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Conservatives, Depressed, Angry, And Otherwise

June 17, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ File this under random musings. From what I can determine as I visit various blogs, forums, and websites intended to be read by conservatives, as a group we are very depressed, very angry, or moderately gleeful over the travails of a certain Mr. B.H. Obama. Or all three. Obama has been […]

The Book That Explains It All

January 11, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In October last year I included a book by B.K. Eakman in my monthly report, Bookviews.com, and recommended it, having perused it sufficiently to know it was quite extraordinary. “Agenda Games: How Today’s High-Stakes Political Combat Works” ($19.95, Midnight Whistler Publishers, softcover). As someone who has been a reviewer for over […]

Wheat and World Politics

June 8, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ We normally gauge the politics and actions of nations on whether they are having economic problems and whether they are threatening their neighbors or their citizens, but there is another measurement and it is the import and export of wheat because it is a vital component of food for billions of people […]

Cap-And-Switch: Hello Sucker!

October 3, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba at Family Security Matters Here’s a look at the introduction of a draft bill co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-sponsored by John Kerry (D-MA). It is the Senate alternative to the horrid “Cap-and-Trade” bill authored by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). Call it “Cap-and-Switch.” IN THE SENATE […]

Are Liberals Killing America?

September 29, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba at Family Security Matters It is not a new observation, but it is one that needs review and repeating every so often. Why do liberals always seem to get on the wrong side of any issue concerning America’s future? Its sovereignty? Its financial security? Its defense? I think this question is particularly […]

The Fine Art of American Protest

September 15, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba TonyfromOz prefaces ….. The last line of this post is the telling point for this whole protest. ‘Only fools would dare ignore them.’ There have been many mass marches on Washington, D.C., so the locals know how to make plans to anticipate the congestion and the police are polite and skillful in […]

Obama’s Unconstitutional ‘Czars’

September 1, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba Here’s a question that has been nagging me for months. Are Obama’s ever-growing number of “czars” constitutional? I am not a constitutional scholar, but I have read the document. “Article II. Section 2. “He (the President) shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, […]

America’s Empire Of Trust

August 25, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba Though most Americans are unaware of it, the rest of the world is taking an active interest in the sometimes heated debate we are having regarding the alleged healthcare “reform” that is, in fact, yet another effort to push the nation further into the same socialist tentacles that have been embraced elsewhere. […]

I Accuse!

August 12, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba In 1898, an article by the great French novelist, Emile Zola was published in L’Aurore. It was addressed to the President of France. Zola accused the military of having wrongly convicted Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, of treason, incarcerating him for years on Devil’s Island. The title of the article […]

The Perfect Storm

August 3, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba The term, ‘”the perfect storm,” has come to mean how circumstances and bad judgments come together to create havoc and death. I have begun to conclude that America is caught in a perfect storm. It didn’t occur overnight, but it has rapidly reached a point wherein the very life of the nation […]

How Empires Die

July 21, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba I recently read an interesting book by Christopher Kelly, The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and The Fall of Rome. Our popular image of Attila is that of a barbaric pagan, but Priscus of Panium set off to meet Attila in 449 AD and, as Kelly relates, “Attila turned out to […]

As California Goes…

July 6, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba As a lifelong resident of New Jersey, one of the most fiscally imprudent states, it may be deemed unfair for me to say bad things about California, but having lived in a state that has “been there, done that” it also endows me with an understanding of what happens when a state […]

An Endangered America

June 29, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba. “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” said Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and our third President. As usual, he was right. Present-day Americans take for granted the story of the […]

From Jimmy Carter To Barack Obama: A Horror Story

June 23, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba. John F. Kennedy, standing in front of the Berlin Wall, said “Ich bin en Berliner” to declare his solidarity with Western Germany, divided from its eastern half by the compromises with the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Ronald Reagan would later demand, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” […]

Weather Malarkey

June 9, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba. TonyfromOz prefaces ….. As you read this be aware that these are two separate bodies, even though the acronyms look quite similar and even the names sound the same. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is a group from The Heartland Institute. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is […]

Is The U.S. Committing National Suicide?

June 5, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba. Growing up as a teenager in the 1950s, I could not wait to get my license to drive and I liked the sporty look of the British MG. These days I drive a Volkswagen. In that short tale can be found the seeds of the end of the American auto industry. Here’s […]

Stupefying America

June 2, 2009 by

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Alan Caruba. If you have a suspicion that many of your fellow Americans are too stupid to trust with the great affairs of this nation, you might just be right, but you might not know why. Take a look at the choices television offers. Do you ever wonder why shows featuring stupid people or animated […]

When Government Goes Insane

May 27, 2009 by

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Alan Caruba. I have this theory that every so often governments go insane. Usually they have someone who is already demented heading up the government, but it takes a majority of the elected body to enact crazy laws and it takes the government apparatchiks to engineer the systemic failures, the wars, and the crazed rush […]

Solar Scenarios – Global Warming It Ain’t

April 28, 2009 by

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Alan Caruba. The end of the world has always been a popular theme for various religions and for doomsayers in general. The Mayan calendar identifies December 12, 2012 as the end of the world. In the second century B.C., the Jewish cult, the Essenes, framed it as a battle between good and evil, and the […]

‘Clean Energy’ Is A Dirty Lie

April 21, 2009 by

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Alan Caruba. What does it take to be a dedicated environmentalist – a Green – these days? “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” An example would be a belief in “global warming” despite the fact that the planet has been cooling for a decade. “To […]