Gary Kiehne: Fightin’ words!

Gary Kiehne: Fightin’ words!

By Gary Kiehne Even without a calendar, you’d know it’s election time by the sudden reappearance of Senator Jeff Flake within the state’s borders and on television. His handlers have clearly decided the way to sell Flake to Arizona as a conservative is to rebrand him as Senator Barry Goldwater, even brazenly stealing the title […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Abby normal

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Abby normal

By Mike Tully Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in? Igor: Then you won’t be angry? Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry. Igor: Abby someone. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who? Igor: Abby… Normal. “Young Frankenstein,” (1974) On August 30, […]

Phil Richardson: Terrorist NeoNazis came to Charlottesville spoiling for a fight

Phil Richardson: Terrorist NeoNazis came to Charlottesville spoiling for a fight

By Phil Richardson An Austrian native was the world’s worst race-hating terrorist of all time. Adolph Hitler became a hero by promising Germans he would make Deutchland Aber Alles (the greatest) again. He fell in with a relatively small (probably 100-200 person) group of National Socialist (Nazi) right-wingers about 1927. They first met in beer […]

Cheryl Chumley: Confederate statues today, book burnings tomorrow

Cheryl Chumley: Confederate statues today, book burnings tomorrow

A crowd of ignorant protesters pulled down a bronze Confederate statue that stood before a county government building in Durham, North Carolina – the angry national backlash to the Charlottesville brouhaha over the Robert E. Lee monument. This is not how civil societies operate. And yet this is what the left has brought, and now […]

Victor Davis Hanson: California wealth inequality makes state crack up

Victor Davis Hanson: California wealth inequality makes state crack up

Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Google are hitting record highs. California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a square foot. It seems as if all of China is willing to pay premium prices to get their children degreed at Caltech, Berkeley, […]

Ilan Berman: Beware Iran’s jihadi legion

Ilan Berman: Beware Iran’s jihadi legion

By Ilan Berman Today, the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group has become a top strategic priority of the United States and its allies in the region. In turn, the efforts of Washington and Middle Eastern partners have begun to pay real dividends, with recent months seeing a significant rollback the group’s self-declared “caliphate” […]

Oregon governor signs bill making state first to offer free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

Oregon governor signs bill making state first to offer free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a landmark bill to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants, by requiring insurance companies to cover the procedures and putting taxpayers on the hook for the tab. Tuesday’s long-awaited signing of House Bill 3391, approved by the State Legislature July 5 with no Republican votes, triggered a […]

Delaware lawmakers vote to abolish state board of education

Delaware lawmakers vote to abolish state board of education

By Lindsey Schulenburg / Heartland Institute Members of the Delaware Joint Finance Committee voted in May to eliminate all $213,000 in funding for the board, which is separate from the Delaware Department of Education. The proposed cuts would have eliminated the board, whose duties, according to the board’s website, include “reviewing and approving regulations and applications for […]

Supposedly symbolic, state travel bans have real bite

Supposedly symbolic, state travel bans have real bite

WASHINGTON — Six states now prohibit their employees from taking nonessential work trips to states with laws that, in their view, discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Both supporters and opponents of these travel bans say they are mostly symbolic. Nevertheless, the people charged with attracting visitors to the affected states say the […]