Ayn Rand

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Share on Facebook No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my […]

Conservatism’s Great Betrayal

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Share on Facebook Rural America depends on Federal funding to supplement their budgets. Why? Because urban areas are more prosperous in the modern economy. Liberals recognized this fact during the New Deal and built programs to help. Ronald Reagan’s Conservative Revolution started tearing them down. Donald Trump is trying to finish the job. He is […]

The tide has turned.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Share on Facebook Having read the entire “Relatio Post Disceptationem,” I am struck by its embrace of, rather than its rejection of, the Catholic tradition. It is a tradition that has shown incredible flexibility and adaptation over 2000 years. The Catholic Church is not a fundamentalist church. Over the last 40 years, fundamentalists have tried […]

The Rise of the DestructoCons (Part II of Reagan’s Big Lie)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Share on Facebook There is a traditional German saying that warns the foolish not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. A wise person realizes the value of preservation and change. Since the French Revolutionaries first took their seats in the National Assembly, politicians have divided themselves along this axis. One party favored preservation, […]

Professional conservatives are simply weird.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Share on Facebook Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), whose ex-wife says he owes $117,437 in back child support, was honored by the Family Research Council Action on Thursday for his ‘unwavering support of the family,’ the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Unwavering support for somebody’s family I guess.  Just not his own.  Someone call Ayn Rand.  She would […]

Exposing Reagan’s Big Lie

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Share on Facebook Several years ago, a former neighbor, Joe Abraham had an idea.  He wanted history taught backwards.  Instead of starting with past events and coming to the present, he suggested starting with current events and working backwards.  As a professional historian, this method just didn’t feel right.  My training at USL and LSU […]