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Peak Oil and the Doomers’ Dire Predictions

Remember those many years ago — circa 2005 — when Peak Oil was all the rage, and people like me were routinely ridiculed by the Church of Environmentalism for writing articles such as this one? Well, you won’t believe it, but it looks as though some of that leftist dogma was perhaps incorrect after all.…

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Almost Black: A Story of Affirmative Action

This is an ostensibly true story. Vijay Jojo Chokalingam, an East Indian (pictured above, before and after), wanted to become a doctor. But he didn’t have the GPA or the test scores. And so he shaved his head and trimmed his eyelashes. Then he (re)applied to medical school — this time as a black man.…

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Obama and His Lowered Expectations of Obamacare

“More than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained health coverage,” Obama recently tweeted, while simultaneously neglecting to mention that this is exactly what you’d expect when you force people to buy insurance. Force, as I’ve always said, is the heart-and-soul of all (so-called) progressive ideology. For those who, like me, are being nailed with a…

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An Open Question For All Lefties

I have an open question for all my lefty readers who so stridently denounce George W. Bush. How on earth do you defend this? From the (left-wing) Associated Press: Barack Obama Sets New Record Denying Censoring Government Files WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying…

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Climate Change, National Geographic, and the War on Science

Don’t be fooled by the latest cover of National Geographic and their absurd conflation of climate change (so-called) with the other items they’ve listed on that same cover. No serious person, skeptic or believer, denies that climate changes. In fact, that’s precisely what skeptics have been saying for years: climate by definition is constantly changing,…

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Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long and Prospered

In 1975, when Leonard Nimoy was 45-years-old, he wrote a book titled, I Am Not Spock. Some 20 years later, he wrote another book, a follow-up (of sorts), titled I Am Spock. One finds oneself strangely heartened by Leonard Nimoy’s eventual acceptance of his iconic status — and the colossal shadow his most famous character…

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Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: First Cast Out the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye

Neil deGrasse Tyson, as tendentious and as partisan a scientist as I’ve ever heard — and that’s saying a lot — recently stunned the world with the following tweet:     If you’re not sure why this tweet discloses a colossal lack of self-awareness, please read the following: Neil Tyson: Not Off the Hook Yet…

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Happy Birthday, Isabel Paterson

  Have you heard of Isabel Paterson? She was born January 22, 1886, Manitoulin Island, Canada, and she is unquestionably the most underrated of all American political philosophers. An autodidact and an extraordinarily formidable intellect, Isabel Paterson wrote many essays and books, but her best and most famous work is  The God of the Machine,…

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A Brief History of Islam and the West

Around 630 AD, the Arab prophet Muhammad united the Arab people through the founding of a religion called Islam, which means “submission to God.” Muhammad forged these people into a fighting people the destiny of whom was to bring the rule of Islam to humankind. Within a hundred years, Muhammad and his disciples had conquered…

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Single-Payer Falls Apart In Vermont

  Vermont, which is an extraordinarily liberal state with at least one openly socialist senator, was at one time regarded as America’s frontrunner for single-payer healthcare. But that frontrunner status just changed. Single-payer, a disastrous idea on dozens of different levels, means that everyone pays for everyone else’s healthcare, and Vermont has just discovered one of…

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Obama Tailors Lies Like A Tailor Tailors Suits

Oh, yeah.     I wonder, then: Does that include Obamacare? Does it include getting to “keep your insurance if you like your insurance”? Does it include the IRS targeting (so-called) conservative groups? Does it include Benghazi? Does it include operation Fast-and-Furious and the Executive Privilege Obama granted the Department of Justice and the corrupt…

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Eric Garner And Taxes

Eric Garner, the 43-year-old asthmatic black-marketeer who, for selling untaxed cigarettes, was choked to death by police, and whose death was ruled a homicide, exposes the rotten core not only of law enforcement run amok but also, just as significantly, of government laws, regulations, and taxation, and its unintended consequences. Eric Garner was selling a…

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Neil Degrasse Tyson: Not Off the Hook Yet

If you haven’t yet heard about the small but significant scandal concerning Neil Degrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and host of the TV series “Cosmos,” who frequently speaks to audiences about cosmology, climate-change (as they’re calling it this week), and the shocking state of science literacy in America, you will be excused. The scandal has not…

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Tell It Like It Is, Brother

Hero of the month: Tyree Landrum, a working stiff who quite nicely captures the utter stupidity of Ferguson rioters in San Diego: Thank you, sir. I bless you, wish you life.

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