There are lots of crazy, unpredictable things happening on a daily basis. But the stuff that’s most deeply concerning is rooted in the public’s gullibility towards the politicians and bureaucrats who are removing our most basic rights. Joakim Book has a spot on essay describing why this matters and what we can do about it.
If the January 6 clash at the Capitol were a gallon of milk, it’s probably safe to say that its sell-by date passed some time ago. Thomas L. Knapp wonders why the political class is urging us to take a big slug of it, straight from the jug.
Whatever policy is coming out of Washington D.C. these days, it’s a pretty safe bet that its official name depicts the exact opposite of what it will actually do. Take, for instance, the current push for Congress to pass the so-called Equality Act. As Christopher Bedford explains, this act would create coercive new obligations that could gut religious freedoms.
The new administration has wasted no time getting its hands bloody by ordering air strikes in Syria. And right on cue, Twitter is now banning users who question the imperial actions of the U.S. national security apparatus by claiming they “undermine faith in NATO.” Nebosja Malic notes that certain kinds of politics have become a sort of religion.