Entries by Selwyn Duke

Charles Barkley Calls WNBA, Which Loses $10 Million Yearly, “a Great Product”

Is basketball great Charles Barkley a socialist? He certainly talked a bit like one recently, though it wouldn’t really be fair to thus label him. It’s more accurate to say he’s not very bright. Complaining Sunday on something called The Bird and Taurasi Show that Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players shouldn’t have to resort […]

My Letter to the Minn. Official Who Demanded Parents Respect Their Kids’ Identities

Not long ago, footage surfaced of Minnesota lieutenant governor Peggy Flanagan lecturing kindly instructing parents on how to raise their children. Seeming very cult-member-like passionate, Flanagan insisted that we “listen” to youngsters and “believe them” when they have a fantasy about tell us who they are. So since she’s clearly delusional an expert, I concluded, […]

If the Mentally Ill ‘Mustn’t Own Guns,’ What About ‘Trans’ People?

The timing of the tragic Nashville shooting, in which a MUSS (Made-up Sexual Status, aka “transgender”) individual killed six at a Christian school, is a bit odd. National Public Radio had just recently done a piece on how MUSS and other “LGBTQ” people are buying guns because, the story goes, they believe they’re imperiled by […]

Ben Stein is Right [Sort of]: Black Americans Have ‘Never Had it So Good’

Recently, actor-cum-commentator Ben Stein was condemned in media for touting the “progress” the U.S. has made and saying that black Americans “never had it so good.” One website called his remarks a “racist rant” even though he was, in keeping with his personality, just calmly expressing his opinion. The worst thing about this story, though, […]

The ‘Trans’-Fem Debate: The National Version of ‘My Wife is Always Right’

“A pox on both their houses,” we may say, when wishing both sides in a contest could lose. I surely feel this way, too, with the “transgender” vs. feminist debate over men masquerading as female entering women’s sports and private spaces. Oh, I don’t fence-sit. Not only have I likely written more pieces on preposterous […]

Our Little Barbarians

Recently, an establishment called Nettie’s House of Spaghetti in New Jersey announced they will no longer allow children under 10 to dine at their restaurant. The move caused controversy, with some respondents applauding the policy and others accusing Nettie’s staff of being “child haters.” But the top commenter at MSN.com summed the issue up succinctly: […]

Remembering When Gun Control Was at Least Remotely Rational

A curious mutation in gun control activism occurred during the last few decades, whence began a fixation on something dubbed the “assault rifle.” Never mind that an assault rifle, insofar as the designation was ever at all valid, had always referenced a weapon with a “select fire” feature allowing three types of operation: semi-automatic, fully-automatic […]

Do We Have to Accept Transgenderism If It’s ‘Inborn’?

Question: Is the following a good summation of the argument used, starting decades ago, to normalize homosexuality? “Many researchers [are] taking a different view of homosexuality,” a newspaper wrote late last century. “Homosexuality once was thought to stem from psychological influences early in life. Now, many experts view it as a deep-rooted predisposition that does […]

COVID-shot Echoes: I Had a Most Odd Experience Saturday

In “My troubling COVID vaccine story experiences,” I wrote last year about how within a short period of time I met three men at the same recreational area who announced to me they’d had heart attacks. All three had previously taken the coronavirus genetic-therapy agents (GTAs, aka “vaccines”). Add the friend who suffered heart inflammation […]

COVID Amnesty? How About Unconditional Surrender?

Brown University professor Emily Oster has created quite a stir with her recent article asking for a “pandemic amnesty.” In it, she calls for “both sides” in the COVID debate to forgive each other so we can focus on solving current problems. If Oster wanted exposure, she certainly got it, with commentators far and wide […]

As Nuclear War Looms: Does Russia Have a Right to its Own Monroe Doctrine?

With news that Israeli intelligence has detected an “irregular presence” of nuclear-capable Russian bombers near Finland and retired general David Petraeus casually saying NATO would likely sink Vladimir Putin’s Black Sea fleet if Russia used a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine, it’s perhaps time for a few questions: First, can we discuss a situation that […]