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Israel in the Last Days of Obama

In their last 24 days in office, Barack Obama and John Kerry are seeking to achieve a peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

A libertarian opinion on capital punishment

Randall Dale Adams (December 17, 1948 – October 30, 2010) was wrongly convicted of murdering police officer Robert W. Wood, and was subsequently sentenced...

Look in the Mirror, HUD Secretary Castro

In a Trump-esque move, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro took to Twitter last night to voice his opinion on the President-Elect's transition...

2016: The death of the “tolerant” left

I'm ranting today, so roll with me.  These are my observations of why the left has failed to advance their agenda. First off, have you...

Welcome to Trump’s America

On January 21st, everyone reading this column will wake up in Trump's America whether they like it or not. While for some this is...

The Destructive Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy

By the time Barack Obama, a freshman senator from Illinois, clinched the Democratic Nomination in the 2008 election, everyone knew one thing. The President-to-be...

Serving During the Holiday

I think it's very important that during the holidays we recognize those serving our country at home and abroad. We have many families who...

All I want for Christmas is to End the Federal Minting of Pennies

Most people have a pet issue that they are especially passionate about. These issues can be very emotional, exciting or of great importance, but for...

The Cowboys Should Start Tony Romo

As a life long Dallas Cowboys fan I could not be happier that The Boys have secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  Dak...

Our Grandparents Had it Right, Then We Screwed It Up

I was back home visiting my family for the holidays when the most remarkable thing happened.  Sitting in my grandparents kitchen and my Grandpa...

Armed Forces Bowl Game

Cloudy. Gloomy. Anticipation. It was a day to show support those who have served our country. The United States Naval Academy played Louisana Tech University...

Merry Christmas to Lebron James

With the stockings hung and eggnog in hand, NBA fans across our nation are ready for the glory that is Christmas Day. A day...

The real war on Christmas

One of the most common phrases I hear around Christmas time is ‘the war on Christmas’. People use this phrase around any time our...

What Has Terrorism Become? A Warning To Americans

For many Americans, there is no clear indicator for what defines terrorism. This is common for many in the United States, since there is...

Festivus Grievances for 2016

I’ve got a lot of problems with you people! So in the spirit of Festivus here are four of my grievances for 2016.  After...

Ranked Choice Voting Comes to Maine and I Love It

While Ranked Choice Voting is used around the country by some municipalities, counties, and other small political districts Maine has become the first state...

2017: Five Things I am Looking Forward To

With such a divisive Presidential election, seemingly regular terrorist attacks, numerous celebrity deaths, the crisis in Syria among others, 2016 was a rough year...

The Election Aftermath for the “Party of Tolerance”

Trump won and liberals are outraged. They threatened electors in hopes that it would "change the results", but it didn't. It amazes me how...

How the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry is Being Trampled On

Shelbyville, Tennessee, better known as the Walking Horse Capital of the World, has been on the edge for the last few years as the...

Trump attacks pundits touting his popular-vote loss

President-elect Donald Trump has yet again gone on a twitter rampage, this time against media pundits who continue to flaunt his popular-vote loss in...

Top Four Things The Left Blame For Trump’s Election

When a smart political party loses, they ask themselves "What did we do wrong that the people did not support us?" When a dumb political...

I Could Care Less Whether You Say ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’

Unlike the masses today arguing over whether it is appropriate to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays", I could care less which you say...

Best places for you to ring in the New Year

New Year’s comes only once a year, so it’s worthwhile to make the festivities epic.  So where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes...

Why Conservatism Prevailed This Election Cycle

Wow. That is one of the few words I can find to describe this year’s election cycle, and I am not alone in this...

Remember When They Called Mitt Romney Racist?

My Freshman (we’re still allowed to say Freshman right?) year of college I remember going out and tabling on campus for the first time...

Why gratefulness fuels compassion

Last night, I was laying in bed, absolutely freezing. Anybody who is close to me would be able to tell you how easily I...

