Selwyn Duke column
Selwyn Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he writes regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective.

What conservatives and the GOP dare not say about immigration
Selwyn Duke
January 7, 2012

In a recent election piece, pundit Ann Coulter identified illegal migration as one of the two most important issues of our time. She writes that if we fail at . . .

Upset about Big Brother's ban on incandescent bulbs? Buy a heatball!
Selwyn Duke
December 31, 2011

This is just too good. Many of you know that in a few days the federal ban on conventional incandescent light bulbs will go into effect. And while House . . .

Herman Cain and the experience factor
Selwyn Duke
November 7, 2011

People use many words today without fully knowing what they mean — or should mean. "Tolerance," "gender" and "truth" come to mind. But then there is one . . .

Will Newt Gingrich win the Republican nomination?
Selwyn Duke
November 6, 2011

If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far, this campaign season has . . .

The tax plan that's better than Cain's, Perry's or Gingrich's
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2011

Bold tax reform is front and center this campaign season. First Herman Cain made waves and poll headway with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which involves national 9 . . .

Clinton's cackling at Cain takes the cake
Selwyn Duke
October 25, 2011

Upon watching footage of Hillary Clinton mocking Herman Cain in Afghan president Hamid Karzai's presence, one could wonder: would she really want to stack her . . .

Political persecution in Maricopa County
Selwyn Duke
October 13, 2011

When we think of political persecution, places such as Tiananmen Square may come to mind. Increasingly, however, this tool of tyranny is coming to our shores  . . .

"The black US attorney has common cause with the black criminal"
Selwyn Duke
October 9, 2011

According to Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, AG Eric Holder has a certain something in his wallet. It is a quotation — and he has . . .

How conservative candidates can give us a RINO nominee
Selwyn Duke
October 6, 2011

While I certainly understand the frustration of those who complain of RINO primary rise, it's important to accept the reality of how it happens. It is not, as . . .

"Why do women always....?": Generalizations and the building blocks of reality
Selwyn Duke
October 1, 2011

Recently I wrote an article about women's tendency to support statist candidates. As my emails attest, it was met with quite a positive response. Yet, not . . .

Morgan Freeman is a prejudiced man
Selwyn Duke
September 29, 2011

When someone insists on making negative judgments about a group, in the face of numerous facts saying otherwise, what do you call it? As most already know, . . .

The Security Sex
Selwyn Duke
September 21, 2011

We have all heard about the sex gap in voting patterns. This is the phenomenon whereby, in every election, women are far more likely to support liberal . . .

That presidential look: the bad, the beautiful and voting-booth realities
Selwyn Duke
September 16, 2011

While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously . . .

When love was a warm toy gun
Selwyn Duke
September 13, 2011

In a way, commercials can tell you more about how we've changed than history books. The other day I came across the following 1960s TV commercial on YouTube; . . .

My solution: how to restore freedom of association and end government tyranny
Selwyn Duke
September 1, 2011

Unfortunately, many Americans have become inured to the trampling of freedom of association. You can work your fingers to the bone starting a business, and the . . .

President downgrade
Selwyn Duke
August 12, 2011

When Barack Obama promised change that would transform America, most never suspected that he would make history by presiding over the nation's first-ever credit . . .

The myth of white privilege
Selwyn Duke
July 29, 2011

Something must be wrong. My finances are in shambles; mainstream newspapers won't publish my pieces; and, no matter how much I try to convince Fox News that . . .

Three-monkey authorities ignoring another black-on-white "hate crime"
Selwyn Duke
July 21, 2011

Like the three monkeys who see, hear and speak no evil, our authorities seem intent on ignoring the true nature of yet another black-on-white racial attack. In . . .

MediaMatters takes another shot at stirring up anti-truth outrage
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2011

It really is a shame when a media watchdog has a twisted nose that mistakes putrescence for floral aroma — and vice versa. In a piece published Monday, . . .

Noam Chomsky gets half a clue
Selwyn Duke
July 6, 2011

Of all idiots, none is so useful as he who can masquerade as a genius. MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky recently denounced Hugo Chavez, accusing the . . .

Politically correct Washington Supreme Court overturns murder conviction
Selwyn Duke
June 14, 2011

In 2007, Kevin L. Monday Jr. was convicted for the murder of Francisco Green and received 64 years in prison. The incident ad been caught on a 3-minute video . . .

Dalai Lama: "I am a Marxist"
Selwyn Duke
June 11, 2011

There is no better way to proclaim your lack of spiritual and philosophical depth than by, two decades after the fall of communism, disclosing that you're . . .

The American flag is "offensive" in schools now
Selwyn Duke
May 17, 2011

Increasingly, it seems that the American flag is joining toy guns and dodgeball on the banned-from-school list. And the latest story on this front involves The . . .

Importing disaster: demographic changes mean Democrat future
Selwyn Duke
April 28, 2011

At a gathering some years ago, I had a political conversation with a man who had recently arrived here from Denmark. He was advocating his home country's . . .

No, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Selwyn Duke
April 21, 2011

The American Thinker's Rick Moran recently wrote a blog piece about how some Catholics in France destroyed two of Andres Serrano's creations, excreta that some . . .

Yes, violence can be the answer
Selwyn Duke
March 24, 2011

It was the body slam heard around the world. When some Australian schoolboys decided to videotape themselves bullying 15-year old Casey Heynes, one of them got . . .

Wrestling with morality: boys vs. girls on the mat
Selwyn Duke
February 28, 2011

Imagine that you're a young adolescent boy. Like many your age, you're shy around girls, perhaps to the point at which even talking to one might make your . . .

Journalist in France convicted for anti-Muslim hate speech
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2011

We've heard a lot about Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian whose warnings about Muslim influence in his nation place him in the crosshairs of the powers . . .

What Justin Bieber and General McChrystal have in common
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2011

Well, Justin Bieber has lost his political virginity. And it was taken by, of all people, the stoners at Rolling Stone magazine. Excerpts released from an . . .

Dallas politician: "All of you are white. Go to hell!"
Selwyn Duke
February 17, 2011

Most of you won't know the name John Wiley Price, but he's obviously a man well qualified to hold a position at the Eric Holder Justice Department. What has . . .

Democrazy: Egypt and the eternal constitution
Selwyn Duke
February 11, 2011

A little less than a century ago, the West entertained the notion that WWI would be "the war to end all wars." Insofar as this was seriousness and not just . . .

The Independent's over-the-top anti-Catholic bias
Selwyn Duke
February 10, 2011

Except for those still caught in the web of the media matrix, it's no secret that the Fossil Press seeks to destroy conservatism, tradition and Christianity.  . . .

