The commencement speech is a remnant from a time when oratory was a crucial skill, and central to university education. From the mid-1600s until the early 1900s, commencement ceremonies were a public celebration, an opportunity for the students to show off their intellectual achievements to their community. Graduates would give ‘disputations’ in Hebrew, Greek and […]
SMOD goes on the record about Alex Jones, Billy Bush, BLM & entitlement reform.
The presidency of Barack Obama has had a considerable impact on the American spirit. His administration’s singular, and some would argue horrific, brand of political gamesmanship has been equally toxic to both the left and the right. Recall that after the jihadist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando President Obama spent significant time essentially […]
Joseph Story, who served on the Supreme Court from 1811-1845, once remarked that “the American republic, above all others, demands from every citizen unceasing vigilance and exertion; since we have deliberately dispensed with every guard against danger or ruin; except the intelligence and virtue of the people themselves.” The mostly untouched history books in our […]
The voter turnout for Democrat primaries and caucuses has dropped 32% since 2008 while Republicans have seen a 70% increase. Under Barack Obama Democrats have lost over nine hundred state legislature seats, twelve governors, sixty-nine house seats, and thirteen Senate seats. Is this the effect of eight years of failed left-wing policies? Yes, unless you’re […]
After “winning” the Iowa caucus by 0.3% and suffering through the second largest margin of defeat in New Hampshire primary history, Hillary Clinton has managed to amass 394 delegates while Bernie Sanders has just 44. Despite receiving 56,332 more votes than Clinton, Sanders left New Hampshire with two less delegates than Clinton. For Democrats, such […]
A candidate’s position on Ethanol reveals their true character…