We The People: Craving And Despising Socialism, Simultaneously

The American people are smart enough to do this on their own.

– John Boehner, Ohio Republican Representative, when asked on Meet The Press if there should be federal government regulation over the purchase of health insurance across state lines.

Part of our 2010 Faux Revolution is the expulsion of …

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Jerome David Salinger: 1919-2010

I say that the true artist-seer, the heavenly fool who can and does produce beauty, is mainly dazzled to death by his own scruples, the blinding shapes and colors of his own sacred human conscience.

— J.D. Salinger – Seymour: An Introduction

There was always something comforting about knowing that …

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Mr. Brown Goes To Washington: How The Bluest State Threw Up The Red Light On Health Care

Politics, like comedy, need not apologize. It just is. The victor has his story and the loser, the excuses. It is the way of The Vote. This has never been more evident than what transpired in Massachusetts over the nine days from mid-January to this past Tuesday in a Special …

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Reality Check: Barack Obama’s America, Year One

Change. It was all the rage in 2008 and it sure came into clear, brutal view in 2009. No one paying attention could imagine it emerging differently, not with the new guy resembling in no way the last forty-three guys, governing in no way like anyone since FDR, and facing a two-front war beneath one of the most damaged global economic meltdowns in history. Forget race, generation and a tinderbox political environment, rousing approval numbers and a mad scramble for a healthy slice of the New Democratic Party Power Pie; the moment Barack Obama raised his hand to swear his oath as leader of the free world, there was change.
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Reality Check: Ayn Rand Is The Ghost Of Free Market Past

The worst of all crimes is the acceptance of the opinions of others.

—Ayn Rand, as quoted in Goddess Of The Market – Ayn Rand And The American Right by Jennifer Burns

Ultimately, it was the controversies surrounding my third book, Trailing Jesus which helped drive its modest sales, but …

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Reality Check: Health Care Finale

The clock is ticking for Democrats.

The Health Care Reform Bill has now become for all intents and purposes as politically charged and attached to their success or failure going into 2010 as Iraq and the oft-befuddled and always erratic War on Terror was for Republicans. Much like our compromised …

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Reality Check: Why We Care About Tiger Woods

I was sitting sipping Bahamian beer with my wife at Rum Runners and listening to an ominous storm front move across Pelican Bay when I first heard the news of Tiger Woods’ “car accident”. I had my back to a dusty television jammed precariously between what looked to me like …

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Reality Check: Collectivism On Parade, Or: You Can Still Get A Mammogram And An Abortion

Collectivism: Any moral, political, or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of every human into a collective and the priority of group over the individual.

Forget National Health Care and bailouts or Cap & Trade laws sending us into a tyrannical existence. We’re already there, suckers. We’ve been under one …

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Reality Check: Fort Hood’s Sociological Backlash

Here we go again: Crazy person runs amok, kills randomly, and society scrambles to explain it. DC Sniper, Columbine, Virginia Tech; all of which has been covered in this space over the past twelve years with no more insight than simply crazy persons hardly ever need a reason to be …

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Reality Check: Foul Nectar Of The Beatdown: New Republicanism And New York Yankees Carry The Day

November can be a cruel month for some. Turkeys would not describe it as a “fine time.” Turkey blood flows freely when the October calendar turns and the winds blow cold. Their slaughter is complete and in great numbers. Turkeys would be glad to tell you what it is like …

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