My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

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In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just "not Al Gore" or even "not the continuation of the Clinton Machine." He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a...

Thomas Paine, A Common Sense Curriculum

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I wonder if millennials even know who Thomas Paine was. In the early 1960s I studied American History in college, as a required core subject, courses even engineering students from India had to take in order to...

The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Can the GOP be Saved

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(Updated from 2010, when Obama-the-idea was still new.) The Hook The GOP establishment has always kept one foot in the water bucket during a thunderstorm; never fixing that hole in the roof, because, when it’s raining,...

The Doctrine of Liberty, The Original Republican Brand, Who Owns It?

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I claim primacy for the GOP that is the older of the two, as well as the one that claims the greater chance of actually growing in size

Apparently Gaining World Control is a Lot Harder Than it Looks; History Once Again...

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This week marks a seminal point in world history, not just about what will happen, but how what happens will be recorded. History as Written I argued in November that it would be better not to prosecute Hillary...

Wyatt Earp’s Justifications for Killing off the Cowboys

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"For my handling of the situation at Tombstone, I have no regrets. Were it to be done over again, I would do exactly as I did at that time. If the outlaws and their friends and allies imagined that they could intimidate or exterminate...