Same-sex ‘marriage’: A welfare program, not a right

Despite all the Sturm und Drang about equal rights, ending prejudice, and transcending the final frontier of the civil rights movement, the homosexual “marriage” movement is essentially just a pitch for another welfare program. Yes, insecure LGBT activists want the government to formally legitimize their sexual behavior as “equal” to the nuclear family norm. But when one pierces through their … [Read more...]

An American Renaissance Man

On Saturday evening, the physical life of Jack Kemp came to an end, but his contributions to American political and intellectual life have never been more timely. An advocate of a strong economy, missile defense, and broadening the base of the Republican Party by including minorities, Kemp’s past may prove the conservative movement’s prologue. A man as forward-looking as Kemp would appreciate … [Read more...]

Costly Shibboleths

Barack Obama set out a few modest goals in his address to both chambers of Congress last night: cure cancer, reform Social Security and Medicare, destroy al-Qaeda, end our dependence on foreign oil, promise education to every American "from the day they are born" to the day they begin work, and "save our planet from the ravages of climate change." The few prescriptions for accomplishing these … [Read more...]

Senator Embarrassment

During his appearance yesterday on The Sean Hannity Show, Sen. George Voinovich displayed a rare public trifecta of vices: he was ill-mannered, ill-informed, and condescending. In other words, he was the perfect image of those who oppose securing our borders, winning in Iraq, and keeping our economy out of recession. In the most elegant and dignified talk show appearance since Lester Maddox … [Read more...]

The Left’s Orwellian Use of History

WERE HE ALIVE TODAY, GEORGE ORWELL would be flabbergasted by the political Left's attempts to appropriate history for its own agenda.  Whereas both sides of the ideological spectrum have historically sought to present themselves as the rightful heirs to mankind’s greatest leaders, the modern Left has attempted to throttle political discourse by denying conservatives’ right to even refer to many … [Read more...]