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by | Apr 21, 2019

First of all, about reparations, the notion of paying money to black or partially black Americans for the enslavement of their ancestors from Africa. It’s a beguiling idea. Slavery was so hideous a crime and caused so much pain and…

by | Mar 25, 2019

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Donald Trump, we have been subjected to increasingly shrill calls from the left to abolish the Electoral College. Several Democratic presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, have added their voices to this…

by | Mar 15, 2019

Slavery is evil. Virtually every American believes that. Even most foreigners, other than a few ISIS fighters who now are enduring the great beyond, almost certainly bereft of the 72 virgins they were expecting. However, there was a time when…

by | Feb 27, 2019

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. The Democrats’ leading Presidential contenders now are filing in line, like lemmings preparing to jump off a cliff, with one crazy proposal after another. The question for which we all must…

by | Jan 22, 2019

As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: The Unco Guid and the Rigidly Righteous, in one or another not necessarily religious hue, dominate our time as shrilly as they ever dominated [Robbie] Burns’ Scotland. The…

by | Aug 21, 2018

Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man By Timothy Sandefur (Cato Institute, 143 pages, $14.95) Reviewed by G. Tracy Mehan, III ***** “My cause, first, midst, last, and always was and is that of the black man; not because he is black, but…

by | May 8, 2018

Kanye West was right. For some people, slavery — not to mention segregation and support for lynching and the Ku Klux Klan — was a choice. And the Democratic Party website — right this minute — has a not-so-clever bold…

by | Jan 19, 2018

Slavery is evil. Most Americans recognize that. Most people around the world also do so. But that wasn’t always so. Indeed, a couple of centuries, not to mention a couple of millennia, ago people held many views which today are…

by | Aug 18, 2017

In a wild press conference on Tuesday, President Donald Trump doubled-down on his decision to criticize “both sides” of the violent Charlottesville, Virginia, protests and suggested some of the protesters attempting to save the city’s statue of Confederate General Robert…

by | Aug 17, 2017

It is a political movement devouring itself. All of a sudden America is confronted with American leftists abruptly striking out at their own history — pulling down statues of those who were the military leaders of a philosophical belief that…

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