Politics

From Under the Rubble…Is Education A Social Issue?

By Christopher Manion / March 29, 2014 /

Dr. Richard Bishirjian serves as president of Yorktown University, an outstanding online graduate school. An advocate of innovative education for years, he recently shed light on a long-standing mystery: why don’t “conservatives” in Congress have more success in fighting the government education monolith? Bishirjian tells the Rubble that, “in 2006 and later in 2009, when…

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From Under the Rubble…Race Hustlers Target Paul Ryan

By Christopher Manion / March 21, 2014 /

It’s an election year, and liberal pundits complain of listlessness, confusion, cowardice and more in their ranks. Not to worry, says Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer. He tells Meet the Press that the party will do fine this November – if Democrats turn out. But how to make sure they do, when their midterm turnout is…

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From Under the Rubble…Spring Cleaning

By Christopher Manion / March 16, 2014 /

From the fog of a long, hard winter, questions come stumbling out of the cold. First: does the U.S. really support democracy? Take Ukraine. For a decade and more, the United States has advocated – and even agitated – for democratic elections there. And yet, as so often occurs when the Goddess of Democracy winks,…

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A Dehumanized Form of Development

By Michael O. Kenney / March 10, 2014 /

The presumed frontrunner to serve as the next President of the United States recently delivered the keynote address to the UN where she characterized abortion as essential to “human development.” Per CNN: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a Friday speech at the United Nations to tie women’s reproductive rights with the broader goal…

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From Under the Rubble…The Prophet, the President, and the Pope

By Christopher Manion / February 28, 2014 /

A critique of the president by a well-known jurist appeared recently in the American Spectator: A man whose self-absorption is legendary, if not pathological… If the head of the most corrupt and malign administration in our history is suffered to remain in office, however crippled, it will be a clear sign that we have turned…

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From Under the Rubble…Lessons in Tyrrany

By Christopher Manion / January 26, 2014 /

In January 2009, two newly-elected Republican governors took the oath of office. Immediately, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell were touted as two of the GOP’s hottest future presidential prospects. Today, they are fallen idols. The feds are investigating Christie. McDonnell and his wife have actually been indicted on federal charges…

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From Under the Rubble…Defining Conservatism Down

By Christopher Manion / January 12, 2014 /

Every New Year the usual suspects on the Left generously offer their advice on how to preserve and protect the Republican Party. This time around, two of the liberal media’s anointed “conservatives,” Peter Wehner and Michael Gerson, take their turn. In several recent offerings, these co-authors attack the Tea Party and insist that, to “save…

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From Under the Rubble…Why Can’t We Just Leave?

By Christopher Manion / January 6, 2014 /

“The problem our nation faces is very much like a marriage in which one partner has an established pattern of ignoring and breaking the marital vows.” So writes Walter Williams, one of the world’s most sensible economists. But don’t hold that against him: he’s also a realist. When the offending partner will not reform, he…

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From Under the Rubble…Cardinals, Ducks, and Quacks

By Christopher Manion / December 27, 2013 /

It’s that time of year again, and the Secular City is raising Hell. But Hell doesn’t exist, remember? Well, it does when it comes in handy. Now the Thought Police want to throw the New Testament into the Saint Stephen’s Day bonfire of outmoded inanities. Last summer, the party bosses in Secular City branded “Who…

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From Under the Rubble…Stocking Stuffers

By Christopher Manion / December 18, 2013 /

When I was growing up, extraterrestrials were all the rage. George Adamski held millions in thrall recounting his travel with Orthon, Zuhl, and a bunch of other Venusians touring L.A. who let him tag along in their flying saucer while they tiptoed through the universe. Some ten years later, the brilliant philosopher Eric Voegelin startled…

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