The Brit PM's limp-wristed attack on multiculturalism
Selwyn Duke
February 9, 2011

A sad testimonial as to the effete state of Western culture is that even ineffectual, feminized defenses of it are applauded as brave. Case in point: British . . .

The nanny staters at life's dangerous intersections
Selwyn Duke
January 31, 2011

Increasingly, our government reminds me of a certain old Star Trek episode. It was titled "I, Mudd," and in it the Enterprise explorers found themselves in the . . .

Is it time to expand the Fairness Doctrine?
Selwyn Duke
January 27, 2011

In keeping with the demagogue's credo "Never let a good tragedy go to waste," some among us are extracting as much mileage from the Jared Loughner massacre as . . .

The great race deception
Selwyn Duke
January 25, 2011

Just about two years ago, people were speaking of a new era: post-racial America. Well, it occurs to me that if we get any more post-racial, we'll have a race . . .

Walking short: the life and lies of Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
Selwyn Duke
January 12, 2011

The obvious villain in the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy is the man who caused it, the very disturbed Jared Lee Loughner. Sadly, though, there have been villains . . .

Attacking the family: making the terms "father" and "mother" passé
Selwyn Duke
January 10, 2011

It seems that our neutered, post-Christian culture just can't do enough to vindicate Muslims' accusation of Western decadence. And the latest affront to common . . .

The missing link in the evolution of Barack Obama
Selwyn Duke
December 30, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) One of the problems with the idea of "American exceptionalism" is that it exacerbates a kind of complacency common . . .

Citizen, class warrior, Florida school board gunman...and good humanist
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2010

In the film "The Devil's Advocate," Satan poses as a powerful attorney bent on undermining man through the law. When he finally reveals himself to the main . . .

Ending the TSA madness: listen up, folks, here's how you win the profiling debate
Selwyn Duke
December 13, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) One thing that saddens me about the TSA security controversy is that we're missing a great opportunity. Sure, the . . .

Whoopi Goldberg's ignorance
Selwyn Duke
November 30, 2010

Since I'm well aware of how leftists' claims of erudition are as empty as their ideology, not many of their failures surprise me. But an exception came last . . .

You can touch my junk, but nothing else
Selwyn Duke
November 27, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Now that "Don't touch my junk!" has become a rallying cry, I must ask a question: What's with this youth-culture . . .

Profile Muslims or pat down the masses?
Selwyn Duke
November 20, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) With all the bad press the TSA has received recently, we can't be sure if the acronym stands for Transportation . . .

Caught red-handed: CBS reporters' scheme to undermine Republican Joe Miller
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) In a case of JournoList redux, mainstream media reporters have again shown that their business is propaganda, not . . .

When the Democrat Party left you behind
Selwyn Duke
November 1, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Many years ago, a very nice lady with whom I was having a political discussion announced to me, "I'm a Democrat."  . . .

The Democrats' final recourse: massive vote fraud
Selwyn Duke
October 29, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight . . .

If you're not reading this article, please don't vote
Selwyn Duke
October 24, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) It has become apparent that most Americans simply don't take voting very seriously. This is especially true of . . .

Yes, folks, we all would legislate morality (psst, even you libertarians)
Selwyn Duke
October 20, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Really, I must be a glutton for punishment. During the past couple of weeks, I wrote two articles on . . .

Libertarianism's folly, Part Two
Selwyn Duke
October 13, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) In a piece I recently wrote about the dangers inherent in libertarianism, I pointed out that libertarians, by . . .

Libertarianism's folly: when the "live and let live" mentality becomes vice
Selwyn Duke
October 5, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While there was a time when I might have described myself as a libertarian, those days are long gone. In fact, I . . .

Analyzing extremism: O'Donnell vs. Coons
Selwyn Duke
September 23, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Unlike for most Americans, the Delaware senatorial primary was not my first introduction to Christine O'Donnell.  . . .

Barack Obama: the man who would be God?
Selwyn Duke
September 21, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) When writing about Barack Obama's religious orientation recently, I pointed out that while I do believe he favors . . .

Bill Clinton helps the Republicans run against Bush
Selwyn Duke
September 17, 2010

You've probably heard that joke concerning what's actually happening when Bill Clinton's lips are moving, but sometimes the truth does manage to negotiate his . . .

The envious feminist
Selwyn Duke
September 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) People are emotional beings, often governed more by feelings than reason. And this is never truer than with . . .

Muslim soldier refuses deployment: won't be part of any war "U.S. army would conceivably participate in"
Selwyn Duke
August 31, 2010

Twenty-year-old Naser Abdo joined the U.S. Army more than a year ago. Now that it's time to be sent to Afghanistan, however, he's having second thoughts. He . . .

The truth about Obama's Muslim 'faith'
Selwyn Duke
August 25, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Now that Barack Obama has decided to be for the Ground Zero mosque before being implicitly against it (perhaps), . . .

Lack of intellectualism is losing the marriage debate
Selwyn Duke
August 14, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Judge Vaughn Walker's legal ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 certainly was no triumph of . . .

Hello, I'm a racist, pleased to meet you
Selwyn Duke
July 24, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) There is such a thing as a conditioned response. Here's an example: Leftists call conservatives "racists." . . .

Immigration, reconsidered
Selwyn Duke
July 15, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While the Obama administration has chosen the southern side in the Mexican-Arizonan border war, most Americans . . .

Why Kagan is unqualified -- and dangerous
Selwyn Duke
July 6, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Despite being thoroughly unqualified to occupy the bench, Elena Kagan will most likely be confirmed to the Supreme . . .

Barack Obama's Attention Deficit Disorder
Selwyn Duke
July 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While I'm no fan of the Attention Deficit Disorder diagnosis, I think it may be applicable to Barack Obama. After . . .

Would you rather have Obama golf or govern?
Selwyn Duke
June 30, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) After seeing Barack Obama's golf swing, I'm confronted with the staggering possibility that he might actually be . . .

Online society, offline civilization: how the internet is ushering in the end of the age
Selwyn Duke
June 25, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) When people discuss the overall effects of the Internet, they will weigh the good and the bad. On one side, they . . .

Goodbye to one man, one vote
Selwyn Duke
June 17, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) If you thought that "one man, one vote" reflected the full flowering of representative democracy, think again. In . . .

Why Arizona should "racially profile"
Selwyn Duke
May 19, 2010

When the Times Square bombing suspect was first reported to be a "white male," I shook my head. I knew that, despite Mayor Bloomberg's asinine musings about . . .

Cinco to midnight: the great Mexican end game
Selwyn Duke
May 17, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Recently, columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed support for amnesty for illegals, while Newt Gingrich advocated . . .

Are the Church abuse cases problems of homosexuality?
Selwyn Duke
April 16, 2010

(Originally published by American Thinker) Contradiction is no stranger to the mainstream media, and it is on full display in their treatment of Catholic . . .

The states must rise again: the only way to combat Obama's socialist agenda
Selwyn Duke
April 7, 2010

With the passage of ObamaCare coming on the heels of government takeover of industries and taxpayer-funded bailouts of the irresponsible, many are wondering how . . .

The scandal driving the church sex scandal
Selwyn Duke
April 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) We've all heard the story. Hundreds of young sexual abuse victims long afraid to come forward for fear of . . .

Our problem is a lack of health care -- the moral variety
Selwyn Duke
March 26, 2010

Originally published at American Thinker There was, of course, nothing unpredictable about Sunday's health-care vote. It was fairly obvious that the Chicago . . .

And that's all he has to say about that: Tom Hanks and twisted history
Selwyn Duke
March 18, 2010

Stupid is as Hollywood does . . . and does and does and does. And the latest example is Forrest Hanks, who has just managed to graduate — in the Tinseltown U. . . .

Why many American Christians really are un-Christian
Selwyn Duke
March 1, 2010

Published by American Thinker In this age of media insolvency and newsroom job cuts, I sometimes think that restaurant reviewers are doubling as religion . . .

Time to turn up the heat on the warmists
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2010

Published at American Thinker At one time some would call them "deniers." The more generous called them "skeptics." But now, increasingly, it appears that . . .

Is "journalist" another job Americans won't do?
Selwyn Duke
February 21, 2010

Published at American Thinker Whenever criticizing grammar and punctuation, you run the risk of being labeled punctilious. Worse still, since even many good . . .

Culture in the Rye
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2010

Originally published by American Thinker Many years ago, I was told a story by a woman I knew whose son had been diagnosed with "A.D.D." She said that she . . .

Obama's healthcare discrimination: making some more equal than others
Selwyn Duke
January 20, 2010

One thing we get with our mother's milk today is revulsion for what civil-rights lawyers call "invidious" discrimination. For the civil-rights lawyers who . . .

What is more troubling than Pat Robertson's remarks?
Selwyn Duke
January 19, 2010

Of all the responses to the devastation in Haiti, the most copy-worthy is televangelist Pat Robertson's claim that the earthquake was divine retribution. In . . .

Understanding the global-warming jihadists
Selwyn Duke
December 19, 2009

"I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather," said John Burroughs in 1877. Today, anxiety about the weather is more common than ever, although it's . . .

Do not blame Barack
Selwyn Duke
October 6, 2009

Contrary to what my title indicates, I probably judge Barack Obama more harshly than most reading this page. I don't think he is just a misguided ideologue or . . .

Death of the West: our sexual identity crisis
Selwyn Duke
September 29, 2009

Perhaps you've heard the tragic story of David Reimer. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1966, David was the victim of a botched circumcision that left his . . .

YouTube caught red-handed cooking stats for Obama
Selwyn Duke
September 24, 2009

News aggregator is currently linking to a YouTube video of a government schoolteacher instructing young students to praise Obama in song. While . . .

Talk show host Michael Savage's website attacked by hackers
Selwyn Duke
September 11, 2009

A little while back, talk show host Michael Savage had to endure an attack on his character when the British government associated him with terrorists and other . . .

The race idiots
Selwyn Duke
August 24, 2009

With relativistic people, there is no such thing as a true axiom, yet you'd never know it listening to our modern mantras. We hear things such as "Our strength . . .

All the president's bigoted men
Selwyn Duke
August 17, 2009

When Barack Obama said that the Henry Louis Gates affair was a teaching moment, he spoke truly. But the key is ensuring that the right things are taught and . . .

Empty cradles, demographic destiny, and the death of the West
Selwyn Duke
August 13, 2009

While the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding was good cinema, it was also a big fat Hollywood fiction. With Greece's fertility rate of 1.36 children per woman — . . .

Why I must defend Barbara Boxer
Selwyn Duke
July 28, 2009

We've all heard about the little dust-up between Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry Alford and Democrat senator Barbara Boxer during an . . .

Britannia ruled by knaves: Savage banned to fill white man quota
Selwyn Duke
July 27, 2009

When I first heard that radio host Michael Savage had been banned from traveling to England along with an assortment of Moslem terrorists and other miscreants, . . .

Can Obama spell "failure"?
Selwyn Duke
July 15, 2009

There actually was a time when an "e" ended a political career. Or, at least, the misuse of an "e." I refer to that fateful day in 1992 when Vice President . . .

U.S. News and hot, sexy chicks
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2009

If you've ever seen the movie Idiocracy, the title of this piece may seem familiar. The film is a dystopian comedy about a futuristic America in which complete . . .

Gang attacks white family, shouts "this is a black world"; police "aren't ready to call it a hate crime"
Selwyn Duke
July 9, 2009

Many opponents of hate-crime laws have long pointed out that they will never be applied equitably. The laws exist solely to punish members of politically . . .

Mark Sanford and the left's Romper Room commentary
Selwyn Duke
July 7, 2009

There is probably nothing that pleases our libertine left more than a social conservative's fall from grace. Just witness the predictable feeding frenzy that . . .

The ugly face behind the mask of liberalism
Selwyn Duke
July 2, 2009

It has been interesting watching the response to the Honduran military's recent ousting of its nation's president, Manuel Zelaya. Barack Obama called the . . .

Which side really inspires violence, the right or left?
Selwyn Duke
June 22, 2009

Is the right responsible for inspiring murder, such as that of late-term abortionist George Tiller by Kansas native Scott Roeder? Some certainly seem to think . . .

Stopping truth at the border: banning Michael Savage from Britain
Selwyn Duke
May 6, 2009

When I awoke Tuesday morning, I ambled over to the computer, as is my wont, and made my usual cyber rounds. I logged on to the Drudge Report and, lo and behold . . .

Why the law is foreign to Ginsberg
Selwyn Duke
April 27, 2009

There is an old saying, "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself." Truer words . . .

Barack Obama: chairman of the bored
Selwyn Duke
April 16, 2009

Perhaps I was wrong about Barack Obama. Maybe his words can bring peace to the world. That is to say, if he keeps talking, he just may put all the world's . . .

Notre Dame's betrayal of faith
Selwyn Duke
April 6, 2009

When John the Baptist said to King Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife," the price he paid was his head on a platter. He had spoken . . .

It's time for a Greed Czar
Selwyn Duke
March 26, 2009

With the recent passage of the "TARP bonus" bill, it's obvious that our politicians are finally serious about tackling the problem of greed. It's about time, . . .

How to use your children to annoy a liberal
Selwyn Duke
March 24, 2009

Since liberals place a premium on tolerance, the loving and charitable thing to do is help them develop it. Note here that, unbeknownst to many, tolerance . . .

We need something stronger than Steele
Selwyn Duke
March 19, 2009

Most of us place politicians down at the level of used-car salesmen, personal injury lawyers and Hollywood actors. In fact, they're much like actors, only, . . .

Obama gunning for the Second Amendment
Selwyn Duke
March 18, 2009

This will seem like a strange way to open a piece of commentary, but the gun owners who voted for Barack Obama believing he respected Second Amendment rights . . .

Obama: "I am not an animal!"
Selwyn Duke
March 11, 2009

Actually, Obama said, in so many words, "I am not a socialist!" in a delayed-reaction response to a question from a New York Times reporter. That is to say, . . .

In defense of the white man
Selwyn Duke
February 24, 2009

While many believe that prejudice has diminished over time, it's not really true. Prejudice is much like the wind: Its direction changes, and the sheltered and . . .

Giving Obama a chance
Selwyn Duke
February 20, 2009

Being a cerebral sort, when I ponder President Obama's seduction of America, I think of the story of the snake and the duck. To be brief, the snake wants the . . .

Defending the Pope
Selwyn Duke
February 13, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has found himself in a maelstrom of controversy over his lifting of the excommunication of Richard Williamson, an illegally-consecrated . . .

Yes, Rush, I hope Obama fails, too
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2009

Ever since President Obama (PBUH) dropped Rush Limbaugh's name recently, the talk-show host has figured prominently in the news. And now he is being attacked . . .

The artificial reality of the matrix media
Selwyn Duke
January 16, 2009

A common defense of error today is to say, with due indignation, "I have a right to my opinion!" Legally this is true, given that our First Amendment is extant . . .

Our bailout culture and the beauty of bankruptcy
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2008

The story of the Prodigal Son teaches a beautiful lesson about repentance and forgiveness. As you may know, it involves a lazy, irresponsible young man who . . .

The Ignoramus Americus
Selwyn Duke
December 15, 2008

There is often a profound difference between morality and legality, and, if this were a just world, a good percentage of the American left would be tried for . . .

The socialist and the stone
Selwyn Duke
December 11, 2008

When I was still within a stones' throw of ladhood, I had an acquaintance who was essentially a socialist. I can't say for sure he proclaimed himself as such — . . .

Race in the third millennium
Selwyn Duke
November 25, 2008

Although the show was propaganda produced by leftist Norman Lear, no one could accuse "All in the Family" of not being funny. Its protagonist, blue-collar . . .

Obama: fear and the security force
Selwyn Duke
November 17, 2008

In all my life I have never seen such intense emotion surrounding a leader as that evoked by Barack Obama. Even Ronald Reagan, the Gipper himself, didn't enjoy . . .

How Barack Obama will ensure his victory in 2012
Selwyn Duke
November 13, 2008

Even before the election, with the realization that a Barack Obama presidency lay on the horizon, many saw a silver lining in the cloud that drifted into . . .

The French first lady: eye candy and air
Selwyn Duke
November 11, 2008

It's hard to shock a man living in a planetary insane asylum, so it doesn't raise my eyebrows when I watch a people commit suicide. Nevertheless, I had to . . .

Obama the justifier
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2008

Election reportage is reaching a fever pitch, and one of the hottest stories concerns a recently revealed interview Barack Obama gave to Chicago Public Radio in . . .

The terrorist attack of 2010
Selwyn Duke
October 24, 2008

The date is November 9, 2010, and you turn on the radio to listen to the news over morning coffee. Economic times have been tough, and you're not expecting . . .

Barack Obama's campaign of the lie
Selwyn Duke
October 17, 2008

Absent the ability to read minds and hearts, I can't really tell you if Barack Obama is uniquely dishonest. What is for certain, though, is that his campaign . . .

The Obama Youth
Selwyn Duke
October 2, 2008

It really does seem that the more evil a movement is, the more likely it is to enlist children in its cause. (Well, they really do make beautiful little human . . .

Does pro-life now mean pro-libertinism?
Selwyn Duke
September 26, 2008

At, journalist David Frum has a piece in which he discusses what he perceives to be the transformation of the pro-life movement. His thesis is . . .

Political elections, cultural elections, and the votes that really matter
Selwyn Duke
September 19, 2008

To be honest, treating politics isn't my favorite pastime. Sure, like other commentators I do it, but it's not something I can truly sink my teeth into. I'll . . .

Is the presidency above Obama's pay grade?
Selwyn Duke
August 27, 2008

It's interesting to hear the euphemisms bandied about in campaigns. After Barack Obama's and John McCain's appearance a week ago at Saddleback Church, for . . .

Why John Edwards' affair matters
Selwyn Duke
August 14, 2008

It has become a stereotypical pattern with men. A lad with a salad-days libido has a girl in every port, plays fast and loose with feelings and breaks hearts.  . . .

Barack Obama and defining anti-Americanism downwards
Selwyn Duke
August 4, 2008

If Barack Obama sought to win the votes of Germans, he need seek no more. Of course, his new image was all the rage in the Old World long before he gave his . . .

Judgmentally impaired should get off Michael Savage's back
Selwyn Duke
July 21, 2008

It seems as if taking offense is the recreation of choice in modern America. The latest example (of which I'm aware; I'm sure our UPS {umbrage per second} . . .

Barack Obama and equal pay for women
Selwyn Duke
July 10, 2008

What do you call a man who sermonizes about the evils of paying women less than men but allows that very practice in his own office? While a certain . . .

The war on boys: where feminists and men's rights activists go wrong
Selwyn Duke
June 25, 2008

One problem with one-issue activists, it seems, is that they often view matters from only one dimension. This has always been one of the characteristics of . . .

A socialist by any other name . . .
Selwyn Duke
June 23, 2008

One of the consequences of being right in an age of lies is that it brands you as a radical. Remember that being an extremist doesn't mean you're wrong, but . . .

The crime of being white
Selwyn Duke
May 27, 2008

Just recently I wrote a piece about Keith John Sampson, a college student who was charged with "racial harassment" for reading an anti-Ku Klux Klan book. Not . . .

Read a book, get charged with racial harassment
Selwyn Duke
May 15, 2008

The May 9 edition of the New York Post carries a short article by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student named Keith John Sampson. He . . .

The hard truth about a soft science: Why psychology does more harm than good
Selwyn Duke
April 30, 2008

In his book The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud said of religion and morality, "It would be an undoubted advantage if we were to leave God out . . .

When will we admit the truth about Barack Obama?
Selwyn Duke
April 28, 2008

If you interview someone for a job, you'll expect him to tell you what you want to hear. There'll be a façade, and his darker side will remain well-hidden. Now, . . .

Unfair and unbalanced
Selwyn Duke
April 15, 2008

The phrase "fair and balanced" certainly has a positive connotation. It is thought the greatest quality a news outlet can possess; it has even become a motto of . . .

What should our reaction be when others pray for our conversion?
Selwyn Duke
April 1, 2008

There recently was a story about a German Jewish leader, Charlotte Knobloch, who criticized Pope Benedict XVI for allowing a traditional Easter prayer that . . .

Cultural affirmative action
Selwyn Duke
March 27, 2008

In a way, I prefer the old, overt affirmative action. While it was government-sanctioned discrimination, at least it was, in some measure, more honest than our . . .

Taking a toll on the people
Selwyn Duke
March 17, 2008

You're driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), heading toward the Big Apple. Cruising along, you pass exits 7, then 8, 9, 10 and 11, and everything is . . .

Conservatism is dead--long live conservatism?
Selwyn Duke
February 19, 2008

It seems like just yesterday that many were reading liberalism's epitaph. After the Reagan years, Republican Revolution of 1994, retreat of the gun-control . . .

The wrath of John
Selwyn Duke
February 7, 2008

Writing in the New York Post, columnist John Hurt warns of the obvious. John McCain may be campaigning as a conservative, says he, but once in office the . . .

The Clintons, race, and the 50-year-old calculation
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2008

Since I think the Clintons would probably sell their souls and firstborn for another White House tenure, the idea they would play the race card raises no . . .

Election year nonsense
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2008

To use a play on Winston Churchill's cynical words, the best argument against democracy is a five-minute perusal of election coverage. Another way to put it — . . .

Hoisted with their politically-correct petards
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2008

What goes around certainly does come around. The first black president's wife isn't black enough to be immune from charges of bigotry. Isn't it delicious?  . . .

Trying to kill the immigration card
Selwyn Duke
January 19, 2008

With the victories of Mike Huckabee and John McCain in the first two primary contests and Mitt Romney's failures prior to Michigan, a fiction is being bandied . . .

The race for the American mind
Selwyn Duke
January 15, 2008

Last year's scamnesty bill had widespread support among the powers-that-be, with the president, the Democrat majority and mainstream media all singing its . . .

The Plastic Lady
Selwyn Duke
January 10, 2008

The pundits were writing Plastic Lady's epitaph, Pointing to lines going down on a graph. She had a bad finish out west a little ways; To socialist Utopians, . . .

The Church of Huck: Growing government in the name of religion
Selwyn Duke
December 26, 2007

There is a candidate in the presidential race who has a serious religion problem. No, it's not Mormon Mitt or recently-religious Rudy. It is Mike Huckabee.  . . .

The Huckabee hustle
Selwyn Duke
December 21, 2007

When evangelicals embraced Jimmy Carter during the 1976 presidential campaign, they didn't know he would repudiate the Southern Baptist Convention a generation . . .

Al Gore opens mouth, increases carbon footprint
Selwyn Duke
December 17, 2007

Speaking today to COOL-IT (Communists for Only Onerous and Lofty Industrial Taxation) in Nome, Alaska, former vice-president Al Gore criticized the United . . .

How free are we, really?
Selwyn Duke
December 13, 2007

We Americans take great pride in our freedom. We call ourselves "the land of the free, home of the brave," have Lady Liberty in New York Harbor and the Liberty . . .

He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice . . . or stupid
Selwyn Duke
December 3, 2007

Sometimes I could believe I was living in the Matrix. Only, I can't imagine sentient programs creating a world as irrational as ours. We've come to expect . . .

Moslem group attacks Michael Savage: The battle between taquiya and talk radio
Selwyn Duke
November 28, 2007

You will have to forgive me, but I have a difficult time taking the war against Moslem extremists seriously. No, I haven't become the latest in a line of anti . . .

Because she's a woman
Selwyn Duke
November 24, 2007

It's very easy to fall behind the times. It is for this reason that you find parents who never seem to really know what the younger generation is involved in, . . .

Stereotyping 101
Selwyn Duke
November 15, 2007

In a racial profiling lawsuit against the Maryland State Police (MSP), a plaintiff's attorney named Eliza Leighton said that some training documents contain  . . .

Iraq: The folly of deifying democracy
Selwyn Duke
October 28, 2007

We hear lots of criticism of the Iraq venture from the left, right and center. There is everything from silly notions about presidential prevarication to how  . . .

Can we please define 'racism'?
Selwyn Duke
October 21, 2007

James Watson, the geneticist who helped unravel the structure of DNA, came under fire for saying that Africans are not as intelligent as Westerners. Aside from . . .

Selwyn Duke
October 18, 2007

Man has long asked how a loving God could allow evil to exist in the world. It's an age-old philosophical question that can cause those who want faith to doubt . . .

Un-American San Francisco supervisors condemn Michael Savage
Selwyn Duke
October 4, 2007

It cannot be a coincidence that those who preach tolerance the most are often the most intolerable. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to . . .

Banning boyhood
Selwyn Duke
October 1, 2007

Huck Finn must be spinning in his literary grave. Just recently a Colorado Springs, Co., elementary school banned tag during recess, joining other schools that . . .

When hypocrisy is a good thing
Selwyn Duke
September 24, 2007

Many leftist partisans are licking their chops over the revelation that Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig solicited sex from a male undercover detective in a . . .

Homo-expect-us: Imposing values on Christians
Selwyn Duke
August 23, 2007

There is a maelstrom brewing around High Point Church in Arlington, Texas. Church officials had offered to host a funeral for a homosexual man, Cecil Sinclair, . . .

Race-baiting politician attacks Michael Savage
Selwyn Duke
August 17, 2007

Patriotism might at one time have been the last refuge of a scoundrel, but methinks this is no longer true. With modern America being characterized more by . . .

The anti-Islamist manifesto
Selwyn Duke
July 16, 2007

Perhaps some of you have seen the document titled, "Manifesto: Together facing a new totalitarianism," which is being disseminated widely on the Web.  . . .

Free speech from the mouths of babes?
Selwyn Duke
July 3, 2007

Last week the Supreme court handed down three free speech rulings that find favor with conservatives. One of them is Morse et al. v. Frederick, a case . . .

Getting the government the Third World deserves
Selwyn Duke
June 5, 2007

When Thomas Jefferson said that "people get the government they deserve," it was more than just a clever turn of phrase. It also was not an isolated insight . . .

Immigration: solutions, not excuses
Selwyn Duke
May 30, 2007

One frailty of man is that he is very adept at finding excuses to justify laziness and irresponsibility. There's no point helping people because everyone is . . .

Why they won't assimilate
Selwyn Duke
May 24, 2007

In the piece I recently wrote about the threat posed by immigration, both illegal and legal, I mentioned that today's immigrants are not assimilating into our . . .

The barker and the shill
Selwyn Duke
May 3, 2007

If you're old enough to remember the days when freak shows were in carnivals and not daytime television, you may know about the barker and the shill. These . . .

The new lynching: Why I must defend Don Imus
Selwyn Duke
April 20, 2007

So Don Imus has been fired from his radio show, and all is well in the world. We all know about the maelstrom that developed around the aging shock jock, who . . .

God, golf, and gratitude
Selwyn Duke
April 18, 2007

Major issues can rise from minor things, and so it is with the Masters golf tournament of a week and a half ago. The winner, unheralded Zach Johnson, stood . . .

Does violence have to be taught?
Selwyn Duke
April 10, 2007

It seems that the more we come to believe that "Violence has to be taught," the more our children learn to be violent. It's a strange, Jean-Jacques Rousseau . . .

What if homosexuality is biological?
Selwyn Duke
March 22, 2007

The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., recently penned an article that has both fellow . . .

Are you really a liberal?
Selwyn Duke
March 8, 2007

Writers such as myself devote a lot of ink to the species known as liberals. And when you carry your banners openly on the field of battle, you define yourself . . .

Rudolph Giuliani? What were we talking about?
Selwyn Duke
February 26, 2007

Okay, I've had enough. I know the empty-vessel Shill Media struggle for something, anything to talk about, this being the lot of those intellectually and . . .

Toward a more Savage Nation
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2007

The Shill Media are offering up the usual pabulum about presidential contenders, disgorging reportage about the vapid and venal that's more soap opera than . . .

Do we have a right to hate?
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2007

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made waves on the airwaves recently by remarking that he hated homosexuals. It became the story du jour the next day, prompting . . .

The offensiveness of taking offense
Selwyn Duke
February 6, 2007

The voicing of the unpopular, being the very soul of free speech, the right to give and take offense shall not be infringed. Sometimes I think it is time to . . .

The barker and the shill
Selwyn Duke
January 29, 2007

If you're old enough to remember the days when freak shows were in carnivals and not daytime television, you may know about the barker and the shill. These . . .

Let's talk about the butterflies and the bees
Selwyn Duke
January 25, 2007

Last week, many were commemorating Muhammad Ali's sixty-fifth birthday with a zeal reminiscent of Roman pagans cheering a triumphant Caesar. And as I ponder . . .

Soft people, hard people
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2007

If the 1976 western The Last Hard Men has it right, we Occidentals metamorphosed into jellyfish sometime around the early twentieth century. Although this . . .

Mitt Romney: a Massachusetts liberal for president
Selwyn Duke
January 9, 2007

With the 2008 presidential campaign looming just on the horizon, speculation about political fortunes abounds. On the Democrat side, Lady Hillary is waiting in . . .

A lump of coal for Kwanzaa
Selwyn Duke
December 31, 2006

For you religio-centric clods who haven't yet expanded your celebratory horizons — and you know who you are — I bring a message of tolerance and inclusiveness: . . .

Extolling the female tongue
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2006

A long time ago, I read a short online piece about how women could get their men to put the toilet seat down. Inherent in it was the idea that this was an . . .

Hate crime to hate speech: The road to perdition
Selwyn Duke
December 11, 2006

The precedents you set really do matter. In my recent piece, How We Will Lose Our Freedom of Speech, I mentioned that the concept of "hate speech" is a . . .

How we will lose our freedom of speech
Selwyn Duke
December 1, 2006

If people were asked about actor Michael Richards' epithet-laced outburst at a Los Angeles nightclub, there would be a lot of focus on the verbal assault but . . .

Importing socialists
Selwyn Duke
November 20, 2006

It's funny how the conclusion of an election can completely alter media reportage. The day after the Democrat Public Relations Arm (DPRA) — euphemistically . . .

Times echoes
Selwyn Duke
November 9, 2006

There are certain people you never forget. One is a man I knew who was an anomaly in more ways than one. He was a politically conservative Jewish . . .

It's your party, and you'll cry if you want to?
Selwyn Duke
November 5, 2006

To still the siren of the heart and defer to the head is to seldom be wrongly led. So many wrong things feel so right. "You know, I really told my mother-in . . .

The fascists among us
Selwyn Duke
October 18, 2006

It's no secret that hurling names about is as common in the political world as it is in a grammar school playground. One oft-used pejorative is "fascist," . . .

Losing the marriage debate
Selwyn Duke
July 20, 2006

It's no secret that liberals hold in contempt what they regard as the provincial nature of conservatives. And I certainly would love to buy liberals for what I . . .

What jobs won't Americans do?
Selwyn Duke
March 29, 2006

One reason we're supposed to rejoice at the pitter-patter of illegal feet is that foreigners are only coming here to "do jobs Americans won't do." It's one of . . .

Do bratty kids turn into conservatives or liberals?
Selwyn Duke
March 27, 2006

Are conservative leanings the fruits of intellectual inquiry or the fault of psychological frailty? If psychologist Jack Block is to be believed, it's the . . .

Red alert: Amnesty for tens of millions of invaders on the horizon
Selwyn Duke
March 25, 2006

While the invasion of our nation through the southern border continues unabated, our fearless leaders are once again busy cooking up cures that are worse than . . .

From here to insanity
Selwyn Duke
March 21, 2006

While art imitates life, it's also true that life imitates art. It's with this in mind that my eyebrows were raised upon hearing about Big Love, a series with . . .

Abortion, authority, and responsibility
Selwyn Duke
March 17, 2006

We hear a lot about women's "reproductive rights." In fact, some leftist politicians — Barbara Boxer comes to mind — seem to be able to segue from any . . .

The equivalency fiction
Selwyn Duke
March 6, 2006

If anything renders people sheep among wolves, it's when they convince themselves that every creature is a sheep. We live in an age in which one of the few . . .

