Monday, September 20, 2021
PTBC is about normal
principled conservative viewpoints.

PTBC has over 12,000 articles written by several columnists, over 20+ years.
Home Authors Posts by Cinnamon Stillwell

Cinnamon Stillwell

Post 9/11: The Fight Must Go On

Eight years after the Islamic terrorist attacks of 9/11, it appears that America has largely drifted back into complacency. Certainly, many Americans still understand that the threat of repeated attacks remains real, but the...

Fuel or folly? Ethanol and the law of unintended consequences

In the pantheon of well-intentioned governmental policies gone awry, massive ethanol biofuel production may go down as one of the biggest blunders in history. An unholy alliance of environmentalists, agribusiness, biofuel corporations and politicians...

Homeless by the bay

When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom initiated a program in conjunction with Google last month to provide phone and messaging facilities to the homeless, it was the latest chapter in the city’s seemingly never...

Honor killings: When the ancient and the modern collide

Throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, young Muslim women are being targeted for violence. Lest it be thought hate crimes are to blame, it is, in fact, their own relatives who are the...

Savage vs. CAIR: The battle over free speech

Originally posted to the San Francisco Chronicle Dec. 19, 2007 Editor’s note: This column makes reference to “CAIR”, the Islamic organization in the U.S., but Canada also has a branch of the very same organization. Conservative...

Anti-War Miseducation in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been known as a bastion of anti-war sentiment. And as the oft-repeated mantra goes, local peace activists support the troops, just not the mission. But in recent years, the rhetoric has...

Experts Discover Men And Women Are Different!

When it was revealed that scientific studies published in the new book “The Female Brain” demonstrate that women talk more than men, many of us responded with a collective shrug. Anyone who has ever...

Jimmy Carter’s Legacy of Failure

It seems that everywhere one looks lately, former President Jimmy Carter is hawking his new book, “Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid.”  The inflammatory title has not won Carter any new fans from the pro-Israel side...

Mob Rule on College Campuses

Originally written November 29 2006 at SFGate.com America’s college campuses, once thought to be bastions of free speech, have become increasingly intolerant toward the practice. Visiting speakers whose views do not conform to the prevailing...

Hatred of Israel and Jews Imperils Us All

All around the world, a perfect storm is brewing.  Under the guise of anti-Zionism or opposition to Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, forces from all walks of life are converging.  An unholy alliance...

Self-Censorship Threatens the West

Originally written October 11 2006 All across the Western world, a worrisome phenomenon is spreading.  Fear of incurring Muslim wrath is leading politicians, journalists, artists, professors, teachers and business owners to censor themselves. A series of...

African American Figures Break From Pack

When Juan Williams set out to write his new book, “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America,” he had no idea what he was getting into....

Political Correctness: It’s To Die For

In my column  on the foiled UK terror plot, I ended by asking whether political correctness is really worth dying for? Indeed, the entire discussion of profiling Muslim airline passengers in an age of...

The Myth Of The Lone Gunman

Originally written August 9, 2006 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the claim has often been made that no further acts of terrorism have occurred on U.S. soil. But anyone following the news closely...

Israel’s Battle Is Our Own

Originally published July 25 2006 The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers earlier this month, first by Hamas in Gaza and then by Hezbollah in Lebanon, were the straw that broke the camel’ back. Long mired in...