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Declaration of Independence

I’ve been a Republican from the cradle. My father, a California conservative and an educator (an almost unheard of combination), blared the liberal talk radio of the 1970s throughout my childhood home and made sure I thought through the words until I understood their weakness.   456 more words


"This bloody road remains a mystery..." Invincible, Pat Benatar

Contemplating the shootings at the Pulse club (when are we going to dtop the “gay” modifier for clubs that admit the whole LGBT community and straights?) in Orlando, Florida by Omar Siddiqui Mateen, there are more unanswered questions than answers. 1,017 more words

Second Life

Bring back the draft for every American?

This Memorial Day weekend seems a good time to ask ourselves why military veterans are always among the most patriotic of Americans.

It’s simple, really.  They have risked their lives for their country.  274 more words

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.




For how many times each of us has moaned, in true disbelief, ‘why is this happening to me?’. Or at all.

“I emerge from this conversation dumbfounded. 1,206 more words



By Ruth R. Wisse, The Wall Street Journal

I associate conservatism with optimism and its synonyms—hopefulness, sanguinity, positivity, and confidence. American Jews are often associated with a gutted liberalism, but that is a caricature. 868 more words


Where refugee solidarity & the alternative economy converge: the anarchist refugee centres of Athens

Beyond the bureaucracy of the Eurocrats, or the catastrophic mismanagement by the EU of the refugee ‘crisis’, or the xenophobic rants of the tabloid press, there is another Europe – the real Europe – a continent of Europeans who are compassionate and for whom social justice is not a political slogan but something that is practised every day and every week. 1,573 more words