Author: Alex Christy

Lessons from Britain

All joking about Elmo, Lord Buckethead, Mr. Fishfinger, and Jeremy Corbyn’s breast slapping “high-five” aside, there are serious lessons that the British Conservative party is learning right now after their recent election. American conservatives would be wise to learn them as well. In Case You Missed It… A couple of months ago, it looked as if the British left was a dying political brand. The Labour Party had been shellacked in the 2015 General Election when they were led by far-left Ed Milliband. They then doubled down by selecting even-farther-left Jeremy Corbyn as their party leader. Labour overwhelmingly supported the “Remain” campaign during the Brexit...

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Evergreen College Professor Dares to Show Up For Work

Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at Evergreen College in Washington State, has committed a crime. The crime is so egregious that there have been calls for him to be fired. It was bad enough that 71 of his fellow professors have joined the students who are demanding his firing. Law enforcement officers even said they could not ensure his safety. What was his crime? Daring to say he would show up for work. What’s Going On? In the past, some ethnic minorities at Evergreen State College had participated in a so-called “Day of Absence.” On that day, minority groups left campus...

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NATO Defense Spending

Once again President Trump’s stance on our European alliances has gotten him into a bit of trouble.  He harshly criticized NATO, specifically Germany, for failing to live up to the alliance’s 2% defense spending guidelines.  For good measure he added Germany to the list of countries who have supposedly unfairly benefited from US trade policy. Despite the rhetoric, Trump’s position is nothing new.  In 2011 then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke “bluntly” with NATO about the woeful state of Europe’s militaries.  NATO itself has recognized the problem of most of its members not meeting the 2% threshold.  While NATO has acknowledged...

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Reactions to Manchester

On Monday night, 22 people were killed and over 50 more were wounded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.  The attack was carried out by a suicide nail bomber. Evil In Manchester In the aftermath of the attack, Grande was understandably distraught over what had happened. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 It is heartbreaking that Grande feels the need to express that she is sorry, as if she did something wrong. She was in Manchester to perform for her British fans. She did nothing...

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What To Do About Confederate History

Every once and while, there is a controversy that arises surrounding Civil War history and Confederate symbolism. This time, it was over the city of New Orleans and their plans to remove four Confederate monuments. A Timeline of Removal The first monument that the city removed was an obelisk that commemorated the Battle of Liberty Place. The battle took place after the Civil War, when militant members of the Democratic Party battled the Reconstruction-era government of Louisiana. Demonstrations broke out last week when the city officially removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  On Wednesday, the city removed a...

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