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A Deplorable Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, Rolling Stone released a recorded interview of Michael Moore showing the Roger & Me filmmaker in pure Scrooge mode. Shortly before Election Day, 2016, Moore had famously characterized a likely Trump win as middle America’s rebuke of the establishment. “They’re not racist or rednecks,” he

guns, 2nd Amendment, Virginia, Washington, gun rights,

Assault on Second Amendment Ricochets

Were gun owners expected to roll over and play dead? After the November 2019 election, Democrats took over the Virginia statehouse. A slew of gun-control bills were soon in the works, including proposals for expanded background checks, a ban on “assault” weapons, limits on magazine capacity, and seizure of legally

Donald Trump, Imperial Presidency, President, crown,

Between the Devil and the Deep State, See?

“If it turns out that impeachment has no sting, has no bite,” exasperated Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., speculated on Meet the Press, “and we are in the aftermath, what it will mean is that there will be an unlimited, an imperial, executive branch that can do whatever it

net neutrality, censorship, control, FCC,

Gloating Time?

“The freak-out was something to behold,” I wrote two years ago. Newly appointed chair of Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, had just nixed ‘net neutrality,’ and reactions from the left end of the political spectrum were overwhelmingly negative. I, on the other hand, prophesied good times ahead. But we free-market

Hillary Clinton, deluge,

After Them, the Deluge

One might be forgiven for finding Sen. Kamala Harris the perfect presidential candidate for Democrats after the Hillary Clinton debacle. Adding Harris’s skin color to her status as a woman, she had the intersectionalist angle covered. And for the power elite, she offered a ruthless, moraline-free ambition. But no, her

handshake, China, US, foreign policy, China, Hong Kong,

Beacon of Liberty

What part should we play in terror, torture, oppression? Asking for a friend.  Well, friends . . . some three-hundred-and-thirty million of them. Egypt. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi just stormed the newsroom of one of Egypt’s few remaining independent media outlets, Mada Masr.  “Mada has shown nothing

vape, vaping, law, asset forfeiture, politicians,

Overkill . . . for Your Health

News stories about death- and illness-by-vaping keep hitting us. But in most of these stories it is what is left out that is most alarming. From Washington State’s King County we learn of another case of severe lung disease “associated with vaping.” But the reportage doesn’t mention how the maladies

npc, march, Health Care, Medicare,

MediocreCare — Guaranteed!

When Senator Bernie Sanders demands that the government “guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege,” does anyone think about how governments currently provide more basic services as rights?  You have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America — or so

vape, vaping, law, ban, prohibition,

E-Panic

One of the better arguments for government relies upon sobriety: we want rational, measured responses to threats, not panicky, hot-headed reactions. We have a rule of law to prevent revenge and vendetta, replacing them with justice and civil order. But when we expand the concept of “threat” far beyond interpersonal

antiwar, anti war, Justin Raimondo,

Against Spying on American Journalists

Does the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a file on you? Does it — or some other agency — have an active file on you? If so, does it have good reason for such an investigation? Well, refine that last question a bit: does the FBI have a good reason

Beto

Packing

“Are you proposing taking away their guns?”  “I am,” replied former Texas Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke to ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s question. If, anyway, “it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield.”  “Hell, yes,” he added, later in last week’s Democratic presidential

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