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Washington Post: Donald Trump Defends World’s Bullies

“By now, many people who remain haunted by the horrific slaughter of protesters in 1989 in Tiananmen Square have expressed shock and disgust at Donald Trump’s outrageous characterization of that … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Why I’m Attacking Trump

If I may be serious for just a moment, I’d like to state some things for the record. Though I use humor here, nothing about Trump’s candidacy is funny. I’m … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Debunk that Junk: Cars & Guns

It’s that time again. Another mass shooting has occurred in the only developed nation on earth where mass shootings regularly occur. Not moments later, people start looking for a solution, … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where We’ve Gone Wrong with Political Correctness

In the summer of 2015, the party that brought us Lincoln gave us Donald Trump–the horrible straight-to-DVD sequel of something that was once worth our time. This piece of reality-TV-catchphrase … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Partied Out: What the Utah Legislature Could Learn from Washington and How it Would Affect Our State School Board

At the conclusion of the Revolutionary War King George III asked the American artist Benjamin West what would become of General Washington. West answered, “They say he will return to his … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Serving Time: Where Would Victor Hugo Eat?

My favorite place to eat is the state penitentiary, not in any of the many cafeterias, but just on the other side of the razor-wire and guard-towers there is a … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rightly Embarrassed: Coming Out of the Conservative Closet

It’s time to come out of the closet: My name is Daniel and I’m a conservative. And having said that, I already feel embarrassed, afraid that friends or neighbors might … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Monkey Business: The New Dictatorial Corporation

“Extra! Extra! Deeply religious, conservative male, troubled by Hobby Lobby opinion!” Yes, I’m very religious, very without a uterus, very often opposed to abortion, and still very troubled by the … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Hard to Swallow: How John Lost the Election that Mattered Most

I saw in Swallow a Mr. Smith, and I wanted to send him to Washington. But as the weeks went on, eventually the whole campaign felt like the last line from Animal Farm, “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”  Continue Reading…

November 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment