I candidly admit I haven’t paid much mind to the January 6 committee hearings. I see headlines in the major news sites about such and such being subpoenaed (and/or telling the partisan witch hunters to go pound sand) and hear second hand about the back-and-forth between former Trump officials and supporters vs. turncoat Liz Cheney and her Democrat honchos. But in the process of the months-long proceedings, it seems like a number of issues have come to the forefront that deman
No score and seven years ago, Ivanka Trump’s father brought forth on this nation a new political movement, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that America could be made great again. To suggest that Donald Trump changed the world on June 16, 2015 is an understatement. Instantly embraced by nearly a quarter of the Republican primary electorate, the lifetime real estate developer, tabloid celebrity and reality TV star shot to the lead in the early polls of dec
One of the many things I’ve garnered from a lifetime studying history -- especially political movements and wars -- is how long it takes for something of consequence to happen. The Bible was written over the course of millennia. The old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” -- is true -- though it didn’t take nearly as long for the Empire to fall. The Crusades took place primarily within the span of about 200 years (1095 and 1291), but the struggle between the warring factions
As you were no doubt already aware, the annual federal holiday commonly referred to as “Presidents’ Day” was observed on Monday. With the level of history knowledge being what it is in today’s apathetic and generally culturally deprived twenty-first century America, how many folks realized that the day was originally set aside to commemorate the birth of George Washington?
Of course honest Abe Lincoln’s birthday came and went on the twelfth of this month, and it used to hav
Thank the lord for Liz Cheney. Challenge yourself to pick a street, any street, and locate a couple strangers walking there who would utter the same or similar words. Judging by past “man on the street” type interviews conducted by Fox News’s Jesse Waters and others equally creative -- and brave -- chances are folks you encounter won’t even know who Cheney was, or, if they actually recognized the name, why anyone would ever be thankful for her.
Enter Mitt Romney. The Utah R
The calendar doesn’t always conform to our inherent sense of urgency. Imagine you’re a casting director on a big budget movie and the film’s producer -- a.k.a. your boss -- approaches you with the script. From experience, you recognize that the gripping story and the creativity of the screenwriting guarantees multiple awards and enormous box office success, but only if the right actor is hired to articulate the lines and provide the necessary emotional and physical interpreta
Ever since Ronald Reagan’s 70’s and 80’s campaigns we’ve heard a lot about “Reagan Democrats”. More recently, with the rapid rise of the inimitable Donald J. Trump, the term “Trump Democrats” has also been a common refrain, even among charter members of the establishment media. But is there any such thing as… “Joe Biden Republicans”? Don’t laugh. With the internal power struggle in the Republican Party today, it’s certainly possible if not likely that there’s a small but stat
Of the multitude of curious things emerging from the impossible to replicate 2020 election, perhaps none was stranger or more unanticipated than the rise of Georgia’s Stacey Abrams. Within the span of two years, Abrams went from a little known losing gubernatorial candidate who primarily achieved notoriety for not conceding an election (why is she seen as “principled” for playing a sore loser while Donald Trump was depicted as a loutish “denier” for doing a very similar thing