Europe’s Apocalypse

May 29th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last week, the New York Times published an article saying that the European welfare state would quickly become unsustainable due to high levels of debt, decreasing birthrates, and overly generous benefits.  And in other news, pigs are flying over my window, the sun has risen in the west, and the temperature in […]


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Democracy and the Left

April 1st, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Has anyone else noticed the liberal left’s longstanding love affair with democracy? The common name for the more moderate European lefties (as opposed to the open communists and socialists) is “Social Democrats,” and their preferred form of government is referred to as the “social democratic” welfare state. Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is on record as […]


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Inequities and Morality

March 29th, 2010

By Tom Carter An article in The Washington Post today made me start thinking about inequities in American society and the moral responsibility we have, if any, to help those of our fellow citizens who have the least. The article focuses on proposed Metro fare increases in Washington, D.C. and suburbs in Virginia and Maryland.  […]


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Why I Write

March 18th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last summer, I entered a period of intellectual transition. No, it wasn’t over health care and it wasn’t over politics.  Ironically enough, this period began completely by accident and had absolutely nothing to do with anything going on in the world today.  In essence, what happened was that I was talking to […]


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Like It or Not

January 24th, 2010

By Larry Ennis The election of Scott Brown to the Massachusetts Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy marks the beginning of a major turn-around in our political system. This reversal didn’t come about overnight. There were ample warning signs, but the Washington crowd has long ago stopped fearing the voters. Many of them (both […]


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