Palin: Hate Speech Monger, Powerless Bumpkin, or a Breath of Fresh Air?

There are few names that fire people up as much as Sarah Palin. ...more

Exactly. I think she skirts as close to treason as she can without actually getting arrested. ...more

Are Democrats Losing Their Hold Over Women?

Politico had a great article today on women in the Tea Party movement. ...more

...I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about me. And the part of the article where the author ...more

15 year old madam sells her 7 year old sister

 There are some things for which there really aren’t any words. But I will find some for this. It isn’t something I’d normally write about, but it really got under my skin, so I’m going to bring it to your attention.Police in New Jersey’s capital city say a 15-year-old sold her 7-year-old sister to have sex with as many as seven men and boys at a weekend party near their home....more

My Trip to Haiti: Holding the Babies at Sisters of Charity

Yesterday morning was spent at the Sisters of Charity orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. I was told going in that they follow the “Mother Teresa” model – in other words, they only take the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick. We were going specifically to hold babies. The babies we were visiting were supposed to be between up to two years old, but it’s really impossible to tell how old they are. They’re so malnourished that the two-year-olds look as if they could be nine months. We had to judge based on their teeth and their eyes –- really, we guessed. ...more

My Trip to Haiti: First Impressions of the Aftermath and the Children

I got to Jacmel today.We left Miami early this morning and flew in to Port au Prince. I'm not sure what I expected - but the scene at the airport was crazy. I was told that it wasn't all that different from normal. The gates were completely swamped with people - all of them wanted to help us, so we would tip them. ...more


As someone who just returned from Haiti, my best unwarranted advice is to ...more

Why Am I A Conservative?

This was brought up in the comments yesterday by someone, and it made me think. What does it mean to me to be a conservative? Why am I so passionate about it? The short answer I gave was this: In my mind, the most basic conservative principles are small government and accountability. There’s a little more too it than that, but stripping it down to it’s core, that’s what I feel is the most important. The government is there to protect us from each other - not ourselves. ...more