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Raimondo and Fung to Square Off in Rhode Island

September 9, 2014

The three Axis of Right bloggers all moved away, but we grew up in the smallest state in the union and still keep track of what’s going on there.  Tonight, the state held its primaries, and the gubernatorial race could be an interesting one. In the Democrat primary, State Treasurer Gina Raimondo won comfortably over [...]

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The 1980s Called. They Want their Video Games Back.

September 8, 2014

I know I haven’t posted in a while and that my last post said something about avoiding silly season, but after I saw today’s news about Russian planes practicing cruise missile attacks on the United States, I remembered Obama’s ignorant and arrogant taunt about the 80s wanting their foreign policy back.  Rather than wondering about [...]

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Mitt Romney May Be Considering a 2016 Run.

March 9, 2014

I can’t say this is an absolute, but I am going to do my best to avoid trying predicting the future on this site because it is impossible for human beings to predict how other human beings will exercise their free will.  It’s hard enough to make sense of what people are doing in the [...]

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False Choice Between Hawkishness and Isolationism

March 6, 2014

Don’t get me wrong — this is not the worst case of the oversimplification of our political process out there, but today’s piece in the National Journal on Rand Paul and Marco Rubio is an excellent example of what I recently labeled as the silliness dominating our discourse.  One of the tricks media outlets, and [...]

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My Return. My Excuse. My Thoughts on What I Saw and Missed.

February 12, 2014

Hi everyone.  As any reader and um, co-blogger, knows, I’ve haven’t been seen much around here in the last several months.  Sure, I’ve made comments here and there, but I have not posted in a long time.  I apologize for that. My pathetic excuse is that I moved to New York City and have been [...]

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Planned Parenthood and Fourth Trimester Abortion

March 29, 2013

All abortion is the vicious killing of an innocent human being whose life deserves to be protected by the law.  Public opinion may be divided on that statement, but the one thing that even pro-lifers and those who are pro-choice could agree on is that a baby is entitled to protection once it is born.  [...]

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What is Pope Francis Up To?

March 27, 2013

Pope Francis was only elected two weeks ago and he has already captured the attention of the world.  In these two weeks, one thing I’ve noticed among people I know is that some Catholics who don’t accept the teachings of the Catholic Church have cited Pope Francis’ humility and willingness to put faith into action [...]

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Drug Sniffing Dogs and the Fourth Amendment

March 27, 2013

When Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy are join the majority in a Supreme Court opinion, you can usually be sure that the Court ruled the right way.  It isn’t that those Justices are always correct, but the first three have great respect for the Constitution and Kennedy usually at least tries to reach decisions [...]

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Don’t Light Snakes on Fire

March 25, 2013

I think what happened in this story is what jumps out at most people.  Not for me.  I was struck by how the event was reported to 9-1-1: “We were trying to kill a snake with fire … It done caught the house …” I love the South. That’s not a joke.  I really do. [...]

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Cyprus Takes More Deposits, But From Fewer People So Now It’s Okay or Something

March 25, 2013

A few days ago, it looked Cyprus was about to raid the nation’s bank accounts in order to get a bailout from the European Union.  But because people saw how unfair it was to steal from people just because they wisely saved money over the course of a lifetime, a backlash ensued that forced Cypriot [...]

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Feinstein Gun Ban DOA in Senate

March 19, 2013

Looks like Dianne Feinstein’s poorly-drafted legislation to ban certain types of guns (which the AP laughably calls “military-style weapons) is dead on arrival in the Senate.  According to Harry Reid, the piece of garbage can’t even get 40 votes in the Senate. The fact that Feinstein’s effort failed should be applauded for the legislation’s unconstitutionality [...]

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A Random Thought on Some Christians Who Aren’t Acting Very Christian

March 19, 2013

I was just reading some of the threads over at Free Republic and stumbled upon a comment by Freeper ThinkThenPost (Comment #12) that was so spot on I just had to share it.  It’s a quote about religion by some guy named Emo Phillips that humorously, yet sadly captures many of the attitudes currently out [...]

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Cyprus To Raid Bank Accounts; Mattress Option Not Quite as Absurd As It Was Yesterday

March 18, 2013

Over the weekend, news broke that Cyprus was planning to raid peoples’ bank accounts in exchange for bailout money from the European Union.  Under the plan, those with deposits of more than 100,000 Euro would have 10 percent of their bank account raided while those making sense would “only” lose 3 percent of their savings. [...]

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope; Chooses the Name Pope Francis

March 13, 2013

Earlier today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  From this day forward, he will be forever known as Pope Francis.  The new Pontiff was elected on the 5th ballot, which occurred on the second day of the Conclave. As someone who was only a [...]

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Wonderful. Obamacare Increasing the Price of Five Guys.

March 12, 2013

It looks like the low information voters who simply equate government action with “good” and take pleasure in the successful paying through the nose are about to learn a lesson about Leviathan government the hard way.  Obamacare may have passed in 2010, but implementation of law was delayed and staggered.  To those who don’t pay [...]

