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 and He is currently the principal contributor to

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By Christopher Cook | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Ronald Reagan Speaks Openly, Unabashedly, about God, Jesus, and the Bible

I have a simple question: will we ever hear a president talk like this again?

Whatever your beliefs, was it really so bad to have a president who was not afraid to talk about his?

By Christopher Cook | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Taxi Monopoly Cronyism vs. Uber and Lyft

A willing buyer of a service connects to a willing seller of a service via technology. No one’s rights are impacted or taken away.

There really shouldn’t be anything else to say, but in this world where few people understand the basics of human rights theory, there always is.

By Christopher Cook | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle Video: Stop Calling Yourselves Liberals.

Just stop.

By Christopher Cook | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Extremist Fred DuVal: 14-Year-Olds OK To Have Abortion Without Parental Consent

“It is both disturbing and troubling that Fred DuVal, as a father, would say that parents have no right to consent to what their children decide to do with their bodies. To actually say, ‘yeah,’ a 14-year-old girl should be able to get an abortion without parental consent is so far out of the mainstream, it is shocking. Years of polling demonstrate that Americans – Republican, Democrat and in-between – believe parents have …

By Christopher Cook | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Fred DuVal Played Role in Release of Terrorists to Help Hillary Clinton

As Breitbart rightly points out, in addition to these facts speaking to Fred DuVal’s total unfitness for elective office, this also serves as “a reminder that the narrative of Hillary Clinton as stately grandma is far from the truth.”

Well said. Hillary Clinton is not an elder stateswoman. She is a venal political operator who has, on numerous occasions, put her own political advancement ahead of the welfare and safety of the American people.

In aiding …

By Christopher Cook | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: VIDEO—Sen. Pat Roberts: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved In IRS Scandal

Th IRS made war on the White House’s enemies. Should anyone be surprised that the attack orders came from the White House?

HT: Daily Caller

By Christopher Cook | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Controversial Washington Insider & Special Interest Lobbyist Fred DuVal is Wrong On The Issues That Matter To Arizonans

PHOENIX – This morning Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party recommended those attending or watching the final gubernatorial debate today between lobbyist Fred DuVal and successful businessman Doug Ducey be aware of the following issues regarding Democrat Fred DuVal’s claims. The debate details are here.

(1) Fred DuVal Claims He Understands Arizona’s Budget Challenges And Wants …

By Christopher Cook | October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kudos to the Gun Owners of America organization for the development of this amazing repository of information.

Here’s just a sample—one section:

7. Firearms statistics

A. General Death Rates




Heart disease




Stroke (cerebrovascular disease)


Chronic lower respiratory diseases


Doctor’s negligence


Influenza and pneumonia




Suicides (all kinds, including firearms)


Firearms (Total)*Suicides

Accidents (six causes)Falls
Poison (solid, liquid)
Choking on food or other object
Fires, flames

Homicides (all instruments)


Source: Except for the figure on doctor’s …

By Christopher Cook | October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Comedian Tim Hawkins on Ungrateful Kids

If you’re a parent, you’ll likely find this very funny. I did.

By Christopher Cook | October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The erosion of freedom that has taken place under Democrat rule . . . the invasion of private rights.”


(And just remember, they were outnumbered in 1976 and came back to a win massive landslide four years later