Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United’s notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.


Stories by Christopher Cook

By Christopher Cook | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fullscreen capture 4122012 60733 PM

Look at the chart below (click the image for a link to full version). Study it for two minutes.

Done?

Great. You are now smarter than every single scientist who has willingly joined the global warming “consensus.” And when I say smarter, I mean smarter. More intelligent. More knowledgeable.

Because no one can look at these temperature data and still be the least bit panicky about global temperature increases. We are, right now, close to the COLDEST we’ve been in 4,000 years. Even if …

By Christopher Cook | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Study: Blue States Watch More Porn Than Red States (and porn is poison for the brain)

And, apparently, porn watching habits can be used to predict elections . . . with reasonable accuracy.

I suppose this should not be a surprise, based on the makeup of red and blue states (differences in age, marital status, attitudes, etc.)

But porn watching may actually be quite dangerous for the watcher. I am not making a moral judgment here. Rather, there is scientific research that appears to indicate that internet porn may be “poison for the brain.” The video below …

By Christopher Cook | April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: James Kole music video: A glimpse into our future

Twenty years ago, when I would hear or see people talking about armageddon, it was almost always in the context of Christian eschatology: The End Times, the Rapture, etc.

Today, I hear people talking about a post-civilizational world, but it’s not a religious vision. It’s a world where oppression and fiscal profligacy lead to collapse, revolt, dystopia, etc. And I see it ten times as often as I ever heard the religious version. More than ever before, people are talking about …

By Christopher Cook | April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Using Netflix’s “House of Cards” to explain public choice theory

Sound boring? Not interested? You should be.

Public choice theory explains why it is that as long as government has the power to feed special interests by redistributing wealth from one entity to another,  it can never be good, and politicians can never be trusted to do the right thing.

And this video explains that in a funny way:

By Christopher Cook | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
budgetschart_crop

America is heading inexorably towards a fiscal cliff, and what does Obama do? He offers yet another budget that NEVER balances.

 

By Christopher Cook | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Did you know that Hobby Lobby provides 16 of the 20 required contraceptives?

The only ones they refuse to provide are the four abortifacients on the list—those that terminate life.

For the time being, ignore the fact that

their religious rights are being violated
their freedom of conscience is being violated
their self-ownership is being violated
their right to commerce is being violated
their right to engage in voluntary transactions with other human beings is being violated, and
their property rights are being violated,

and just ask yourself . . .

How creepy is it that the government is so …

By Christopher Cook | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Eric Holder’s Department of Corruption: Is Lois Lerner As Important as Roger Clemens?

House Republicans have had enough of Lois Lerner and the Obama administration’s relentless stonewalling on the IRS scandal. It’s time to have a showdown with Attorney General Eric Holder.

The first shoe dropped Wednesday when the House Ways and Means Committee voted to send a letter to Holder calling for the criminal prosecution of Lerner for violating the civil rights of taxpayers, misleading investigators, and disclosing confidential tax material.

The second shoe will drop Thursday when the House Oversight Committee votes on whether …

By Christopher Cook | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: GOP candidate tries different calibers in effort to get penetration on Obamacare!

The ad is called “Let’s do some damage,” and of course it has the left up in arms.

Arms. Get it?

Right now, the Likes on YouTube are being outnumbered by the hoplophobic, Obamacare-loving left, so get in there and like this video!

By Christopher Cook | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: This Throwback Thursday video of Kyrsten Sinema is going to do some damage

It’s Throwback Thursday . . . but I bet Kyrsten Sinema wishes it weren’t.

In the video below, from 2009, Sinema does three things:

She says we need higher taxes in order to get quality healthcare

That’s nonsense, but it’s not surprising she said it.

She brags about her time on the White House task force that helped craft ObamaCare

That’s not something to be proud of, but it’s not surprising that she was, especially back in 2009 before we knew …

By Christopher Cook | April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Supposedly “Inclusive” Feminists Bully Conservative Woman Reporter

We will tolerate you, so long as you’re on our side and do what we say.