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De Las Casas and the 500-Year Struggle for Liberty

Commentary Spending the holiday week in gorgeous Mexico City has sent my mind reeling with reflection on the great struggle of all time, that for universal rights and liberties and against all forms of tyranny. The beauty of visiting a place like this is that this history is utterly inescapable. One only needs to visit…

Lockdowns Are the Pons Asinorum

Commentary The Latin phrase pons asinorum literally means “bridge of asses” but for some 300 years has been deployed to mean the critical test of a formula or person, the decisive issue that reveals the essence of what we need to know. The pons asinorum of politics today concerns lockdowns, no more and no less….

‘Earn This’: Our Rights and Liberties as Americans

In the movie “Saving Private Ryan,” Captain Miller and a squad of soldiers are sent to find and extract from combat a D-Day paratrooper, Private James Ryan, whose three brothers had died that week in military engagements. After a long search, they finally locate the private, but must then join other Americans to fight the…

Chinese Communist Party Sycophant Seeks to Redefine American Exceptionalism (and Fails)

Commentary An agitprop article in China’s state-run media continues the relentless ChiCom (Chinese Communist) theme that America is in decline. The Global Times published an article titled, “US is no longer exceptional, but it takes time to accept this fact,” and was written by the longtime China apologist Martin Jacques. He wrote, “9/11, and the…

Lost Liberties

Commentary If one can say the pandemic has had any positive side effect, it has been to help us focus on what the loss of liberties looks like. Such losses do not occur immediately but erode over time as people become increasingly comfortable with government claiming to know what is best for us. The Biden…