Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Duty

We’re going to stay on the topic of duty today. Yesterday, in speaking of the Queen’s accession to the throne, we spoke of her in the context of doing her duty, always. Today we will speak of two young US Marines, who did as well. The story comes to us from Mike McDaniels, who explains: After […]

Continue reading Duty

. . . → Read More: Duty

Trump Should Use the Executive Order to End EPA’s First Great Scam, ChemTrails.

Mark the date, September 2000. In the waning days of the Clinton presidency, and against a backdrop of questions from around the country that people were …

Continue reading Trump Should Use the Executive Order to End EPA’s First Great Scam, ChemTrails.

. . . → Read More: Trump Should Use the Executive Order to End EPA’s First Great Scam, ChemTrails.

Greece and the Folly of Trying to Solve an Overspending Problem with Tax Increases

I’ve put forth lots of arguments against tax increases, mostly focusing on why higher tax rates will depress growth and encourage more government spending. Today, let’s look at a practical, real-world example. I wrote a column for The Hill looking at why Greece is a fiscal and economic train wreck. I have lots of interesting […]

Continue reading Greece and the Folly of Trying to Solve an Overspending Problem with Tax Increases

. . . → Read More: Greece and the Folly of Trying to Solve an Overspending Problem with Tax Increases

Sapphires and Duty

Yesterday was the sixty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. By all reports, she spent it quietly at Sandringham, in Norfolk, where her father, the King died 65 years ago. She is now the longest reigning monarch in British History. And the only one to have parachuted into the Olympics! Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith […]

Continue reading Sapphires and Duty

. . . → Read More: Sapphires and Duty

Putin, Trump, and False Moral Equivalence

Back in the 1980s, I would get very agitated when folks made excuses for brutal communist regimes by asserting that the United States also did bad things. This “moral equivalence” argument is now being recycled by Donald Trump, who basically excuses Putin’s brutality because America supposedly isn’t in any position to throw stones. Here’s the […]

Continue reading Putin, Trump, and False Moral Equivalence

. . . → Read More: Putin, Trump, and False Moral Equivalence

Making American Football Great Again

I have a confession to make, I didn’t bother watching the Super Bowl, yesterday. In fact, I haven’t watched a pro game all year. I’m not exactly boycotting the NFL although it does tend to offend me. I just don’t care much anymore, maybe I’ve outgrown it. I don’t really know, likely because I haven’t […]

Continue reading Making American Football Great Again

. . . → Read More: Making American Football Great Again

A Note to the GOP: You Ride With Criminals, You Hang With Criminals

There’s some talk that many Republicans in both the Senate and the House are getting wobbly about actually ending Obamacare. Suddenly, it’s “repair”, not replace. …

Continue reading A Note to the GOP: You Ride With Criminals, You Hang With Criminals

. . . → Read More: A Note to the GOP: You Ride With Criminals, You Hang With Criminals

Trump Humor

Donald Trump should be an easy target for political humorists, but I’ve mostly been disappointed in the quality of the anti-Trump satire. That may be because comedians think he’s a raging conservative, so their jokes based on that theme strike someone like me (who fears Trump is a big-government populist) as senseless. After all, clever […]

Continue reading Trump Humor

. . . → Read More: Trump Humor

Paraplegic British Cop Walks

What a remarkable story! But in a way, it’s not. It’s what happens in societies that are free to develop new ideas and revolutionary concepts. Remember, there was a day when the steam engine was just as remarkable. From Jewish News via Weaponsman Nicki Donnelly was confined to a wheelchair after being seriously injured in […]

Continue reading Paraplegic British Cop Walks

. . . → Read More: Paraplegic British Cop Walks

Is Putin Being Honest and Accurate about the Benefits of Russia’s Flat Tax?

I’m obviously a big fan of a simple and fair flat tax. In part, my support for fundamental reform is driven by my desire for a low rate, for no double taxation, and for the elimination of loopholes. Those are the economic reasons for reform. But I also am very much motivated by the moral […]

Continue reading Is Putin Being Honest and Accurate about the Benefits of Russia’s Flat Tax?

. . . → Read More: Is Putin Being Honest and Accurate about the Benefits of Russia’s Flat Tax?

