The Hot Spot
The Hot Spot
The Hot Spot is Western Free Press's forum for letters to the editor and opinion pieces submitted by readers. If you would like to submit a piece for consideration, email us at thehotspot~at~westernfreepress~dot~com. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Free Press.

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By The Hot Spot | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jews are the first to be targeted but NOT the last.  Recall:  “They came for the Jews and I did nothing because I wasn’t a Jew…”

Take a lesson from the Holocaust as well as present day events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  From 1947 to 1974, Jews were purged from these regions, many from countries with ancient Jewish populations.  Today, Christians are under attack in MENA.

Janet Levy,
Los Angeles

By The Hot Spot | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Once again The Band of Mothers, along with Col North’s outstanding organization, Freedom Alliance, hosted a group of brave and glorious Warriors at Shelly’s Back Room in Washington, DC on May 3rd.  It is really very difficult to put into words the absolute honor it is to be in the same room with brave American Warriors such as these men.  All I have are words and they just never seem to be enough to express how lucky Americans are to have such courageous …

By The Hot Spot | May 24, 2016 | 3 Comments
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Editor’s note: Another missive from the ever-iconoclastic “Liberals for Trump”

It was the light bulb going off in the head at one of those odd critical moments that put us on the night bus to Las Vegas. We Liberals for Trump were motivated, you might even say goaded, by an exchange with the editor of one of the most right wing blogs in the country, the Western Free Press shepparded by the affable if ever ideologically stubborn, Christopher Cook.

In a way it’s …

By The Hot Spot | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This column has often mentioned that politics has little to do about government and is all about power and money.  Every year more laws are passed that give more power to government and taken from the people, and the people don’t seem to care.  It is common knowledge that our government is laced with corrupt politicians.

The column also has stated that there are too many lawyers in office and in high places and laws are made by lawyers to benefit …

By The Hot Spot | May 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Fossil fuel energy will be with us for a long time to come as it is the cheapest, most plentiful and reliable energy source available.  Solar radiation is rarely constant and varies significantly with atmospheric conditions (clouds and dust) and the position of the Earth relative to the sun.  Back-up systems are imperative.

Although there has been some improvement in solar technology, meeting current U.S. electricity needs with photovoltaic technology would require 10,000 miles of solar panels (without taking line loss …

By The Hot Spot | May 21, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Trump Is Not a Liberal or Conservative…He’s A Pragmatist! To a certain extent Ben Carson also fits this mold. 

 

What is Pragmatism; Pragmatic; or a Pragmastist?

Webster’s College Dictionary: (1) Skilled in business or law; (2) concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs;; not with theory or speculation; practical (3) A method or tendency in philosophy of one who determines the meaning and truth of all concepts by their practical consequences.

With that in mind, here I give you a view of Mr. Donald …

By The Hot Spot | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Video: Never Trump? I say NEVER HILLARY!!

To the Never Trump folks who choose HiIllary, I nudge your memory to the darkest night of September 11, 2012, when 4 Americans died brutally at the hands of terrorists, all the while hoping and believing the country they so loved and served was coming to their rescue.

But so horrifically, that wasn’t to be the case.  The Coward-in-Chief was preparing for his fundraiser the next day and nowhere to be found, and Hillary, the Secretary of State, went home and went …

By The Hot Spot | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Is it politics as usual or a different twist on politics if an establishment outsider is most likely to be the Republican candidate for president?  It seems likely and the establishment is teetering on the edge of panic because of it.  The establishment is pretty much defined as the status quo and “we have always done it this way.” It would see that the surge behind Trump would indicate that a large portion of the population don’t like the way it …

By The Hot Spot | May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Granted this is a pro-Kremlin site and the report could be dezinformatsiya or a trial balloon.  If true, this means that the efficacy of a surprise attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities just diminished substantially if not completely.  Regardless, it pays to stay abreast of Putin’s many shenanigans.  (On the dezinformatsiya front, especially touching was the recent “heartwarming” tale of Putin being a “self-proclaimed Zionist” who has a “love for Judaism” based on his boyhood experiences with an Orthodox family.  If you believe …

By The Hot Spot | May 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Chris Christie, whose state has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, held an Iftar dinner at the Governor’s Mansion in 2012 and invited his “friend” Imam Mohammed Qatanani, a self-admitted member of Hamas and a defender of a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers.  Imam Qatanani is the religious leader for the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson, New Jersey, a city known to locals as “Little Ramallah.”  In a June 2007 sermon …