Amateur theologians

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The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

The War on Drugs has Failed

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Let’s face it: The War on Drugs has Failed. For decades the government has spent untold billions or trillions of dollars on law enforcement and mass incarceration of people who are only destroying their own lives. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think people should be using PCP, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy or any other currently […]

Conflicts of Interest

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Conflicts of interest are not uncommon occurrences. In most professional settings, when these sorts of things occur they’re taken care of without much of a kerfuffle. If a football referee has a son playing on a football team, he doesn’t referee that particular game. Sometimes, in the interest of making things as aboveboard as possible, […]

Clinton’s Email Security

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After months of requests, former Secretary of State, and current Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton finally turned over her infamous personal email server to the FBI. But the real news today is that Clinton’s email security was a joke. We’re safe in assuming that the Russians, Chinese and any other half-way interested party (but not Congress […]

Censors on the left

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I can remember the days when liberals were strongly in favor of free speech. They would quote with pride the line attributed to Voltaire (but really made by English writer Beatrice Evelyn Hall) “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Instead, […]

Labor unions as ‘fixers’

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Los Angeles appears likely to follow in the footsteps of Seattle and San Francisco in mandating a $15/hour minimum wage. If you want to make sure youth unemployment skyrockets, you couldn’t come up with a better plan. The number of no-experience 16-year-olds who add more than $15 per hour to your business’s value is vanishingly small. […]

Vox says Obamacare sucks

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Of course, they didn’t spin it this way but this piece by Sarah “Local Crime Story” Kliff highlights the facts that most Americans know about Obamacare ever since the the health care system was turned into something akin to a government utility. Interestingly, Vox claims that there have been some healthcare savings, but that it’s […]

Politicizing tragedy

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At last count 7 people lost their lives last night as an Amtrak train derailed en route from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Before the bodies had even grown cold, their were utterly dishonest and predictable calls on the political left that it was the GOP’s fault because they’ve cut funding from Amtrak over the […]

War on Christians

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If there’s a culture war going on in America today, Christians aren’t the aggressors. Last week, the openly lesbian mayor of Houston applauded (then backpedaled and threw her lawyers under the bus) a series of subpoenas issued to five area pastors demanding the contents of their sermons and any communications they may have had with […]

Chutzpah

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Well, Obamacare is  a complete fustercluck, which is what every conservative was saying four years ago. The mainstream media, however, has just discovered that not only has President Obama been telling a whopper of a lie for the past  four years, but that he knew it was a lie when he was telling it. As President […]