Category: "Books and Movies"

Reading and Rereading the Wondrous Peggy Noonan

As a political columnist, it has meant a lot to me — certainly more than it has to them — to meet the three best and most important political writers in America today: George Will, Charles Krauthammer and, most recently, Wall Street Journal columnist… more »

Insult, Jail, and Redemption

Donald Trump is a brave truth-teller…right? When he says to Rolling Stone about Carly Fiorina, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” don’t you think he’s probably talking about her face?… more »

My interviews of former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell

It's not just because I put many many hours of work into this that I want you to read and share. It's also very interesting and you'll learn (or at least begin to think about) some very important issues:… more »

The Brains of the Operation

Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document by Senator Mike Lee (Sentinel, 256 pages, $27.95 list; $17.94 at In recent years there has been a welcome infusion of young Constitution-minded Republican members… more »

Two Great Books for Capitalists and Lovers of Liberty

When you pick up Jason Mattera’s eye-opening new book Crapitalism and Daniel Hannan’s masterful Inventing Freedom, you wouldn’t expect such different works to lead you to the same destination. But despite the former being about “Liberals who make… more »

13 Hours in Benghazi (Buy the book!)

On September 11 and 12, 2012, in an attack by Islamist militants on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound (unofficially sometimes called a consulate) in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed — the first death of an American ambassador by… more »

Ross in for Peter Boyles on Monday

On Monday, January 2nd, I'll be in for Peter Boyles on Denver's 630 KHOW from 5 AM to 9 AM (Mountain Time). Please listen in over the airwaves or online at My guests will include Burt Folsom, Professor of History at Hillsdale College a… more »

Today's reading: Babbin & Andrews

As I'm spending my day on business and preparing to be on 850 KOA tonight for Michael Brown (7 PM to 10 PM), I'd like to offer you two pieces of reading (not written by me). First, by Jed Babbin, this excellent piece about the high-stakes farce going o… more »

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

A few brief thoughts on Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, which my wife and I saw on Saturday. In short, it was good -- not great, not terrible. The best part of it was probably the cinematography. The scenes were generally at least as visually compelling and… more »

Book Review: "A Soldier of the Great War" by Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin’s 860-page epic novel “A Soldier of the Great War” is a couple years away from being twenty years old. But having just read it, I’ll offer what could end up being the last review written about it. The novel begins… more »
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