Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

By John Ruberry "'Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'" Mithrandir (Gandalf), in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Simarillion. This week greets the first anniversary of Donald J. Trump's historic election to the presidency. Historic? Yes. Trump is first … Continue reading Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

By John Ruberry Donald J. Trump's presidential honeymoon with the media lasted sixteen minutes, which was, not coincidentally, the length of his inauguration address. Since then, the media, with a few exceptions, has been relentlessly attacking the president, and by media, I'll use the definition Rush Limbaugh gave this morning to Chris Wallace on Fox News … Continue reading If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

Report from Louisiana: the Home Stretch

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It is almost over. The voting part of this, anyway. The divisiveness and hostility we have developed for each other will probably linger, sadly. Some observations going into Election Day 2016: In Louisiana over half a million voters turned out for early voting which surpasses the record set in 2012 … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: the Home Stretch

The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

by baldilocks Most civilians would be surprised to discovered how many liberals and even hard leftists there are in the military. Further, I’d guess that 30-40 percent of those who have served in military intelligence capacities are liberals or leftists. Be advised that I’m going by the political persuasions of my old Air Force intel … Continue reading The Rot is Bigger Than Clinton or Trump

Report from Louisiana: Early Voting

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – We went to do early voting Saturday – along with hundreds of other Caddo Parish voters. It was a warm, sunny day and perfect for getting in a long, long voter line and visiting with people while waiting to exercise your American right to vote. It’s really still summer here … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Early Voting

Report from Louisiana: Trump With a Comfortable Lead

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Thank goodness we are in the final days of this election. A year ago I would have thought I’d be celebrating the end of the Obama regime with a sturdy, conservative candidate safely at the top of our ticket; instead I’m just waiting for it all to be over.  There … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Trump With a Comfortable Lead

Hyde Amendment turns 40, much to Clinton’s annoyance

Not long after Roe v. Wade federalized abortion policy, Members of Congress led by Henry Hyde moved to prevent federal funds from being used for abortions. The Hyde Amendment was finally added to the Medicaid program as a rider to the Health and Human Services budget on September 30, 1976. The rider has been added in … Continue reading Hyde Amendment turns 40, much to Clinton’s annoyance

Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

By John Ruberry "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!" Peter O'Toole's Alan Swann character in My Favorite Year. A couple of writers I usually agree with, the Chicago Tribune's John Kass and Breitbart's Joel Pollak, the latter unsuccessfully  ran for Congress six years ago in the Illinois district where I live, are predicting … Continue reading Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

Sunday Best

A local cultural observation, just to break up the campaign coverage for a minute... The Latin Mass can pack a room, and it ain't all about nostalgia. (Or, as friend used to spell it, "naustalgia," which I always took to mean the past making you sick.) One of the old ethnic churches in my New … Continue reading Sunday Best

Worried about the Court? Then worry about the Senate

I suspect that those of us who find Trump & Hillary equally unacceptable are going to be voted off the conservative island before this election's over. I'm being harangued by perfectly nice people saying "butbutbut HILLARY!!", along with what's supposed to be the clincher: "Supreme Court!" An awful prospect, to be sure. The thing is, … Continue reading Worried about the Court? Then worry about the Senate

Ads say the darnedest things

As a social media nerd (perhaps you know the type), I take note of the political ads in the sidebars and footers of the blogs and pages I follow. The unseen forces that affect ad-placing algorithms have figured out that I'm pro-life, and most of the political ads I see are for more-or-less pro-life candidates. … Continue reading Ads say the darnedest things