Germans Aren’t Very Happy We’re Here

A protest held yesterday outside the gates of Ramstein Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany was to protest the presence of U.S. military and the use of Predator drones in the Middle East, according to official releases by German authorities and military police. This is the second protest since the beginning of summer, where a…

Is Donald Trump The Mafia Don of American Politics?

At the beginning of the film American Gangster we see the fictionalized version of Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson discussing a shift in American consumerism with his protégé, Frank Lucas. Bumpy seems to be disappointed – almost sickened – by the rise of department stores and discount retailers that buy directly from the manufacturer, cutting out the “middleman”…

The National Flood Insurance Program is Massively in Debt

Watching the news of Houston breaks my heart; the loss of life, the loss of property, and the total devastation to a city that will take years to recover. The worst storm in our history has almost wiped Houston out completely. But for people relying on their insurance to recoup the cost of their home,…

Leftists, Stop This “There’s Not Two Sides” Rhetoric

The violence in Charlottesville brought out rhetoric I would expect from the left: attempts to link the white nationalists to Donald Trump, and attempts to paint the attendees of the rally as representatives of all conservatives. The reaction that caught me off guard was a complete denial of the actions of Antifa and other extreme…