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Papabiles: A Known Unknown

March 11, 2013

The Papal Conclave is scheduled to begin tomorrow and I’m on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  As someone who grew up with Pope John Paul II leading the Church for over a quarter of a century, a new Pope isn’t something I’ve seen very often in my lifetime. Like many Catholics, I’ve had [...]

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France Leads Military Effort in Mali, Latest Front in the War on Terror

January 14, 2013

I’ve always thought that President Bush’s greatest accomplishment was his recognition that terrorist acts committed by networks of global reach and the nations who harbored them were really acts of war that should be treated as such.  Rather than serving terrorists with legal papers and affording them U.S. Constitutional rights, Bush believed that a wider [...]

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The Tale of the Former Lesbian Couple, the Craigslist Sperm Donor, and the U.S. Regulatory State

January 2, 2013

This one has to be filed under “anything else.”  I don’t know if this story is a reflection of world as it is at the beginning of 2013 or just how the world reacts to crazy here at the beginning of 2013.  Either way, I’m sure you could call it the manifestation of several symptoms [...]

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Kate Middleton Is Expecting

December 3, 2012

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton have announced that they are expecting a baby.  The couple didn’t plan to announce the news this early, but once Kate went to the hospital with morning sickness, they figured the cat was out of the bag.  This is major news because now that the rules of succession [...]

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America ODing on SOMA?

November 30, 2012

Many conservatives, including but not limited to Mark Levin (Youtube vid), Jonah Goldberg, and Mark Steyn, have often made the argument that if tyranny ever came to the United States, it wouldn’t be the kind of tyranny once experienced in Communist eastern Europe or Nazi Germany, but rather a soft tyranny where government dictates would [...]

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Tax the Rich, Until They Go Galt Anyway

November 29, 2012

The United States isn’t the only country operating under the delusion that it has a revenue problem.  The UK, a country whose welfare state is even more bloated than ours, thought the same thing when it decided to increase taxes on its wealthiest citizens to 50 percent.  Predictably, the tax didn’t solve the non-existent revenue [...]

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Glenn Beck’s Piss Obama Pisses Off Liberal Hypocrites

November 28, 2012

Glenn Beck isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I like him more often than not.  Like him or not, he certainly knows how to make a point in a provocative way.  He did just that on Tuesday when he responded to the latest artist to depict President Obama as Jesus Christ by submerging an Obama [...]

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Primarying Saxby Chambliss? Not Yet and Not Him.

November 28, 2012

The 2014 election cycle already underway, some conservatives are already setting their sights on incumbents who may be going wobbly in the negotiations over the coming “fiscal cliff.”  The latest target appears to be Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss.  And who is thinking about challenging Saxby?  Well, since everyone in the whole wide world is asking [...]

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The Viral Brazilian Elevator Ghost Child, or Something Like That

November 27, 2012

This video is all over the internet today.  Some sites are calling it obligatory, but that’s crap.  If you don’t want to post something on your website, then don’t post it.  Nothing’s obligatory. But this is hilarious.  Apparently, this is from a Brazilian comedy show that fixed an elevator to break down so they could [...]

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Shelley Moore Capito to Run for Senate

November 27, 2012

Shelley Moore Capito, a popular Republican Congressman has announced that she will challenge the increasingly unpopular Jay Rockefeller in the 2014 West Virginia Senate race.  The GOP has tried to convince her to run for years; in two years, she finally will. It’s funny how American politics never ends.  We just had a presidential election [...]

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One Black Friday Deal Should Be Aborted

November 24, 2012

You know things are getting out of hand when you can just look at the top left corner of Drudge on the day after Black Friday and see people surrendering their Thanksgiving and their dignity in exchange for cheaper plasma televisions.  Some, like Jill Haltigan, have wondered if the phenomenon is a sign of the [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

From of all of of us at Axis of Right to you and your families, wherever you may be, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Political Dating Sites

November 20, 2012

Time for a palate cleanser.  The gossip website, Politico, has an interesting story today on the creation of dating websites based on political affiliation, the red one for Republicans and the blue one for Democrats. I’m told that popular dating sites already allow its users to weed out politically incompatible potential matches anyway, but I’m [...]

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Steven Crowder Gives Lesson on History of Israel

November 16, 2012

It can be difficult to ask people to learn the history of Arab-Israeli conflict before making comments on the situation.  With our corrupt liberal media the way it is, it’s hard enough to ask people to learn the brief history of whatever event happens to be the news of the day.  Thankfully, Steven Crowder has [...]

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Unions Kill the Twinkie

November 16, 2012

There are a lot of stories out there that, when taken together, suggest that the world is on fire right now.  But the one thing that seems to be pissing everyone off more than any other is the fact that the Twinkie will soon be no more because Hostess, the company that makes them, is [...]

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