We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

By |November 22nd, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing […]

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

By |November 22nd, 2015|

(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 […]

Colorado to Obama: Keep Gitmo terrorists away from our children

By |November 16th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that’s what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to […]

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

By |October 10th, 2015|

(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 both […]

Remembering 9/11: defeating and destroying Iran

By |September 13th, 2015|

On this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil by jihadi forces, it is right that we honor our war dead and commit ourselves to defeating those primarily responsible, including the government of […]

Islamic State authorization for military force scrambles Washington

By |March 14th, 2015|

Barack Obama’s request for a formal Congressional authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State has produced the most amazing responses. Everyone seems to be switching sides and one cannot tell the players without a scorecard.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain went from earlier introducing a new War Powers Act requiring the president consult with Congress if he plans military action lasting more than seven days to saying, “To restrain [the president] in our authorization of him taking military action, I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders in chief.” Ranking Foreign Relations Democrat Robert Menendez went from introducing a more restrictive AUMF in December to supporting the president’s broader authority now. […]

The political left’s marriage to the Islamic jihad

By |February 18th, 2015|

This is the first of a four (4) part series on the long historical relationship between the political left/Progressives and the global Jihadi Movement over the last century and its current culmination in the attempt to bring down Western civilization in general, and the United States specifically.

In this first edition, we will review the general history of the relationship between the Left and the Islamic Jihad movement, and the disconnect from reality that must take place for the Left to believe the leaders of any totalitarian movement will allow them to survive despite a hundred years of history to the contrary.


Why coexist with a mortal Iranian threat?

By |February 14th, 2015|

Imagine catching a lethal, fast-growing, yet operable cancer in a child before it’s spread. The doctors assure a high survival rate, assuming traditional protocols. Meanwhile, a third opinion proposes no treatment, believing the child can coexist normally with cancer. […]

Free speech, tolerance, and security: Where’s the balance?

By |February 8th, 2015|

Free speech is often hailed among the most significant of our fundamental freedoms. In the Western world in particular, freedom of speech and press has allowed for a range of voices, including voices of dissent that seem to indicate that our democracy is in a sense working. However, free speech is not completely free. There are limits and curbs based on what may be of greater importance in various contexts – such as if the speech might endanger others. That is why we can’t yell “fire” in a theater as a joke – the potential chaos and harm it raises in that context outweighs some one’s freedom to say what they want. […]

Think Again: The joke must remain on radical Islam

By |January 16th, 2015|

So a priest, an imam and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What’s this? A joke?”

Yes, and it’s funny, so accustomed are we to religious humor and wit that pokes fun at humanity and the powerful who govern it. […]