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The GOP Establishment’s Dilemma

July, 2015:

Phil, a long-time Republican campaign consultant, fundraiser and all-around big deal establishment type discusses the potential 2016 presidential field over the phone with Jack, a big-time GOP contributor.

Phil: Hello, Jack.

Jack: I’ve been expecting your …



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March 16, 2016   2 Comments

A constitutional right to what?

“There is also a constitutional right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness…”

Hillary Clinton

Huh? Where to even start with this statement by Hillary Clinton? Let’s begin with the fact that the erstwhile prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic …



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March 1, 2016   No Comments

Making Gay Okay by Robert Reilly

Making Gay Oka by Robert Reilly
Making Gay Okay is a sobering philosophical analysis of the movement to destroy the concept of rational morality. It is a highly thoughtful examination of the conflicting views on what it is to be a human being and the consequences of abandoning the concept of morality as a derivative of reason.

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February 22, 2016   2 Comments

Great Reviews

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Both of these reviewers did a phenomenal job - the reviews are worth reading on their own merits - especially if one lacks the time to read the books about which they were written.

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February 21, 2016   Comments Off on Great Reviews

Who took the higher out of higher education?

Exactly who took the higher out of higher education? And, while we’re at it, what happened to the education part too?

For reference, I went to college at a time where there were very few aggressions, micro or otherwise, on …



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February 10, 2016   2 Comments

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos

Devotion by Adam Makos
Devotion should be read because of what it reveals about the Korean War and the men who fought it. The “police action” claimed five million lives, nearly 37,000 of them American, plus 92,134 American wounded. Indeed, in the author's words: "One could argue that the Korean War was really a World War –– World War III –– in which the nations of the world converged to fight on one peninsula, instead of around the globe."

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February 8, 2016   No Comments

My Grandfather, The Butcher

Here's a story to make you smile.

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February 3, 2016   6 Comments

Can’t anybody here play this game?

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While watching his futile 1962 Mets team, losers of 120 games, give another dismal performance, manager Casey Stengel reportedly quipped, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” The Mets didn’t try to lose, yet they did it with remarkable regularity. The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up much the same way. It’s hard to see that either party is really trying to win.

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January 28, 2016   4 Comments

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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This is a movie worth seeing, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear, will draw their own conclusions.

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January 16, 2016   2 Comments

Ally My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide By Michael B. Oren

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Ally provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of diplomacy, Obama style. Something like watching a train wreck in progress. That the alliance survived, however bruised, is a credit to the tireless efforts of Israel’s American-born ambassador.

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January 11, 2016   No Comments