Author Archives: Tim Donner

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The Fallout from Ferguson

Growing up in the 1960’s, most of us were taught to think of the police as “peace officers” endowed with the confidence of the communities they were charged to protect, and the kind of public servants we should admire.  But, notwithstanding the emergence of the estimable Capt. Ronald Johnson to sporadically halt the violence, the […]

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    Brett Kimberlin Smited by Maryland CourtPolitics

    You will recall Brett Kimberlin as the Soros/Streisand/Heinz-Kerry supported felon who wages war on conservative/libertarian bloggers by filing meritless lawsuits by the dozen in an attempt to shut up those who say things with which he disagrees. You may recall my BD articles on this in 2012 here, following up here and here.  Bearing Drift […]

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    Saved by…Tobacco?Columns, Featured, Policy

    Anybody paying attention knows that the state of the American public education system is dismal.  As standards of both performance and behavior in public schools lower each year, we are now, incredibly, below average among well-developed nations in math and barely average in reading and science, and have dropped out of the top 20 nations […]

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    Your Rights End…Where My Feelings BeginColumns, Featured, Politics

    You never can tell what nuggets you might stumble upon when googling, especially with the unintentional aid of auto complete.  In the midst of a mostly unrelated search last week, I stumbled upon an image that at first seemed amusing, then intriguing, and then got me to thinking through the profound truth about the left […]

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    Death Pangs for the Death Penalty?Columns, Featured, Policy

    With the remarkably sudden surge in support for gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana – both fringe issues as recently as 10 or 15 years ago but now favored by a majority of the American people – this first decade and a half of the 21st century may well be flagged by historians as […]

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    Obama’s (Dis)information HighwayColumns, Featured, Politics

    Every once in a while, an issue arises that seems to crystallize most all of the elements of relationship between the people and their government.  Such is the case with the troubled Highway Trust Fund, which is apparently about to run out of money.  In this story, we witness the confluence of government power, incompetence, […]

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    Hobby Lobby: Be Careful What You Wish ForColumns, Featured, Policy

    Constitutionalists are celebrating this week’s Supreme Court ruling in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, but given the political climate in this country, perhaps they should not.  Perhaps they were better off as the aggrieved parties. Why, you say?  Because however illegitimate the claim – and it is grossly illegitimate – leftists now have an issue […]

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    Hillary: Slam Dunk, or Fatally Flawed?Columns, Featured, Politics

    As Hillary Clinton emerges from the shadows and into the media spotlight again, she has much to explain as she launches her likely presidential candidacy.  This certainly includes her still-hazy role in the Benghazi scandal, but also a trio of things the Clintons never had when they were in the White House –  money, a […]

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    Obama: Cornered, and DangerousColumns, Featured, Policy, Politics

    Eric Cantor is hardly the only lame duck in Washington these days.  Conventional thinking might have it that Barack Obama, whose administration is like most two-termers reaching the point of exhaustion, has become politically impotent, or irrelevant. The thinking goes that, while Republicans are trying to cash in on his increasingly unpopular and scandal-plagued second […]

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    Un-Shak’ledPolicy, Politics

    “Ed Gillespie said in no uncertain terms that the days of Reaganesque Republican railings against the expansion of federal government are over. Today’s Republican party stands for giving the American people whatever the latest polls say they want…The people want expanded entitlement programs and a federal government that attends to their every desire, no matter […]

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