A mentally disturbed man entered a South Florida high school and killed at least 17 people and critically injured scores more with an AR-15 rifle this week. Nikolas Cruz had previously been expelled from the school for erratic and violent behavior. He was reported to have an obsession with guns. His social media posts were also thought to be "disturbing."
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The vandalism and removal of Confederate Civil War monuments no longer makes news in these jaded times. Now, however, the movement to obliterate history is sliding down the slippery slope that is its inevitable conclusion: The elimination of memorials to our (slave-owning) Founding Fathers.
The Chief of Staff of the now-defunct “Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack” testified recently to the House Homeland Security subcommittee that there are North Korean satellites passing over the United States on a frequent basis that could wipe out our electrical grid for years to come.
National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Gen. Herbert R. McMaster has been working with the White House since Gen. Mike Flynn was ousted shortly after the inauguration. Since that time, the ship of state has been steadily sinking as a result of a large number of “leaks”, with the consequence often being a number of high-profile firings of administration officials. With all these generals advising the president, the end result has been, well, general disarray.
It’s rare, even in these toxic times, to see an American specifically call for the demise of an entire generation to further a political goal. Well, Bill Nye, the “Science Guy," did it recently in an interview with the LA Times. He did it in such a way, however, that it seemed perfectly reasonable to suggest. He’d like the older generation to just “age out” because there are so many stubborn climate skeptics among them.
Many of us are rightly concerned about the situation in many of the world’s trouble spots. Every year, there seem to be more and more areas that have a match close to the powder keg, and a number of countries don’t seem to care if the fuse is lit. You may already have a queasy feeling in your stomach about the possibility of war with Iran, Russia, China, and others. You might be dismayed, but not surprised that a war might break out. Here’s where the surprise comes in: The war could start in space.
This weekend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio showed what a great candidate Hizzoner is for a second term…as burgomaster of just about any city in Germany. Big bill skipped town recently to jet to the G20 summit (all expenses paid, of course) so that he could hobnob with his fellow socialists and assure them that America is not with President Trump. Well, at least, New York City, Chicago, and most of California isn’t. Mr. de Blasio also skipped the candlelight vigil for Miosotis Familia, a murdered 48-year-old police officer and mother of three, but fear not: He might still make it to the funeral unless there’s a Sandinista coup somewhere to attend.
In Washington, D.C., where character assassination is a popular blood sport, actual assassination may become part of the New Normal in American politics.
The Battle of Britain was a 1940 military air campaign of the Second World War in which the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) tried to bomb England into submission. Lasting months, the Royal Air Force eventually defeated the Germans, thus keeping the British in the war and preventing the collapse of the allied war effort.
President Donald Trump likes using Twitter, and he unleashes firestorms in the media daily with his sometimes, ahem, less than eloquent remarks. But his latest tweet about all the “Negative Press Covfefe” is taking over the airwaves and giving new legs to the theory that Mr. Trump suffers from sleep deprivation. Scholarly publications like USA TODAY are trotting out numerous experts that point to the danger of having a sleep-deprived person (especially a Republican) in a position of power
Well-known conservative writer David French recently wrote a National Review article criticizing the idea that conservatives should become more openly partisan. In that article, French mentions a call in which he was told to “put on that red jersey and get on the field”, something he believes is politically and morally wrong.
In years past, you have read stories of the Palestinian’s “Intifada” against Israelis. Intifada is an Arabic word whose meaning is “rebellion” or “resistance”. This resistance often takes the form of violent action, such as the “knife intifada” of 2015 that consisted of stabbing attacks on citizens in Israel.
If you’re looking for a poster child to illustrate the effects of switching from a capitalist society to a socialist one, look no further than Venezuela. When you examine recent events, it’s clear that the fruits of socialism are… no fruit (or any other food).
Once upon a time, there was a kid who carried a hand grenade with him to school. He claimed to have a whole lot of hand grenades at home, and was always threatening teachers and students that, if you got him mad, he would use them one day. He occasionally dug a hole in the ground and tested his hand grenades to make sure they were good to go at all times.
Recently, President Donald Trump signed executive orders calling for the building of a wall on our southern border, as well as an expansion of border patrol forces and immigration officers. Bids are coming in from construction firms, but will a wall ever get built? Or is the wall, or the mere idea of it, too big an obstacle to hurdle?
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R, FL) has called for an immediate end to a 2013 rule that provides special healthcare subsidies for members of Congress. In a letter to President Trump last week, DeSantis wrote that he believes the President can press the urgency of Repeal and Replace if members of Congress have to suffer under it like everyone else.
The deep political divisions that have plagued the nation during the 21st Century have been compared to the Civil War of the 19th century. This Civil War, however, is most “un-civil.”
I’m betraying my age by admitting that I watched Bugs Bunny cartoons during my childhood. (I should say reruns of Bugs Bunny cartoons; I’m not that old). Bugs was generally a peaceful get-along sort of rabbit; that is, until Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, or Wil E. Coyote got him mad. Once you raised the hackles of the hare, you were in a mess of trouble.
Among the many examples of intolerance by the illiberal left, the incident when writer Charles Murray came to speak at Middlebury College was, perhaps, one of the most heinous. It’s said that every cloud has a silver lining. Is there one here?