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Morgan Deane is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry rifleman. Deane also served in the National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst. He is the author of the forthcoming book Decisive Battles in Chinese history, as well as Bleached Bones and Wicked Serpents: Ancient Warfare in the Book of Mormon.


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Looting Does Lead to Shooting: Trump is Correct

The tragic death of George Floyd is a fast moving and explosive story. At the time of this writing numerous businesses and a police station have been sacked and riots have spread across the country. Many people have condemned the action including President Trump who called for the National Guard and said that looting leads […]


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Go Woke and Go Broke: Batwoman Actress Quits Show

News broke last night that Ruby Rose has quit the show Batwoman. This is rather stunning as few leads of a show quit, especially in the CW “Arrowverse” that has many superhero shows that executives give rather generous chances to catch on. My daughter liked the show and since we like shows such as The […]


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Dumb Intellectuals Trying to Help China Escape Coronavirus Responsibility

Intellectuals are never out of dumb ideas in the service of abusing history. Here is the most recent article that takes the 8 Nation Alliance of the Boxer Rebellion and uses it to justify Chinese propaganda about evil and greedy Westerners to escape culpability for their mishandling of the virus. The author states that those […]


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Oversupply of Ventilators Repeats the Lesson of Useless Armored Humvees

News broke today that after spending billions of dollars to rush mass production of ventilators, doctors have moved away from using them and the US will likely be stuck with a “glut” for the foreseeable future. This might sound like shocking news of government incompetence, but it was entirely predictable for me. A month ago […]


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Democrat Escalates Corona Virus Protests By Bringing Own Paramilitary

Making the news is a Michigan lawmaker that brought her own militia for protection against open up the economy protesters. There is so much to unpack in this article it’s unreal.  Let’s set the stage first…what would you say if a politician came to the capital with their own paramilitary army? That is something that […]


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The Iraq War, Armored Humvees, and the Coronavirus Testing Debate

A major criticism of President Trump has been that he has not produced enough tests. The failure to test means an inability to quickly identify and quarantine those who might have the virus. But the nonstop criticism of President Trump for this problem seems myopic and misguided. It reminds me of the debate over armor […]


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Uncaring Trump America?

CNN posted a new article that the U.S. has set a new historic low limit for refugees. The subtext made it seem like the United States can only be loving and compassionate if they accept the number of refugees that you deem necessary and, of course, that Trump is horrible and anti-immigrant. But that doesn’t […]


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American Missile Defense Failure, or Lack of Saudi Leadership

The bombing of a Saudi oil facility by an Iranian-backed group using drones and cruise missiles has led to questions about Saudi’s air defense system. It has cost billions of dollars and it has garnered questions about the Patriot missile defense system. For the most part, analysis was good but mentioned something in passing that […]


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An Assault-Style Rebuttal to the Gun Control Debate

Probably the most annoying term used in gun control debates is the use of the term “military” or “assault-style” weapons. These terms are imprecise words used for their emotional response instead of their clinical value. In short, they are used to manipulate the feelings of the public and to win debates with raw emotion instead […]


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Translating the Gun Debate

At this point, most readers are well aware of the dual shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that have reignited the same debate over and over again. But I found that the deceptive use of some words by liberal politicians should be unpacked and understood in order to see the difference between grandstanding […]


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Lazy Sense of Superiority at the Democratic Debate

You’ve seen it on social media. Somebody proudly proclaims that politicians suck, Washington elites can’t get anything done, and the person posting says that they are above it and just do not care anymore. This sounds like a decent point until you realize they are still commenting on politics; they are just taking a lazy, […]


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California Liberal Officials Fail Government 101

The water was brown but that was classified as a “secondary aesthetic” violation and not a priority. Yet the people of the Sativa Water District near Los Angeles reported that the brown water produced skin rashes and itches. It turns out that the Sativa Water District along with potentially 1,000 water systems are at risk […]


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Liberals Try to Help, End up Hurting

The problem with politicians trying to legislate good feelings and cater benevolence is that even the most well-intentioned law has negative side effects. Higher taxes lead to lower rates, attempts to make insurance more affordable makes it more expensive, and affordable housing laws make housing more pricey. The good intentions in this case are more […]


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Trump’s Gandalf Foreign Policy and Iran

After Trump cancelled a scheduled airstrike that would lead America to the brink of war with Iran it quickly faded from the news. The Democratic presidential debate happened, somebody said something that made someone mad and everybody seemed to forget about Iran. But the conditions that led to war remained even if it wasn’t the […]


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Unicorn Hunting: How Unlikely Iran is to Destroy a Carrier

The destruction of an Iranian drone by U.S. forces has led to renewed talk of tension with Iran and potential war. This has led to click-bait headlines such as those from the National Interest which presented a plan for how Iran will destroy a carrier. Like many nations, Iran has invested heavily in ballistic missiles […]


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Iran as a Threat?

About a month ago I said that we should not stop paying attention to Iran because the fundamental reason for tension still exists. Last week presented another danger of war with Iran, and there are many people who want to view this through their ideology to dismiss the threat. The argument is essentially that warmongers […]


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Monster Marines or Tough Love?

Marine Corps Drill Instructors are under fire for alleged abuse during recruits’ basic training, but this topic and debate is nothing new. Getting the average man or women ready for the rigors of combat and horrors of war is one of the oldest problems in the world. The first civilizations coordinated at least in part […]


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Bad Policies Ignored Because Liberal Female Lawmakers are ‘Doing a Lot’

Nevada made the news because they had their first female majority leader presiding over lawmakers; the local paper was quick to praise how much they got done. This is common among liberals who feel they can legislate feelings and measure success based on government action, but Nevada liberals and those around the country should instead […]


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Liberals Show How to Ruin a City

Las Vegas is going through a rather ironic trend of receiving massive amounts of California transplants fleeing high housing costs, heavy taxes, and out-of-control homeless problems. They then vote for politicians in Nevada who enact the same policies. While they have pursued the same failed solutions to housing policies, their most recent action is a […]


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Whiny Liberals: Omar, Kaepernick, Bernie and Rapinoe

Like most people you’ve probably met a certain type of person. They are rather conceited, not very fun to be around, completely ungrateful, and always spout boring platitudes as they pretend they are the most enlightened person in the room. In popular culture this personality type seems especially appropriate in the modern Democratic Party. It’s […]


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Lasers on Destroyers and Why it Matters

The U.S. Navy recently reported that its High-Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-Dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) lasers could be mounted on its Zumwalt-class destroyers as early as 2021. This is a credible new technology that with refinement and placement on destroyers would be remarkable upgrades to its defense and provide additional offensive firepower. Currently lasers require […]