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Islam by the Numbers, by Andrew Joppa

Islam by The Numbers by Andy Joppa   One of the more perplexing problems facing the citizens of the non-Islamic world (dar al-harb) is…what is Islam?  In many ways this same question would have to be asked even by those who define themselves as being members of the faith.  While, undoubtedly, not every Muslim is involved with acts of jihadist ... Read More »

Asking Unanswerable Question, by Andrew Joppa

Asking Unanswerable Questions By Andy Joppa “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire One of the limited purposes of “Think Tanks” is to consider questions that might arise that seemingly have no readily discernable answers. These are not merely intellectual or academic exercises but are critical preparations in trying to formulate responses to challenges ... Read More »

Ideas Whose Time Has Come…AGAIN, by Andrew Joppa

Ideas Whose Time Has Come…AGAIN by Andy Joppa   “Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?” ― Peter Hitchens   In the next several hundred words you will read more wisdom than you’ve been exposed to for the past thirty ... Read More »

Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Constitution – Andrew Joppa

Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Constitution by Andy Joppa   As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom. Anthony Kennedy   When Byron Donalds was running for the House seat from the 19th Florida Congressional District in 2012, I interviewed him in front of a large group ... Read More »

A Critical Win for WHiM, by Andrew Joppa

A Critical Win for A WHiM by Andy Joppa   “I think a case could be made that there’s sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males.”  Scott Thompson   Note:    I’ve invented the acronym “WHiM.”  I did so as a way of avoiding                redundant, confusing pronouns and overly repetitive explanations.                 And…NO…I do not want to form a ... Read More »

The Rape of Brett Kavanaugh, by Andrew Joppa

he “Rape” of Brett Kavanaugh by Andy Joppa    “Everything in the world is about s*x except s*x. S*x is about power.” Oscar Wilde   In the early days, following the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, I mentioned to my wife that there is strong likelihood, that at some point during the confirmation process, Kavanaugh will be accused of a s*xual indiscretion.  My ... Read More »

September 11, 2001…17 Years Later

September 11, 2001…17 Years Later by Andy Joppa   “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” Flight 93, Todd Beamer   You’ve probably been exposed to many 9/11 retrospectives.  What follows is my “looking back”, followed by a challenge to a mythology that extended from that horrifying event.   There are two public moments that caused me to become desolate with grief.  ... Read More »

“Weaponizing” John McCain

“Weaponizing” John McCain by Andy Joppa   “Dead people can be our heroes because they can’t disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them.” ― Veronica Roth   Death does not enhance nor diminish a life. It was what it was.  John McCain’s life must be defined by who…and what…he was, and not ... Read More »

The Monsters of America

The Monsters of America by Andy Joppa   The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable… ― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy   ... Read More »

Too Serious to Laugh…Too Absurd to Cry

Too Serious to Laugh…Too Absurd to Cry by Andy Joppa   “We’re horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals. We’re the ninjas of the mundane, you might say.” Andy Partridge   In today’s America with its never-ending cascade of ersatz issues (I used the word “ersatz” to prove my sophistication), a veritable torrent of persistent irrelevancies and commentaries offering, “a sound and ... Read More »