Entries by Neland Nobel

A Slow Bloat to China

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Since the US birthed the entrance of China into the World Trade Organization in 1998 under Bill Clinton, the two nations have formed an unstable alliance of sorts.  The thinking of Western elites has been that if China did well, they would become more like the West.  They would become integrated into the global economy, […]

Andy Biggs And the U.S. House Leadership

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Andy Biggs, the conservative Republican from East Mesa/ Gilbert, has become the pivotal force in either confirming or denying the leadership of the Republican majority in the House. Either by becoming Speaker himself, or determining who will become speaker, no Arizona Congressman has held that kind of power since John Rhodes. Kevin McCarthy certainly seems […]

Arizona – A Stolen, Rigged, and Incompetent Electoral System

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Election integrity is a movement that has grown out of evidence that our election system is at times dishonest and criminal, often rigged, and incompetent.  As such, continued problems undermine public confidence in our electoral system. We apparently are not alone as controversy swirls around the recent Brazilian election which has brought huge crowds into […]

Weekend Read – Bibi: His Story

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Editors’ Note: Netanyahu is right now in the process of forming a new government.   Bibi, of course, is Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving Premier in Israel’s history. This almost 700-page volume (Bibi: My Story) covers his incredible career as well as many interesting historic takes on Israel, foreign policy, US relations, US political figures, and […]

The Other Thanksgiving Story

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It really is about being grateful, which is something too few of our spoiled citizens appreciate.  But since the holiday is being weaponized by “woke culture”, there are some other elements of the story to think about. The short version, the way it is taught today, is that greedy Pilgrims landed in Plymouth Bay.  Half […]

The Politics of the Pelosi Home Invasion

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Details concerning the attack on the home of Nacy Pelosi and her husband Paul, continue to trickle in and they remain confusing. As seems standard in these cases, the initial information is fragmented and contradictory.  No one really knows what happened there and that includes The Prickly Pear.  Further, local authorities in San Franciso are so […]

The Election Results So Far: Not a Great Outcome

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

As we write this, there are many races just too close to call. Especially in Arizona, most of the major state races are still up in the air. In part, this is because of the gross incompetence of Maricopa county officials, who have once again embarrassed the state on the national stage. And in part, […]

The Atlantic Magazine Floats Covid Amnesty

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Perhaps sensing a groundswell of a political backlash against politicians and officials, the Atlantic magazine, long a purveyor of progressive politics, has run a major article suggesting “amnesty” for people that abused their power, and abused other people, because of Covid. Interestingly, Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers (the teacher’s union) is making […]

Making Crime Into Political Violence While Ignoring Crime That Is

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Not too long ago, The Prickly Pear ran a piece, “Don’t Take the Bait”.  It suggested that the press and the Democrats were deliberately baiting conservatives to take action that would result in violence, so it could be to discredit conservatism.  It went on to recommend that conservatives swear off any kind of violent response […]