Our National Anthem is a Question, We Answer That Question by Standing

The American National anthem is a strange thing, it’s not at all like the anthems of other nations. No talk of a Queen reigning o’er us, not a call to arms, or unifying pledge of unity. It’s not cheering a prior victory or rallying for a future one. It’s a question. When we hear the……

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Practical Privacy: Steps normal people can take

It’s increasingly common for our conversations about technology to eventually circle around to concern about the amount of privacy that we have given up, or will be expected to give up. Lots of books, podcasts, and articles are discussing the surveillance state. This is a very good thing. Growing sense of unease Most of us……

Review – Nova: The Planets – The Idiocracy of Space Documentaries

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/planets/ Nova, on PBS, is a terrific series to set your DVR to record. Even on the reruns of shows I’ve already seen, there’s something new and interesting. They’re never too intellectually challenging, the whole idea is to make science interesting for the average person. It seems they target maybe high school average level for……

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REMINDER: Quit looking for a hero or friend or partner in politics

We conservatives tend to be idol worshippers, focusing all of our efforts on the candidate. If it’s a good candidate, we support and help. If it’s a bad candidate we lambaste and oppose. Remember what Friedman said “It’s nice to elect the right people, but that isn’t the way you solve things. The way you……

The 2016 Senate Race

Tired of talking about Clinton and Trump? Looking beyond the Presidential race, which has been captivating all of the attention of late, there are 34 Senate races pending. The GOP currently holds the Senate, and that might change. Since there’s really nothing of interest for conservatives to root for in the Presidential race, perhaps there’s……

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Too Tired to Support Rubio

I keep telling myself I should write a blog post to explain my endorsement of Ted Cruz. I keep thinking I should link a few of the excellent articles about him, and then explain my thinking on the many different items that I’ve weighed in my consideration, all of them bringing me to the conclusion……

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