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 | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Daddy's Hands-Artistic

I am not going to comment here on my views of abortion or where and when it should be legal. I will simply say, at this juncture, that I was very surprised by this fact:

The United States is extremely unusual in permitting abortions after 20 weeks. According to a report released earlier this year by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, only six other countries—including China and North Korea, countries we’re hardly seeking to emulate in …

By Christopher Cook | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Why focus on trying to make government more efficient rather than on what government should or should not do?

The story is told that when Tennessee frontiersman Davy Crockett served in the US Congress (between 1827 and 1835) he voted for a bill appropriating $20,000 for relief for victims of a fire that broke out in Georgetown.

When he returned home, a constituent farmer chastised him for supporting the bill and for “giving what is not yours to give.”

The farmer told Crockett …

By Christopher Cook | December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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MANY PROBLEMS, FEW SOLUTIONS

There is a lot of controversy in the news regarding police actions, especially when it comes to the subject of racism.  It recently appeared with the incident at Ferguson where a white police officer shot a black person who the officer claimed was a danger to his life.  The incident resulted in a demonstration that turned into a riot escalating to vandalism and looting.  The situation calmed down a bit and then later a Grand Jury refused to indict the …

By Christopher Cook | December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Boy Survives Fetal Surgery to Remove Massive Lung Tumor

A very moving story from the Daily Signal:

By Christopher Cook | December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
O&M School grads Nov. 2014

NEWS FROM THE NAVAJO GENERATING STATION

16 students graduate from intensive NGS training program, third class in history of course with 100 percent success rate

 

LeCHEE, Ariz. ­– For only the third time in its nearly 40-year history, all of the students who began one of the most intensive training programs in the energy industry successfully completed it to become regular employees at the Navajo Generating Station.

Last month, two women and 14 men graduated the seven-week-long NGS Power Plant Fundamentals School. The required course instructs …

By Christopher Cook | December 16, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Don’t be afraid. You have more to fear from doing nothing.

The Framers had not seen modern statism/leftism and the lengths that it would go to to pervert the gains of the Enlightenment and the miracle of the United States’ founding documents. They were still steeped in the Enlightenment and living in a society of people well-suited to make the kind of truly free republic they were creating actually work. The Framers simply did not put in enough bulwarks against the assault that …

By Christopher Cook | December 15, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Amazing Video of Crash Between 1959 Chevy Belair and 2009 Chevy Malibu!

I was going to title this Bill Whittle: The Open Road–How Cars Embody Freedom, which is the name of the actual video and more descriptive of the overall topic. But the crash footage video in the middle really struck me.

That said, the whole video struck me. A a veteran of many, may long drives, including at least 11 drives across this great country of ours, I know exactly what he is talking about. And I hope you do too, because it’s a …

By Christopher Cook | December 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Shocking Video of Black-on-Black Violence (Is Probably Not Michael Brown)

The video below is not safe for work, children, or the faint at heart. And it is hard to watch for anyone with a functioning soul.

The video has been purported to show Michael Brown beating and robbing an old man with the help and complicity of a group of others. According to Snopes and other sources, it is most likely not Michael Brown. But what does it matter. It is still one person victimizing another. And in all this discussion …

By Christopher Cook | December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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According to St. Louis news, a Bosnian woman was attacked by two black males on Friday night. They came up to her and demanded money. After she handed over her wallet, one of them punched her in the stomach.

Needless to say, the police are hesitant to call this racially motivated. And perhaps, in some specific sense, they are correct. These sorts of robbery-assaults go on all the time, after all. In two previous attacks, however, racial …

By Christopher Cook | December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Captain Picard and Crew Sing “Let it Snow!”

Funny