Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jim DeMint – “The Problem of Big”

(photo credit) Intro by Jeff Rutherford As published in the July/Aug 2014 issue of Imprimis by Hillsdale College, here is an excellent excerpt from former U.S. Senator (R – SC) and current president of The Heritage Foundation Jim DeMint’s recent book … Continue reading

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“No Victor / No Vanquished”?? That’s Progressive Naivety on Stilts

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford On August 8th, opinion journalist Tom Friedman interviewed President Obama for an hour about world affairs and U.S. foreign policy.  A phrase from that interview jumped out at me which I’d like to analyze here. … Continue reading

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Groping for Utopia

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford Many people ignore politics, but you don’t – or you wouldn’t be reading this blog article.  Do you observe from afar, study & investigate closely, or actively participate? As a husband and father approaching retirement … Continue reading

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Israel’s War in Gaza Against Hamas: Justified and Overdue

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford On July 19th in Ankara Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of barbarism in Gaza that surpasses Hitler’s systematic murdering of six million Jews. Anti-Israel protesters across Europe have chanted “Jews to … Continue reading

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