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BIZARRE “Inequality” Protest

BY ALLEN WEST As predicted, it was a rough college football Saturday for me. The third Saturday in October is an SEC tradition, Tennessee versus...

The Un-American United Nations

BY STEVE FARRELL Author's introductory note: This essay was originally published in August of 1999 (and then updated in Sept. 2000 as an alert to...

The Real White Privilege and My Radio Race War

BY SELWYN DUKE If you look for the worst in a group, you’re sure to find it. Using a twist on an Abraham Lincoln...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

BY SELWYN DUKE There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of...

Rise of the Professional Slut

BY SELWYN DUKE “There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. “Now you know...

The Public Consequences of So-Called Private Choices

BY STEVE FARRELL Should the decision to partake of illegal drugs become sacrosanct, now and forever? Or to put it another way, are all moral choices,...

Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

BY SELWYN DUKE It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously...

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

BY SELWYN DUKE If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it...

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

BY SELWYN DUKE Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am referring to Iraq, but not to the hapless George...

Benedict Obama’s Invasion of America

BY SELWYN DUKE If millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we...

Benedict Obama's Invasion of America

BY SELWYN DUKE If millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Is the imposition of the death penalty on an individual for committing certain particularly heinous crimes against society a violation of...

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie...

Where is the rehabilitation for “racists”?

BY SELWYN DUKE For decades liberals have lobbied against punishment and for rehabilitation. The argument was that a mugger or murderer was just a...

Where is the rehabilitation for "racists"?

BY SELWYN DUKE For decades liberals have lobbied against punishment and for rehabilitation. The argument was that a mugger or murderer was just a...

The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting

BY SELWYN DUKE Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release...

So What if Cliven Bundy is a “Racist”?

BY SELWYN DUKE For the record, I don’t believe Cliven Bundy is a “racist.” For the record, I don’t even care. Such indifference to that damnable failing,...

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

BY SELWYN DUKE We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman...

The politics of St. Paul

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In Romans 13:1-7 the apostle Paul writes: “ is the minister of God to thee for good”...

God and Jesus, Politics and Government

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions....

Enemy of the State, Friend of Liberty

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN Question: If you could go back in time and spend one hour in conversation with 10 people—each one separately and privately—whom...

Cop: I’d Love to “Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun”

BY SELWYN DUKE How would you feel if a police officer you knew for 20 years told you that if an order was issued to...

The Prospect for Freedom: Can the U.S. Sustain Its Experiment in Self-Government?

LIBERTY LETTERS OS GUINNESS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In establishing a free republic, the Founders had to tackle three major tasks. The first task was winning freedom—the objective...

When Tolerance Becomes Intolerance

DOUG BANDOW, CATO INSTITUTE Individual liberty took another hit with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation enhancing protection for people’s religious principles while...

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...

Why Obama Is Uneducated

BY SELWYN DUKE A few years ago I participated in a radio debate on “white privilege” with a certain man, whose name is unimportant,...

Suing Americans under International Law — in American Courts

BY SELWYN DUKE Imagine you go overseas and give a speech advocating a cause, only to come home and find you’re being sued for “crimes...

Immigration and National Survival

BY SELWYN DUKE When pondering our obsession with immigration, I’m reminded of how people in the ridiculous dystopian film Idiocracy were watering their crops...