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I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give!’ The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the

Baltimore, police, corruption, crime, Gun Trace Task Force

Corruption Beyond Imagination

“Two Baltimore detectives were convicted Monday of robbery and racketeering,” the Washington Post reported, “in a trial that laid bare shocking crimes committed by an elite police unit and surfaced new allegations of widespread corruption in the city’s police department.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise presented the jury with “things

Trump, Democrats, liberal, anti government, small government, influence, virtue signallng,

A Revolutionary Turn-around

Donald J. Trump, 45th President under the Constitution of these United States, may be re-establishing some constitutional order. “The president has the power to veto half-baked legislation,” explains Josh Blackman at the National Review. “If Trump returned a bill to Congress, stating in his message that it failed to include

term limits, Congress, 74%, polls, Rasmussen Poll

Agreeable America

Americans actually agree on a lot of things; it’s a pity that today’s media and political debates play up the discord. Or so argues A. Barton Hinkle at The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Sure, he admits, “[a] lot of people seem willing to tear your head off over the smallest thing.” But

debt, spending, Congress, term limits

It’s the Stupid Spending

These United States are approaching a crisis. Mounting debt seems increasingly unpayable. Sovereign default and financial chaos are “in the offing” — drifting from the (future) horizon to the (present) shore. The costs of our debt load have been accommodated as astute economists predicted, with the weakest recovery in American

bureaucracy, bureaucrat, government, reform, interests

The Immovable Non-movers

You can’t suspend the law of gravity. Nor, apparently, the laws of bureaucratic lethargy and inertia. Diana Rickert was a policy analyst with the Illinois Policy Institute who accepted a job with the administration of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. She lasted six weeks. The assignment: combine and streamline several governmental

NFL, freedom, rights, football, Pence, Prison Reform

Time for Action

More protests during the national anthem; more opposition to those protests by the Trump administration; more recriminations about the administration’s opposition to the protests. Ah, modern times. Let’s review: NFL players have a constitutional right to take a knee during the national anthem. NFL owners do have or could have

What Would George Orwell Have Thought of Antifa?

One of many questions asked of Mr. David Ramsay Steele, whose new book on the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four takes a thorough and gimlet-eyed view of Orwell’s worldview: An excerpt (under 11 minutes) from the interview: “Orwell’s Anti-Fascism (David Ramsay Steele)” Mr. Steele’s book on Amazon: Orwell

Deep Throat

A lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths. Deep Throat to FBI agent Fox Mulder The X-Files in the first season episode, “E.B.E.” (1993), written by Glen Morgan and James Wong.

Brazil, junk food, capitalism, free markets, New York Times, folly

Evil Capitalists Hook Brazil On Eating

Have you heard the latest? More and more peoples around the world these days have the unfortunate misfortune of having adequate food — not merely vegetables either!! — thanks to the ruthlessly profit-seeking food producers and their unconscionable engagement in the division of labor, capital accumulation, and international trade. It’s

Townhall: Insider, Outsider, Upside Down

The weird world of Trump’s America: it must be frustrating to be an insider now, since all the old rules about loyalty, decency, and acceptability have been turned on their head. This has important consequences for future politics. Click on over to Townhall for the Common Sense of an uncommon

Purple Pig-Nose Frog, Ghats mountain range in India, KEK, Kekistan, endangered

The Underground Amphibian

A new species of frog has been discovered, and I’m just happy it has nothing to do with online japes and jibes about Trump, social justice, or an ancient Egyptian deity. But before you can say “Praise Kek,” please note: Sometimes a frog is just a frog. But this frog

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