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Camille Paglia: The fearless feminist

True thinkers are those capable of provoking in their readers and listeners the ability to think outside of ordinary life, to look beyond the merely conventional, and to understand that tensions, contradictions, and nuances are part of the process of growing. Continue Reading...

Is only some insensitivity wrong?

Fox News and the Washington Post reported that actor Rob Lowe came under fire last week for making a joke on Twitter that poked fun at Senator Elizabeth Warren and her claims of Native American ancestry. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.12.19

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Learn from G.K. Chesterton Chuck Chalberg, FEE Once in power, democratic socialists cease to be democratic. Is Religious Freedom for Christians Only? Editorial Board, New York Times Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. Continue Reading...

The false promise of an ‘ultramillionare’ tax

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is running for president in 2020, and she has gained attention for proposing an “ultramillionare” tax: a 2 percent tax on households with a net worth over $50 million and an additional 1 percent on households worth over $1 billion. Continue Reading...

Peter Jackson’s World War I film is superb

In 1909, the British scholar and later Nobel Peace Prize winner, Sir Norman Angell, published a short pamphlet entitled Europe’s Optical Illusion. Subsequently republished a year later as The Great Illusion, Angell argued that the economic cost of a mass war in the industrial capitalist world would be so great, that, if it happened at all, it would be momentary. Continue Reading...