January 2020 - December 2020

January 2020

Hospitals play pin the price on the donkey: The last thing hospitals want Americans to know is how much drugs or a procedure actually costs and there are plenty of people who are taking action against this opacity, writes Michael R. Shannon
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at some of the differences in society, politics, and culture between Canada the United States
The Crown: Part Six: Michael Moriarty examines the 8th episode of the second season of The Crown which sees England's Royal Family deal with America's version -- US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline 
It’s a battlefield brother: Christians need to realize that they are in a battle -- a spiritual one -- and the armour and swords are there for them to take a hold of, says Dr. Robert Owens
Where are the prosecutions for Fast and Furious?: Those interested in justice were happy to finally have a Republican in the White House so the Fast and Furious scandal could finally be brought out into the light. So why hasn't anything happened, asks Rachel Alexander
The Virginia model for a constitutional confederation of states: Where there is no clear constitutional authority for congressional legislation and taxes, asks Mark Alexander, what should be the consequence for such dereliction?
Iran tries to fill Gen. Soleimani’s boots: Iran has named a replacement for the departed Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall take a look at a new face -- Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi -- and his interesting past
Bloomberg's brokered Demo convention gambit: Mark Alexander believes that Michael Bloomberg is positioning himself as an insurance policy against Bernie Sanders's nomination
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the Canadian media and the academy
Trump the pro-life president: Plenty of Republicans have occupied office since Roe v Wade presenting themselves as travellers in the pro-life movement, says Dr. Robert Owens, but only Donald Trump has actually put walk into his talk
All nonprofits should be terrified of this new court decision: A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the conviction of former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is bad news for anyone who raises money for a non-profit, says Rachel Alexander
Virginia is a preview of what gun–grabbers would do nationally: The latest battle against the gun grabbers is currently taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia but Michael R. Shannon says that if the Democrats capture Congress and the White House you can expect the Second Amendment war to rage against the entire country
Fight fires with facts – not fake science: Eliminate fuel, prevent ignition, stop arson, end irresponsible land management policies and you’ll go a long way to limiting wild fires, argue Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin
New tensions between Egypt and Hamas: Egypt has always used Hamas for its own purposes so they weren't particularly impressed earlier this month, reports Yoni Ben Menachem, when they broke a promise while in Iran to attend Qasem Soleimani’s funeral
Is Pelosi timing the impeachment articles’ release so as to damage Bernie?: There has been much theorizing as to why Nancy Pelosi hasn't released the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump yet. Selwyn Duke wonders if she's more interested in taking aim at some of her fellow Democrats than the president
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or “eco-system” for conservatives
The Crown: Part Five: Michael Moriarty examines The Crown story line which sees the arrogant and mercurial Princess Margaret, her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones and her battle with the rest of the Royal Family
2020 hindsight will judge these predictions: What's a new year without predictions for it? Dr. Robert Owens, the self-styled "Historian of the Future", offers up some prognostications for 2020 -- some surprising, some rather expected
Two Arizona school districts promoting racial divisions and social justice: There was a time when schools taught civics but these days, as embodied by two school districts in Arizona, they want to teach that which destroys society, says Rachel Alexander
Sports commentariat demands more inequality in college sports: Michael R. Shannon loved when college sports were covered by actual sports journalists. Today, he writes, it's all complaining about inequality -- whether it exists or not
Killing civilization: The great equality farce: Equality, or rather the dogma of equality, is quite possibly the greatest single threat to Western civilization, argues Selwyn Duke, and it needs to die before the world as we have built it does
The Trump Administration — Keeping America great in 2020 and beyond!: The Democrats' best hope in 2020, argues Mark Alexander, is to attempt to drive the American economy into nothing short of a recession
Do we really face a climate cat–astrophe?: Duggan Flanakin asks if we must put up with yet another eco-cataclysm fabricated and exaggerated by ruling elites?
Only murderers are allowed to be amateurs: The media wanted so badly for the man who stopped an active shooter at the recent incident at the West Freeway Church of Christ that they basically reported lies, says Michael R. Shannon
A scorecard on the first decade after the Arab Spring: Ten years after the "Arab Spring" the Middle East is a collection of confused countries, increasingly radicalized, threatened or supported by Iran and its proxies and facing huge and apparently intractable issues, writes Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah
Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2020 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure in Canada is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski
The Crown: Part Four: Michael Moriarty continues his look at the landmark and popular Netflix series The Crown with an examination of an episode that features both a disgraced prince and a famed American evangelist
Move over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is here: Rachel Alexander offers a review of the new e-book by Ralph Benko and Bill Collier entitled The Capitalist Manifesto: The End of Class Warfare, Toward Universal Affluence, an answer to the twisted classic by Marx and Engels
On how evangelicals can support Trump, both libs and conservatives get it wrong: Christians have had occasionally had a hard time being fully onboard the Trump Train -- for obvious reasons -- but Selwyn Duke believes that the religious need to remember some important facts about politics and culture
Reform USAID energy aid policies now!: US President Donald Trump should direct USAID to support coal and gas, argue Paul Driessen and David Wojick, not just wind and solar
Trump trips on a pygmy: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is clearly no fan of US President Donald Trump -- even working against him some days -- but Michael R Shannon says needs to decide whose side the Kentucky politician is really on
The signs swirl all around us, so is the monetary reset at hand?: Chris Powell believes that all the signs are pointing to reasons to be optimistic about gold and precious metals investments thanks to what he believes is an impending breakdown of government market manipulation
Climate alarmist banks go carbon-colonialist: Paul Driessen and David Wojick argue that Africa must move forward without the climate alarmists of the world, using fossil and nuclear energy to build prosperity

