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El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

BY SELWYN DUKE In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues...

The Left is Following Communism’s Playbook for Revolution

BY SELWYN DUKE We Americans are currently in a civilizational state historians William Strauss and Neil Howe would call the “Third Turning”: an unraveling. The...

Hey, “Trans” Men in Women’s Sports: Good Luck, Fellas’ — Go for the Gold!

BY SELWYN DUKE “Equality” cries were cherished by feminists when they gave females entry into military academies, boardrooms and the ranks of police; prize-money parity...

‘Justice’ Is the Word of the Year, and ‘Social Justice’ Is Its Orwellian Opposite

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has declared “justice” its “Word of the Year” for 2018, owing to a 74 percent year-over-year increase in...

The Ultimate Irony of the ‘Native American Elder’ and the MAGA Hat Kids

BY SELWYN DUKE This past weekend’s big news was a big media frame-up of kids and the beating of a leftist drum by a little...

C.S. Lewis Saw Government as a Poor Substitute for God

That means it contains all the flaws and foibles of mortals so a free people must confine it, restrain it, and keep a wary...

Why Should Whites Be Happy About Becoming a Minority?

BY SELWYN DUKE White people are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority, goes the premise of a new AP history textbook —...

Capitalist technology sustained the failed economic experiment of Soviet Communism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Despite the central role played by State controlled central banks and financial institutions in bringing about the conditions which led to...

Constitutional Democracy Doesn’t Debase, It Dignifies

BY LEWIS WAHA It didn’t take long after Mitt Romney announced his U.S. Senate bid for new digs at his personality to surface. As one critique...

Truth on DACA: We’ve Already Granted Amnesty to These Illegals

BY SELWYN DUKE In our through-the-looking-glass world, we so often view matters backwards without even realizing it. Take DACA (actually, leave it), where even many...

The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s a sad fact of man’s nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason. This comes to mind...

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men

BY SELWYN DUKE “Don’t vote for men!” is the message of a recent campaign ad.  Issued by Dana Nessel, Democratic attorney general contender in Michigan,...

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...

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...

Ten Transgender Truths for Legislators and Concerned Citizens

BY SELWYN DUKE Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter,...

Why Morality is the Only Thing We Should Legislate

BY SELWYN DUKE “You can’t legislate morality!” is a common battle cry today. It’s thought to be a quintessentially American idea, even though the Founding...