Entries by Rod Thomson

Let’s Be Honest: Mexico Is A Bad Neighbor

This is not a shot at Mexicans. They are humans in the exact same way as Americans, Nigerians, Italians, Indonesians and every other people group. In the Christian view, they are made in the image of God. In the American Founders’ view, they like all men are created with inalienable rights granted by God. But this is a shot […]

Protecting Beautiful Freedoms For Even Ugly Actions On This Fourth Of July

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate American independence from a distant tyrannical king in 1776. But it wasn’t just a break from, it was a break to — to the beautiful freedoms encompassed in the First Amendment and supported throughout the Constitution, a break unheard of in history but one heard around the world. As we stand […]

REWIND: When Obama Created A Humanitarian Crisis

When conservatarian talk show host Glenn Beck, accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, took soccer balls and teddy bears to the waves of children illegally swamping the southern U.S. border, conservatives were somewhat conflicted. Many appreciated the compassion but sharply criticized the move for potentially adding to the problem by making it more attractive for more […]

Freed: Independent IGs Are Being Unshackled From Obama’s Muzzling

In light of Thursday’s bombshell IG report on the corruption, malfeasance and incompetence in the FBI and Department of Justice, it’s worth remembering what was largely ignored during the Obama years: President Obama’s administration actively muzzled the independent Inspectors General in multiple federal agencies. In fact, it became so bad that six years into the Obama administration, […]

The Unreported Story Of America’s Booming Small Businesses

The untold story — the story the media refuses to tell — is that American small businesses are just banging it under the tax reform package the GOP Congress passed, every Democrat voted against, and Trump signed into law. American economic strength as measured by unemployment, employment growth, GDP growth and other common measures is perhaps as […]

TSA Ignores Feckless Congress, Bullies States In Power Grab

By KrisAnne Hall The Transportation Security Administration is now standing virtually alone, above the law, above Congress and above the Constitution. It is ignoring the law which created it and bullying any airports that attempt to deploy a private security force — which they are allowed to do under the law — with the threat […]

Why Democrats Aren’t Running Against “Evil” Tax Cuts

Back in December and January, Democrats and their fellow-travelers in the media were ebullient over the idea of running against the “tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent” tax reform package Congress had passed on a straight party-line vote, and President Trump subsequently signed into law. It’s worth a quick and entertaining look back at […]