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Your Mother is on the Roof

BY T.F. STERN My father had a library of stories and jokes that he’d share, usually when we were a captive audience while on a...

Preserving courtroom and verdict integrity

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Our civil justice system is as much at risk as the integrity of ballots, elections and democracy~ Big Media, Big Tech, Big Academia,...

With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...

Avoid the Appearance of Evil

BY T.F. STERN Call me ‘Old School’ if you wish; but certain principles of conduct from another era seem to have been lost along the...

Reacting to the Wrong Alarm

BY T.F. STERN Yesterday Lucy was preparing our evening meal, steak and baked potatoes.  We’d both put in a full day and this was to...

Out of Africa, an entrepreneurial society emerges

~Ivor Ichikowitz’s Africa Youth Survey underscores the continent’s innovation and ambition~ Duggan Flanakin “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people...

Israelis and Africans for Trump

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump policies reshape Middle East politics and reject eco-imperialism for Africa and USA~ President Trump is “the greatest friend Israel has ever had...

The Gaslight Election

~Dominated by a fraudulent reality created by a Leftist media and academia echo chamber~ Scot Faulkner 2020 is the single most important election since 1860. This is...

Will coddling China ever end?

~Now US social media aid and profit from Chinese censorship skills, instead of challenging them~ Duggan Flanakin What is it about Communist China that makes the...

The Biden Family Green New Deal

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Some will profit, while most people’s life, living standards and environment take a big hit~ Some 90% of all US wells are now...

The Paradox of Prosperity

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON In Friedrich Hayek’s 1954 book Capitalism and the Historians, the late French philosopher and political economist Bertrand de Jouvenel noted a baffling...

Property Taxes on the Ballot

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The most famous ballot question on fiscal policy is California’s Proposition 13 passed in 1978. Voters passed the constitutional change to...