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5 Reasons to be Happy Bond is Back

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is a new Bond film. There is new Bond swag. There is a new Bond song. It was on this day in 1962 that the first Bond film hit the theaters. When the latest movie makes theaters on November 5, it will be the 24th in the series to be served up on the big screen. […]

Death Drinks Tea at the White House

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Thank God my mother isn’t pro-abortion; otherwise I might not be here. “You’re almost 37,” the doctor told her, “are you sure you want to start all over again?” When that line of thinking comes from a woman who declares she never wants kids, it’s selfish. When it comes from a medical professional, it’s crass. […]

Why are Cars so Last Century?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Okay, likely no one remembers the film Tucker, The Man and His Dream (1988) about the maverick automaker who, in the 1940s, failed to get Detroit to adapt anything new—even seatbelts. Well, it looks like not much has changed. That’s the bottom line of a recent report from the Boston Consulting Group. Today, we are all […]

Fraud Is all Around Us and in the Places We Least Suspect

Friday, September 25th, 2015 - by Theodore Dalrymple

There seems to be a lot of fraud these days, but perhaps there always was; maybe it was just that we more naïve in those days. As soon as the Volkswagen scandal broke, the personal injury lawyers were out in force — a group whose activities are usually morally fraudulent if not illegal. Research fraud […]

The Lessons Lost in the Aftermath of Ann Coulter’s F-Bomb

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

For all of those folks outraged at Ann Coulter’s “f-ing Jews” Tweet during the last Republican debate, I have one simple question: Where were you in 2007 when Ann Coulter expressed the belief that Jews needed to be “perfected” into Christians? There are two cardinal sins goyim can commit: Using the phrase “f-ing Jews” and […]

3 Things Every Christian Should Hate About the Kentucky Marriage License Spectacle

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

I recently wrote: I know that as a conservative-Christian-libertarian-leaning-Republican I’m supposed to pick a side in this Kim Davis controversy. These days, if you’re not 110% in one camp or the other, you’re a traitor and a sell-out. Nuance is for losers. Nevertheless, I’m deeply conflicted about the issue of the county clerk who was […]

3 Reasons Everyone Should Hate the Kentucky Marriage License Debacle

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

I know that as a conservative-Christian-libertarian-leaning-Republican I’m supposed to pick a side in this Kim Davis controversy. These days, if you’re not 110% in one camp or the other, you’re a traitor and a sell-out. Nuance is for losers. Nevertheless, I’m deeply conflicted about the issue of the county clerk who was hauled off to […]

Dear Millennials: You Impress Me!

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Tricia Lott Williford

  Millennials, you impress me. Enough of this talk about today’s generation of college students, young professionals, and young marrieds being out of touch, over-medicated, over-sexed, highly-addicted, aimless, hopeless, and disconnected. I am completing some graduate research on how generations relate to one another–from the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and finally, the Millennials, the […]

Google Exec Says No Google Car Anytime Soon

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is always-uber cool stuff at the annual Frankfurt auto show. But there is no Google car for sale. Philipp Justus, the managing director for Google’s central and eastern Europe operations, says don’t look for one anytime soon. Google got some attention when it hired a real-life car executive to oversee its self-driving car project. But Justus […]

Forget the Adultery, Check Out the Cyber-Practices on Ashley Madison

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

When a group of hackers called CynoSure Prime cracked over 11 million passwords for the dating web site for adulterers they made national news. Now as more information comes out about users of the Ashley Madison service one of the top conclusions is—most of them must be cyber-stupid. The passwords chosen by many could be cracked by a […]

Where Do I Get My Robot Car?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is more going on at Google than a new logo. Google just hired John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project. Krafcik was president of Truecar.  He is also a former CEO of Hyundai Motors America. The fact that Google is hiring a real car guy suggests that Silicon Valley is getting ready […]

Is Ad-Blocking Software Immoral?

