Millennial History

By Steve Jackson

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

NY City has agreed to shell out $21,500 to each of the more than 300 protesters who were confined in a set area during the 2020 George Floyd riots across America. Some rioters were batoned and pepper-sprayed in the Bronx but only after ignoring orders to disperse and injuring 1,000 or more officers in the […]

A Founder for Us All

Though rarely honored these days exactly on February 22, his actual birth date, “President’s Day “ is actually Washington’s official birthday. And that’s entirely right and proper, as every American should happily honor our first chief executive. What was most remarkable about Washington was the content of his character       Richard Brookhiser rescued this […]

Taxpayer Funding for Censorship

The State Department is financing a foreign advocacy group that aims to cut off funding to American journalists. That’s one of the blockbuster revelations in”Disinformation Inc.,” a series of reports by Gabe Kaminsky in the Washington Examiner.     The “ Global Disinformation Index,” or GDI, is a British organization with a pair of US […]

Final Jeopardy?

Answer: 434 federal agencies. Question: What is killing democracy in America?      I used to laugh at the “democratic “ elections in the now-defunct CCCP i.e. the old Soviet Union. Their Presidential elections mirrored ours with a slate of candidates from which to choose. Only one problem: They were only selected from the Communist […]

US Lifestyle at Risk

President Biden insists he won’t negotiate a deal to limit future government spending in exchange for hiking the debt limit. But Biden’s out of touch. A staggering 86% of registered voters polled say Democrats should agree to negotiate, including nearly 50% of his own party. A majority call Biden’s spending “ loose and reckless “ […]

Black History Month

 On January 31, 1865, the US House of Representatives passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. In 1864, an amendment abolishing slavery had passed the US Senate but died in the  House as Democrats rallied in the name of states’ rights to own slaves. President Abraham Lincoln preferred that […]

Recycling Myths?

This blog is largely a reprint of an article written by long-time libertarian and contrarian consumer advocate John Stossel who has hosted the TV show 20/20 as well as working for ABC,CBS and Fox News Network      For decades, we’ve been told: Recycle! Recycling paper and cardboard does save trees. Recycling aluminum does save […]

The Plastic Flying Saucer

On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the first batch of aerodynamic plastic disks—now known to fans all over the world as Frisbees.        The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would […]

The Pineapple State

On January 17, 1893, a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole, the founder of the Dole Pineapple Corporation, overthrew the Hawaiian monarch Queen Liliuokalani and established a new provincial government in Hawaii. The coup was supported by John L. Stevens, the U.S. minister to Hawaii, and the U.S. Marines from the […]

The WOKE demolition of the college

 ‘Get Woke, go broke.” It’s a phrase people coined to describe the failure of Hollywood’s recent politics- drenched efforts at blockbuster films, from which viewers stayed away from in droves. But now it applies to another field: higher education. College and graduate degrees were comparatively rare before about 1970. People could be quite successful without […]