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Cartoonist Chip Bok: Climate of Fear

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Climate of Fear

May 26, 2015      The Islamic Caliphate is capturing and holding territory in Anbar province and Syria. ISIS murdered 262 people in Palmyra over Memorial Day weekend. If past behavior is any guide, antiquities there could be doomed. President Obama called the defeat of Ramadi a “tactical setback”. In a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy last […]

Marriage: How to De-Politicize the Culture War

Marriage: How to De-Politicize the Culture War

  , by Thomas L. Knapp In the United States, same-sex marriage is de facto legal — based on a combination of court rulings and legislation — in 36 states, the District of Columbia and several American Indian jurisdictions. The Supreme Court is widely expected to come down on the side of ending marriage apartheid […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Idiot “Academic” Advocates Victim Disarmament

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Idiot “Academic” Advocates Victim Disarmament

    By L.Neil Smith A friend of mine sent me an article this week that came from _Patriot Update_. a freedom movement publication. It, in turn, referred the reader to the same article in _The Blaze_ by Dave Urbanski. The long, awkward headline in both cases read “Professor Says America Has Proven Its Inability […]

Regulating Rides: Markets Are Better Than Politics

Regulating Rides: Markets Are Better Than Politics

    By Thomas L. Knapp Jacksonville, Florida’s politicians have, once again, arrived at an impasse on the matter of how to regulate “ride-sharing” services UberX and Lyft (Christopher Hong, “UberX, Lyft remain in limbo as City Council looks to state for new regulations,” Florida Times-Union, May 17). Instead of asking the state’s legislature to […]

Take Our Jobs, Please

Take Our Jobs, Please

   

Chip Bok: Knowing What We Know Now

Chip Bok: Knowing What We Know Now

  Megyn Kelly asked Jeb Bush if, knowing what we know now, he would have supported the invasion of Iraq. It would be a great question to ask Hillary Clinton since, as a Senator, she voted for the war. Alas, Hillary is above questioning so Megyn’s question is only being asked of Republican candidates. Nobody asked him, but Professor […]

Pan Fascism: Mussolini was a Piker

Pan Fascism: Mussolini was a Piker

By Thomas L. Knapp California’s Senate unanimously approved a bill proffered by Sacramento Democrat Richard Pan on May 18. The bill “would allow so-called beer bikes to operate on streets, but leaves cities to decide if alcohol is allowed on board.” Why are “beer bikes” so important to Senator Pan? If you guessed “because he […]

Common Core and Communism

Common Core and Communism

    By Karen Schoen . One cannot be indoctrinated into something – unless the ENTIRE BELIEF SYSTEM is changed to eliminate freedom, liberty and individual ownership. To Transform means to Destroy and Change. When I taught school, I taught a class in eighth grade called Capitalism vs. Communism, where we made comparison charts, did […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Government train wreck

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Government train wreck

There’s No Such Thing as an Illegal Knife

There’s No Such Thing as an Illegal Knife

    , By Thomas L. Knapp “Nationwide, knife laws vary in neighboring towns, counties, cities and states,” writes Jesse J. Holland for the Associated Press. “This mishmash makes it difficult for citizens to comply.” The AP’s interest in knife laws stems from the recent death, in police custody in Baltimore, of Freddie Gray. Police […]