Author Archives: J.R.

J.R. Salzman Podcast

In an effort to push the progress on my book, Lumberjack In A Desert, I decided to start a podcast. The idea is simple. I will do short tidbits of the book in mostly chronological order. I explain why in … Continue reading

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I’m Leaving @Twitter Because Of @Jack Dorsey, And I’m Taking My Partygoers With Me

I deleted my Twitter account a few days ago. Given the latest exodus of users, I felt it necessary to finally explain myself, lest someone thinks that I’m still on the break from Twitter that I took last year. The … Continue reading

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Twitter Is Like Cheers

Twitter is a lot like the famed Boston bar, Cheers. It’s a place where everyone knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. It’s a place to go and talk to complete strangers about common interests and engage in … Continue reading

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Sorry, But Society Doesn’t Give a Damn About Veterans

I’m not sorry I did not join in your celebrations and activities on Memorial Day.  I’m sure the day off from work was nice, along with the three-day sales and barbecues.  And the weather looked perfect so I’m sure it … Continue reading

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About That Veterans Bill

Wasteful government spending is a funny thing, in that people almost always rail against it until their cause is on the receiving end.   Such is the case of many veterans organizations as the latest veterans bill died in the … Continue reading

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Best Military Charities

Updated 2-15-14 Perhaps the most commonly asked question I receive on Twitter is which veterans organizations people should donate to.  There are billions of dollars donated every year in the name of helping veterans.  But which ones are the best? … Continue reading

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Iraq and the Disappearing Anti-War Movement

With the ten year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, journalists are out in force to proudly pat themselves on the back and offer flashbacks (oftentimes revisionist) of how wrong the Bush administration was about going to war, … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Calls Nickelback Greatest Band Of All Time

With the gun debate currently front and center all over the country, everyone is rushing to take sides. The anti-gun crowd in particular has been ramping up their shameless demagoguery, and pulling out all the stops. From Rolling Stone: The Gun … Continue reading

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No, Gun Publications Are Not Being Bought and Dismantled (And Other Gun Conspiracy Theories)

Rather than focusing on more relevant matters, I’m spending time debunking yet another anti-gun conspiracy theory. Via the Daily Caller: Employees: Obama donor in process of buying up and ‘destroying’ America’s top pro-gun media outlets Employees of Obama donor Leo … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Current State of Conservatives

First the intro via Erick Erickson over at Red State: I think conservative media is failing to advance ideas and stories. Certainly part of that is because the general media has an ideological bias against conservatives, which makes it harder … Continue reading

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