February 2020

The myth of Bernie Sanders’s honesty: Bernie Sanders, for whatever you think of him, is widely credited for at least being authentic in his beliefs. The problem, writes Selwyn Duke, is that Sanders actually appears to be dishonest with both voters and himself
George Grant’s vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part One): On the 55th anniversary of George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 55 years of Canadian history
Hitler: Michael Moriarty recently discovered the 1977 documentary Hitler -- A Career on HBO and ponders the incredible evil of the man and the terror he wrought to the entire European continent in such a short period of time
Who’s in the basket?: If you hear the calling but feel that efforts to serve God would be in vain, writes Dr. Robert Owens, you should remember that you never know what might come of it -- you may be surprised
Reflections on the meaning of life and other puzzles, Part IV Truth and Reality: Universally understood or emotionally altered perceptions?: In her long awaited return to her ongoing series, Charlotte B. Cerminaro recently concluded a large move of her family from the Pacific Northwest and reflects how emotions can affect what someone views as a truth
A national solution to the boy crisis?: Boys in America are facing a massive crisis and few would appear to be taking it seriously -- nor care. Rachel Alexander reports that thanks to the efforts of Dr. Warren Farrell that may be slowly changing
Putting a price on moral exhibitionism: Do you believe in a living wage? If so, are you supporting businesses that do it voluntarily? Michael R. Shannon reports on one cleaning company that is paying a living wage and not demanding that government do it for them
The mad rush to electric vehicles: Duggan Flanakin wonders if the push for electric vehicles, along with the resulting government subsidies for companies like Tesla and tax rebates for consumers, will another disaster for consumers
Why didn’t libraries check with Redbox first?: Since allowing the homeless and drug addicts to use their washrooms freely Starbucks has seen a notable decline in business. Michael R. Shannon says the Los Angeles Public Library system apparently wishes to follow suit
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the weakness of the Canadian conservative infrastructures
God’s will: President Donald Trump: Part Two: America is in the midst of a Second Civil War, argues Michael Moriarty, and it's a far more complicated battle that will rely on US President Donald Trump to carry the fight
Trump brings home the bacon: Dr. Robert Owens argues that thanks to the Donald Trump economy there is a very simple fact that Democrats and the media are ignoring -- deliberately or otherwise: Every American who wants a job can get one
Getting the Canadian Right, right – revised and expanded: Mark Wegierski presents a re-worked version of a piece unsuccessfully submitted to the “Right Now” series in The National Post (Toronto)
Democrats in Washington State target well-known conservative legislator: What happens if you're the only conservative legislator in a very liberal state? Rachel Alexander says the left and their allies in the media will stop at nothing -- even investigating you as a terrorist -- to take you down
Jonah Goldberg's 'terrible week'?: Trump didn't create the hatred expressed by his adversaries; he revealed it — and likewise their contempt for his supporters, writes Mark Alexander
Moderate Arab states: “We’re with Trump”: Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is casting about for Arab support in his opposition to the Trump peace proposal but Pinhas Inbari says he's finding few takers
Do ‘green’ buses pass the performance test?: Duggan Flanakin wonders if so-called "green" buses even pass basic energy, environmental, economic and human rights tests?
