Archives: Politics


The Distraction of Word Games

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (35)

It’s bad enough that politicians and media pundits have obsessed over the question of whether or not the word “Muslim” should be used to refer to someone who is a Muslim and has committed mass murder. But in the case of the San Bernardino massacre, the hand-wringing centers more around the source of Syed Farook’s […]

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Bye, Bye Megyn

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (66)

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I’ve written a number of times about the sad ending of my love affair with Glenn Beck, the most talented person ever to grace a television screen. Today, I find him to be such a turnoff that I’m tempted to mute him when he occasionally appears as a second-rate guest on someone’s show. Beck’s fall […]

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George Will and the Clueless Establishment

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (81)

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I almost never watch Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday, but I made an exception last weekend because I wanted to see his interview with Ben Carson. Carson, as always, was great. But I made the mistake of not turning the TV off after the interview ended. In a moment of uncontrolled masochism, I started watching […]

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The “Not Enough Jobs” Scenario: An Economic Fallacy (But Possibly an Accurate Forecast)

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson Comments (19)

Once again, a scholar with impressive credentials is broadcasting the gloomy notion that Americans face a job-poor future. The insufficient-jobs scenario appeared in George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s book “Average Is Over” a couple of years ago. It resurfaced again recently in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Vivek Wadhwa, “a fellow … director of research … […]

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Megyn Kelly, Queen of Narcissism, Gets a Pass

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (78)

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Megyn Kelly is razor sharp, impeccably prepared, relentless, tough, verbally skilled, and, to boot, a pretty good looker. She’s also an egomaniacal smart-aleck who seems intent on following Glenn Beck down the path to mediocre celebrity status. When Kelly is on her game and acts like a broadcast professional, there’s no one better. She’s at […]

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Free Speech: R.I.P.

Posted on May 16, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)

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In the United States, free speechers and anti-free speechers have long been at odds. But lately, the battle has been getting more and more intense — and the anti-free speechers appear to be winning. But why is free speech such a big deal anyway? Answer: because it’s supposed to be a safeguard against tyrannical government. […]

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Who’s the Biggest Pinhead of All?

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (40)

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After Bill O’Reilly’s childish bloviating for a week about his upcoming interview with Barack Obama on Super Bowl Sunday, guaranteeing viewers that he was going to ask questions that were different from any Obama has ever before heard and that the questions would be cast in such a way as to leave no wiggle room […]

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The A Priori Argument Lives On

Posted on April 6, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (4)

I promised to keep reminding you of the dangers to your health, wealth, and happiness if you allow yourself to fall into the trap of accepting a priori arguments as a basis for your actions.  As I explained in my book Action! Nothing Happens Until Something Moves, the a priori argument is one of the […]

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Kicking the Can Down the Road

Posted on April 30, 2008 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Too bad it wasn’t mandatory for every American to watch the segment 60 Minutes recently did on David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States.  Walker heads up the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, which acts on behalf of taxpayers to assure a nonpartisan, honest assessment of government operations — especially government spending. Walker bluntly […]

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Beware the PC Police

Posted on September 21, 2007 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

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If being a contrarian is conducive to success, you can learn something valuable from the Politically Correct Dark Ages that has all but swallowed the remnants of Western civilization.  It used to be that everyone knew there were just a handful of subjects that you simply avoided and opinions that were best kept to yourself. […]

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