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by | May 10, 2022

Washington — Do you remember the days when our liberal friends were forever claiming the moral high ground on almost any issue no matter how devoid of moral content the issue might be? They claimed it, of course, on issues…

by | Apr 23, 2022

Consider him a great playwright and screenwriter, if you wish — call him, for that matter, as some have done, the greatest living American dramatist — and, while I couldn’t disagree more, I won’t argue with you, either. But I…

by | Apr 10, 2022

Daniel Flynn reported in the April 8 edition of Spectator A.M. on a recent debate between two distinguished professors on the topic “Return to the Founders to Save America.” Flynn quoted one of the debaters, Patrick Deneen of Notre Dame, in a…

by | Mar 30, 2022

Supporters of Hawaii’s effort to ban flavored-tobacco products would have the public believe that the measure is an unobjectionable, common-sense effort to boost public health. For instance, House Bill 1570’s author, Rep. Scot Matayoshi, told Civil Beat that it’s just…

by | Feb 3, 2022

The metastasis of the woke ideology, which seeps through our moribund body politic like a cancer, has shocked the conscience of many who still cling to the idea of America as a liberal bastion. One of the woke ideology’s more…

by | Feb 3, 2022

When I first moved to South Florida in 1998, I still owned property in Ohio, so I periodically undertook the long auto trek from Boca Raton to Cincinnati via the I-75. That includes at least four hours driving through the…

by | Dec 21, 2021

Three years ago, Harvard law professor Adrian Vermeule published “Integration from Within” — both a review of theorist Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed and a thorough condemnation of liberalism in its own right. Such post-liberal critiques are nothing new. What…

by | Nov 18, 2021

Sophie Halberstadt was 26 years old and pregnant with her third child when she fell ill with the Spanish influenza. The tell-tale symptoms appeared on January 20, 1920, and worsened steadily over the next five days, just as the rain…

by and | Aug 21, 2021

Joe Biden started out with a bang. In the first 100 days of his presidency, he and his administration climbed aboard the progressive bandwagon and embarked on a wild ride, pushing three multi-trillion-dollar spending bills. Then, on the Friday before…

by | Aug 10, 2021

Since the turn of the 20th century, progressivism and liberalism have been pushed for an increasingly massive state and burdensome government restrictions on personal conduct (outside the bedroom, at least) on a simple premise: It’s for the good of the…

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