The Return of the Dark Ages

September 14th, 2022 4:39 PM

Population declined. Global temperatures rose. Migration of people from destabilized regions increased. Wind and solar energy supplied the planet all its power. On Sept. 4, 476, Romulus Augustus stepped down from the throne of the Western Roman Empire and the world entered the Dark Ages, which lasted until around the year 1000. Now, 1,022 years after the end of the Dark Ages, as populations…

Progressives, Not the Pandemic, Hurt Kids’ Education

September 6th, 2022 10:23 AM

“The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading,” read the New York Times headline. The subtitle declared, “The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable.” But the pandemic is not really to blame. Progressives' preferred policies are to blame. Down where I am in…

Woke Health Care Contributes to Monkeypox Spread

August 2nd, 2022 12:39 PM

A few months ago, an international group of gay men engaged in a group sexual encounter at a pride event in the Canary Islands. One or more of the participants had monkeypox. A number of the men who participated in the activity went back to continental Europe, participated in more Pride Month sex-related events and began spreading monkeypox. The spread of monkeypox had mostly been confined to…

Best Pride Month Ever

July 6th, 2022 2:51 PM

In 279 B.C., at the Battle of Asculum, King Pyrrhus of Epirus beat the Roman Republican armies. Pyrrhus poured his forces into the battle against the Roman might, overwhelmed them, and crushed them. Pyrrhus lost most of his troops, many of his top generals and several friends, but he won the day. Unfortunately for Pyrrhus, Rome had reserve forces. Pyrrhus had none. "If I achieve such a…

Hostages to a Cult

May 17th, 2022 2:22 PM

This past week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline hit a record high in the United States. Some states are regularly seeing prices above five dollars for a gallon of gas. The country is now regularly experiencing an increase of over four dollars on average. In the same week gas hit records, the Biden administration canceled oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. Internal…

The Certitude of Ineptitude

April 23rd, 2022 1:00 PM

I really am flummoxed by the ineptitude of President Joe Biden and his chief of staff, Ron Klain. Biden has been a Washington politician for half a century, including eight years as vice president and before that a senior senator. Klain is a consummate Washington insider, having worked for Janet Reno, Al Gore, Biden and others. How are they this inept? Last summer, the border got swamped with…

Guns, Babies and the USA

March 18th, 2022 6:56 PM

Alabama and Ohio have passed versions of “constitutional carry.” That is a law that allows a lawful owner of a firearm to carry that firearm without additional governmental permission. Georgia's state House and Senate have both passed versions and a committee is set to reconcile differences. Georgia should have the law passed in the next week, becoming the 24th state to pass such legislation.…

The State of Disunion

March 4th, 2022 11:01 PM

By now you may have forgotten President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address last week. On Monday, Biden walked across the White House lawn alone and in a mask. On Tuesday, he walked into a crowd of House members rejoicing that no more masks were needed. It was the perfect metaphor for Biden at governance and Biden at speech. First, forgive Biden for his flubs and twisted words. He is…

Snuff Out the Torch

February 9th, 2022 9:28 AM

In 1936, Adolf Hitler presided over the Summer Olympics. It was a coming-out party for the Nazis. They put their best foot forward to show their recovery after World War I. They intended to wow the crowd with Nazi grandeur. The international press and much of the world ate it up. Two years later, Germany annexed Austria. World War II began less than a year later. Now, in 2022, the…

The Beginning of the End

December 27th, 2021 10:19 AM

Sometime just over 2,000 years ago, contrary to the song, it was not a silent night. In Bethlehem, a young woman gave birth to a baby in a stable. The story went exactly as one would tell a story if one did not want the story taken seriously. The first witnesses were shepherds, men so unreliable that their testimony was inadmissible in court. Key eyewitnesses were women, also seen as…

Turning From Darkness to the Light of Jesus

December 10th, 2021 12:45 PM

A suicide just happened. Somewhere out there, maybe down the street or across town or in the next state, someone just took their own life. By the time you finish reading this, someone else will be in their final moments before taking their life. One hundred thirty-two times today, someone in the United States is going to commit suicide.

A Reminder to Be Thankful For Our Many Blessings

November 29th, 2021 2:51 PM

If you are a longtime reader, you will know my wife has lung cancer. It is not from smoking or radon or any environmental cause. When we first got married, due to my wife's family history of breast cancer, she had a prophylactic mastectomy. Sixteen years later, having thought we dodged a bullet, doctors diagnosed her with a genetic form of lung cancer.

Into the Metaverse We Go

November 23rd, 2021 2:57 PM

On June 23, 2003, Linden Labs unveiled a website called Second Life. It is a website wherein individuals can interact and live a second life as an online character, called an avatar. In 2004, several politicians held virtual press conferences in Second Life. The Maldives and Sweden opened virtual embassies. Second Life is still around, but it's now used primarily by those without social lives…

Editor’s Pick: Erickson Wonders If Comcast Is Thirsting for ‘Race War’

November 22nd, 2021 11:34 AM

In a Monday morning post on his Substack, longtime conservative writer and talk radio host Erick Erickson pointed to a sad and troubling reality that’s been unfolding before our very eyes (and can be backed up by countless examples we’ve highlighted at NewsBusters), which is that the liberal media sure seem hellbent on wanting a race war.