Author: Aaron Lasker

American Exceptionalism Is Not Just A Crowd Pleaser

To me, the ideology of American exceptionalism is rational rather than emotionally triggered.  It’s imperative for foreign policy in the 21st century is clarified by the most neutral assessment of world history, whose ever-persistent patterns have been to dissolve human freedom and to enshrine tyrannical regimes.  America’s role has been to insist that the cause of liberty and democracy advances abroad as unapologetically and unflinchingly as our adversaries pursue the path of dictatorship and the stifling impact it entrenches on the human spirit. I am not of the opinion that President Obama has been competent in the foreign policy that he has calibrated, which immediately sought to reduce American influence abroad with...

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Riding the Third Rail to the Third Republic

So far, it would be almost impossible to suggest that the presumptive Republican nominee is not a tone-deaf milquetoast. Intellectual honesty and humor should convince even conservatives of the accuracy of the New York Times’ scathing editorial by David Javerbaum comparing Romney to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. The reason that Romney is losing is that instead of playing to win, he plays a game of Shrodinger’s cat and poison, attempting not to perish from the various calumny charges that the Obama campaign, its arsenal of surrogates, and Super PAC’s have authorized. When Bain was accused of outsourcing American jobs, instead...

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Virgin Diaries Plays Tag with Unicorns and Distortions

What is the point of that new show called The Virgin Diaries? Why does its brain-cell-killing content derive from a network named The Learning Channel? And how can reality television promote a counter-reality agenda and get away with it? The answer to all of these questions is the liberal media and its flower-flinging, tralala-singing stealth attempt at indoctrinating Americans

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Constitutional Ink or Rorschach Inkblots?

The future of constitutional rulings will be irrevocably premised on the  judicial arrogation of the Roberts Court.  In an effort to defend Roberts, my fellow TCC contributor Trenton Wheat insightfully describes Roberts’ maneuver to uphold the Affordable Care Act as an instance of judicial restraint.  Upon further inspection, however, it is wise to remember that judicial restraint is an approach that maintains the momentum of former judicial activism rather than accelerating it.  The true conservative doctrine is that of originalism, which adjudicates as closely as possible to the vision of the framers.  I would also caution against trusting in Roberts’...

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