Ron Paul Deserves More Respect: op-ed by Ivan Eland

A great offering from Eland over at Although Ron Paul placed second in the Iowa straw poll, behind Michele Bachmann by the slimmest of margins, most media commentators — both left and right — refused to anoint him as one of the “big three” candidates remaining in the Republican presidential contest. Translated, the media gatekeepers, More...

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By deskofbrian On Monday, January 17th, 2011

Tea Party Should Emulate Clinton, Not Reagan

By Ivan Eland As the Tea Party migrates from the grass roots to the brier patch of the nation’s capital, sadly it will probably meet the same fate as other movements from “real America” who tried to plow new More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Histrionics Over the Mosque: Symbolism Crowds Out Reality

The American media, and to a lesser extent the world media, focus on symbolism at the expense of underlying reality. And sometimes they can’t even make sense of the symbolism. The artificially generated controversy More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, August 7th, 2010

What to Do About the Wars

By Ivan Eland As President Obama pooh-poohed as old news the many WikiLeaks documents showing the sad state of the conflict in Afghanistan, the chief executive also began an entire month of crowing about keeping More...