Friday, February 28, 2020

Hope and Cringe

I defy you to watch the video of Barack Obama’s 2007 speech to Hampton University without cringing. In the worst fake accent since Madonna...

Presidents Don’t Run the Economy

So often when he addresses crowds, Bill Clinton officiates at a marriage of mendacity and excitable ignorance. This was plainly the case in his...

On Taxes, Obama and Romney Obfuscate

Democrats are fond of saying that Republicans rely too heavily on tax cuts in their economic proposals. In reality, Mitt Romney’s tax plan is...

Police State Conventions

TAMPA, FL – “They know better than we do.” This was the comment of a Republican attendee, surveying the massive security surrounding us at the...

Mitt Romney and the Ridiculous Modern Presidency

And then there’s Mitt. After all the speechifying and handshaking and recriminations and commercials and countless debates, the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination...

Time to Deploy Jeb

What if the Republican Party could field a presidential nominee able to guarantee victory in the state of Florida, and perhaps across the entire...

Citizen Bain

There is a film about a ruthless, wealthy man who just wanted to be loved. The man bought up everything that caught his eye,...

Rick Perry: An Unimportant President

Rick Perry wants to be unimportant. The Texas Governor has famously promised that, if he is elected president of the United States, he will...

The Caldwell Account

In the marketplace of ideas, you need buyers and sellers – that’s how you find the price of the truth. The Caldwell Account,...

While I Breathe, I Hope

On January 5, 2011, Upper Canada College bid farewell to one of the school’s most extraordinary friends. In the...

The TSA Tea Party

Yet again, those in power have misread and underestimated the will of the American people. Last November’s election results shattered the grinning assurances of...

The TSA Tea Party

Yet again, those in power have misread and underestimated the will of the American people. Last November

Power, Freedom, and Christmas

So begins and ends the role of the most powerful person on the planet in the greatest story ever told. Taken from the Gospel...

Remember the Morning

Nine years ago today, our world changed. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four hijacked airliners crashed into targets in New York, Washington...

What Does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu boarded the USS...