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Peleliu: 70 Year Anniversary

Peleliu: 70 Year Anniversary

On September 15, we mark the seventieth anniversary of the landings on Peleliu island in the Palau chain by the First U.S. Marine Division during the Pacific War. This was one of those battles that often gets passed over in

Media's 'Smartest President' Fails History

Media's 'Smartest President' Fails History

Here is just one example of why many in this country look askance at President Obama. It is a minor issue, I guess, and in the scheme of things maybe not so important, but I do think it also speaks

Are Liberals Smarter and Nicer? Just Ask Academia

A recent article appearing in Yahoo! News highlighted a study by psychologist Gordon Hodson of Brock University in Ontario in which a nexus is supposedly found between being unintelligent and conservative and being racist. I presume then that, as conservatives and

Thank You Steve Jobs

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful–that’s what matters to me.” R.I.P Steve Jobs. He was the patron saint of entrepreneurs. Newton once reflected that if

Is Obama Losing His Base?

So even Bill Maher finally gets it? It is somewhat gratifying for me to watch liberals who so swooned over a Chicago politician as the “chosen one” to come down to earth and join the rest of us who never

'Gettysburg' Review: History Channel's Hit and Miss

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the opening hostilities of the Civil War, the History Channel is offering up a bevy of programming which kicked off Sunday with the two-hour documentary Gettysburg. Executive produced by brothers Ridely and Tony Scott, it

Pete Townshend At 66: A Remarkable Rock Legend

As Peter Dennis Blansford Townshend’s mother would tell the story, on May 19, 1945 Air Marshall Tedder, searching for Pete’s dad, called out to a gathering of RAF personnel and announced: “It’s a boy.” Twenty-three years later a budding music

Congress And The Oil CEOs…A Transparent Farce

Recently on Fox Business I offered up about today’s members of Congress that I cannot believe they occupy the positions once held by Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and the rest. What got my goat was the absolute waste of tax-payer

Inflation Is Already Here

The recent correction in the commodities markets may be providing Bernake, Geithner and their easy money acolytes with a sense of relief given the relentless run up in prices of raw materials since the announcement of QE back in 2008,

The Exorcist and The Church

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four decades since William Peter Blatty’s best-selling horror classic, The Exorcist hit the bookshelves. Having just re-read it for the first time since I was in middle school I was able to discern

So Much For Honest Debate

A while back on this site I penned an article entitled “Lincoln the ‘Tyrant’. The Libertarians’ Favorite Bogeyman.” Without revisiting it, I offered that the present demonization of our 16th President by some on the far edges of the so-called

Paul Krugman's Absolute Hypocrisy On Libya

Paul Krugman may be a Princeton poster child for Keynesian economics, but I am not sure how being a numbers wonk qualifies this man to comment on U.S. foreign policy that does not involve trade. One cannot deny his academic

Pearl Harbor – Ten Years Old And Still Awful

Ten years ago this May, a stink-bomb was tossed into the elevator of our collective cinematic consciousness. The man who hurled said offense was director Michael Bay and his film was Pearl Harbor. It’s hard to believe it’s been a