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Jeremy Lott
Jeremy Lott is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.
by | Nov 26, 2019

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians held a three-day harvest feast at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. This is usually called the first American Thanksgiving, and it sounds delicious. Here is what they feasted on, according to…

by | Nov 20, 2019

A Knight’s Tale is a fun movie, not a great one, but it has one undeniably great moment. The film takes its title from “The Knight’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales and features a penniless, ragged Geoffrey Chaucer as a character….

by | Nov 13, 2019

Michael Brendan Dougherty is the author of one of this year’s hot books, My Father Left Me Ireland. He was also, for a few years over a decade ago, my roommate. He was one of several people who came and…

by | Apr 14, 2017

On Good Friday, Jesus of Nazareth’s struggle is seen in his beating and manhandling by Roman soldiers; in his long, stumbling march to the cross; and in the very public, painful, lengthy execution that was crucifixion. Yet Jesus underwent another…

by | Nov 14, 2016

Our lame-duck State Department continues to push for a stronger American response in Syria: creating and enforcing a no-fly zone; confronting strongman Bashar Assad in various ways; arming more rebels and hoping they don’t go to war with each other…

by | Oct 31, 2016

To the untrained ear, Washington state’s I-1501, an initiative that “concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals,” sounds like the least controversial measure on the ballot this year. “This measure,” the official state voters’ pamphlet explains, “would increase the penalties for criminal identity…

by | Oct 21, 2016

If you had to choose one story that shows why American workers are not wild about unions these days, public or private, look to Portland, Oregon. Voters statewide are set to decide on a ballot initiative there in November that…

by | Aug 29, 2016

Military contractors are overwhelmingly favoring Hillary Clinton for president with their political contributions this year. Though Republicans normally enjoy a slight fundraising advantage here, she currently leads Donald Trump 5-to-1 among donations from employees of the top 25 firms in…

by | Jul 21, 2016

The Bastille Day terrorist rundown massacre in Nice, France last week shows us again just how hard it is to wage a successful war on “terrorism” as such. Terrorism is a tactic, not an ideology, though clearly it’s a tactic…

by | Jun 22, 2016

The Obama administration’s foreign policy in Syria has been a failure by any non-sociopathic measure, a policy quite literally at war with itself. And yet, some high ranking State Department officials want not less but more of this. To recap…

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