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A Decade Most Turbulent

In its first episode on AMC, the hit series "Mad Men" was set in early 1960; now, as the show nears an end, Don Draper and his pals are in 1969. That was a decade during which America went from Ike to Nixon, from chimps in space to men on the moon, from The Andy…

Beyoncé, Role Model?

When Time recently named the world's "most influential" people, the formerly-influential magazine decided to put the mononymous Beyonc� on the cover. The gifted singer has also won high praise from none other than President Obama, who called her the perfect "role model" for his daughters. Meanwhile, Mrs. Obama has expressed her desire to trade places…

One Man’s ‘Terrorist’ is Another Man’s ‘Rancher’

What does it take to get labeled a "domestic terrorist" in certain precincts on the left? Slaughtering your fellow soldiers at Fort Hood doesn't make the grade, nor does maiming and killing innocent people at the Boston Marathon. And illegally occupying land in New York and Washington to protest Wall Street greedheads doesn't even come…

A Booming American Industry

Unemployment remains unacceptably high, millions of Americans have given up looking for work, but at least one USA industry is humming on all cylinders. The grievance industry manufactures a very successful product, the seductive message that the USA is an unfair nation and always has been. The deck is stacked, the grievance sales force says,…

The Tax Collector Knocketh

Next week Caesar comes calling, demanding that Americans do some serious rendering in the form of federal income taxes. Speaking of old Julius, back in the glory days of the Roman Empire he decreed that citizens should work two days a year to pay their fair share of taxes. Things are a bit different now,…

A Climate of Fear

The climate mavens at the United Nations have issued their latest ominous warning. They say we should expect "changes in the availability of food, fuel, medicine, and income." Actually, that quote comes from the first UN climate report, written 25 years ago, just around the time the World Wide Web was invented. The latest UN…

The Media’s March of Madness

The Pew Research Center just released its 11th annual "State of the News Media" report. The section on cable news is informative, but if you happen to be a fan of MSNBC, you may want to have some tissues handy. That far-left network, which shamelessly, tirelessly and loyally promotes President Obama's policies, lost 24% of…

Vlad the Invader

The violent history of Eastern Europe and a real-life villain inspired Irish author Bram Stoker to create the frightening character Dracula in 1897. Stoker based his vampire on the 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad III, who took sadistic pleasure in carrying out unspeakable atrocities, among them roasting little children and mutilating women. Old Vlad's favorite…