Author Archive: Gary Wisenbaker

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Trump’s cabinet: No fear of the best

Trump’s cabinet: No fear of the best

| February 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

When men live by trade…it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and the highest ability…,” so says Francisco D’Anconia of “Atlas Shrugged” fame, Ayn Rand’s 1957 blockbuster. Rand’s iconic classic defined the coming bureaucratic, collectivist state that would put mediocrity over achievement since the latter, who achieved […]

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Opinion – Trump’s cabinet: no fear of the best

Opinion – Trump’s cabinet: no fear of the best

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

“When men live by trade…it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and the highest ability…,” so says Francisco D’Anconia of “Atlas Shrugged” fame, Ayn Rand’s 1957 blockbuster. Rand’s iconic classic defined the coming bureaucratic, collectivist state that would put mediocrity over achievement since the latter, who achieved […]

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OPINION: With apologies to the car lobby

OPINION: With apologies to the car lobby

| November 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

Column by Gary M. Wisenbaker   The idiom “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” probably first entered the American lexicon through Seba Smith and his 1854 book “Way down East; or, Portraitures of Yankee Life” wherein he described the world as “a money digging world . . . and, as it is […]

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OPINION: The chief apologist for an unhinged establishment

OPINION: The chief apologist for an unhinged establishment

| May 5, 2016 | 5 Comments

Column by Gary Wisenbaker FT. WAYNE, Ind.—As the “#NeverTrump” movement dissipates like the morning mist before a rising sun, the nascent certainty of a Donald Trump nomination as the Republican candidate for president gains strength. Yet there are still detractors detached from this reality. One of the most respected voices for the conservative cause, establishment […]

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OPINION: Preserving the RINO

OPINION: Preserving the RINO

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Gary Wisenbaker | Valdosta Today Contributor Conshohocken, PA—“We may have to remake our party.” Thus spoke Jeff Roe recently, campaign manager for Sen. Ted Cruz, a contender for the Republican nomination for president. Roe’s lamentation was in response to a question about what happens with the Republican Party in the event Donald Trump, a […]

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Wisenbaker: Cabals, messengers and capitulation

Wisenbaker: Cabals, messengers and capitulation

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Column by Gary M. Wisenbaker January 12, 2016 Plutarch, the famous 1st century Greek historian, recorded a messenger’s fate upon bringing less than happy news to Tigranes, then king of Greece, concerning conditions in a field of battle.  Displeased with the revelations, the king chopped off the courier’s head thus, he thought, erasing the message.  […]

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Voters Closing the Border to the Establishment

Voters Closing the Border to the Establishment

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion The great hue and cry of late centers on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban foreign Muslim travelers from entering the United States. There was a time when those wanting to protect America were praised. Not so today. Junior varsity Congressman David Jolly (R-FL), an attorney and […]

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The Season of Advent is Upon Us

The Season of Advent is Upon Us

| December 9, 2015 | 3 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Political Contributor In the hustle and bustle of the presidential political hurly-burly and getting ready for December 25th (and all that happens between now and then), we forget that there is more to Christmas than its Eve and Day. And that is the season of Advent which began two Sundays […]

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Obama and his “Safe Space”

Obama and his “Safe Space”

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor The day before soldiers of the radial Islamic Wehrmacht attacked innocent Parisian concert goes and diners, American college students, self-identified as the “Million Student March”, demonstrated on over 100 college campuses demanding free tuition, an annulment of all student loan debt, and a $15 per hour minimum wage […]

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The Reconciliation Bill: Scramblin’ through the Briars

The Reconciliation Bill: Scramblin’ through the Briars

| November 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor “But whatever you do, please don’t throw me into that terr’ble briar patch!” cried Brer Rabbit. You may recall Brer Rabbit’s attempt to get Brer Fox, in whose clutches he found himself, to do just that: toss him to the briars. And being dared to do so, Brer […]

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