Member Post

 

Aya Korem is Israel’s greatest living singer-songwriter, but that is, well, beside the point. It is certainly not why conservatives should know about Korem, her music, or her place in popular culture. We should all know about this particular balladeer because her setbacks and successes tell us a lot about how the music industry works, […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Is it just me, or are our streets becoming a war zone? Driving to the Kwiki Mart this afternoon I had to dodge six different cars with six different lunatics behind the wheel. It’s like that show How to Get Away with Murder: I call it, How to Get Away with Slaughtering the Oncoming Driver. […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

there have been lucid and beautifully penned pleas to save the nation. They all entreat citizens to risk only what will otherwise certainly be lost in a Clinton Presidency or any further progressive advance. Other scholars and writers, without guile and with clear eyes, see a Trump win as a intermediate conservative win. Seeing the […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

I went to pick up a take-out order from a restaurant today and found a dozen or so customers sitting around with no food. The restaurant’s computer system was down. In the old days, we could calculate totals manually and even take credit card payments via a non-electronic system. But the young clerk just kept […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Two Drink Minimum: Earworms

 

No, not a pest that attacks corn, tomatoes or cotton. The songs that get stuck in your head and play over and over and over. They’re a curse that drives you nuts when they get played on a radio, or at a grocery store, or at the nightmarish Chuck E Cheese ripoff you’ve been dragged to for your nephew’s birthday. Or that a love one sings next to you in a car. The sort of song that makes you want to pick up a baseball bat and register your opposition. This phenomenon is so irritating there’s been a TED talk about it, because that’s the only thing that could make them worse:

More

Member Post

 

Sorry, but with the start of the football season, and other family things going on . . . I’m going to take a short – but very short – pause. I started to write a review of the next movie for this weekend but . . .). My wife and I watch these movies before I write. […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Luddite Terrorist Strikes Dijon

 

As I impatiently await for the UPS guy to deliver my shiny new iPhone 7 Plus, a horrifying video landed in my news feed.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. In the Face of Evil

 

The word “evil” has become trivialized, particularly in this election season. Just like the words racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, it is casually thrown around like a ragdoll: who gets to play with it next? When people don’t like other people, or dislike their positions or the way they comb their hair, they just call them evil. Who can argue with evil?

I was going to write on this topic later, but then Doug Watt posted on the horrific practice in China of stealing organs. And the question slapped me in the face: how do we act in the face of true evil? What about other evils, such as abortion and murder? How do we take back the word “evil” so that we demonstrate its power and resilience? Do we even recognize what evil is anymore? Is there anything we can do about the commission of evil in this country or elsewhere in the world? Or must we resign ourselves to wringing our hands, condemning the careless use of the word, and praying for clarity and a strategy for action?

More

Member Post

 

There is no more egregious example of an entrenched, establishment, RINO politician than US Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi. In 2014, Cochran used reprehensible Democratic talking points, accusations of racism, to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. When Donald Trump, the nemesis of the GOP establishment, the only one he can bring down the GOPe, […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

This 24 minutes provides me with hope that – to be honest- I have nearly lost in our leadership. Ideas matter. http://video.foxnews.com/v/5149621663001/brian-kilmeade-attends-senate-opportunity-coalition-meeting/?#sp=show-clips More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

An earlier post by @susanquinn involved a discussion of strategy, and how might an outside observer understand Mr. Obama’s strategy in the Middle East? Given the seeming incoherence of U.S. actions in that part of the world, asking whether or not there is an underlying strategy to it all is a pretty good question. Having had […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump Are Talking Education. Why Not?

 

School ChoiceWhile Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fight about events from 20 years ago and their approval ratings continue to fall, there are important issues worth discussing and debating. Education has only been brought up in the context of secondary education and it’s been Hillary Clinton preening about “free” college tuition. Donald Trump has largely ignored the issue.

Education is largely a state and local issue so it doesn’t rise to the level of importance in presidential elections as it might in a gubernatorial election. Still, it is an issue that resonates. School choice, whether it is access to private schools through opportunity scholarships or the expansion of charter schools, is quickly becoming an issue that is consistently finding approval, even in geographic areas that might have rejected it ten years ago.

More

Member Post

 

It’s odd how ingrained racism is often not something people are aware of in themselves. The younger crowd in their zeal to have zeal, like hey look at me I’m zealous so look now please LOOK at how deep in the streets I am kind of zeal, have become anti-white zealots to the point of […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. If You Think Trade Deals Have Ruined the American Economy, Reconsider

 

TradeIf you think America’s fundamental economic story over the past few decades is a narrative of decline due to bad trade deals — especially the North American Free Trade Agreement — then you must completely ignore economic consensus.

Some key paragraphs from the new CBO study on trade deals:

More

Member Post

 

I just received an email /SchoolMessage from my son’s High School about “Clown Threats 2016”. Really. I guess they are assuming/planning on this being an annual thing. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

FX has just announced it has picked up the series Snowfall, “a drama series inspired by the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s.” One of the show’s executive producers in John Singleton, director of films such as Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, and Rosewood. He is […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Might I suggest a little less snowflakery and a little more discretion on what/who you choose to read. Seems that discussing Trumps sexual history has agitated some peeps. And a little suggestion for the future don’t nominate such a compromised candidate… More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.