It’s now evident that the president lied about Obama Care. Nancy Pelosi’s comment, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” takes on a whole new meaning. Politics and ideology prevailed over truth, as they always do with this president and deceptions, both overt and covert, abound.
December 2, 2013 6 Comments
So what if Obama lied? That’s what moral relativists do. What’s a lie to people who believe truth is an artificial cultural construct. In any case, truth is irrelevant in the larger scheme of things. Machiavelli wrote, “the end justifies the means,” and the end relentlessly pursued by this president is the preservation and extension of government power and control.
November 26, 2013 No Comments
Some things are worth fighting for … aren’t they?
November 1, 2013 1 Comment
The book jacket describes the contents as “A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.” It is all of that and more. The protagonist is Louis Zamperini who, at the hands of his Japanese captors, survived torture, starvation and sadism that plumb the depths of human evil. It is also the story of the men who endured those horrific conditions with him.
October 30, 2013 1 Comment
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refuses to testify before a planned hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She claims she has scheduling conflicts. She’s just too busy. According to the WSJ, Henry Chao, the technology guru for the Affordable Health Care Act is also invisible’ ditto other officials who might be asked to explain the insurance exchange foul up.
October 28, 2013 2 Comments
Stahr‘s extensively researched biography is also a sweeping history of the years before and after the Civil War. It could not be otherwise. William Henry Seward, helped shape, not only those tumultuous years, but also our own time.
This book belongs in the library of anyone seriously interested in American history in general, and the Civil War period in particular. Walter Stahr is both an astute biographer and a gifted writer. It’s a cliché to say that he makes history come alive, but it is the truth.
October 22, 2013 No Comments
A good book with a disappointing conclusion. It is not possible to know how history might have been different had Lincoln lived and his less punitive plan for the South implemented. Arguably, an alternative conclusion to the author’s is that Radical reconstruction, far from deserving applause, prolonged and intensified the rancor between the races in the South, delayed economic recovery for the region and impeded civil rights for black Americans.
October 8, 2013 No Comments
The appellation “Obama Administration” is outdated. Obama Regime is more accurate. Regimes unlike constitutional governments, rule by imposition and by fiat: If the emperor/king doesn’t like a law, he refuses to enforce it. If there is no law to do his bidding, he conjures up a regulation to do what he wants done. The wishes and prerogatives of the regime take precedence over the wants and needs of those it perceives as its subjects.
October 4, 2013 3 Comments
The Therapeutic State: More about “Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century”
The therapeutic state swallows up everything human on the seemingly rational ground that nothing falls outside the province of health and medicine. – Szasz
September 25, 2013 2 Comments
Until recently the Family Rights and Privacy Act protected personally identifiable student information from disclosure to outside agencies. However, in 2012 new USDOE regulations nullified those protections. Educational institutions may now release student records to non-governmental agencies without first obtaining parents’ written consent. The new rules also broaden the permissible purposes for which third parties can access students’ records without first notifying parents. Effective safeguards of student identification are noticeably weak.
September 23, 2013 1 Comment