Blogs

  • Islam Gets Special Treatment

    Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. We'll start…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson from David Wilezol: Tacitus, Agricolae, 98 “Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.” “To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call these things empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.” A listener named Alan…

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  • The Dictionary Proves It: Government Means Control

    The Dictionary Proves It: Government Means Control

    As the presidential campaign begins to come into focus in the early days of 2015 it should become increasingly obvious that the race will turn on fundamental disagreement about the very nature of government. Democrats believe that government exists in order to help people; since many segments of the populace…

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  • Hollywood’s Grim Vision of the Future

    Hollywood’s Grim Vision of the Future

    The final list of top Hollywood money makers for 2014 delivers some bad news for American culture: not one of these movies counts as even vaguely original or realistic. Seven of the big ten are either sequels, or remakes, or both; five are based on comic books; two more—the delightful…

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  • Pope Francis, the Climate and Leftism

    One of the rarest and most important things a pope does is issue encyclicals. In the eight years of Pope Benedict's papacy, he issued three encyclicals. In the 27 years of Pope John Paul II's papacy, he issued 14 encyclicals. Since his ascendancy to the papacy in March 2013, Pope…

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  • Kickstarting the Tucson economy

    ​Our Governor, Doug Ducey campaigned for “kick starting the economy” and won his election by a wide margin. His message clearly resonated with a majority of voters in our state who are anxious for a speedier recovery from our recent economic slump. As I speak to the members of the…

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  • Use the Oscar Show to Answer North Korea

    Use the Oscar Show to Answer North Korea

    In order to strike back against the devastating cyber-assault from North Korea, Hollywood must turn to the biggest weapon in its arsenal: the Academy Awards broadcast scheduled for Sunday night, February 22nd. Right after Neil Patrick Harris finishes his opening monologue (or, most likely, his opening production number, given his…

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  • A Time for Reflection

    ​The holiday season is a time of reflection. This month our Tucson Hispanic Chamber celebrated our accomplishments for the year at our State of the Chamber luncheon. The event allowed us an opportunity to celebrate 2014 – and to thank our members, volunteers and corporate partners! Our Tucson Hispanic Chamber…

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