American Life

Income Inequality

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once quipped; “There are three types of lies; lies, damned lies and statistics.” And no one can manipulate statistical information better than the media that loves comparing “the rich” and “the poor.”  But those... Read More

Political Musings

For the most part I don’t think our underlying political differences are as great as they appear; rather I suspect they’re more a consequence of where we get our information. If equality and fairness are the two words that best describe liberal orthodoxy, then freedom... Read More

The Electoral College Debate

James Bovard once wrote, “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.”  While that statement may appear droll, it’s precisely the reason the United States is a Constitutional republic and not a pure democracy, and why... Read More

Where Do We Find Such Men?

It was mid-December 1969, and four Marine helicopter crews waited in the med-evac shack next to the runway at Marble Mountain Air Facility.  It was about 2:00 AM on a cold, rainy night when the call came from DaNang DASC that a Marine force-recon patrol had been... Read More

No Simple Answers

Ninety percent (90%) of Americans say they know someone who is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.  At the same time just 16% say they personally know someone who is transgender.  Considering there isn’t an over abundance of scientific study on the matter, unless an individual... Read More