Category: "Books and Movies"

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… 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 »

Book Review: "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg

I owe Jonah Goldberg an apology. When his book “Liberal Fascism” came out last year, I didn’t buy it because for some reason – maybe the smiley face with the Hitler moustache as the cover art, mbaybe the very provocative title – I assumed, despite… more »

Book Review: "The Old Man and the Harley"

Some months ago, I reviewed “Doorknob Five-Two” by Fredric Arnold. It remains, as I said then, a remarkable book by a remarkable man, who happens to be the father of a friend of ours. So it was a most enjoyable coincidence when another friend, John… more »
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