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

If you use software to block the display of ads on the internet, you have acted immorally. That’s the claim made by Arthur Zey, a project manager and engineer who has worked for Twitter and other technology companies. Zey offered the claim in a Facebook post which germinated into a fascinating, highly intellectual, and surprisingly […]

8 Great Gangster Films

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

On September 18, 2015, expect to witness another iconic gangster performance from Johnny Depp, who plays Boston’s meanest gangster ever, Whitey Bulger, in Black Mass. He’ll add his name to a distinguished list of actors who delivered murder, blood lust, betrayal, greed and terror on film. With so much drama, ruthless hoods have been a Hollywood staple since the 1930s. […]

Going to the Big Apple? Your Phone Will Get Hacked

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Remember the guy who hacked digital billboards on Times Square with a cellphone? That was a fake.  But, turns out the city isn’t safe after all. Skycure surveyed the world’s most popular tourist attractions. The company that markets protection against malicious cyber-activity identified the sites where mobile devices are most at risk. Topping the list is Times Square. […]

‘Conspiracy Research Community’ Declares VA Reporter Shooting a Hoax

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

  This is making the rounds on social media right now:     The source is a website called Activist Post, which bills itself as “Alternative News for Enlightened Minds.” Here’s how this bizarre conspiracy theory goes: The latest reporter shooting hoax in Virginia is getting so easily torn apart by the conspiracy research community that the […]

Why the Hell Would Anyone Want to Read the Bible?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The day I came across this Tweet referencing this Gallup poll titled “Majority Say Moral Values Getting Worse“: The age of Obama has led to a real sea change in moral attitudes in a variety of areas. https://t.co/PuAUSa5VsE — Avi Woolf (@AviWoolf) September 7, 2015 I also came across this story picked up by IMRA titled […]

7 Movies About Nuclear Nightmares

Friday, September 4th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Kids from the Cold War remember what it was like to worry about atomic warfare. How could they forget? The movies kept reminding them. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, we worried less about messing with mushroom clouds.  That might have been a mistake.  Now, as the Iran deal heads towards a thumbs-up from […]

Government Exercise: See the NIH’s Embarrassing Fitness Recommendations

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - by Mark Rippetoe

My recent piece on my own website, “Exercise, Government-Style,” deals with the exercise recommendations of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. Their website is an embarrassing mess of silly movements that cannot be categorized as exercises. “Physical activity,” perhaps — like you would perform while driving to the […]

Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

It’s presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain. From Rick Santorum (who was a back-bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every […]

Protests Against Planned Parenthood a Sign the Tide Is Turning on Abortion

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

We’ve heard and seen a lot of horrible things during the exposure of Planned Parenthood this summer. But a bright spot of hope occurred last weekend, when thousands of Americans pushed back against the death culture and began to make our voices for life heard. A national day of protest happened on August 22 and […]

Burqas in Driver’s License Photos Raise Questions

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

An International Business Times story from earlier this month has been lurking in my newsfeed. It reports on the state of Illinois allowing Muslims to wear face-concealing burqas in driver’s license photos. My initial reaction was probably the same as most readers. Concealing one’s face on a document of identification proves absurd. No sensible agency should […]

The Fundamental Reason Why Anna Should Dump Josh Duggar

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

This past weekend, the Duggars’ pastor, Ronnie Floyd, preached a sermon about Josh. Go figure. In it the pastor, who previously defended the eldest Duggar’s molestation of his sisters with the statement, “things like [the scandal] have happened before and will happen again,” explained that Josh’s infidelities via the Ashley Madison website were the result […]

The 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

The influence of the Beatles on the culture of the 20th century, and beyond, is second to none. Even 50 years after most Beatles songs were released, dozens continue to play daily in every United States radio market, on television, and in movies. Anyone who doubts the extent of the cultural impact of the Beatles […]

4 Takes Explaining Why Spy Movies Move Us

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is a hot new spy movie coming to a theater near you.  In Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks will go from winning World War II to whipping the Cold War. Odds are the film will do very well—in part because the nation that loves liberty also appreciates a little espionage. Nothing says more about us […]