

The answer to this question is an immediate no.  The POTUS couldn’t do it in 2008; the POTUS couldn’t do it in 2012 (at least to an immediate effect). Republicans this morning are gleefully sharing how the Democrats are more … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: New Home Sales Decline, Housing Market Recovered?

Seems like the glut of new homes on the market has finally come down to within 6-months inventory, a metric that indicates the glut of homes on the market has finally — FINALLY — come back to within some degree … Continue reading

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Rumors of the Death of the West Have Been GREATLY Exaggerated…

Great reading this morning from City Journal: It’s indisputable that the Anglosphere no longer enjoys the overwhelming global dominance that it once had. What was once a globe-spanning empire is now best understood as a union of language, culture, and … Continue reading

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