Getting to know you

I think we’ll lighten up a bit today, I was out most of yesterday, and didn’t get anything prepared, sometimes life gets in the way, doesn’t it? In any case, back in the forties, the average American GI, didn’t have much idea of what the Brits were like, and it seemed to the War Department […]

Continue reading Getting to know you

. . . → Read More: Getting to know you

Just Say No to the Debilitating Drug of Keynesian Stimulus

I’m glad that Donald Trump wants faster growth. The American people shouldn’t have to settle for the kind of anemic economic performance that the nation endured during the Obama years. But does he understand the right recipe for prosperity? That’s an open question. At times, Trump makes Obama-style arguments about the Keynesian elixir of government […]

Continue reading Just Say No to the Debilitating Drug of Keynesian Stimulus

. . . → Read More: Just Say No to the Debilitating Drug of Keynesian Stimulus

The Anglo-Saxons are Awake!

Blaming the responsible   And yes, they are fundamentally unserious     Steve Hayward took a look at the beginning of the Berkely riots. Here is what he saw Berkeley still has rent control, but it hasn’t stopped Milo Yiannapoulos from living rent-free in the heads of the left. So in another triumph for his ironic […]

Continue reading The Anglo-Saxons are Awake!

. . . → Read More: The Anglo-Saxons are Awake!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Border-Adjustable Taxation, but Were Afraid (or too Bored) to Ask

House Republicans, as part of a generally laudable tax reform plan, want to replace the corporate income tax with a “destination-based cash-flow tax.” I’ve addressed that topic a couple of times. Left-leaning advocates like “destination-based” tax systems such as the DBCFT because such systems undermine tax competition and give politicians more ability to increase tax […]

Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Border-Adjustable Taxation, but Were Afraid (or too Bored) to Ask

. . . → Read More: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Border-Adjustable Taxation, but Were Afraid (or too Bored) to Ask

The Hysterical Left, and Neil Gorsuch

I seem to have developed some form of flu. It’s rather distracting, so a short one today. In any case, I think Melanie is on to quite a lot here. It was an instructive year, as I watched (and participated in) as Britain discovered the words of the American founders to urge on the Brexit […]

Continue reading The Hysterical Left, and Neil Gorsuch

. . . → Read More: The Hysterical Left, and Neil Gorsuch

Smaller Government Is the Best Strategy for Reducing Corruption in Romania

In 2016, there were three very worthy candidates for the highly coveted Politician of the Year Award. In May, I gave the prize to Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, because he assured voters that none of his mistresses were on the public payroll. Gee, what a swell guy! In July, I […]

Continue reading Smaller Government Is the Best Strategy for Reducing Corruption in Romania

. . . → Read More: Smaller Government Is the Best Strategy for Reducing Corruption in Romania

The Jacksonian Revolt

We’ve said here often that most Europeans simply misunderstand Americans. That is true, and it is also true that Britons do better than most at understanding us, which is reasonable, given that we sprang as a nation from Brittania’s brow. Walter Russel Mead undertook in Foreign Affairs to explain how Trump arose. I think he gets […]

Continue reading The Jacksonian Revolt

. . . → Read More: The Jacksonian Revolt

By an Angel’s Kiss, CSWO William Ryan Owen, 36, Navy SEAL

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. On November 24th 2016, Chief Special Warfare Officer, William Ryan …

Continue reading By an Angel’s Kiss, CSWO William Ryan Owen, 36, Navy SEAL

. . . → Read More: By an Angel’s Kiss, CSWO William Ryan Owen, 36, Navy SEAL

The Government’s War on Money Laundering Is Causing the Wrong Kind of Casualties

President Trump says he wants to roll back the burden of regulation. Give the morass of red tape that is strangling the economy, this is a very worthy goal. It’s also a daunting task. Fixing the sprawling regulatory state is the modern version of cleaning the Augean stables and I’m not brimming with confidence that […]

Continue reading The Government’s War on Money Laundering Is Causing the Wrong Kind of Casualties

. . . → Read More: The Government’s War on Money Laundering Is Causing the Wrong Kind of Casualties

How we Got Trump

Mollie Hemingway wrote yesterday in The Federalist about Saying People Can’t Say ‘This Is Why Trump Won’ Is Why Trump Won. See, one of the reasons tens of millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton was that they were sick of this type of media bullying. But you’re not supposed to point out […]

Continue reading How we Got Trump

. . . → Read More: How we Got Trump