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I don’t think there has been a better week than last week for President Trump, and the good vibes have stayed with him after a very successful (and dare I say diplomatic) state visit to England, France and Ireland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The recent European Union (EU) elections came as somewhat of a surprise to pundits and politicians across the pond and throughout Europe. While European politics are an anathema to our brand of politics, with coalitions that do not always make sense to us Yankees, something can be said about…

As I write my column on Tuesday, I am watching the clock with a growing sense of both anticipation and trepidation. Why, you might ask… well, it’s the last day of school in Martin, Tennessee, and at the moment I have about an hour and a half of peace and quiet left until the unholy ruckus th…

Breaking news came from Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday night of the appointment of U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to “review all intelligence collection activities” in relation to the 2016 Trump campaign. News of this appointment caused more than a few ripples in The Swamp an…

A couple of interesting things have happened over the last few weeks regarding the ever-worsening crisis at our southern border. Beyond the mass invasion currently flooding our border, a continual caravan from Central and South America, increasingly consisting of children whether accompanied…

Listening to some of the Democrat presidential candidates during town halls has been quite enlightening, to say the least. Beyond the doom and gloom outlook of continued rule by the “orange guy,” you would think that the world under liberal leadership would be a veritable utopia of goodness …

Politics is downstream of culture. We hear it all the time, we see it when we turn on our televisions, listen to the radio or walk down Main Street. Andrew Breitbart understood this innately, putting words to what is right in front of our eyes. He showed Americans what went on behind closed …

I, along with most of the world, watched in horror Monday as the Notre Dame Cathedral erupted in flames. In mere hours, 850 years of history and art, and a testament to both God and mankind’s aspirations was damaged but thankfully not totally lost. As with historic monuments that hold import…

Tuesday morning brought Attorney General William Barr to Capitol Hill to testify before the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. Of course, appropriations were the furthest thing from the minds of many congressional members, with the prominent lines of questioning center…

One year ago this week Vince and I boarded a flight to Nashville that would change our lives. The flight was the result of months of looking and tons of research, and me falling in love with a crazy house. And it all started with a fluke….Vince asking “what about Tennessee?” as we considered…

So the Office of the Special Council released its final report to the Department of Justice Friday, and while it will take some time for most of the report to be revealed to the public the four page summary released Sunday by Attorney General Barr and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein gives us a clea…

Every day we have technology all around us. Our homes, cars, jobs and lives are more wired than ever before. Not just the standard “smart” systems that make most of us feel stupid because it takes a 500-page manual to find the “on” button, but an ever-present sentient artificial intelligence…

Few experiences in my life have impacted me as much as the years I spent running around my grandparent’s ranch between Newman and Crows Landing. While climbing tractor tires, chasing lizards around the equipment, driving most of the ranch employees crazy singing along to the radio in the sho…

In 2018, Congress passed several pieces of legislation to provide California farmers with the money and resources they need to continue leading the country in agriculture production. As a third-generation farmer, I know how important it is to be a strong advocate on behalf of our valley’s ag…

So the Senate, in its infinite wisdom and steadfast constitutional fidelity, announced that it will vote against President Trump’s executive order declaring the crisis on the southern border a national emergency. Democrats and Republicans joined hands to rebuke the president’s plan to divert…

I’m really excited for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. The 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel will feature Brie Larsen as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. The film is notable as the first Marvel film to feature a female lead. Finally.

I was chatting with someone online last week, noting the speed at which Democrats have lurched ever so hard to the left since regaining control of the House of Representatives. Not just presidential candidates pandering for votes, mind you, but a frenzy of policy proscriptions, each further …

Much is said about the evils of social media, the amount of time wasted scrolling feeds, the propaganda from all sides, and the opportunists who seem to find every chance they can to fleece someone out of their hard earned money.

Socialism is clearly not understood by many in America. Socialism, according to Brittanica.com, is a “social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources.” In other words, rather than one guy owning Amazon and getting …

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few weeks into the the 116th Congress, the new progressive wing of the Democratic House introduced the Green New Deal - a spectacular plan to radically transform both our economy and environment, supposedly for the better.

No matter how hard I try, I can’t decide on a topic for my column this week. I feel I’ve come to a sort of crossroads. When I started writing my column, I figured I would write a lot about comic books, movies, television, etc. But I also wanted to write about heavier topics as well. But it’s…

I have to start this column with a little serving of crow on my plate. Last week I wrote that the federal government shutdown would “cost the economy over $11 billion dollars and will probably have rippling effects on GDP and other economic markers.” Of course, the very next day jobs numbers…