An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

The “big news” here in Tucson over the weekend was the announcement of National Institute for Civil Discourse with sponsorship by former presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The new organization
National Institute for Civil Discourse (See here.) initiatives will include:

Convening major policy discussions with elected officials, policymakers and advocates on topics that […]

Senate Dems are moaning and groaning and fear-mongering about the prospect of a government shutdown because they don’t like the House’s new budget. So what would be the consequence of a true government shutdown? The consequence would be a saving of $10.27 Billion per day of shutdown. If the shutdown were to […]

It is hard to visualize President Obama’s 2012 budget in any sensible way. This $3.75 Trillion proposal resembles nothing more than a pimp-mobile, decked out with every irresponsible proposal he and his socialist cohorts could concoct. One has to be careful about interpreting the logic and intent of its various provisions because this […]

Global warming alarmists and warming skeptics alike sometimes delight in citing weather events as evidence that their viewpoint is the correct one. It is easy for the alarmists to point to severe weather events such as the freezing cold U.S. weather a week ago or the Australian floods and say they are evidence of […]

As the Middle East boils over with contempt for dictatorship the rest of the world watches. There are a lot of oppressive cauldrons out there, including Zimbabwe, Cuba, Vietnam, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Iran, among others. But the grand-daddy of them all, with the potential to literally boil up over the whole world is […]