The Incredible Lightness of Being Trump

Here’s my problem with Trump in a nutshell – he projects a generic idea onto his followers and they assign meaning to it. It is whatever they believe it is and because he is in no way specific, he has no risk of being proven wrong –  he can say “That’s not what I meant”…

Let’s Not Be Peggy Joseph

I have publicly noted that I am supporting Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination but I do think Rubio did a better job of battling the Fan Trump Menace (almost a Star Wars pun) at the debate the other night. The media believes that this Trump retort was effective: “No, I’m the only one on…

Of Monsters and Men

Now that the primary elections loom before us like some sort of menacing, unseen looming thing, we are left in a quandary as to which vote we cast will best keep the monster at bay. Everyone with any sense knows the beast is not really hiding. Ponder this: Are we freer under our government than…

Accelerating Into The Curve

I’m beginning to think that classical liberals need to start planning for the era beginning in 2021 AT. No, not AD as in after the death of Christ, AT as in the time After Trump. Right now, it is hard to see how Trump does not get the GOP nod and no matter which of…

Rule 5: Sheldon’s Sister

Bazinga! It has been a while since TRNL has witnessed a Rule 5 post, so here we go with the stunning Courtney Henggeler, otherwise known as Missy Cooper, sister of the Big Bang Theory’s resident big brain, Sheldon Cooper from east Texas…

Whipsaw Government

I happen to agree with Donald Trump that Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted, she deserves her turn in the dock to answer for the charges of violating national security but Trump’s loud pronouncement of his commitment to prosecute her combined with several of his other constitutionally questionable promises makes one wonder if this sort of…

Don’t Cross the Streams

Electing Donald Trump will not end the “establishment” governance by either party. What it will do is install a new “establishment”, this one the GOP version on steroids – a mirror image of the Obama administration, one possessing arrogant, authoritarian tendencies of its own that will continue the rapid erosion of the Constitution and the…

The GOP Thunderdome

Thunderdome – where two men enter and one man leaves…but not quite – now there are three in the GOP Thunderdome – Cruz, Trump and Rubio. Full disclosure – I’m a Cruz backer and based on my posts and comments here, I’m sure there is no doubt where I stand on Trump. Fearful prediction: we…

America or Foreign Force and Influence

Most of my life I couldn’t understand those that advocate policies or actions that obviously endanger the ongoing concern of our American Republic and Liberty for mankind.  Now I realize my naïveté. “Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence” Federalist No. 2, Author John Jay “To the People . . . With equal pleasure I…

Time To Clear The Decks

With his stunning win in Iowa, Ted Cruz proved that the resurgence of Conservatism is real, the “Silent Majority” is back, and that the contrast between the parties must be bold and principled. Of the remaining viable candidates in the field of Republican candidates seeking the 2106 GOP nomination, Ted Cruz represents the best chance…