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The Old Testament Made Me an Optimist

by Ian Cox I recently made a discovery. For me, it changes everything… Well, maybe not actually everything. Here’s what happened: I was doing some research, and I realized that there are multiple ways to study the Bible (and other great classics, for that matter). I knew this before, of course; but this time something clicked. By the time I … [Read more...]

News of the Day: The Biggest Problem with Our Modern Politics

(and How to Fix It) I just finished studying a fascinating book that really made me think, Passions & Politics by two European scholars, Paul Ginsborg and Sergio Labate.* I found this a difficult book to read (dry and winding), but it shares five very important ideas that deeply apply to all of us right now....   Click Here to … [Read more...]

News of the Day by Oliver DeMille

It's Getting Extreme Out There! October 2019: The news is tumultuous these days. Growing threats of impeachment, allegations that the leading presidential candidate broke the law in the Ukraine and China for family gain, the current president accused of numerous mistakes, partisans pointing angry fingers at each other, gaggles of "experts" … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: HOW TO KILL THE CONSTITUTION (IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS…)

A Review of 3 Books on the Future of Freedom If you care about freedom, this article may be one of the most important things you ever read. If you care about the U.S. Constitution, it is definitely this important. Some of the most significant proposals to drastically change our political system were recently outlined in several very interesting … [Read more...]

News of the Day: Don’t be a Dummy! by Oliver DeMille

Where Do You Stand? This headline, "Don't Be a Dummy!," is sincere. The sad truth is that too many Americans act like "dummies" too much of the time. For example, consider the following quote: "Public Policy Polling asked a broad sample of Democratic and Republican primary voters whether they would support bombing Agrabah. Nearly a third … [Read more...]

News of the Day By Oliver DeMille

Election 2020 Who can challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 election? This question is important, whether you like Trump and plan to vote for him, or don't like him and plan to vote for the 2020 Democrat nominee, or don't like him much but feel he's better than the alternatives. Who can challenge him? Trying to answer this question for myself led to … [Read more...]

The News of the Day: Is the Tea Party Movement Over?

(And Why It Matters) Many pundits now argue that the Tea Party movement has stopped being a serious force in U.S. politics since Donald Trump took office. The movement became popular in 2009, garnering a number of significant victories during the 2010 election. It also won some notable elections during 2012 and 2014. It had little power during … [Read more...]

The News of the Day by Oliver DeMille

The Mueller Hearing Two big things do stand out. First, Mueller was asked a number of questions about the report but frequently didn't know what the report said. Even when Congressmen read quotes from the report, Mueller repeatedly couldn't remember names or details. He seemed to not know much of what was written in his own report. Strange. To … [Read more...]

News of the Day by Oliver DeMille

I. Today in the News There is so much going on in the news these days--big events that have major potential to influence the future of our nation and freedom. Unfortunately, almost all the news is reported with strong partisan leanings. The slant and spin are frequently overwhelming. To respond, I've decided to do an in-the-news series that … [Read more...]

THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: Can the Constitution Survive?

By Oliver DeMille PART I European “Conservatism” and American “Conservatism” are not the same thing.[i] As George Will has pointed out, in Europe “Conservatism” was rooted in protecting monarchy, aristocracy, and the class system (where the many are ruled by the few), while in America “Conservatism” means protecting and … [Read more...]