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I Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s America So Now You Have To

What if America didn’t exist? That’s the premise of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie America: Imagine the world without her. (Find a theatre near you.) Last Wednesday, my wife took Samantha, Jordan, and me to see the movie to kick off Independence Day weekend. Even without the movie, this July 4th was special for me. My son, Jack, re-enlisted…

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Why Don’t We Have an Anti-establishment Party?

I’m totally envious of Europe, and I think two American generations can fix it for me. Gen X (born ~1961 to ~1981) is a thoroughly anti-authority generation. Millennial (born ~1982 to ~2002) is a completely anti-institutional generation. It’s time for these great generations to get together and form an anti-establishment movement. Maybe even a party.…

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What the ACLU Teaches Us About Cliven Bundy

In 1977, the National Socialist Party (Nazi) applied to march and rally in Skokie, Illinois. Few communities want Nazis marching down their streets, but Skokie held a stronger case against the Nazis than most towns in America. About one person in every six of Skokie’s large Jewish population was a Nazi prison camp survivor. The…

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Yes, the Government Should Fear the People

Every inch of US territory is a Constitutionally guaranteed free-speech zone. I am all for arresting and prosecuting without mercy any government employee–including military–who attempt to limit the size or scope of this zone. During the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management set up “free-speech zones.” I prefer to call them “First…

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We Need a Stronger Third Eye

What do we look like to people who aren’t politics wonks?  And why does it matter? This question is for my friends on the right. By “on the right,” I’m talking about conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. (I’m not going to debate definitions, so accept mine or stop reading.) Developing a Third Eye When I was…