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 | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Funny Tom Cotton ad: “At Ease”

The difference between Cotton and Pryor gets more stark every day.

(HT: Legal Insurrection)

By Christopher Cook | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Look at this chart from InsiderOnline. Does this seem right to you?


It isn’t right. A tax code that is complex means a tax code that contains different treatment for different people. Tax breaks for some, higher tax rates for others, loopholes, carevouts, exceptions. All of this means one thing: human beings are not being treated equally by their government. That is a violation of equal claim.

Oh, okay, one more chart:

By Christopher Cook | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Moving video: Senate Candidate Who Saved a Girl from Being Aborted

From Practical Politicking:

Monica Wehby, the only US Senate candidate in Oregon already on television, released a new ad today. Entitled “Trust”, it is a moving and powerful narrative about Lexi Liebelt; the discovery that her unborn daughter was diagnosed with a serious spinal cord disorder; her OB doctor’s suggestion to consider termination of her pregnancy; and Dr. Wehby’s encouragement to have the baby and her performance of a series of complex operations.

With that encouragement to see …

By Christopher Cook | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Gary Peters accuses woman of waging a “war on women”

No, really, he did . . .

By Christopher Cook | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Watch Eric Holder Threaten a Congressman

Saying, “You don’t want to go there” is a threat no matter who says it.

When it comes out of the mouth of an Attorney General who has shown that he has no interest in enforcing the laws justly or evenly, and who is essentially a political operative masquerading as the top law enforcement officer of the land, it’s an even bigger threat.

Eric Holder is covering for the Obama administration’s complicity with Islamic terror front groups, and he’s brandishing brass knuckles …

By Christopher Cook | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Boehner opponent comes out with daring ad: “Electile Dysfunction”

Oh my goodness!

No matter how you feel about John Boehner, you have to give Winteregg this: He’s gutsy when it comes to making political ads!


By Christopher Cook | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Watch conservative woman demolish White House hack on ‘equal pay’

Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn is irritatingly dishonest in this video. Fortunately, Heritage’s Genevieve Wood is there to set her straight.

By Christopher Cook | April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baroque is so joyous and sunny. Perfect for Easter Sunday.

Johann Pachelbel – Easter Cantata:

Christ’s resurrection is eternal, but the way it is celebrated keeps changing. This Easter flash mob looks a bit like an aerobics class at times, but it is impressive and truly darling nonetheless.


Original post date: Mar 31, 2013 @ 5:22

By Christopher Cook | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Look at the chart below (click the image for a link to full version). Study it for two minutes.


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 …