The U.S. peace plan: A return to the Rabin doctrine of defensible borders: Dan Diker argues that a lot of ink has been spilled about the recently released American peace proposal for Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy but no one seems to have realized the big callback to a steadfast principle of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at mass education and mass media in both countries
God’s will: President Donald Trump: Part One: There is a war currently being waged in the United States, argues Michael Moriarty, and the continuing efforts to distract US President Donald Trump is part and parcel from the wider battle
Time is of the essence: The phrase "time is of the essence" implies that something needs to be completed with all due haste and Dr. Robert Owens says because no one is promised tomorrow that phrase is very appropriate
Maricopa County assessor resigns, under prosecution for human trafficking. but the facts may say otherwise: Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has been charged with trafficking children for the purposes of adoption, something that Rachel Alexander says doesn't even stand up to a cursory examination of the facts
Virginia gun control leader takes a wrong turn: Virginia politician Chris Hurst talks a big talk about safety when it comes to firearms, writes Michael R. Shannon, but that concern for safety apparently doesn't extend to when he gets behind the wheel
Sanders on women's gang-rape fantasies: Mark Alexander reports on more wisdom from Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Democrats' Patron Saint of Witless Rants, a man with a long history of very questionable pronouncements
Deceptive rhetoric at Davos could bring disaster: There is nothing ‘cohesive’ or ‘sustainable’ about environmental ‘solutions’ demanded by World Economic Forum ‘stakeholders’, argues Paul Driessen
Deplatformed: How big tech companies & corporate America subvert the Second Amendment: Second Amendment advocates often -- sometimes always -- focus on the actions of government when it comes to protecting their rights but Sam Jacobs believes that we also need to look at the behavior of corporations when it comes to the Bill of Rights
The Crown: Part Seven: Fresh off her meeting with American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, writes Michael Moriarty, Queen Elizabeth II decides to handle a diplomatic crisis in Ghana and goes against the counsel of both the United States, her government and her own advisors
Comparing the Canadian and the American Right – updated to 2020 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at multiculturalism and varied types of “affirmative-action”-type policies in Canada
Retirement requirements get the Trump treatment: Many Americans rely on their retirement savings accounts to get by in their golden years and Dr. Robert Owens says that US President Donald Trump has once again did a solid for American workers
Getting the Canadian Right, right: Mark Wegierski presents a piece unsuccessfully submitted to the “Right Now” series in The National Post (Toronto)
1619, my ass, New York Times: Greg Strange looks at the New York Times' ongoing "1619 Project" -- organized by the newspaper to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States with a goal to mark the 400th anniversary of the first slaves brought from Africa -- and comes away with some definitive thoughts on it
Surprise medical bill legislation opens door to medicare for all: Surprise medical bills can be devastating for Americans but proposed legislation being pushed by a leftist billionaire and his allies in Congress are the wrong way of dealing with them, says Rachel Alexander
Richmond proves the left hates you and your gun: The recent pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia should disabuse any American gun owner that the political left has nothing but contempt for them, argues Michael R. Shannon




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