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Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act [...]

“Bridge” to what’s right: Good guys really are

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) I rarely go to movies. Not for any particular reason. The medium simply doesn’t find its way into my life on regular intervals. Besides, I get all the popular entertainment [...]

Tax reform should take center stage at debates

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) A great deal has been made of the fact that in previous Republican presidential debates, the most conspicuous casualty has been discussion of serious questions of policy and that, by [...]

The Trojan sage grouse

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Energy, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) Looking at the Department of the Interior’s decision not to list the greater sage grouse as endangered, one is initially tempted to celebrate, knowing the ruinous consequences that such listings [...]

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter. Such events provoke tendentious reactions on [...]

Beware the Davis trap: Nobody is above the law

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk, has made quite a name for herself, first by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — or anyone else, for that matter — and then going [...]

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

By |August 27th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect [...]

Gruesome videos renew abortion debate

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Culture Wars|Tags: , , , |

Most people, regardless of their views on abortion, were revolted by recent videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking cavalierly about the harvesting of healthy fetal body parts and discussing the terms of the sale of [...]

Kerry faces a tough sell on foreign policy blunders

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, <em>'76</em> Contributor) John Kerry spends an awful lot of time these days trying to sell the Obama administration’s latest foreign policy mistakes — the restoration of normal ties with communist Cuba and [...]

Another lessons for socialists: Beware Greeks bearing debt

By |June 25th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s unlikely one would ever lack for examples of socialist failure. But should you ever find yourself at such a loss, the one that stands out perhaps most profoundly of late is Greece. Greece’s problems [...]