News and Analysis

Who’s Ready For Hypocrisy?

June 16, 2015
Who’s Ready For Hypocrisy?

 

This is by far my favorite sign of the 2016 presidential race. It was held aloft by the intrepid truth-teller Gabriel Hernandez, who-along with our friends at NY ICE-crashed Hillary Clinton’s vacuous photo op at Roosevelt Island. Due to the draconian restrictions imposed by Madame Hillary’s security team, he wasn’t allowed to carry it into the actual event. That said, I think his message was received. You can read an account of the counter-demonstration by Gabriel himself below, as well as watch video footage on his Youtube channel. NY ICE also has coverage under on its Recent Items page.  Read More »

Conventional Wisdom Defied

June 14, 2015

 

In the wake of what the White House characterizes as a “procedural” defeat, it’s worth examining why Congress has seemingly rejected TPP-or at least, structured it so that the final bill will not be adopted into law. Alan Tonelson, of the Economic Strategy Institute, has an incisive analysis of this setback for TPP supporters on his blog, which I would highly recommend. While acknowledging the importance of next year’s presidential and congressional elections to Friday’s votes, he also describes the fundamental intellectual and political failures of fast track’s most vehement advocates.  Read More »

Capitol Hill Collusion

June 12, 2015
Capitol Hill Collusion

 

Update: TPP is deadfor now. Roll Call 362. 

Even as Republican leaders of the House of Representatives whip votes for President Obama, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains in doubt. Assuming any Republican congressmen exist who actually value the opinions of their constituents, they’d be wise to read the coverage of Breitbart News  regarding the TPP. Particularly the galling insertion of clauses explicitly designed to grant this administration yet more unwarranted authority over immigration policy. Powers that, despite the subterfuge of Paul Ryan and his colleagues, will pose a genuine threat in the future, should this trade deal be enacted. Read More »

The Closing Of The American Mind

June 10, 2015
The Closing Of The American Mind

A big tip of the hat to James Fulford for bringing to my attention a Firing Line debate which shaped my opinions on this subject, the greatest domestic and foreign policy issue of our time, during my formative years. You can view the complete episode, divided into nine parts, on Ryan Kennedy’s Youtube channel. Proving yet again that the world’s most popular video-sharing website can be put towards a more nobler purpose than consuming the latest Taylor Swift music-video.  Read More »

The Decline and Fall of California

June 8, 2015
The Decline and Fall of California

Listen to Jamiel’s Law live!

Right Again, Naturally

June 6, 2015
Right Again, Naturally

Once again, the warnings of our favorite member of the United States Senate-not that there’s much in the way of competition-have proven true, as a New York Times report about Disney’s exploitation of the fraudulent H-1B Visa program demonstrates. The case of Disney employees forced to train their foreign replacements is simply one of many instances where the true intent of this program, i.e. to replace skilled American workers with lower-paid imports from overseas, has been revealed. Read More »

The Mosque That Hate Built

June 4, 2015
The Mosque That Hate Built

This week’s thwarting of a plot to behead Pamela Geller by a jihadist cell in Massachusetts might have surprised those of you who aren’t familiar with the deep roots that Islamists have sunk into the Bay State. Even though the Boston Marathon bombing by the Tsarnaev brothers has shed some light on this disturbing phenomenon, leading some to investigate links the Islamic Society of Boston has to Islamic terrorists operating both domestically and overseas, there is still a lack of awareness among the general public about this threat.  Read More »

What You Can Do

Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

May 15, 2015
Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

One of the tools the global jihad attempts to use against the West is the imposition of economic and fiscal costs-to the point of bankruptcy-upon its targets. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as their affiliates throughout the world, have made it clear that they seek to not only impose psychological terror but financial privation upon their intended victims. For those who want to get an idea of just how costly it is to protect yourself and your family from the rampaging armies of Allah, I suggest reading Joseph Anton, the beautiful memoir written by Salman Rushdie which explores the years he was forced to live in hiding for unknowingly offending the tender sensibilities of the Caliphate. Read More »

May Day 2015

April 28, 2015
May Day 2015
May Day is upon is, and that means the treason lobby is in full gear in anticipation of its annual parade through Union Square. Joanna Marzullo, founder and president of New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, will once again be representing the sentiments of overtaxed, overburdened, patriotic New Yorkers and American citizens. You will find details explaining how you can join her and her compatriots below.

Weird Tales

April 18, 2015
Weird Tales

One of the more gratifying experiences I’ve had over the past year has been witnessing the support you’ve shown for Seavey and Perry on Culture. Although this podcasting experiment has ended, it left me with a deep appreciation for the world of film and film criticism and awareness of how much some of you love movies. That’s why today I’m devoting some time today to fellow cineaste Matt Pritchard, who’s in the process of crowd-funding a micro-budget horror/psychological thriller called Dearly Departed. Read More »

Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

April 14, 2015
Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

The battle over Loretta Lynch’s nomination escalated this past week, as the clown car of racial profiteers arrived to contribute their thoughts on Republican opposition to President Obama’s would-be consigliere. It remains to be seen how much mileage Sharpton & Co. will be able to generate out of her delayed confirmation, as even milquetoast cretins like Rich Lowry have recognized the absurdity of confirming someone who has pledged not to abide by the Constitution as the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Read More »

Walk Out Of Darkness

February 8, 2015
Walk Out Of Darkness

I don’t often use this space for personal appeals, but feel compelled to do so today. In addition to losing my uncle, John Marmo, earlier this year to suicide, my best friend, Fiona Fort, took her life after struggling with the chronic pain of depression for most of her adult life. Even if you are fortunate enough to have never grieved the loss of a loved one to this disease-or to know someone suffering from suicidal ideation-I urge those of you who can to contribute to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Denver Metro Walk Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

You can read my friend Ann’s story and donate to her cause here.  Read More »



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