Why conservatives should be concerned about reactions from the left

America is in disarray... if you listen to mainstream media. They say Donald Trump's transition team is floundering. They see no near end of protests by tender snowflakes on college campuses. They switch back and forth between covering and covering up the violence on the streets perpetrated by protesters angry that Trump is going to … Continue reading Why conservatives should be concerned about reactions from the left

The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

By John Ruberry I haven't read all of the thousands of John Podesta emails hacked by Wikileaks--has anyone yet?--but what I have read they betray a Democratic Party obsessed with two things: Money and power. Liberal writer Thomas Frank, in his second great (gasp!) Guardian column in less than a week, accurately portrays the modern Democratic Party: … Continue reading The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

Budding reporters and politics

Young journalists covering the Democrat convention listened to a point of view they are unlikely to hear this week in Philadelphia—a conservative one. As a journalism professor at Temple University, I was invited to speak to a group of 25 students at the School District of Philadelphia, spending about two hours answering questions and talking … Continue reading Budding reporters and politics

The worst mass shooting in American history

By John Ruberry Details will continue to roll in and the numbers will change, but as of this writing, 50 people are reported dead in the worse mass shooting in American history, yes even worse than Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and San Bernardino. Here is what we know this morning: The shooter, who was killed … Continue reading The worst mass shooting in American history

The decline and fall of Chicago

By John Ruberry Two unwelcome pieces of bad news punched Chicago in the face last week. A state pension reform law for two municipal pension plans was unanimously ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court. Also last week came news that the Chicago metropolitan area saw the biggest population drop of the nation's metro regions. Chicago … Continue reading The decline and fall of Chicago

Barack Obama is a Democrat ward hack and a complete fraud

By John Ruberry You can once and for all drop any lingering belief you may possess that Barack Obama is a bi-partisan unifier. A Chicago Democrat in the Illinois House who believed in compromising is now a lame duck because of our leftist president. Illinois has been locked in a budget battle for nine months. The … Continue reading Barack Obama is a Democrat ward hack and a complete fraud

Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

If you want to understand the difference between the GOP & Dems here it is: Start with Nancy Pelosi on the spending bill from the Hill: “We’ve had to sort of calibrate how we presented this to members because … we were afraid [Republicans] might pull things out if more Republicans knew about what was … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Democrats Routinely looked like John Bel Edwards

I'm going to shock a few people here by saying how pleased I am to see John Bel Edwards win in Louisiana To regular readers of the blog this might be a shock, why on earth would I want to see the democrats get a morale increasing win at a time when things look very … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Democrats Routinely looked like John Bel Edwards

The Democrats: We’re all Jimmy Carter on Israel Now

Is the Israel lobby as powerful as they say? Question both Jimmy Carter & Roland Reagan asked Tip O'Neil after being elected For a very long time antisemitism was a fashionable sort of bigotry in the United States and around the world from "restricted" golf courses and clubs to some pointing at Jewish success as … Continue reading The Democrats: We’re all Jimmy Carter on Israel Now

How bad is it for the Democrats? Biden is touted as their savior

By John Ruberry A year ago a third presidential campaign by Joe Biden would have been greeted by guffaws from Anchorage to Key West. But the plummeting opinion poll numbers of struggling frontrunner Hillary Clinton have re-opened the trap door for the vice president. Clinton's primary opponent is socialist Bernie Sanders--but few people think the … Continue reading How bad is it for the Democrats? Biden is touted as their savior

The Hillary Equation

Capt Edmund Blackadder: I remember Mattingburg's most famous case, the case of the bloody knife. A man was found next to a murdured body, he had the knife in his hand, thirteen witnesses that seen him stab the victim, when the police arrived he said, "I'm glad I killed the bastard." Mattingburg not only got … Continue reading The Hillary Equation

#BlackLivesMatter: Welcome to the Screeching Age of political discussion

By John Ruberry We are now firmly within the Screeching Age of political discourse. Last month at the leftist NetRoots convention, Black Lives Matters activists shouted down two Democratic presidential candidates, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, as they tried to speak to an audience that was already sympathetic to the … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter: Welcome to the Screeching Age of political discussion

The Price for Power Germany, the USSR and America Today

As I watch the planned parenthood story unfold I've wondered about the Democrats who have sold their own moralities, particularly those who claim Christianity. As I've pondered it occurs to me that this is a parallel that we've seen twice before in living memory. In the Soviet Union if a person wanted power or position … Continue reading The Price for Power Germany, the USSR and America Today

I walked its streets: The tragedy of Detroit

By John Ruberry I spent most of last week slowly driving--to avoid potholes--and walking the streets of Detroit. Yes, I took in some time downtown, but most of my travels were in the forsaken neighborhoods far from the casinos and the sports stadiums. When Detroit celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1951--it enjoyed the highest standard of … Continue reading I walked its streets: The tragedy of Detroit

The Overriding Democrat Principle: Win

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Mark 8:36 If you do EVERYTHING you'll win Lyndon Johnson There is a corollary to yesterday's posts on Hillary Clinton and the Democrat focus groups inability to name anything she's actually accomplishments. In the end the Democrats in that group … Continue reading The Overriding Democrat Principle: Win