Archive for March, 2012

Identity Politics (Part II)

Identity Politics (Part II)

One of the more obnoxious political phenomena this election cycle is the continued fixation of the media upon placing voters into specific taxonomic, ethnic boxes. Despite all evidence to the contrary, the press corps insist upon classifying all potential voters who hail from Spanish-speaking countries into the same amorphous, unitary bloc, regardless of the...
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Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

Our good friend Andy Ramirez, founder and president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, is back with a new edition of the Liberty News Network which exposes the duplicity, ineptitude, and malfeasance of David Aguilar, President Obama’s handpicked choice to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It should come as no surprise that the...
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Par for the Course

It seems as if the Democratic Party has found a useful cudgel in its campaign to vilify the Republican Party during this tumultuous election season. Namely, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Putting aside the dubious constitutionality of this statute-parts of which have already been invalidated by federal courts-and the inherently discriminatory...
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What Breitbart Left Behind

What Breitbart Left Behind

When Andrew Breitbart died unexpectedly at the beginning of this month he left a void, not only in the conservative movement but in our national political discourse, which is too often characterized by trite cliches and predigested sound bites. Breitbart not only challenged the assumptions of media talking heads, but often changed how mainstream...
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The Life, and Death, of a Rancher

The Life, and Death, of a Rancher

Today marks a deeply sad anniversary that will go unnoticed by most Americans, unfortunately, but which we must acknowledge if we ever hope to prevent such tragedies from recurring in the future. I speak, of course, of the murder of Arizona rancher Robert N. Krentz Jr., who was shot to death on his Cochise...
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They Come To America

They Come To America

One of the best films to portray the deteriorating condition of our nation’s southern border with Mexico is the aptly-named Border. Directed by Chris Burgard, an actor and producer I  had the pleasure of meeting at a film screening at the Helen Mills Theater held several years ago to benefit then-imprisoned Border Patrol agents...
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Freedom’s Enemies

That is our current attorney general Eric Holder, give or take a decade and a half, exhorting a receptive audience to delegitimize the right to keep and bear arms, which is a bedrock of our Constitution’s foundation, the Bill of Rights. While it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the man at the heart...
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Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes

One of the unfortunate realities for veterans reentering the civilian workforce in this sluggish economy is the inability to find work that’s commensurate with their level of education and training. Or, in fact, any work at all. The unemployment rate for those who’ve served in combat and returned home is twelve percent according to...
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Numbers NYC

Numbers NYC

That, of course, is Mark Krikorian, the tireless executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. The CIS, in hopes of cultivating a broader audience among New York City’s intellectuals, activists, journalists, and others concerned about the deleterious impact of mass immigration upon our society, has sponsored a series of lectures by distinguished experts...
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Dirty Work

Dirty Work

It’s often said that even the most hearty carnivore would never want to watch sausage being made, so unappetizing is the process involved; this hoary cliche illustrates a fundamental truth. Namely, that even the most prized end products must undergo an unappealing transformation in order to attain their final, desired state. The legislative process...
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