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Booker T. Washington — On Education

On July 13 it was announced by the United States Naval Academy that 26 of this year’s football squad members had been elected on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. The real story is in the details. Look below to see what their major field of academic study is in and what they will be […]

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Christian Conservatism

I understand why so many people are concerned about Donald Trump’s character. I am equally concerned about the character of Joe Biden. I am unable to look into the hearts of others, but a life lived—either well or not is like posting a golf score—it is up there for everybody to read. By the way […]

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Horatius

Horatius: a hero in Roman legend noted for his defense of a bridge over the Tiber against the Etruscans This past week I saw a Facebook Video that showed a flock of baby lambs running out of a corral chute being confronted with an Australian Shepherd at the open gate. They all stopped and turned […]

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The Problem of “Social Cost”

In Idaho at all levels of government we are watching before our eyes a centralization of the political process. The State of Idaho budget is 55% funded by the Feds—with strings attached. At the local level through government grants and incentives to participate in Federalized programs—think activation fees and matching funds for Medicaid and public […]

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John Livingston

There is No Claim on Virtue

It seems pretty obvious to me that the Biden campaign and the deep-deep state have nothing of a policy nature upon which to run. What have they done in the past three years that has been successful? Inflation, immigration, the politicization of our legal system, a military under assault from the bureaucratic “woke” estate at […]

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John Livingston

Happy Fourth of July

Great men and women as they mature and rise to positions of leadership within their families, their businesses, in the professional world and hopefully in government, develop systems within their minds and souls that help them make difficult decisions. I am talking of course about serious-minded people. Our Founding Fathers were serious people. Early on […]

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John Livingston

Win, Baby, Win!

Idaho’s conservative Republicans have had a great couple of weeks. Dorothy Moon being reelected by 62% of the Delegate vote at the State Convention in Coeur d ‘Alene jml was a bigger margin than she got last time around. Russ Fulcher is making a name for himself in Washington DC and in Idaho. Raul Labrador […]

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Perspective and Context

I was asked last week to present my thoughts about a group of former military service members who came out against Donald Trump because of some disparaging remarks he made about military service in Viet Nam 50 years ago. The point of my words was that what is most important is not what a bunch […]

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John Livingston

Back to Basics

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers I started writing 12 years ago because I wanted to document for my children the reasons for my religious and political beliefs. More importantly, the predicates upon which those beliefs are grounded are very important. In today’s world even Christian conservatives pull back a little when talking or writing […]

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John Livingston

Donald Trump was “Joe Brinkmaned”

I watched the TV pundits on several channels—some gleefully celebrating, discuss the Trump jury verdict in real time. For me there was nothing surprising in either the verdicts or the demeanor and professionalism of many reporting the news. Both conservative and progressive legal commentary provided evidence that their side was correct. Johnathan Turley or Rachel […]

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John Livingston

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

There seems to be lot of hateful words and language coming from the political progressive left lately. People supporting Hamas and Hezbollah are using words like fascist and racist when they address those who oppose their false allegations of Jewish-Israeli Apartheid. Their understanding of ancient and modern history is a result of a generation not […]

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If You Don’t Kill the King

Pyrrhus was a Greek King and General of the Hellenistic period. He was one of the strongest opponents of ancient Rome and ranked with Alexander The Great and Hannibal as a Great Leader and General. He fought a series of three great battles against the mighty Roman Legions from 289-275 B. C. and defeated Rome […]

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