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The Unrecognized Profound Danger of Elizabeth Warren

BY SELWYN DUKE Senator Elizabeth Warren, one-time Indian and beer drinker, would make a very dangerous president. This isn’t just because of her policies, which...

Thou Shalt Not Profane God: Public or Private? — Steve Farrell

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell "One man's vulgarity is another man's lyric," indicated a Supreme Court justice over four decades ago. (1) The justice said it,...

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...

Advice for Presidential Candidates from Bastiat

BY LAWRENCE W. REED Whether conjured up by something I ate before bedtime, or by the cheesy horror flick I watched a few nights before,...

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...