Clinton and Schumer are profiling Muslims
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2006

It really is true that lies have short legs. One way or another, liberals always end up contradicting themselves, tacitly acknowledging that their . . .

Any storm in a port?
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2006

There's a gathering political storm centered around ports, one that has united a motley crew from across the political spectrum, from Hillary Clinton and Chuck . . .

When hatred burns unseen
Selwyn Duke
February 9, 2006

When is a hate-crime not a hate-crime? Answer: when the powers-that-be say it isn't. One problem with hate-crime laws is that they're more the result of bad . . .

Making the minions marionettes
Selwyn Duke
February 4, 2006

If a new application of the Global Positioning System (GPS) passes muster and finds favor with the Big Siblings of Western democracies, speeding may eventually . . .

Ray Nagin and the Chocolate Factory
Selwyn Duke
January 22, 2006

Sometimes the news' timing is bittersweet. On the heels of a piece I just wrote about modern man and the wrath of God, New Orleans Mayor "Sugar Ray" Nagin . . .

Modern man and the wrath of God
Selwyn Duke
January 16, 2006

Whether or not you believe in the wrath of God, there is no question that the wrath of the ungodly left is often on full display. As for the latter, evangelist . . .

The new chivalry
Selwyn Duke
January 5, 2006

When one hears the word chivalry, thoughts of both the fanciful and practical are evoked. There are the quaint images of a valiant hero rescuing a damsel in . . .

What Christians can do
Selwyn Duke
December 24, 2005

While many are still oblivious to it and the effluent-stream media deny it's happening, there is an attack on Christmas. Like others, I would say "war," but . . .

The liberals who stole Christmas
Selwyn Duke
December 12, 2005

Liberals we are and though we eschew its reason, Capitalize we will on the "Winter Break Season." It's good for making money and for spoiling offspring, But . . .

The dehumanizing of men
Selwyn Duke
December 5, 2005

While flying on Qantas Airlines, New Zealander Mark Worsley was asked to change his seat. You see, the airline viewed him as a threat to the child seated next . . .

Of price and men
Selwyn Duke
November 29, 2005

It has long been said that money can come between friends. But as the recent hysteria over rising oil prices reminds me, it can also come between the human . . .

Speaking of Natalee Holloway
Selwyn Duke
November 15, 2005

Perhaps the only thing that bores me more than hearing incessant murder-mystery reportage is writing about it. And although I'm not sure which I find less . . .

Shoot rioters on sight
Selwyn Duke
November 8, 2005

As riots spread throughout France like wildfires left unattended by those afraid to use water, a sane person has to be struck by the impotence of modern Western . . .

Exterminating white people
Selwyn Duke
October 27, 2005

It has long been an assertion of mine that there's only one difference between Adolph Hitler and some of the misbegotten souls who lurk among us: means. I don . . .

Hate-crime laws and evolutionary tyranny
Selwyn Duke
October 26, 2005

The insidious thing about evolutionary tyranny is that it's only as visible as the people are perceptive. It doesn't beat you over the head like the iron fist . . .

As a matter of fact, no, I'm not happy it's a woman
Selwyn Duke
October 4, 2005

Well, we knew it was coming. After having the unmitigated gall to appoint to the High Court that odious creature known as a white man, President Bush has . . .

Cosmetics from human skin and other uses of organic robots
Selwyn Duke
September 30, 2005

Something truly outrageous has recently come to light, but it hasn't gotten much play in the effluent-stream media. This something is the stomach-turning . . .

Selwyn Duke
September 22, 2005

"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us . . ." Few topics are as misunderstood as forgiveness. Bits and pieces about it are . . .

Fighting the man and black dogma
Selwyn Duke
September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina there were certain inevitabilities. No, scores of thousands of hapless souls trapped in a city on a precipice was not one of . . .

More on Democrat vote-fraud
Selwyn Duke
August 19, 2005

Recently I wrote a piece titled "Who's Really Stealing Elections?" in which I reported on a study documenting the rampancy of Democrat vote-fraud. In my . . .

The grieving activist
Selwyn Duke
August 11, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's son fought under our Commander-in-Chief. Cindy Sheehan fights against him. Cindy Sheehan's son was killed on the front lines. Cindy Sheehan . . .

Who's really stealing elections?
Selwyn Duke
August 9, 2005

As you may know, those big, bad, wascally Republicans have long been stealing elections with a sleight-of-hand that would do Boss Tweed proud. It has gotten so . . .

Closing the loop on reparations
Selwyn Duke
July 28, 2005

There's sweet irony; there's delicious irony; and then there's irony that a spoonful of which would just make medicine go down. As you may know, slavery . . .

The sins of liberalism's man in the mirror
Selwyn Duke
July 25, 2005

Wisdom from the mouths of politicians is a rare thing. Not so surprising, though, when the statesman in question is Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. I don . . .

Our freedom siren song
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2005

While most platitudes become tiresome, there's a current one that irks me more than any other. It's not the nauseatingly ubiquitous "Our strength lies in our . . .

Judging judges: the Supreme Court tutorial
Selwyn Duke
July 13, 2005

The long-awaited moment has come. After years of speculation about Supreme Court retirements, it was announced recently that Sandra Day O'Connor will be . . .

When politeness becomes vice
Selwyn Duke
July 1, 2005

In New York for what has been billed as his last crusade in America, evangelist Billy Graham shared a stage with Bill Clinton this past Sunday. It was a . . .

A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle
Selwyn Duke
June 28, 2005

Possession may be nine tenths of the law, but not when the law wants your possessions. This past Thursday was a dark day for freedom in America, as the Supreme . . .

Laura Bush's coming out party
Selwyn Duke
May 12, 2005

Sometimes news stories share a common thread that's invisible to most, one that's invisible because it's common to most. Last week there were a few such . . .

Sometimes, where there's smoke, there's the fired
Selwyn Duke
February 11, 2005

Howard Weyers, President of Weyco Corporation, is worried about his employees health and his company's health insurance premiums. So worried, in fact, that he . . .

Free speech? You bet, it isn't worth a dime
Selwyn Duke
February 3, 2005

There's a saying, "Don't spit down my back and tell me it's rainin'" [sanitized a bit]. This comes to mind when I ponder the maelstrom that surrounded the now . . .

Immigration today, immigration tomorrow, immigration forever . . .
Selwyn Duke
January 26, 2005

There's a ticking time-bomb in our halls of government, and it's called "Immigration Policy." As you may know, the news story that set off national alarm bells . . .

