Self-interest, or self-sacrifice. You can’t have both. Obama and the Pope understand this, but their opponents have yet to figure it out.
Author Archive | Michael J Hurd
Will the doctors finally stand up for themselves then? Or will they humbly and meekly take it?
There are basically two sets of viewpoints influencing most people in America today. You might call them the “red state” (Republican) or “blue state” (Democratic) mentalities, although it’s far deeper than politics.
Emotional charges of racism? What a convenient way to escape defense of your own flawed viewpoints.
Give thanks…to the rational man.
Obama and John Kerry have “struck a deal” with Iran. We’re now supposed to breathe easier. Because of this deal, we’re told, Iran will no longer be building nuclear weapons in order to destabilize the Middle East (translation: our oil supply) any more than it already is. Think about what it means to “strike a […]
The New York Post reports that New York doctors are “treating ObamaCare like the plague,” according to a new survey. See? I told you so. A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation’s new health-care plan. Another 33 percent […]
What can actually help people in third-world countries the most?
The Republican Party is the “Stupid Party” for a reason. It’s trying to put the proverbial lipstick on a pig, and then pretend it’s not a pig.
It’s those who want to keep raising the debt limit, continuing to evade the causes of the fiscal disaster, who are irresponsible.
A federal employee decides to write a book on his knowledge of a known government scandal. After signing a book contract with a major publisher, the book deal is subsequently forbidden—by the government. Does this sound like a George Orwell novel? Or an Ayn Rand work of fiction? No. It’s really happening. Not in a […]
To career politicians like Harry Reid, even cutting back on government amounts to “anarchy.”
Supporters of Obamacare speak as if refusing to fund or implement it will create a Constitutional crisis. Actually, it’s Obamacare and other laws like it that create the growing crisis with our government. Obamacare is a law that attempts to manufacture a private marketplace by government fiat—and then force citizens to take part in it. […]
Aaron Alexis was the product of a psychiatric/political establishment committed to making excuses at all costs.
It’s preposterous to even suggest that banning any form of education promotes “diversity.”
By attacking the vicious dictator Assad, we’re helping an arguably even worse enemy—al Qaida, the people responsible for 9/11.
Obamacare deliberately incentivizes companies and employers like IBM to move to government care.
The impending war in Syria seems like a good time to revisit environmentalism. Although Obama may be foolish enough to believe America has an obligation to invade Syria in the absence of any threat to American interests, the continuing high cost of fuel always gives at least superficial rationale to intervening anywhere in the Middle […]
A narcissist is someone who (a) thinks he’s smarter or more skilled than he is; and/or (b) thinks he has power or knowledge that nobody else can have. At the root of narcissism is a false belief that something other than rational knowledge and rational action is the means of accomplishing anything. Narcissists usually surround […]
Now that Obama decides he wants to play soldier, we’re supposed to uncritically accept his change of position on the use of military force.