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Author: Leslie Deinhammer

Madison Avenue is Killing the Father’s Voice

A man plunges into the ice. Another man ejects twenty feet into the air from an aquatic catapult. A woman surfs. “What muscle pain?” the drug manufacturer asks. “The men are doing stupid stuff....

Clarifying Party Branding For The Politically Confused

Politics have become more about branding; branding Parties, issues and personalities, than about policy.

FBI Thwarts Mass Shooting Plot

Tuesday, January 26, FBI agents thwarted an attack on the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.

The Iranian Hostages: Yesterday’s Heroes. Today’s Extremists.

Since the release of the Iranian hostages in 1981, Iran has not wavered from their radical ideology; it is America that has wavered.

Why I Reject the Label ‘White Privilege’ 

White privilege? No. I define me. I reject the attempt to delegitimize my voice and isolate me from the conversation.

In the “Fight” Against ISIS, Turkey Bombs the Kurds & White House Turns Blind Eye

The President, in his obstinacy to engage U.S. troops against ISIS, relies heavily on his coalition of moderate Muslims & Kurds to do his fighting for him.

Adapting the Harold Ramis Formula

There is no greater way to chip away at the power dominant than through humor & the late Harold Ramis had the perfect formula for conservatives.

CEO Pay Rule – Predators V. Producers

Sen. Al Franken (D- Minn.) is upset with the Securities and Exchange Commission for missing the March 31 provision deadline of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The...

Net Neutrality – The Arbiters of Fairness Strike Again

Forget the remedial civics lessons of how the executive cannot write law or how the government cannot restrict free speech, President Obama and the Federal Communication Commission circumvented...

Power Shift: Egypt

The Egyptian military leveled jihadi strongholds in Libya Monday in retaliation for the decapitation of 21 Egyptian hostages. Egypt has emerged in recent days a place of strategic import....

Abstraction (the Ugly Cousin to Historical Revisionism and Moral Relativism), Know it When You See it.

Oscar-nominated film, Ida, has been criticized by the Polish Anti-Defamation League for “possessing ‘serious flaws’ of historical fact.” The film, about a Jewish couple who were murdered by the...

Charlie Hebdo Massacre Via MSNBC: “The Same As Jerry Falwell Suing Hustler”

Wednesday January 7 three masked assailants gunned down members of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff for publishing caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. This was not the first time the satirical...

7 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Kids Out of School For Vacation

Many school districts frown upon parents pulling their children out of school while classes are in session. In fact many schools at the upper grade levels restrict parents from pulling their kids...

Ferguson. Sticking to the Script, But Whose?

We are going to disagree on the Darren Wilson verdict. The National Guard prepped. Schools braced. News agencies salivated.   Residents sheltered in place or await the ‘Go!’ tweet from the...

Heartwarming: Marines Sing to One of Their Hospitalized Brothers

Monday, November 10, Marine Corps League Rockford Detachment #083 lined the corridor of the oncology ward. Inside Room 736 lay their hospitalized brother, the recipient of a leukemia diagnosis...

US Marine Corps, Happy Birthday and Thank You!

For 239 years they have stood guard, beheld the whites of the eyes of the enemy and surmounted evil.  They are honored to do it.  The few, the proud is not solely a slogan, it is certainty.  For...

Veteran’s Wife Asks McCain/Kinzinger: “Why are we funding ‘moderates’ to fight ISIS?”

What do women really want? National security. Women want protection for our families. We want protection from radical extremists and lone wolves. We want protection for families throughout the...

Warren Moon: A Football Life – “I was just trying to calm her down.”

The NFL brand took a hit during the worst possible time: female propitiation month. Outcry over the league’s tepid response to the elevator knock out game and Southern-style switch hitting forced...