Category Archives: Culture

Hobby Lobby Hysteria and Unchallenged Hyperbole

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It didn’t take long, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby earlier this week, for many liberals to explode into full-fledged hysteria mode. The Internet predictably flared up with venom-fueled, breathtakingly irresponsible claims of companies now having the right to ban their female employees from using birth control. The assertion was utter…

The Supreme Court and the Phony War on Women

(Editor’s Note:  This column was posted just a few hours after the Supreme Court decision was handed down in the Hobby Lobby case.  But because of a technical glitch we were unable to send out our regular newsletter alert informing you the column was on the site.  If it feels a tad behind the curve,…

The Sting Route or the Kardashian Route?

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I’ve never been a big fan of The Police. Let me clarify right away that I’m talking about the rock band, not law enforcement officers. Sting’s musical stylings have just never impressed me the way they have many music lovers, and quite frankly the man himself has always kind of irritated me too. I think…

Are We Really the UNITED States of America Anymore?

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that liberals are blaming President George W. Bush for the chaos that is tearing Iraq apart while conservatives are blaming President Barack Obama, who they say inherited a fledgling democracy and did nothing while the country slid into a religious civil war. They’re both right. President Bush started the fire by…

Hillary Clinton and Income Inequality

It looks like we won’t be hearing much about income inequality from Hillary Clinton when she runs for president. And that’s too bad. Sure, it would be fun to hear Hillary drone on and on the way liberal Democrats do about how unfair it is that the rich have so much and the poor don’t….

Frackquake! The Death of the ‘Natural’ Disaster

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Last Saturday night, I was watching a little television in my living room when a I suddenly felt a powerful, physical force seemingly press against the outside walls of my house. It was as if an explosion had gone off somewhere close by, though no sound accompanied it other than that of the tension that…

The Audacity and Betrayal of Thinking Differently

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When it comes to the world of politics, there are times when an shady act can fairly be categorized as a betrayal. It usually comes in the form of someone choosing expediency over principle. An off-the-cuff example of this would be former Florida governor Charlie Crist repeatedly switching party affiliations and throwing political allies under…

An Angry Feminist Links Movies to Murder

This space is usually reserved for columns I write. Not this time.  Today, I’m posting a piece by Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday. It’s a column that links the recent murders in Santa Barbara to supposedly sexist movies made in Hollywood by “white men.”  I’m posting it in this space because this is something…