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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Swerve: A Swing and a Miss

Swerve: A Swing and a Miss

An associate of mine is fond of telling a Thanksgiving story from a few years back, when he was invited to the home of his parents’ wealthiest friend, a classic… Read more »

Dr. Carson’s (Conservative) Neighborhood

Dr. Carson’s (Conservative) Neighborhood

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, might as well just ask in their latest book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To… Read more »

Analyzing the Tech Age

Analyzing the Tech Age

Through thick spectacles, my grandma squinted futilely. She raised her new iPhone 6+ within centimeters of her glasses, her arched nose nearly activating the gadget’s home button and restarting this… Read more »

I Am Not A Hero

I Am Not A Hero

Personal war narratives are a difficult genre. At their worst they have the literary complexity of grocery store romance novels, glorifying the participants (specifically the author) and asserting some clichéd… Read more »

The Old Breed in a New Century

The Old Breed in a New Century

While the Second World War has been written about as extensively as any armed conflict in human history, far more of the available literature is devoted to histories of famous… Read more »

The Rolling Stone That Gathered Moss

The Rolling Stone That Gathered Moss

Few bands or musicians have inspired a body of literature as extensive as the one devoted to the Rolling Stones. The prolific band’s longevity is anomalous, given the short-lived careers… Read more »

Documenting the Undocumented

Documenting the Undocumented

If there’s one anecdote I can use to illustrate Mark Steyn’s writing style and worldview, there’s the sinking of the Costa Concordia back in 2012.  (The Italian cruise liner had… Read more »

President Obama Discusses Higher Education in State of the Union Address

President Obama Discusses Higher Education in State of the Union Address

On Tuesday evening, President Obama gave his 7th State of the Union address to Congress. Among the many issues covered in the broad-sweeping speech was higher education. The President transitioned… Read more »

America at a Crossroads

America at a Crossroads

Dinesh D’Souza is no doubt a brilliant man. A talented orator and communicator, he has held his own against intellectual heavyweights such as the late Christopher Hitchens and stands as… Read more »

Leaks, Spies, and Lies, Oh My!

Leaks, Spies, and Lies, Oh My!

When many glance at Robert David Booth’s new work and read the “Counterintelligence” slab squared on the center of its cover, the glaring image of a Hollywood spy likely enthralls… Read more »