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No, We’re Not All Antifa Now. But We Should Be.

No, We’re Not All Antifa Now. But We Should Be.

    By Thomas L. Knapp “I’ve occasionally encountered mass hysteria in other countries,” Nicholas Kristof writes at the New York Times. “In rural Indonesia, I once reported on a mob that was beheading people believed to be sorcerers, then carrying their heads on pikes. But I never imagined that the United States could plunge […]

Trump’s “Free Speech:” Doctrine: Never, Ever, Ever Mention He’s a Liar

Trump’s “Free Speech:” Doctrine: Never, Ever, Ever Mention He’s a Liar

    By Thomas L. Knapp On May 28, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship.” From the title and the document respectively we can draw to two lessons. First: Never, ever, ever believe the title of a government document. The internal texts of congressional bills and resolutions, as well […]

Will We Learn COVID-19’s Most Important Lesson?

Will We Learn COVID-19’s Most Important Lesson?

  By Thomas L. Knapp On February 29th, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams took to Twitter to admonish Americans:  “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus …” A little over a month later, Adams finally got around to asking the Centers for Disease Control if […]

Freedom: Don’t Let Politicians Tell You to EARN IT

Freedom: Don’t Let Politicians Tell You to EARN IT

  By Thomas L. Knapp The Wile E. Coyotes of the Internet — US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) — are sure that THIS time  they’ve finally found a made-to-order tool that can take out the Roadrunn … er, those meddling ki … er,  the First Amendment and  Section 230 of the […]

The Politics of Panic Are Far Deadlier Than The Coronavirus

The Politics of Panic Are Far Deadlier Than The Coronavirus

  By Thomas L. Knapp US president Donald Trump “Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the US,” assert the authors of a New York Times analysis: “His Credibility.” In the tagline and elsewhere in the article, the authors imply that the spread of COVID-19, aka “the coronavirus,” constitutes a “public health crisis” and a […]

State of the Union: No, Nick, Your Children Owe Nothing

State of the Union: No, Nick, Your Children Owe Nothing

  By Thomas L. Knapp Nicholas Sarwark is father to four pre-teen children. In his response to the State of the Union, delivered on behalf of the Libertarian Party (which he serves as national chair), he mentions that each of them are in debt to the tune of $70,633. “Not because we gave them credit […]

Bernie Sanders, Joe Rogan, Human Rights Campaign, and Truth in Advertising

Bernie Sanders, Joe Rogan, Human Rights Campaign, and Truth in Advertising

  By Thomas L. Knapp On January 20, comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan mentioned that he’ll “probably vote for Bernie” Sanders in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary. Rogan cited Sanders’s decades of “consistency” as a “very powerful structure to operate from.” More interesting than Rogan’s quasi-endorsement was the Human Rights Campaign’s negative response. The […]

Trial and Error: Pelosi’s Foolish Impeachment Ploy

Trial and Error: Pelosi’s Foolish Impeachment Ploy

  By Thomas L. Knapp To the extent that the third presidential impeachment in US history is a “victory” — the public jury is still out on that question and likely to remain so for some time — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seems determined to snatch defeat from its jaws. In a press conference […]

Afghanistan: Oh, When Will We Ever Learn?

Afghanistan: Oh, When Will We Ever Learn?

  by Thomas L. Knapp “U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign,” the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports, “making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.” Whitlock bases that claim on a collection of candid, confidential interviews […]

Voters Say They Want a Third Party. They Should Vote Accordingly

Voters Say They Want a Third Party. They Should Vote Accordingly

  by Thomas L. Knapp According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 US presidential election. In a three-way presidential race, 38% constitutes a winning plurality, assuming it’s distributed among the states such that […]

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