Politics

The Obama Delusion

Posted by on January 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.”  — Ben Shapiro Are you familiar with Ben Shapiro? He’s one of those conservative “young guns” making a name for himself these days — an attorney-turned-political commentator, columnist/author, and radio show host. He’s very sharp, articulate, possesses a familiarity with an amazing number of issues and pertinent facts, thinks […]

24 Quotes About “24”

Posted by on January 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

“You are gonna tell me what I want to know. It’s just a question of how much you want it to hurt.”  — Jack Bauer, Season 5 Something kinda fun to ring in the New Year… Did you know that a new “24” TV series is about to debut? Yup! “24: Legacy” will premiere on […]

Top 10, Again

Posted by on December 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

It’s that time, again. Time for another year-end list of “top posts” on various topics from preceding years (including the one just ending). I try to pick those that are “evergreen”, though, or at least still interesting/entertaining. In case you’re curious, here are the previous lists: “Celebrating 5 Years of AVftR (plus a Top 10)!”, […]

Godspeed, John Glenn

Posted by on December 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm

“Zero G, and I feel fine.”  — Col. John Glenn On December 8, 2016, America and the world lost a hero and, some might even say, a “living legend”, when former Marine aviator, astronaut, and U.S. Senator John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National […]

A Better Voting System?

Posted by on November 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm

“A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law.”  — Alexander Hamilton There have been a lot of articles and […]

Ghosts of My Country

Posted by on November 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm

A few years back, Marvel Comics published a series of one-shots written by Paul Jenkins that centered around Captain America’s involvement in different wars. The final issue, titled “Ghosts of My Country”, features vignettes spanning from the American Revolution to the events of 9/11/2001. Throughout, various characters (e.g., John Adams, Francis Scott Key) seem strangely […]

And So It Begins…

Posted by on November 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

If anyone had told me a couple years ago that I would be typing the words “President-elect Donald Trump”, I would have said they were crazy. But,… I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about the 2016 election results. “Giddy” is definitely too strong a word, though I am overall quite pleased. Regarding […]

Tocqueville on Freedom in America

Posted by on November 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

“I sought there [in America] an image of democracy itself, its tendencies, its character, its prejudices, its passions; I wanted to know democracy, if only to know at least what we must hope or fear from it.”  — Alexis de Tocqueville I was thinking recently that I should read the classic Democracy in America (1835/1840) […]

Who Would Trump Put On the Supreme Court?

Posted by on October 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

“[A]ll federal court judges, but most particularly Supreme Court justices, exert substantial influence on the development and application of the law over a long period, often for decades after the president who appointed them has left office…. The stakes are high indeed.”  — John G. Malcolm, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center […]

Why I Will Still (Reluctantly) Vote for Trump

Posted by on October 16, 2016 at 11:26 pm

“[W]e do not have the choice to vote for [some] ideal candidate but only for the real ones that are on the ticket. In an ideal world this would not happen, but we do not live in an ideal world…. [W]e can only choose the best one available, not the best one conceivable. And as […]

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline