After nearly two straight years of rapidly deepening authoritarianism, there’s a sense that resistance is beginning to solidify. Jeffrey A. Tucker explains how Elon Musk being named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year is an encouraging sign, given Musk’s recent outspokenness against that rising tide.
We’re all familiar with the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes. However, the less of that story seems lost on most of our elected officials. Walter Gelles has an interesting take on why no politician dares to utter the obvious: “The emperor has no clothes.”
Maybe it’s just the accumulated stress and strain of the past 2 years but I find myself focusing in on this Christmas season much more than in years past. The commercial trappings of Christmas are fun but Judge Andrew Napolitano says that taking Christmas seriously is a matter of humility, charity and willingness to submit to God’s will.
When words are overused or abused, they lose their power. Steve Feinstein has a great commentary on the abuse of the words “heroes, racists, and Hitler” and how these words are becoming meaningless.
One of the biggest sources of conflict and contention is the continual overreach of federal power over our state and local governments. George Leef explores the question of how do the feds get away with that?
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