Commentary: Novelist Michael Crichton and His Warnings about the Corruption, Politicization of Science

by Edward Ring   Just over 10 years ago, the world lost Michael Crichton, bestselling author and screenwriter, who succumbed to cancer at age 66. His loss was greater than we could have known at the time. During the final years of his life, Crichton became increasingly focused on the…

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As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Plans 2020 Run, High Dollar Backers Complicate His Future

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has made it very clear that the Oval Office is in his sights. Coming off a six-point reelection victory, the only nonjudicial Democrat to win in Ohio in 2018, Brown has been working behind the scenes to build the infrastructure, support, and endorsements necessary to mount a challenge…

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Commentary: C.S. Lewis Saw Government as a Poor Substitute for God

by Lawrence W. Reed   That means it contains all the flaws and foibles of mortals so a free people must confine it, restrain it, and keep a wary eye on it. “Friendship,” wrote C. S. Lewis in a December 1935 letter, “is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to…

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Commentary: Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

by Jon Miltimore and Tyler Brandt   Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group’s tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini’s regime. On March 23, 1919, Benito Mussolini, an Italian veteran of the Great War and a publisher of socialist newspapers, created the Fasci di Combattimento (commonly known as…

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Commentary: Progressive Politics Are Not Really Progressive

by Victor Davis Hanson   Some progressives lamented the apparent defeat of radical progressive African-American candidates such as gubernatorial nominees Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Florida’s Andrew Gillum by blaming allegedly treasonous white women. Apparently white women did not vote sufficiently en bloc in accordance with approved notions of identity…

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Commentary: Democrat Lynch Mob Shows We Have a Government of Fools, Not Laws

by Jeffery Rendall   After you’ve finished snickering at the notion consider the reason Trump’s so-called loyal opposition (a.k.a. Democrats and #NeverTrumpers) hate the outsider president so much – isn’t it because he’s so different from most other Republicans? From the beginning you could tell Trump not only didn’t want to…

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Franklin Workshop Offers to Teach People of All Ages How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends

An Oct. 6 workshop in Franklin is offering to help high school students – or people of all ages – learn how to have political conversations without losing friends – and there is a taco feast too. The event is titled the Communications Workshop – Getting Your Friends to Understand…

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