Are we entitled to goods without effort?

Goods and services aren’t free because they involve scarce resources. If you want heat, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, internet, and all the other things...

Learning the philosophy of Ayn Rand through rock-band Rush

Modern rock pioneers Rush not only produce some of the hardest rocking tunes ever recorded, they also are pioneers when it comes to infusing...

Ten most common financial mistakes made by millennials

Our 20s are a time of self-discovery, to mature and grow.  Finding myself on the back nine of the my 20's I have made my...

SBA Failed Lending Fox News 13 Tampa Bay FL

  SBA Failed Lending FOX News 13 Tampa Bay FL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed7hpsxvFkc&list=PLOL9NZSD1rN_7fhSO0mxluR7Wb6cWqi_Q

How to drive safely driving this winter

Winter has arrived, and with the change of seasons comes the threat of nasty weather. Before winter strikes in full force, make sure you...

Seven best Country Christmas classics

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so here are seven of my favorite Christmas songs I have come across on Country music...

Three best firearms for a Zombie apocalypse

One of the biggest debates has been what guns are most effective for putting down walkers. Because I live in Montana, a possible ground...

10 important realizations for Libertarian Conservatives

1. The Enlightenment is our foundation. Libertarians are often the unknowing and ungrateful inheritors of the Enlightenment. They take for granted that there SHOULD be...

Ronda Rousey is Returning, So Let’s Talk About a REAL Female Role Model

Ronda Rousey. Ronda Freaking Rousey. Now there is a Woman Crush Wednesday - no matter what your gender or sexual orientation is. You're not...

The Left, Old vs. New and thoughts on the 2016 presidential election

A great deal of initial reaction to the Nov. 8 election has tended to simplification and demonization in a way that will only obscure...

The road to perfect equality

Mankind has operated off of inequality for all of history. Opportunities to sacrifice and subdue another human being in order to further your own...

Was Robin Hood a Marxist?

Simon Schama could use a dose of classical-liberal theory. Most of us can be forgiven for knowing Marxist theory better than the liberal tradition...

Hillary Clinton Warns Americans to Beware the Epidemic of… Fake News?

Hillary Clinton warned the American people of the dangers of so-called "fake news" during a tribute to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Thursday. Shortly...

Debunking Salon’s misconceptions about Libertarians

Lately it has become commonplace for political partisans particularly on the left to bash libertarianism. These “critiques” are typically vapid and do nothing but...

Stop Trying to Be ‘The First Female’ – Just Be The Best

I remember being a young'in, possibly below the age of five, and watching The Sandlot with my older brother. If you've seen it, you'll know...

How I Handled My Opposing Views

I recently got into a debate with someone who lives in my unit in my dorm. We had butted heads before over some political issues,...

A conservative’s argument for drug legalization

Any time I am required to bring a list of hotly debated topics to my mind, the argument over drug legalization is one of...

No, ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is not about rape

Christmas season is in full swing now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, and all of our favorite Christmas songs can be heard on...

The left’s illusion of fairness

It is not possible for a government to create a completely fair society. In the past, corrupt regimes such as the Soviet Union and...

I am not a Galápagos penguin

The other day, I was having coffee with a liberal acquaintance of mine. He was talking to me about the election (from a liberal’s...

Is there change on the horizon for Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro?

The death of the murderous Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro has put Cuba on the front page of all the headlines recently not because Cuba...

Do Trump Protesters Really Care About Illegal Immigrants?

Throughout this whole year, and even after the election was over and the winner was clear, people were always protesting Trump. Protests against Trump...

Not So Civil Rights

  It is a curious thing, trying to reconcile the face of the modern Democratic Party (as presented by their marketers in the Media) with...

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Snowflakes: How We Got Here

The terms trigger warnings, safe spaces, and snowflakes are relatively new, but the need for these terms are relatively new. So how did America come...

