Analysis

Gallows Humor

Gallows Humor

Sony’s capitulation in the face of threats by unidentified sources, who are presumed to support the odious Kim dynasty, serves to confirm what most of us have known for some time. Namely, the extent of allowable political discourse in popular culture is inextricably linked to the willingness of the objects of political criticism to...
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Happy Trails

Happy Trails

All (good) things must come to an end, as the omnipotent, yet enigmatic, interstellar character Q pointed out to the crew of the USS Enterprise during a particularly harrowing flight. As in Gene Roddenberry-created science-fiction epics, so it is in the world of pop cultural podcasting, which is why this month marks the conclusion...
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The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

  With Election Day imminent, it’s only appropriate that this edition of the Daily Rattle begins with a few news items dealing with important votes taking place throughout the country. One of the most revealing contests does not involve a single political candidate, but is actually a referendum taking place in the deep-blue state...
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Exit Stage Left (Zuckerberg’s Wingman Gets The Ax)

Exit Stage Left (Zuckerberg’s Wingman Gets The Ax)

One of the chief failings of the open borders movement is its persistent myopia. The people who would transform this country into a large scale hotel-complete with the scanty wages paid to those working at the lower end of the hospitality industry-can’t look beyond their own narrow goal of boosting their profits and/or political...
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Fates Worse Than Ebola

Fates Worse Than Ebola

Update: The passenger from Lagos who died on an Arik Air flight to New York recently suffered from cardiac arrest, and is not believed to have contracted Ebola, according to the CDC.  The public face of the Ebola epidemic, now that Thomas Eric Duncan has expired, is unquestionably Thomas Frieden, the current head of...
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Fact Check (Fencing The Border)

Fact Check (Fencing The Border)

One of the most insipid weapons in the arsenal of stupidity which constitutes open borders dogmatism is the argument that building fences does not work as an impediment to illegal immigration. A popular bit of sophistry expertly lampooned by Adam Carolla in his hilarious first book, In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks.
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Patient Zero

Patient Zero

As Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies points out, there were many reasons why Thomas Eric Duncan should never have been allowed to enter the United States. It turns out that the simple, prophylactic measures which ensure the fiscal and cultural vibrancy of this country-or which used to do so, at any...
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For Emma (Childhood Cancer Awareness)

For Emma (Childhood Cancer Awareness)

For those of you who might not know, this is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September’s color is gold, which is symbolically apt in a number of ways. Most importantly, because it represents something of great and lasting value. Emma Grace Mitchell was just such a treasure, even though she preferred pink and purple herself....
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Working For A Living

Working For A Living

In a gubernatorial race where both candidates are to a greater or lesser degree beholden to the open borders lobby, notwithstanding the requisite pre-election posturing of the GOP standard-bearer, a genuine debate about the impact of  mass immigration upon California has not materialized, alas. Even so, the public policies which have irrevocably transformed the...
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Celebrating Constitution Week

Celebrating Constitution Week

Constitution Week, 9/13/14 Bitfire Inc. 320 West 37th Street Suite 600 New York, NY  10018 The political impact of the Tea Party is a subject which has been debated ceaselessly over the course of the past six years. Even as it has made tremendous strides in mobilizing public opposition to disastrous statist manipulations of...
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