Tony Corvo articles

Women in Combat: Venus Ascending into the House of Mars

Women in Combat: Venus Ascending into the House of Mars

On December 3, 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that all combat jobs will be open to women with no exceptions. He was quick to add, “…as long as they qualify and meet the standards.” His announcement received little attention. Probably because women have already an increased military presence and the idea of restricting any

Hillary at the Bat: A Ballad for the Republican Party Sung in the Year 2016

When a weapon or a tactic provides an army an advantage, it is referred to as a “force multiplier.” One of clearest benefits of a force multiplier is it allows an army to have fewer troops or weapons than its enemy. For example, a general can have a million soldiers but it would mean nothing

Wandering in the American Cultural Desert Like a Stranger in a Strange Land

“And she bore him a son, and Moses called him Gershom: for he said, I have become a stranger in a strange land.” Exodus 2:22 If you mention the names Thích Quang Duc and Phan Thị Kim Phuc to most people, they wouldn’t have a clue who you were talking about. However, if you showed

Man v. God: A Wager for the Rights of Men

“When it comes to the source of human rights, it would be smart for agnostics to at least pretend to believe in God.” Chris Cuomo is the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo, and brother to the current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He is also a CNN journalist, although the journalist label

Municipal Power Aggregation: Power to the People or Revenue Ruse?

(Image: SecretDisc via Wikimedia Commons) “After all, what fun is there to hold a political office if people are allowed to largely manage their own lives?” Since the deregulation of electric and natural gas markets, the number of electric and gas suppliers has mushroomed giving consumers a competitive marketplace to shop for the lowest power

College Costs Soaring Due to America’s Education-Industrial Complex

The cost of education remains a major obstacle for many Americans. To compound the problem, many college graduates eager to start working end up unemployed. And being in debt and unemployed is no way to start adult life. [RELATED on OCR: “ObamaCare Deals Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth”] Besides the economy, which cycles over time,

Pax Americana, Pox Americana

Many Americans across the political spectrum want America to have a diminished global presence. Some Conservatives, who would normally support strong international involvement, are war-weary after fighting for years in what seem to be unwinnable wars for people who appear largely ungrateful. Libertarians by nature tend to be isolationists. Some have argued that the federal

Ferguson and Progressivism: Riding on the Backs of Turtles

The 17th and 18th centuries brought tremendous advances in science, thanks to the likes of Isaac Newton and many others. These advances brought changes not only in how we viewed the physical universe, but in how we defined rational thought. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that this time period is also known as the

Parks and Wreck? Memory Thieves Strike Again in SW Ohio

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” ― White Queen to Alice, Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll When we were young, my brothers, our friends, and I would spend many a summer day at Garfield Park, in Garfield Heights, Ohio. The park contained ball fields, creeks,

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