Shane Vander Hart: Ames is giving Iowa City a run for its money as Iowa’s progressive bastion through the public library’s “Camp Drag” event and Iowa State University’s “Tree of Oppression.”
Shane Vander Hart: The First Amendment doesn’t just protect speech we like. The whole point is that it protects speech those who govern may not like.
After ISIS attacks Brussels U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) says we can no longer surrender to the enemy of political correctness in response to this threat.
John Gustavsson: Having observed politics in Europe these past couple of months, I have realized that a zombie apocalypse may well be a real threat.
MacKenzie Dreeszen says her alumni status was revoked by her sorority, Delta Phi Delta, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA due to her pro-life beliefs.
Bobby Jindal: President Obama has encouraged a culture of professional victimhood and grievance. Everyone is encouraged to be a victim.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is under fire for saying that openly gay players would not be welcome on his team.
The Daily Caller calls it a new frontier in hypersensitivity, I call it an exercise in stupidity. It is also a complete waste of taxpayer resources, but hey what to expect from a guy whose role is “Chief Diversity Officer” for the State Department. John M. Robinson explored in his “Diversity Notes” in the most […]
Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law at George Washington University, wrote an op/ed earlier this week that I think is spot on for the most part. He expressed concern over the increasing criminalization of certain kinds of speech. He wrote: Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin was hearing a case in which an irate […]
During the Communist threat several decades ago, people consoled themselves with this philosophy: “Better red than dead.” In the presence of threats, intimidation, and political extortion, it seemed like a sensible attitude to embrace. Many thought such a resignation would not affect their lives in any meaningful way and adopted it. Few considered its implications […]
Those of us who love the rich beauty of the English language ought to cringe when we hear the latest criticism of poor Mitt Romney, who can’t buy a vowel, and can’t win for losing. Earlier this week, he fell into a bit of criticism from the leftist psycholinguistic police when he unintentionally mixed metaphors. […]
In today’s Des Moines Register were a couple of letters in the opinion section that made my eyes roll. The first was by a man who rightly said that concealed carry was frowned upon in days past in America because people felt they had a right to know who was armed. Sounds reasonable. He then […]
Earlier this week in an interview with CNSNews.com, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum likened what abortion to slavery in the United States as both violate basic human rights. He said: Every person, every child conceived in the womb has a right to life from the moment of conception. Why? Because they are human, genetically human, […]
I’m a Presbyterian. I’m an old fashioned Presbyterian. I’m a hard-core, old-fashioned Presbyterian. That is to say, I take the historic, Protestant position that “holy days” such as “Christmas” are an innovation of the Roman Catholic Church and have no Scriptural warrant. Furthermore, I also take the position that the “Christmas tree” is a Christianized […]
Miscellany for this frigid Thursday. As I write this it is currently as warm in Barrow, AK as it is in Des Moines, IA. Politico: Bush closes the gap by Ben Smith Hawkeye Review: Tremors Abound: Are We On the Verge of a Political “Earthquake”? Times Online (UK): Barack Obama rewrites war and peace for […]
Here’s some miscellany for this fine Wednesday evening. Gallup: Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 Vote The Page: What’s In Sarah Palin’s Book by Mark Halperin (I love the picture he has, it’s hilarious). Big Government: Using Unions As Weapons: UPS v. FedEx by Nick Gillespie The Admonition: Math you can believe in by […]