Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862,

The Kids Are Alright

It can be tough to be optimistic about the future these days, what with so many Millennials following the Pied Piper of socialism, and our upcoming election coming down to a choice between Hillary Clinton and one of her donors. But take heart in the knowledge that even among Millennials, there is a right-leaning silent […]

Sorry, Not Sorry

Andrew Klavan is awesome. If I ever became president, this would pretty much sum up my foreign policy.

By Their Hairdos Ye Shall Know Them

A series of YouTube videos titled “100 Years of Beauty” shows the evolution of a country’s fashions over the last century in about a minute each. It’s a fascinating window into each nation’s history, and Iran’s is particularly illuminating. Note the sudden change after the 1970s:

You can see more videos in the series […]

Real Feminism vs. Liberal Conformity

Seeing as how this is International Women’s Day (according to people who invent fake Internet holidays), I thought I’d take this opportunity to set the record straight about something:

Liberals don’t care about women’s rights.

Liberal “feminism” is all smoke and mirrors. They fight for nonexistent “rights” (like free birth control, and killing […]

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Syrian soldiers being blessed before going into battle against ISIS. God bless those in other countries fighting against tyranny and genocide, even if our media and politicians like to pretend they don’t exist.


You hear that, MSNBC viewers? That’s what’s known as the truth.

From the YouTube comments: “This video was cut short, they editted out the part where Ben Sasse dropped his mic.”

All This Time, The River Flows... has an interesting list of cities that have changed over time. Of particular note is the comparison of the Seoul River in South Korea.

Here it is in 1961, post-communism:

And here is the same river in 2011, 50 years later, after several decades of capitalism:

This is what capitalism, regulation, […]

From The Trailer Park - Free State of Jones

The story of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and disillusioned Civil War veteran who led a rebellion against the Confederacy. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit).

“The Second Amendment is there to protect people from politicians.”

With all due respect to (and complete agreement with) what Rufus wrote the other day, this is what I wish the President had said on Tuesday:

If you haven’t seen it before, it’s a brilliant video, and well worth 7 minutes of your time.

While I can cite statistics all day long showing […]