4 Lessons From Calvin Coolidge For Today’s GOP

It was 94 years ago this past Tuesday that Calvin Coolidge was sworn in after the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding. Reflecting back on the Coolidge administration can be a discouraging enterprise, not for his faults but for his incredible success. The Coolidge presidency is a shining example of the power of fiscal […]

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Common Enemy of Liberals & Conservatives

The Renewable Fuel Standard offers liberals and conservatives an opportunity for agreement. It further exposes our government’s need to promote the growing resentment between Democrats and Republicans. And of course, it’s all about money.    The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal mandate that requires fuel refiners to blend a certain amount of biofuels, specifically […]

Fight For $15: The Forgery of Virtue

Last Friday the Minneapolis City Council approved a $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance however, they were unable to overturn the laws of supply and demand.  Of course, the ordinance sounds good – especially for workers at or near the poverty line which, for a single person is just over $12 thousand per year. On […]

Climate Change: The High Cost Of Emotional Data

Progressives often refer to climate change skeptics as science-deniers, despite believing that a person’s gender can vary at will. We are presently in the midst of The Pause – a nearly twenty year global warming hiatus during which our satellite data has demonstrated little to no change in the global surface temperature. During this stretch […]

2016: The Abattoir Of Reason

The presidency of Barack Obama has had a considerable impact on the American spirit. His administration’s singular, and some would argue horrific, brand of political gamesmanship has been equally toxic to both the left and the right. Recall that after the jihadist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando President Obama spent significant time essentially […]

Not The Conservative Party: Shunning The Better Angels Of Our Nature

A couple months back on Fox News Donald Trump quipped, “you gotta remember that this is the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party.” This has become painfully obvious, however it’s important to remember that the Republican Party has historically been the vessel for conservatism. Not any more. This past Wednesday over thirty million people watched […]

The Cultivation of Soft Tyranny: The Supreme Court vs. The Constitution

Joseph Story, who served on the Supreme Court from 1811-1845, once remarked that “the American republic, above all others, demands from every citizen unceasing vigilance and exertion; since we have deliberately dispensed with every guard against danger or ruin; except the intelligence and virtue of the people themselves.” The mostly untouched history books in our […]