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 | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo: Gage Skidmore

Andy Tobin, candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District, is proud to announce the endorsement of Show Low Mayor Daryl Seymore.

Mayor Seymore joins a growing chorus of elected officials supporting Tobin’s campaign for congress—including Governor Romney, former Senator John Kyl, and former Congressman John Shadegg, along with five County Sheriffs, multiple Mayors and County Supervisors.

“Andy Tobin has been a true friend to the people of Show Low through some very challenging times for our town. His commitment to rural Arizona is …

By Christopher Cook | July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Funny Campaign Video: What would ads look like if politicians were being honest?

Apparently, this was put out by an group looking to “fix America’s corrupt political system by running a satirical candidate against Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes in the Kentucky Senate Race.”

Not sure who this would hurt more, Grimes or McConnell, if either. But the ad is funny.

(HT: BizPacReview)

By Christopher Cook | July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic goes after bad grammar in ‘Word Crimes’ parody video

I was a professional editor for more than five years, so this video has a special resonance with me. We all make the occasional mistake, and I admit I was probably inordinately hard-nosed at times back in those days, but when you confront the same, simple, avoidable errors over and over, it can try the patience.

It looks like Weird Al’s patience is rather tried, and (and far as I know), he does not even work in the field.

But can you …

By Christopher Cook | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Megan Kelly Exposes the Morally Warped Views of the Left

Love the way Megan Kelly doesn’t get bullied by anyone!

By Christopher Cook | July 14, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle Video: Losing the Peace in Iraq

History repeats itself.

By Christopher Cook | July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Creepy Uncle Sam #Obamacare Carnival Barker!

Something Creepy This Way Comes!

By Christopher Cook | July 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle Video: Après Obama, le Deluge

Bill Whittle, in his always masterful style, points out the similarities between Obama and France’s very destructive Louis XV.

By Christopher Cook | July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Republicans keep their promise on earmarks, Democrats look to break it

Earmarks should never have happened at all, but the fact that Harry Reid is threatening to bring them back after they’ve been eliminated is a sure sign that consent of the governed is pretty much over, and we now have a kleptocratic rule of the elites.

By Christopher Cook | July 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Feeling Obama Fatigue? Watch This!

Bill Whittle is always excellent. Indeed, he is my favorite speaker ever. But this time, I owe him a special thank you.

If you care one whit about what is happening to America . . . if you see right through Obama’s façade . . . if you are suffering from scandal fatigue  . . . if you have even the least bit of discernment and common sense, you’re probably feeling a bit of exhaustion after six years of Obama. That …