1. Daniel Greenfield: Sex, Lies & the Deep State
2. Lowell Ponte: The Coerced Funding of Democratic Candidates
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Should Americans Stop Owning Cars?
4. Joseph Tartakovsky: The Culture That Sustains America’s Constitution
5. Bruce Thornton: The Recovery of True Freedom
Sex, Lies & the Deep State
At the heart of the effort to bring down President Trump were two affairs. Unlike the bizarre lies about Moscow hotel rooms and prostitutes in the Steele dossier that was used by the Clinton campaign and its allies to smear President Trump and generate an investigation against him, these affairs truly took place. And they didn’t just expose the malfeasance of four people, but of a corrupt political culture. The affairs between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in the FBI, and between Senate Intelligence Committee security director James Wolfe and New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, did more than betray the spouses of Strzok, Page and Wolfe. They also betrayed the duties of the two men and two women. The affairs were not private matters. The two illicit sexual relationships were also illicit political arrangements. [more...]
The Coerced Funding of Democratic Candidates
By Lowell Ponte
As Democrats fall into powerlessness, this Fourth of July echoes with new signs of their desperation and defeat. A week before Independence Day, the U.S. Supreme Court removed the chains that government union bosses had used for eight decades to enslave public workers. Those union bosses extorted dues and other payments from government employees, then gave their money to Democratic candidates. The High Court recognized that almost a third of government employees are Republicans or Republican-leaning independents coerced into funding Democrats. This betrayed all taxpayers, because union donations often elect the very politicians who will sit opposite them at the bargaining table, and who owe their election to union cash. It has been a vast money-laundering operation in which politicians let unions extort dues, and unions bankroll politicians. [more...]
Should Americans Stop Owning Cars?
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has delivered on its CEO’s promise to build a lower-priced car at a rate of 5,000 per week by the end of June. Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their driver’s license continues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, it’s worth asking: Should Americans stop owning cars? [more...]
The Culture That Sustains America’s Constitution
Since 1789 the average life span of national constitutions world-wide has been 19 years, according to scholars at the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, “We the People of the United States” are now well into the third century under our Constitution. We’ve lived under the same written charter longer than any people on earth. We’ve had regular federal elections every two years, uninterrupted even by the Civil War. Yet America’s Founders had serious doubts about the durability of their “experiment.” You might think America’s track record in the subsequent 200 years would inspire greater confidence. Yet many people today feel, as they have after many fraught elections, that the president is either a savior or the harbinger of doom. So it’s worth reflecting on why the Constitution has endured. [more...]
The Recovery of True Freedom
President Trump is fighting back. He has cut back on regulations, returned money to the people, taken on the lickspittle media that shills for Leviathan, appointed Constitutionalist judges to the courts, is poised to add another to the Supreme Court, and daily scourged and scorned the corrupt deep-state functionaries who have perpetuated one of the most dangerous usurpations of federal power in recent history. As a result, Trump has taken the first steps necessary for restoring our freedom and autonomy: fighting the federal government and attacking its hubristic powers. Whether he and ‘we the people’ can continue the fight for freedom, not just in our politics but in our daily lives, remains to be seen. But let’s take a moment to appreciate that we now have the best chance since Ronald Reagan to achieve that aim. [more...]