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by | Dec 31, 2020

Gerry Cheevers, Mr. Wrestling II, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and Zorro felt really at home in 2020. Everyone else wishes for the next few hours of this century of a year (so epochal that an entire nation, Chaz, rose and…

by | Jul 18, 2020

It’s Saturday, May 30, 2020, and thousands of protesters glut the Seattle streets. By mid-afternoon the mob grows to more than 10,000 Black Lives Matter activists, Antifa thugs, and anarchist shock troops. What starts as largely peaceful demonstrations descends rapidly…

by | Jul 17, 2020

Early Wednesday, protesters in Portland, Ore., sought to create an “autonomous zone” but were stopped by Portland police along with federal officers as part of an attempt to shut down the violent protests in the area. Unlike CHAZ/CHOP, Seattle’s autonomous…

by | Jul 10, 2020

We often hear that it is important to lead by example. Lately, the example set by Seattle’s elected leaders has been one of lawlessness, civic breakdown, and broken governance. City leaders ordered police to evacuate a police station and abandon…

by | Jul 2, 2020

It’s finally over. Barring any suicidally brave protesters, the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), formerly known as the Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), is no more. Following almost a month of inaction and apologetics, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the self-proclaimed territory…

by | Jun 29, 2020

For those of you who are fans of our senior editor Daniel J. Flynn, check out this new interview with John Zmirak, senior editor at The Stream. Zmirak’s conversation with Flynn addresses topics from Democrats and cult politics to the…

by | Jun 25, 2020

For almost two weeks now, protesters have been trying to create a parallel country in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area, called CHAZ/CHOP — first the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, since renamed the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. The revolutionaries claim they crave…

by | Jun 15, 2020

Three cities, all supremely liberal, represent an American descent into anarchy against which no one is standing. After New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to slash the police budget, the New York City Council is going about…

by | Jun 13, 2020

Arthur Koestler’s masterwork was Darkness at Noon. In it, he tells of an old revolutionary caught up in Stalin’s terror who finds himself called to answer with his life for not being in step with the latest position of the…

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