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Dreyfus

Palestine: Part 1 – The Dreyfus Affair

  As one traces the modern history of the conflict in Palestine, feelings shift back and forth. I don’t see how they can not. The conflict is a virtual tennis match of actions motivated by legitimate fears, perceived slights and anticipatory breaches. To definitively say one side is right or...

secure the border

What Does “Secure The Border” Actually Mean?

  IIP > IOP In 1986, President Ronald Reagan passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act which was supposed to be a long-term, if not permanent, solution to the immigration problem, and in exchange, what I call “immigrants outside the process (IOPS) already in the country for four years were...

Hobby Lobby vs. Supreme Court

No Easy Answers For Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case

  Ruth Bader Ginsburg along with pundits of all stripes have justifiably raised their concern with the Hobby Lobby ruling, but not all the problems have been adequately addressed. The fact that this case even exists illustrates the dangers of government over reach into the freedom of individuals. Because of a...

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The 16th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   As the leader of the newly formed Republican party, Abraham Lincoln was Conservative in the sense that...

James Buchanan

James Buchanan: The 15th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   James Buchanan James Buchanan had been a congressman, foreign minister, senator and secretary of state, The actions...

franklin pierce

Franklin Pierce: The 14th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Franklin Pierce As the compromise of 1850 barely held the nation together, Franklin Pierce ascended to the...

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore: The 13th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore did not meet Zachary Taylor until after they were elected as he was...

zachary taylor

Zachary Taylor: A Twelfth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was a celebrity after a stint as a hero of the Mexican War. He...

James K. Polk

James K. Polk: The Eleventh Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   James K. Polk Polk wanted to fulfill the ideological promise of Andrew Jackson‘s presidency. He was the most...

John Tyler

John Tyler: The Tenth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   John Tyler President Tyler had served in both houses of Congress, and had been the governor of...