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Speeches neither win nor end wars.09/25/14
Peddling a fantasy that the tide of war is receding can win an election. But unless the tide really does recede, the battle will eventually have to be joined.
The latest news from the “front.”
If the goal of the War on Poverty was to significantly reduce the proportion of the population living below the poverty line, one would have to say that so far the war is a draw.
It’s the thankless jobs that matter most.
Being a good and effective parent to a small child is never-ending and to an astonishing degree thankless. The same is true for standing a never-ending watch in the defense of freedom.
On journalism, global warming and Al Gore.
London’s Daily Mail newspaper has served up some reporting on former vice president Al Gore that you likely won’t see here in America.
The majority of students in public schools in Texas – including those here in Tyler and Longview – get their lunches for free or at a greatly reduced price.
Saul Alinsky comes to Texas.
The indictment of Rick Perry is disturbing because of the realization that the left no longer feels the need to even make a pretense of legal or moral propriety.
Texas for President 2016.
Rick Perry may or may not be on the ballot in November 2016. But the Texas success formula that he championed should be.
The allegorical VA.
The VA is a microcosm of a national health care system and Obamacare is nothing but a precursor to national health care.
From uber-regulated to Uber-innovative.
That heavily regulated industries never innovate and are easily beaten by creative entrepreneurs is forever lost on those who believe in the goodness of government.
Knowing not that they know not.
From the president on down, next to nobody in the executive branch of government has any executive experience. They know not. Yet they know not that they know not.
Wendy Davis’s inauthentic authenticity.
What emerges from Wendy Davis’s story and its discrepancies is that she embellished or outright fabricated parts of her story to make it more appealing to her base.
Does this economy make me look weak?
Year upon year upon year of middling poor national economic data is revealing proof of weak national leadership.
The 50 year war.
The poverty rate in America stands essentially unchanged from its level on this day 50 years ago. If nothing else, the War of Poverty has proved the words of the scripture in which Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.”
What this conservative believes.
I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.
Feeding His flock.
Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have...
Boomers: ‘Sorry, but we spent all the money.’
America's post-war wealth is now gone and in its place stands a mountain of debt that our kids will shoulder all the way to their graves.
Failure in real time.
Liberals believe that there is no societal ill that does not call for a massive dose of government – despite now four full generations of compelling evidence to the contrary.
Obamacare: As unnecessary as it is unworkable.
Liberals imagine that a large population must have the oversight and control of a small, highly-educated circle of elites. From such imaginings emerge bad ideas like Obamacare.
The 45th President.
The polls say it is close. I don’t think so. I believe that Romney will win with a minimum of 285 Electoral College votes. But that total could go much higher.
Two men revealed.
For many, the first presidential debate marked the first opportunity to actually see President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney outside the hyper-controlled environments of campaign appearances, television ads or condensed, sound-bite...
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