Category Archives: Culture

Burger King and the ‘Economic Patriotism’ Whopper

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Earlier this week, Burger King confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, an Ontario-based doughnut and coffee chain. Upon the announcement that the corporate headquarters of the combined firm would be based in Canada, many critics within the U.S. cried foul. You see, Canada’s corporate tax rate of 26% is significantly lower than that of the…

Life and Death in Polarized America

Sooner or later everything becomes polarized in this divided country of ours. It’s against the rules to see the other side’s point of view.   That’s like giving ammo to the enemy. Besides, in media circles, where people make a good living dividing Americans, seeing the other guy’s point of view is bad for business. When…

The Elite Liberal Softer Kind of Racism

I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions. But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been…

A Few Words About a Friend Who Changed My Life

On February 8, 1996 I got a phone call that changed the course of my life. The call was from a fella named Jerry Kelley, a building contractor who was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama and made Gomer Pyle sound like Laurence Olivier. Jerry had repaired my house in Miami after Hurricane Andrew blew…

Why Jesse Ventura’s Lawsuit Speaks Louder Than the Verdict

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This week, a jury awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle. Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and author of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The basis for the lawsuit was Ventura’s insistence…

Will the “War on Women” Keep Colorado Perpetually Blue?

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Living in Colorado, I’ve been seeing a lot of dueling campaign commercials lately between U.S. Senator Mark Udall, who is a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, U.S. Congressman Corey Gardner. The two are squaring off in November in what strategists see as a vitally important race that may just decide which party will hold the…

The Highjacking of Conservative Philosophy to Sell Liberalism

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One of the big political frustrations conservatives have had in recent years has been the left’s successful re-writing of the English language. By this, I’m referring to the proven ability of coordinated liberal mouthpieces, through the process of repetition, to remove the traditional definitions of certain words and terms and replace them with entirely new…

Why Liberals Like Soccer More than Conservatives

I’ve always been a big sports fan, which explains why I have absolutely no interest in soccer. The fact is, I’d rather watch my accountant get his toenails clipped than take in a soccer game — and that includes the World Cup final, which I’m sure will be as scintillating as any other soccer game. In soccer,…