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Movie Review: Operation Finale

by Steve Lancaster12/8/18
Hannah Arendt describes the Eichmann trial and what she labels, “the banality of evil” in her book, Eichmann in Jerusalem.  The phrase has slipped into common usage by people who have never read or even heard of The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), or On Violence (1970). More » • (63 views)

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For the West to Live, “Equality” Must Die

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/8/18
Equality is the chief faux virtue of our time. Our obsession with it brings to mind the great G.K. Chesterton’s observation, “The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.” More » • (46 views)

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American’t: From Midterms to End Times

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/20/18
Truly great disasters come like a thief in the night. How many foresaw Rome’s sacking in 410 A.D., her collapse 66 years later, WWI or WWII? As for today, how many see that the United States is at what some call a tipping point, what others may call a Fourth Turning? More » • (136 views)

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Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof

by Steve Lancaster11/18/18
The American Broadway musical is seldom taken as serious drama. However, even within the confines of the musical, serious themes can be explored. In spite of energetic songs and music the musical has real people in real situations. The music sets a quality for the actor’s dialogue and contributes to the story. More » • (40 views)

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Ambiguity, the Chevron Doctrine, Kavanaugh, and ‘Birthright Citizenship’

by Jon N. Hall11/18/18
Though it may be the envy of the free world, America’s legal system is not perfect. One of the reasons for its imperfection is that our laws are written with imperfect language. And what are laws if not language? More » • (96 views)

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A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/15/18
Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. More » • (113 views)

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Death by Woman

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/10/18
Suffrage to Suffering: Women Empowered Democrats in Midterms  •  Well, ladies, you did it again. No, not all of you. But here’s the reality: If only men had voted this election, the GOP would have held the House and picked up some seats. More » • (115 views)

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Book Review: The Glass Bead Game

by Steve Lancaster11/5/18
by Herman Hesse  •  Das Glasperienspiel  or Magister Ludi is one of Hesse’s most interesting and sophisticated works. It is fiction, science fiction, philosophy, satire and political science. Hesse is one of a prodigious group of German writers of the first half of the 20th century; More » • (41 views)

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Five Truths About Elections

by Deana Chadwell11/02/18
Elections are always important because power is always important. We are not only deciding which individuals we will place in power over us, but which ideas we will allow to control our lives. More » • (191 views)

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Synagogue Carnage

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/1/18
Other Than the Shooter, Who is Responsible for Synagogue Carnage?  •  After the tragic Saturday shooting that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue, there has been, lamentably, a predictable response. Seizing upon the incident, leftists are blaming President Trump and his supporters for creating a “climate of hate.” More » • (49 views)

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TV Series Review: Ken Burns’ Civil War

by Steve Lancaster10/28/18
All civil wars are rebellions, but not all rebellions are civil wars. The difference being a rebellion doesn’t seek to replace the government, but to separate from it and form a separate government. More » • (136 views)

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The Electoral College: The only way to keep our Republic

by Pat Tarzwell   10/26/18
The Journal recently had an article which featured an interview with Amy Davis from the League of Women Voters.  This article starts with a fallacy in the title and is followed by numerous factual errors. More » • (99 views)

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