Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fracking and the Urban-Rural Conflict

By |February 14th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) President Barack Obama has promised to make economic inequality the central issue in congressional elections this year. Similarly, urban-centric activists in Colorado have launched […]

Who caused Jeffco Schools blowup? You decide

By |February 13th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) Don’t buy the false narrative that three reformers on the five-member Jefferson County School Board set off the uproar last weekend […]

The original, right-wing extremist

By |February 13th, 2014|

One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power. Character assassination has become the weapon of choice for those who so forcefully peddle the liberal/progressive ideology. It is relentlessly used to silence all those who stand in opposition to the myriad of ‘isms’ they champion as they seek to “fundamentally transform” the country and society. I sincerely doubt they would spare him. […]

Hinge of History: Rethinking the Great War

By |February 10th, 2014|

For those who like to speculate on the “What Ifs” of History there are an abundance of books under the heading of “Counterfactual” Literature.  These works build on an imaginary premise- What If Napoleon had not invaded Russia. What If the South had won the Civil War. What If Oswald had Missed etc. – and proceed to tell readers intriguing tales of how different the world might therefore be. […]

Paradoxical free markets? Not really

By |February 8th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) Sometimes I wonder: Could self-denial perversely lead to self-indulgence and thus cause the demise of the free-market system? “What’s all that gobbledegook […]

How Obama could rescue millions from poverty

By |February 7th, 2014|

Getting people to quit cigarettes and saving families with children from destitution have nothing in common, right? I think they do, and I think it could be President Obama’s single most significant legacy if he would sponsor something comparable to a surgeon general’s 1964 report on smoking killing people. […]

Responsibility, his and hers

By |February 3rd, 2014|

Listen to your hearts. YOUR hearts. Don’t make the puzzle any harder to put together than it has to be. […]

The state of Barack Obama's presidency is pretty bad

By |February 3rd, 2014|

Suppose you are president, you’ve stumbled, fumbled, slipped and crashed, it’s time to give a State of the Union speech and millions will be watching. What do you do – say you are sorry and will try harder or take credit for good things you did not do, blame the bad things you did do on others and propose solutions that sound good to the gullible even though they will make things worse? […]