You have the right to be wrong

Our society is too socially polite. This most likely sounds like an absurd statement in your mind, seeing how violent and tumultuous our culture...

Don’t rush to politicize tragedy

So often when tragedy strikes as it did today on Ohio State University's campus -- where we still don't know all the details on...

Most Savage Tweets About Fidel Castro’s Death

After the death of Fidel Castro on Friday, twitter pages have been rolling in like no other. While president-elect Donald Trump simply tweeted, “Fidel...

Miami celebrates the death of Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro (WATCH)

I was sitting inside La Carreta, a popular Cuban restaurant in Miami, with a couple friends when I get a notification on my phone,...

5 things the President-elect is currently doing to improve America

As most of you know by now, our next President of the United States is and will be Donald J. Trump along with his...

The Hypocrisy of Clinton supporters

The all-inclusive, ever-tolerant left, has shown its true colors in these few weeks following the election. Unable to handle a loss, Clinton supporters continuously make...

My ideas on improving race relations

First, let me say that I have witnessed racism in my community towards African Americans. Being that I live in Florida, racism is not...

Who Is The Real Alt Right?

The mainstream media has launched an all out campaign to create a Nazi straw man of the Alt Right. However, if you look into the...

Why the alt-right must be denounced

Once again, the alternative right (commonly known as alt-right) movement has reared its ugly head. The National Policy Institute held a conference in celebration...

Is Donald Trump my President?

It has officially been two weeks since Election Day and Donald Trump's win. However, the #NotMyPresident movement is still going. Large protests have erupted...

Why Jeff Sessions is the best choice for Attorney General

President-elect Trump ran on a platform of immigration security, and he also ran on fair trade. Now he has appointed an Attorney General who...

What Is A Libertarian?

While most people consider the Libertarian Party to be a very small portion of the country, Libertarians will say that their party is in...

Taking Back Your Life After the 2016 Election 101

Maybe I'm the only one, but I have found it INSANELY hard to remember what I even filled my time with before the last...

Why white nationalism is NOT the reason Trump won

  I hate to burst your little liberal bubble, but white nationalism is not the reason that Trump won. Left-wing darling, Michael Moore, a man...

The U.S. Constitution: A Primer

  That we, as Americans, draw our laws from the Constitution of the United States is rather self-evident. Ours is, after all, a constitutional government,...

Conservatives have won only a small battle

With the election of Trump, the almost certain appointment of multiple conservative Supreme Court Justices, and Republican majorities remaining in the House and Senate,...

How Christianity changed gender roles around the world

In early Rome, Greece, India and China, women's status in society was varied and diverse but can be summed up in some degree secondary to...

A New Day for America Shines On

Tuesday night the nation of America waited desperately and impatiently as all eyes steered at screens and monitors. A little after 3 am in...

Stop saying conservatives don’t experience discrimination and victimization

Disclaimer: trigger warning. The ignorance in saying that both conservatives and Trump supporters (not every conservative voted for Trump, hence the separation of the two)...

Why the Electoral College is a good thing

The 2016 presidential election has come and gone and Donald Trump is now the president-elect. Many Democrats and others on the left are upset...

An Open Letter to the Left after Election Results

Dear liberal thugs, The results have come in, and Donald Trump will serve as the 45th President of the United States. Obviously, half of the country...

A Letter from an Angry Millennial Conservative

Yes, I was raised in a conservative family. No, they are not the reason I voted for Donald Trump. Yes, I am a devout...

Stop Calling Me A Racist

Facebook friends, my heart aches as I scroll through my feed and see assumptions of the type of person I am based on who...

Trump wins the Evangelical Vote Big League

According the to exit polls Trump won the white Evangelical vote 81 to 16%. "That’s the most they have voted for a Republican presidential...

You’re not creating change, you’re throwing a tantrum

“Yeah, all day long I’ve been hearing people yell ‘F--- TRUMP!’ I don’t even want to know what would happen to me if I...

