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Military Spending in 2012 – If the US military cannot absorb a $55 billion hit, it’s not worth what we’ve been spending on it

Some people (I won’t name any party names) claim to want fiscial responsibility, yet they won’t hear of spending cuts. The talking heads cry and publicly throw their fits saying they want fiscal responsibility, now! Then when presented with an opportunity for sequestration they decry cutting spending for their precious war machine. You are either […]

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President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to close Gitmo now officially a lie

Obama has fundamentally signed on to the belief that individuals can be held forever without due process The Obama administration has decided to close the office and eliminate the special envoy devoted to closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy and will not replace him, […]

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Academia, Harold Bloom, and the Western Canon

Throughout the twentieth-century the American right slowly lost all influence inside academia. How and why this happened is a discussion for another post (Allan Bloom’s “The Closing of the American Mind” is a good place to start) but what is certain is that today the elite academic institutions in the United States are completely controlled […]