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The Worst Argument Against Secession: "We Tried It Before"

U.S. History

Blog1 hour ago

By the logic of "we tried it before," the Soviet victory over Lithuania in 1953 meant that the question of Lithuanian independence was settled forever. It would also tell us that Irish independence was forever forbidden after the Easter Rebellion failed in 1916. 

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The Tyranny of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLawLegal System

Blog2 hours ago

While “wokeness” seems to be a new phenomenon, the problems are tied to a sixty-year-old “landmark” law: the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This law, unfortunately, promotes government tyranny in the name of freedom.

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The Outrageous Persecution of Julian Assange

LawThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/21/2024

As officials feign outrage over the death of Alexei Navalny and the jailing of Evan Gershkovich, the US government tries to imprison a journalist for breaking truly incriminating stories.

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The Death of Easy Money Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Money and Banks

Blog02/21/2024

Central banks have had the chutzpah to claim credit for slowing down the rise of consumer prices. The truth is they have taken advantage of the supply boost from fading pandemic dislocations to pursue continued monetary inflation.

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The Right Is Wrong to Pursue Term Limits

Big GovernmentDemocracyMedia and CulturePolitics

Blog02/21/2024

While term limits is a near-article of faith by many on the right, the concept is flawed at its inception and the results are worse than anticipated.

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The Awesome Verbal Punching Power of Thomas Paine

Decentralization and SecessionPoliticsU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog02/20/2024

While Thomas Paine might be one of the most obscure "Founding Fathers" of this country, he was a powerful intellect who helped move people to choose liberty and independence.

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The Left's Assault on Language Is an Assault on Freedom

DemocracyMedia and CulturePoliticsProgressivism

Blog02/19/2024

In "progressive" America, words tend to mean the opposite of what they are supposed to, and "social justice" essentially means “not justice.” 

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To the European Union: Don't Tread on Us

EuropeImmigrationPoliticsWorld History

As the European Union becomes increasingly dominated by progressive elites, it becomes more authoritarian and contemptuous of the rights of those the Union purports to serve.

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