A Response to #NotMyPresident

As a response to Donald Trump winning the election by an impressive 279 Electoral Votes, Twitter has sparked with outrage through the hashtag #NotMyPresident. The...

To All the Friends I’ve Lost Because I Support Donald Trump

On November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States and I couldn't be more happy. That...

Somber and in a state of shock

As I woke up this morning, I scrolled through my twitter feed and turned on the song “Gimme Shelter,” I felt in a way...

“Charitable” Clinton Foundation Was Used to Fund Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding

The infamous Clinton Foundation was used to pay for Chelsea Clinton's extravagant wedding in 2010, according to an email released by WikiLeaks, Sunday. The wedding,...

We vote because they cannot

It is finally November 8th, 2016. After two years spent feeling just about every emotion in the book, the time to weigh each candidate is...

Why I’m Not Worried About The 2016 Presidential Election Results

I've been waiting eight long years for this election. It's my first time being able to vote in a presidential election and after years...

No man left behind…even at a Trump rally

This election season has at last come to a close. For the past few months, I have been attending most of the Trump/Pence rallies near...

Each Candidate’s Possible Path to the White House

Polling locations open in around 12 hours. What will the results look like in 27 hours? Will Trump's momentum from the end of October...

The Power Of Populism: Misconceptions about the Alt Right

In American and European politics today it has become impossible to ignore the rise of the populist movement which has been called a variety...

The Case Against Planned Parenthood

Panned Parenthood has received a lot of backlash over the past few years. They are on of the Nation's largest abortion clinics, but they also...

Study finds Trump supporters are more tolerant than Clinton supporters

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center came to the conclusion that people who support Trump have more respect for those who...

Our ugly imperfections

I keep my living space pretty clean and picked up. My car? Not so much. Frequently, I’ll be giving somebody a ride, only to...

My experience with liberal bias at CWU

Apparently, if you are conservative, you aren't allowed to express your opinions in college. The dorms are the worst, if the Resident Assistants, aka...

The Hypocrisy of the Washington Post and the Mass Media

It comes to no surprise to anybody with a functioning brain, that the media is biased. Whether it’s biased to the left or the...

The Downward Spiral of Modern Conservatism

Conservatives have an unpleasant reputation in modern America. We are seen as backwater hicks who binge watch Fox News, drive trucks plastered with the Confederate...

Rigging an Election: Lots of Moving Parts

When you hear talk about an election being rigged, it isn’t just one thing; there are actually many moving parts. Here are some of...

Our Leaders Reflect Our Culture

Scrolling through my Twitter timeline -- especially during presidential debates -- I am bombarded by a constant barrage of tweets written by people who...

Cutting the Military and Cutting Common Sense

It's not a secret that 50% of the United States Federal budget goes to the military. So then why does the average army private...

Hillary Clinton is Not Fighting for Women.

We all know the name Hillary Clinton -- aka the first woman presidential nominee. She’s claims to be fighting for issues such as equal...

Becoming a criminal in the voting booth

I was able to vote early while I was home on fall break this past week. As a Millennial, what did I inevitably do...

Gender is a social construct

In current culture, there is a massive battle being waged. This battle circles around one word: gender. A battle between biology and the mind....

The Pit of Modernized Feminism

There was a time where women were denied the right to vote. During this time, women were solely seen as wives and mothers. They...

5 female leaders that prove conservatives are not anti-women

It is no surprise that the Left constantly prides itself on being the party of acceptance and tolerance. When it comes to women, Liberals...

How I decided my vote

Since the end of the Republican National Convention and the official nomination of Donald Trump as the nominee, I've been torn as to what...

WikiLeaks: Is it Russia or your neighbors who release the info?

You have been lied to. You heard about it all over the news and everywhere else on the internet, probably. In case you don't know, WikiLeaks...

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