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What do We Have to be Thankful for?

BY SELWYN DUKE Among the beautiful messages in the 1937 film Captains Courageous is one relating to thankfulness. When spoiled rich kid Harvey says to...

Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

By Selwyn Duke If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far,...

In Praise of a Do-nothing Congress

BY SELWYN DUKE Here's a question: how can we expect to have small government if we condemn Congress for not growing it? It's always a disturbing...

Libertarianism’s Folly, Part Two

Like it or not, imposing values is what arranging civilization is all about ..The only difference among any of us is in what and how much we impose -Selwyn Duke

Culture In The Rye — Selwyn Duke

Selwyn Duke argues that the arts should be used to uplift and inspire, not pull down and degrade.

Is ‘Journalist’ Another Job Americans Won’t Do? — Selwyn Duke

By Selwyn Duke Whenever criticizing grammar and punctuation, you run the risk of being labeled punctilious. Worse still, since even many good writers involved...

The Obama Purchase: Liberals Still Can’t Admit They Bought a Clunker

BY SELWYN DUKE Many years ago I knew a couple who adopted the habit of being gratuitously defensive about one another. If you made even...

And That’s All He Has to Say about That: Tom Hanks and Twisted History...

During a recent interview with Time magazine, Forrest (a.k.a. Tom Hanks) was discussing his new HBO WWII series The Pacific and, boy, did he ever deliver some gems. What was the gist of it? We Americans were out to kill the Japanese because, well, you know, we’re just so irredeemably “racist.”

Can Democrat-leaning Voting Machines Win Election for Obama?

BY SELWYN DUKE Imagine you go to the polls and choose Mitt Romney on an electronic machine, but your vote comes up Barack Obama. So...

Why Millennials Won’t Turn “Conservative”

BY SELWYN DUKE Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly...

Online Society, Offline Civilization: How the Internet is Ushering in the End of the...

This is why C. S. Lewis said, “Sex is not messed up because it was put in the closet; it was put in the closet because it was messed up.” The Internet throws the closet of man open in a way it has never been — and never should be. And it’s no exaggeration to say that the demons released are destroying civilization. As British philosopher Edmund Burke warned, “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” The young today are immersed in a virtual world in which coarseness, nastiness, decadence, perversion, superficiality, egoism and nihilism are the norm. They are instilled with moral relativism’s only guide, “If it feels good, do it,” and then their feelings are twisted in the worst possible way, through vile entertainment, so that what feels good is cultural poison. The result is that we are breeding barbarians wholly incapable of sustaining a healthy constitutional republic. -- Selwyn Duke

The Tax Plan that’s Better than Cain’s, Perry’s or Gingrich’s

By Selwyn Duke Bold tax reform is front and center this campaign season.  First Herman Cain made waves and poll headway with his 9-9-9 tax...

Forget the Wall Street Protesters: Why We Should Hate Capitalism

By Selwyn Duke Okay, you can lift your lower jaw off the floor. I haven’t joined the dark side: My problem isn’t economic but lexical....

President Downgrade

By Selwyn Duke When Barack Obama promised change that would transform America, most never suspected that he would make history by presiding over the nation’s...

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole...

Illegal Aliens Get More Welfare Benefits Than Citizens

By Selwyn Duke Whether or not illegal aliens are doing jobs Americans won’t do, they’re certainly getting benefits Americans don’t get. This is the...

She’s No Fluke: Is the Word “Slut” Still Relevant?

BY SELWYN DUKE A woman close to me once characterized the sea change in our society well. “Years ago you knew who the bad girls...

Atheism and the Texas Church Shooter

BY SELWYN DUKE “If God does not exist, everything is permitted,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov. Mentioning this in association with Devin Patrick...

Six-year-old Suspended for Firing Assault Finger

BY SELWYN DUKE If you want to know why we’re breeding some crazy youngsters nowadays, you only have to look at the adults surrounding them....

The Black US Attorney Has Common Cause with the Black Criminal

By Selwyn Duke According to Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, AG Eric Holder has a certain something in his wallet.  It is a...

Obama's Calling: America's Life After Death—Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE I have never been so unhappy to be right. I’ve long said that Barack Obama would win re-election, and two weeks ago...

Is 'Journalist' Another Job Americans Won't Do? — Selwyn Duke

By Selwyn Duke Whenever criticizing grammar and punctuation, you run the risk of being labeled punctilious. Worse still, since even many good writers involved...

Trashing the Constitution: The Living Document Con

By Selwyn Duke Is constitutionalism akin to blind faith? Some statists certainly think so, as they have called the position “constitution-worship.” In light of this, what...

The Olympics and Feminist Style Reporting

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s difficult to say if the greatest drama of the 2012 Olympics has occurred inside or outside the athletic arena, but it’s...

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...

This Is the Article That Will Never be Published

By Selwyn Duke As you may know, the world will end today at 6 p.m. Or, that’s the prediction at least by 89-year-old California preacher Harold...

Dalai Lama: “I am a Marxist”

By Selwyn Duke There is no better way to proclaim your lack of spiritual and philosophical depth than by, two decades after the...

Whoopi Goldberg’s Ignorance

Sadly, Goldberg is ignorant of her ignorance. What’s even sadder, though, is that such people can find a place in today’s media.

Why Is the SPLC Trying to Crush a Small Jewish Organization?

BY SELWYN DUKE It seems as if certain purported civil-rights activists think homosexuals are like some organized-crime groups: you can join the gang, but...

The Women’s March and the Real Deplorables

BY SELWYN DUKE In a recent viral Facebook post, a conservative woman found it necessary to point out that she wasn’t a “disgrace to women”...