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The word “terrorism” is not all that easy to define. Yet we wouldn’t know this given the wild indiscriminateness with which it’s applied.  The following five scenarios supply us with examples of this. (1)Those Muslims on the battlefields of such […]

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Last week, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking addressed legions of enthusiastic students and others at Caltech.  According to reports, the gist of his speech was that “general relativity” and “quantum theory” can enable us to account for the origins of the […]

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Immediately upon Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham was demanding that the suspect’s Miranda Rights be waived.  The bomber, Graham contended, must be treated as an “enemy combatant.” He tweeted that the “The Law of War” permits […]

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There can be no question that Stephen Hawking is a brilliant scientist. But he is a lousy philosopher, and an even worse theologian. If ever it was in question, Hawking’s speech at Caltech last week established beyond doubt that the […]

The alleged culprits behind the Boston Marathon bombing have been found.  Yet all along, leftist have wanted for nothing other than for it to be revealed that white men are responsible for the attack. Only the self-delusional and the deceptive, […]

On Tuesday, April 9th, a man with a knife went on a rampage at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas. Fourteen people were stabbed. On Wednesday, April 10th, USA Today covered the attack, reassuring readers that knife attacks like these […]

The name of “Russell Kirk” is heard seldom, if ever, in conservative circles today.  This is tragic, and maybe even a bit scandalous, for as William F. Buckley—a person whose name is well known—once said, it “is inconceivable even to […]

No one waxes more indignantly over perceived infringements of their freedom of speech than media personalities and academics. My thesis: Media figures and academics, taken as media figures and academics, may not have a right to speak as they do […]

The conservative movement is dying, if it isn’t already dead.  But neither “the left” nor some rightist doctrine is the culprit.  Rather, the movement is reaching the point of extinction because those of whom it is comprised, and its spokespersons […]

Last week, while speaking with fellow Fox personality Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly catapulted himself into the center of controversy when he asserted that the opponents of “gay marriage” do nothing but “thump the Bible.”  O’Reilly said that “the compelling argument […]

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