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The Myth of Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Program

obama-missiles Last year Iran was selling gasoline for less than 50 cents a gallon. This year, a desperate regime hiked prices up to over a dollar. Meanwhile, Iranians pay about a tenth of what Americans do for electricity. Unlike Japan, Iran does not need nuclear power. It is already sitting on a mountain of gas and […]

“You? A Tax Evader?”

global-citizen It's no secret that governments worldwide are broke. One country after another is cutting social benefits and taking other measures to reduce government spending. Take France, for instance. It's under pressure from the EU to reduce its budget deficit to 3% of GDP. That's the maximum permitted under the Maastricht Treaty, the agreement underpinning the […]

When Conservatism Trumps Christianity

trump One of the most simultaneously mystifying and terrifying realities of our day is that there are those who really, truly, and actually believe that professional wrestling is real. I mean really real. Not just that it exists. Not just that it's "fun" for some in a silly kinda way. Not just that it's like a harmless, if idiotic, parody […]

Why Empires Fall

constitution-660x400 Although the generalization is usually applied to republics, according to Sir John Glubb, a British author and lecturer, most empires don't last longer than 250 years. Or as Sir John said in summation: As numerous points of interest have arisen in the course of this     essay, I close with a brief summary, to refresh the […]