Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

A few weeks ago we reprinted the first of what will be three pieces on movies and the culture wars on the picture Gunga Din. When getting permission to reprint these pieces I stated that with the election of Trump the cultural significance of these pieces and these movies had increased. Why? Consider this passage … Continue reading Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Solution to 172 Murders: Equity Circles

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I have it on fairly good authority that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has their decision on the New Orleans Confederate monuments issue, however that decision has not yet been announced for various reasons. The Court received the case in September and some have speculated that the court is … Continue reading Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Solution to 172 Murders: Equity Circles

7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017

As many Republicans finish basking in their victory over their Democratic relatives they only see at Christmastime, we're looking at the final week of 2016. More importantly, we're looking at the final four weeks of the Obama administration with new information that needs to be applied going further, particularly for conservatives. For some of us, the … Continue reading 7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017