Author Archives: Selwyn Duke


My Problem with Sarah Palin

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/29/15
With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way More » • (1171 views)

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The Northeast Nanny-staters Who are and the Blizzard that Never Was

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/28/15
Call it the Blizzard of Oz. The “Snowstorm of the Century” Monday was supposed to be historic. All we got was histrionics. It turned out that the real blustery wind was hot air — and the worst accumulation was the knee-deep nanny-state politicians who think some snow warrants a travel ban. More » • (3012 views)

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Muslims and the Left’s Death by Tolerance

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/13/15
Aside from the three Muslim men who perpetrated the deadliest terror attack in France since 1961, there are some other individuals complicit in the Wednesday massacre. They have names such as Hollande, Merkel, Löfven and Obama. More » • (3661 views)

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The Deadly Paris Terror Attack and the Myth of Religion

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/13/15
“Another attack in the name of religion,” I heard someone say after the vicious and vile Wednesday assault on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. And there is a huge problem with “religion.” But it’s not what you think. More » • (1038 views)

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Je ne Suis pas Charlie — I’m Sane

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/13/15
It’s so often the case that the best thing a person can do to improve his reputation is die. John F. Kennedy is now a legendary president, but would he be estimated so highly if he’d been able to end his political career as a man and not a myth? More » • (1066 views)

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The Bad Christian and the Good Secularist

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/4/15
“If not for my faith, I would be barely human.” That was the answer English writer Evelyn Waugh gave when asked, as all Christians will be at some point, how he could call himself a Christian given his behavior. More » • (707 views)

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When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   12/9/14
There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; More » • (1154 views)

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The Bright Side to Amnesty

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   11/19/14
To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat Buchanan used one of my lines in his book Death of the West; More » • (1204 views)

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Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   11/17/14
There’s stupid. There’s really stupid. There’s really, really stupid. Then there’s Democrat stupid. A prime example is a Friday Wall Street Journal article titled “This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare.” More » • (998 views)

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Blacks, Hispanics, Young & Women Still Reliably Liberal

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   11/14/14
2014 Election Results  •  The best predictor of future voting patterns is past voting patterns, to use a twist on a famous maxim. This is probably even truer of groups than individuals, and, despite some wishful thinking to the contrary, this election cycle was no exception. More » • (2546 views)

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Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   11/14/14
A well known phenomenon in the animal kingdom is that when taking over a new pride, a lion will sometimes kill all the cubs. We don’t know exactly what kind of feeling drives him in this bloody act, but there’s obviously a lack of attachment. Suffice it to say the problem can be summed up thus: it’s not his family. More » • (887 views)

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It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   11/12/14
Perhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official: More » • (1003 views)

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