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Four weeks from oblivion, GOP Congress slumbers on: In a few short weeks a new session of Congress was start up and the Republicans will no longer control the House of Representatives. Michael R. Shannon says the GOP will essentially be finished at that point

Ingratitude Day: Last week saw Thanksgiving in the United States and while most people tweeted their happiness and well wishes for others there was the usual contingent that made sure to be as miserable as possible, writes Daniel M. Ryan

Cdn pol Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2018 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure on the Canadian political scene is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski

America’s Suicidal Turning Point: The Kennedy Assassinations: America desperately needs a truly great president to come along, argues Michael Moriarty, or the country will continue its long, slow suicidal march to oblivion

I’m blessed: Many Christians, particularly evangelicals, feel compelled to share their faith with others. The problem? How to do it without coming across as overbearing. Dr. Robert Owens believes he has the perfect way

The emperor has no clothes, part 2: A century of proof--great composers and the evolution of tonality: Charlotte Cerminaro continues her series on atonal music -- simply put, music that lacks a tonal center or key -- something that she says is marked by "institutionalized relativism and mediocrity"

The new normal: Fallout from the 2018 midterms: Greg Strange says that the 2018 midterms will be the new pattern for elections going forward with every losing Democrat contesting elections and essentially undermining the democratic process

We should be grateful we did as well as we did in the midterm elections: A lot of conservatives and Republicans were pretty displeased by the GOP's performance earlier this month but Rachel Alexander says all things considered, the party did okay

American’t: From midterms to End Times: Plenty of conservatives took some heart from the recent midterms but Selwyn Duke argues that it was merely the latest proof that the eventual demise of the United States as a republic was still on in track

NGOs in Gaza and the West Bank incite with European support: Hamas has received the lion's share of the credit for the latest unrest in Gaza and the West Bank but Pinhas Inbari argues that NGOs have also played a key role

Can we expect a major rebound in oil prices?: Oil prices recently hit a low -- doubtless pleasing drivers -- but Nick Cunningham believes that the bottom may have been reached and prices should be going back up soon

Give thanks that we no longer live on the precipice: Paul Driessen argues that fossil fuels helped humanity improve our health, living standards and longevity in just 200 years 

Vintage fraud: When progressives lose they tend to get very frustrated and then do whatever they can to either overturn the results or cast them as illegitimate. The Broward County recount fiasco illustrated that perfectly, writes Daniel M. Ryan

Article I Section 5 Clause 1: If Democrats are hell-bent on stealing seats being held by Republicans, argues Bruce Walker, then the Republican-controlled Senate needs to use the constitutional powers granted to it in order to fight back

Herbert Marcuse vs. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World  -- a  thought experiment: Mark Wegierski speculates what philosopher Herbert Marcuse would say about the famous dystopian world created by English novelist Aldous Huxley

A composer’s tenacity: Michael Moriarty is best known for his award-winning acting but these days his exclusive focus is on his music and he explains why and what he's working on in his essay this week

Cdn pol Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Polish independence amidst the megapolitan world-city: Mark Wegierski shares some recent Polish experiences in Toronto

Faith is the answer and prayer is the key: For those seeking a deeper understanding of God, argues Dr. Robert Owens, there are two important things that every Christian must be aware of

American Job profiles Trump's working class voter: American Job was a combination reality TV/documentary about workers at the bottom of the economic totem pole and Thomas M. Sipos has long been entranced by it

Mexican journalist reveals the truth about the caravan: As the Honduran caravan slowly winds its way to the Mexico-US border, reports Rachel Alexander, the truth about some of its participants is beginning to get out

Sorry to burst your bubble: People like Pete Singer come up with ways to end poverty at the drop of a hat but Sarah Shin says the reality of the world interferes with feel-good ideas

A glimpse into a world without men: If you think a world -- or even a workplace -- governed by women would be a collaborative and peaceful enterprise you will likely be very surprised by the reality, says Selwyn Duke

Mitch McConnell: How to win without doing anything: Mitch McConnell now presides over a Senate with even more Republicans than before and despite doing little conservative over the years he was the winner during the recent mid-terms, writes Michael R. Shannon

Congress finds another way to not punish children: Food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Association Program to be proper, have their fans but Sarah Coppola believes that they only really harm the poor over the long term

Raising the minimum wage?: Plenty of advocates for an increased minimum wage make a fundamental mistake of not seeing a pretty important link between supply and demand, argues Luke Kim

Blaming climate – ignoring incompetence: California wildfires are incinerating people, wildlife and habitats. Not surprisingly politicians are blaming climate change, writes Paul Driessen

Suffrage to suffering: Women empowered Democrats in midterms: When it comes to voting, argues Selwyn Duke, he thinks men are just awful. The problem? Women -- as last week's midterms showed, are that much worse

Blue dogging or progressive affluenza?: The mid-term elections were neither a Republican melt-down or a Democrat blue wave, says Daniel M. Ryan, but it will mean that some Trump promises will no longer be possible

The born killer of Thousand Oaks: Michael Moriarty ponders the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week -- both the evil and the brave that occured that awful day

Cdn pol Thirty years since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Mark Wegierski looks at former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s main “right-wing” achievement, the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement

Trump says “adios” to birthright citizenship: The end of "birthright citizenship" is the biggest reform of immigration yet under Donald Trump, says Michael R. Shannon

Cdn pol George Parkin Grant in Canadian context: Mark Wegierski places Canadian philosopher George Grant against the backdrop of Canadian history since 1963

Bye bye babies: South Korea is the envy of many in the world but Sarah Shin says the incredibly prosperous country faces a growing crisis of not enough babies being born

Zipper: Mora Stephens's chilling portrait of the Clinton sex scandals: The main protagonist of Zipper, writes Thomas M. Sipos, should be familiar to anyone whose followed politics in the past few decades, particularly a former Democratic presidential candidate

The surprising consequences of a $15 dollar minimum wage: People still talk about the necessity to raise minimum wages but Grace Cifuentes says the evidence continues to show that it doesn't really work out for anyone

Money ≠ Happiness: Depending on who you ask, people who say that money doesn't buy happiness are the ones who don't have any or they argue that all the money in the world only brings new problems. Nathanael Costa takes a look at the question

Social Security: Is it working?: Social Security has few fans outside of those invested in keeping a government mandate going but Susan Ubogu argues that the current system will work -- provided some changes are made

Wrongly convicted former Rep. Steve Stockman sentenced to 10 years in prison: Steve Stockman was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for what prosecutors argued was fraud and money laundering. Rachel Alexander maintains that the entire case was nonsense

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