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Journalism sinks to the bottom of The Atlantic

September 13, 2020

In October, 2016 I wrote my “American press playing Russian roulette with election coverage” column. It asked the questions: “But what happens when that free press abridges itself? What happens when that “free press” abandons its special place under the Constitution in favor of promoting its own group ideology and supporting but one single...

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Old Joe? New Joe? How about NO Joe?

September 6, 2020

After CNN started freaking out that polls were showing a summer of riots and looting starting to take a toll on its favored candidate’s Presidential chances former Vice President Joe Biden was forced Monday to exit his basement bunker for a quick jaunt to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The topic was billed as a Public Safety...

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The best of the best: Mighty Mo in Tokyo Bay

August 30, 2020

Today her decks are dry and her guns are silent.  She the symbol of the end of the world’s deadliest conflict in human history, the ship she stands sentinel over, the USS Arizona, a watery graveyard dated December 7, 1941. Her official Navy designation is the USS Missouri BB-63 but she was known to...

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Beirut, America is not an option.

August 16, 2020

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial headline read:  “Seattle’s Best Resigns” – “The city’s first black police chief is out—thanks to progressives.” A few hours earlier, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best had announced that she would be retiring effective September 2. Best still had at least a decade to mentor new recruits and share her...

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The week that changed the world

August 2, 2020

Seventy Five years ago today, what was left of the crew of the USS Indianapolis was spotted by a navy PBY patrol plane. Hit by two torpedoes on her starboard side from a Japanese submarine just after midnight on July 30, she went down in twelve minutes and roughly nine hundred sailors found themselves...

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As election nears, Mencken’s socialist looms.

July 26, 2020

Not a day goes by that I don’t read a letter or column from some poor soul espousing that one President Donald J. Trump is the greatest threat to this nation in the history of said nation. That our “democracy” (sadly they just can’t grasp that we’re actually a Constitutional Republic, but I digress)...

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