Twenty-five hundred years ago, when Rome was only a small town sitting along the banks of the Tiber River, a citizen named Cincinnatus worked a meager plot of land by himself with only the assistance of his wife, whose name was Racilla, and a small cadre of slaves. As a city aristocrat and a former […]

I am often inspired by posts at Golly Geez blog, and by the regular commenters there. The other day, Z remarked about what a fine job Representative Steven King did challenging the manner in which Eric Holder is running the Department of Justice. I went to Mr. King’s website and watched the video of his […]

Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; Their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge […]

One apothegm often attributed to William Gladstone, but that has actually existed in another form since the first century before Christ, is “Justice delayed is justice denied.” It means that if redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but relief is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, then such delay is […]

Introduction Most of us have noticed that the cost of personal transportation has steadily increased over the years.  The reasons for this are several.  Part of it has to do with increases in the cost of raw materials, labor costs, technical innovation, government regulation, and taxes.  As an example, the cost of a new Ford […]

Early on in my previous post, I stated as follows: “I should also add that I do not agree that fomenting the collapse of foreign governments is a proper role for US intelligence efforts —principally because it undermines the will of the citizens of the target country.” Friday, I read that the United States secretly […]


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