Time for less defiling and more racial-profiling
Selwyn Duke
January 14, 2005

We've all probably had experiences that made us wonder if we were the butt of a joke on Candid Camera. The last such event in my life occurred while waiting on . . .

The genesis of respect for life
Selwyn Duke
January 9, 2005

The book of Genesis tells us that God made the heavens and the earth, and that on the sixth day He made man. Christians believe that God infuses man with a . . .

She's blinding me with science
Selwyn Duke
January 6, 2005

One curious thing about scientific pronouncements is that they often seem to accord more with the spirit of the age than fact and reason. Thus, a Nazi . . .

The wanting soul
Selwyn Duke
January 3, 2005

If I had faith just the size of a mustard seed, Mountains would move at my command, And my walk with God would be as on concrete, And not the unsure footing of . . .

The space alien's view of the separation of church and state
Selwyn Duke
December 28, 2004

When Logos came to our solar system from a galaxy far, far away to study the decline of American Civilization, he found our tendency to make life or death . . .

Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Selwyn Duke
December 23, 2004

In this maelstrom of crass commercialization and acrimony surrounding the day on which we celebrate your nativity, Jesus, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday.  . . .

And the children will rule over them
Selwyn Duke
December 15, 2004

When Kymer Rouge leader Pol Pot ascended to power in Cambodia in 1975, one of the first things he did was to follow in the bloody footsteps of his precursors . . .

Juicing up the argument
Selwyn Duke
December 7, 2004

The big story in baseball right now is not home-runs but drug runs, with the revelations about steroid use by Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield. It . . .

The re-whitewashing of pedophile Alfred Kinsey
Selwyn Duke
December 2, 2004

Hollywood has long been a purveyor of cultural poison, and a magnet for individuals to whom shame is a foreign concept. The trap of letting the facts get in . . .

A.D., B.C. not P.C.
Selwyn Duke
November 16, 2004

Our civilization is suffering what could be called a cultural death by a thousand cuts. The open sores are ubiquitous, but what happens to irk me at this moment . . .

It's the liberalism, stupid
Selwyn Duke
November 11, 2004

Now the dust has settled and all is quiet on the election front, save wailing and the gnashing of teeth in regions that are now blue in more ways than one. Yes . . .

Al Gore, stupidity and stereotyping
Selwyn Duke
September 22, 2004

It's hard to imagine Al Gore faring very well on the game-show Jeopardy. For sure, I haven't detected too many areas of expertise in Plastic Man's repertoire.  . . .

What we really have to fear from John Kerry
Selwyn Duke
September 20, 2004

What is so often lost in the maelstrom of a campaign, with its sound-bite commentary, soporific sniping, gratuitous salvos of barbs and facile analyses, is . . .

The reality about legislating morality
Selwyn Duke
September 14, 2004

Every age has its mantras, and ours is no exception. Every age has people who will let these mantras pass their lips even when they're fallacious and, once . . .

Was Jesus a liberal?
Selwyn Duke
September 13, 2004

Abraham Lincoln once said, "I know that God is always on the side of right; my concern is not whether God is on our side but whether or not we are on God's side . . .

Assault on the weapons ban
Selwyn Duke
September 11, 2004

The so-called assault weapons ban is scheduled to expire on Monday, and will end with a fizzle and not a bang. The Republicans will not let the proposal to . . .

Let's apply tolerance to the pocketbook
Selwyn Duke
September 4, 2004

One day when I was just a wee lad, I and the rest of my grade school class received some very sage advice about how to balance our rights against those of our . . .

The Defense Against Tyranny Amendment
Selwyn Duke
August 31, 2004

If I asked some of my countrymen what the most pressing issues facing the America of the twenty-first century were, I would get a multitude of different answers . . .

Little Boy Sue: Legalized theft and John Edwards
Selwyn Duke
August 24, 2004

Ah, that bright perpetual smile and dashing good looks. That smooth delivery and good ol' boy, yuckin' it up style. That's John Edwards, the beauty to John . . .

The Kerry files: The young opportunist's handbook
Selwyn Duke
August 18, 2004

The big story currently in the media that aren't in the practice of turning big stories that aren't their stories into little stories and then dead stories, is . . .

Get-out-the-dopes drives
Selwyn Duke
August 12, 2004

Winston Churchill said that "the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." This little quip came to mind as I was . . .

Is America a racist country?
Selwyn Duke
July 12, 2004

Timmy T. was going about his business one day, when he noticed that four lumps had formed under his skin. If that wasn't enough to worry him, a part of his . . .

The deadly trail of psychology
Selwyn Duke
June 30, 2004

Pain and suffering have been humanity's constant companions since time immemorial, and man has always yearned to be liberated from life's trials and . . .

Are Christians hypocrites?
Selwyn Duke
June 15, 2004

Christians are hypocrites . . . this is a charge that is often leveled by those who have an ax to grind with Christendom, and Christianity's critics are always . . .

The thirteen arrows
Selwyn Duke
June 5, 2004

Joseph Stalin said, "When we hang the capitalists, they will sell us the rope we use." Of course, his prediction never came to pass because there was nothing . . .

That female ego
Selwyn Duke
June 3, 2004

It occurred to me a while back, as I thought about my chauvinistic teasing of a woman who is very close to my heart, that I had stumbled into genius. For if . . .

An abusive media's tortured coverage
Selwyn Duke
May 26, 2004

One pearl of wisdom my parents imparted to me during the years that I was equal parts Dennis the Menace and budding literatus extraordinaire was that you . . .

The body politic is not constitutionally solid
Selwyn Duke
March 30, 2004

"What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?" This was asked by a curious woman of Benjamin Franklin in Sept. 1787, when he emerged from the last . . .

Where the liberalism hits the road
Selwyn Duke
February 18, 2004

It was an interesting scene when Judge Harry Rapkin was cornered by a reporter and camera crew outside his beautiful home in his upscale neighborhood. Rapkin . . .

A foolproof tax plan
Selwyn Duke
February 7, 2004

Former Chief Justice John Marshall once said, "The power to tax is the power to destroy." And boy, was he right. Confiscate enough of people's wealth and you . . .

Speaking out of the left sides of our mouths
Selwyn Duke
February 3, 2004

It has been said that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate. This idea was expressed in George Orwell's book 1984 with "Newspeak," . . .

Misguided passion about "Passion"
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2004

He doesn't realize what is about to befall him, as his summer camp roommate leads him to a secluded place and delivers him into the hands of those who wish him . . .

The barometer of freedom
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2004

We here in America take great pride in saying that we are the "freest nation on earth." We, especially when we perceive our country to be threatened by an . . .

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