Virtue Signaling and Chechnya

by baldilocks In the last few days, it has been reported that the government of the Chechen Republic (Chechnya) is putting homosexuals in "concentration" camps. "Concentration camps" for LGBT people have been allegedly opened up in Chechnya where men have been tortured and killed because of their sexuality, Novaya Gazeta reported. The allegations came after a few eyewitnesses and survivors said in interviews … Continue reading Virtue Signaling and Chechnya

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

About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

By John Ruberry The world has a new Islamic republic. On Friday Gambia's strongman president, Yahya Jammeh, declared the impoverished west African nation that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, a Muslim state. Other such nations are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Mauritania--none of which are well-known for freedom or prosperity. Jammeh promises freedom of religion … Continue reading About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

By John Ruberry Like it or not, same-sex marriage is the law of the land. As a conservative with libertarian leanings, I favored civil unions for gays for years, in essence, marriage in all but name. What is now called traditional marriage reaches back into pre-history--social norms should not be thrown overboard so quickly. As … Continue reading Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

Illinois’ now cancelled Hastert statue plans reveal spending addiction

By John Ruberry On Thursday a federal grand jury indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for breaking banking laws and lying to FBI agents. Prior to his entry into politics, Hastert was a teacher and a state champion wrestling coach at Yorkville High School 50 miles southwest of Chicago. The charges are rooted in a … Continue reading Illinois’ now cancelled Hastert statue plans reveal spending addiction

Hysteria over Hoosier Religious Freedom Restoration Act misplaced

By John Ruberry When Indiana governor Mike Pence signed into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday, the Hoosier State became the 20th state to enact such a law. More from the Weekly Standard: The first RFRA was a 1993 federal law that was signed into law by Democratic president Bill Clinton. It unanimously passed … Continue reading Hysteria over Hoosier Religious Freedom Restoration Act misplaced