A Falwellian Turn

In 1979, Jerry Falwell founded the “Moral Majority,” a largely evangelical Christian-based political organization intended as a counterweight to the social liberalization during the 1960s and ‘70s. While the Moral Majority possessed wide-ranging goals for the advancement of Christian religious interests across the public policy spectrum, it focused upon...

Elite Spaces, Elite Absurdity

As a general proposition, this blog’s focus endeavors to avoid “hot button” social issues in order to center its discussions on elections and matters of policy. However, a number of recent incidents in the realm of “wokeism” merit discussion on this site, and this blogger desires to address them....

American Arsonist

In my last piece from December, this blog discussed the accomplishments achieved under President Donald J. Trump from the perspective of a Trump-skeptical conservative like myself. It is nearly undisputable that Trump brought the right some meaningful policy victories, particularly on the courts and taxes, and broadened the potential...

In Praise of Donald J. Trump

While the above headline is intentionally misleading in light of this blogger’s general disdain for the comportment of President Donald J. Trump and the actions currently being taken on his behalf after a clear electoral loss in November, today’s article constitutes an effort to laud soon-to-be Mr. Trump for...

The Full Circle Election

Since the last post to this blog, it’s been a wild “Election Week” that is closing out with Joe Biden likely to soon be declared the official winner. Numerous states ending within a few percent have fallen Biden’s direction, and the best guess is that he will end with...

The House That Mitch Built

This morning, this blog released its Presidential preview, with a vow to also provide a key race analysis on the battle for control of the US Congress.  As promised, here is the prediction on the United States House of Representatives and, much more importantly, the United States Senate. The...

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

While the pleasantly voiced lyrics from this famous “Sound of Music” melody quoted in the title of this piece don’t fit the spirit of the Donald Trump era in American politics, one of the most popular films amongst the female demographic is an appropriate swan song for this Presidency,...

The Green Book and the Concept of Transracial Humanity

So about twelve days ago late on Friday night, the movie “The Green Book” came on the TV channel this blogger was watching (“Good Will Hunting” preceded it). Admittedly, your writer has thus far resisted viewing The Green Book, fearing that the movie, despite winning Best Picture in 2019,...

The Fine People of Wichita

Several years ago, a Twitter friend shared with me his map of the political evolution of the Show Me State (Missouri). Most likely, his focus was on the incredible gains of the Missouri GOP across the rural regions of the state. Upon viewing it, this blogger noted that, despite...

Race, Homicide, and Geography: The Unexplored Territory

This article is intended as a follow up to last month’s piece “A Spark in the Tinderbox,” which discussed the narratives and factual realities regarding race and policing in America. While the discussion of racial disparities in policing has taken on added importance based on recent events, it is...

A Spark in the Tinderbox

Over the last two weeks, American attention has moved rapidly from the Covid-19 lockdown to the George Floyd homicide and its aftermath.  This blog post takes on some of the highly complex and controversial topics related to Mr. Floyd’s killing, in an effort to provide an even-handed analysis on...