Entries by Selwyn Duke

Stay out of the Bushes: The Best Reason Not to Vote for an Establishment Candidate

Would you hire someone for an important job if he admitted right off the bat he couldn’t perform one of the basic functions of the job? Our federal-government behemoth is involved in countless things not within its constitutional purview, from orchestrating health care to ruling on marriage to regulating college sports (Title IX) to efforts […]

PARENTAL WARNING: Hulu Running Homosexual-themed Ad during Family/Kids Programming

What’s worse for a business’s bottom line than wading into controversial, divisive issues? Wading into controversial, divisive issues with the very demographic likely to be divided from your business by your actions. I recently discovered that Hulu, a company offering streaming of TV shows, movies and other video content, is running a homosexual-themed advertisement during […]

Put “Refugees” in FEMA Camps

Roanoke, Virginia, mayor David Bowers has just created a stir by suggesting that Syrian migrants be placed in internment camps. I found his comments interesting because, if we are going to have the Muslim so-called “refugees,” I also consider placement in camps a must. Unfortunately, Bowers, a Democrat, undermined the position by drawing the poor […]

Feminist Teacher’s Lesson Plan: Discriminate against Boys

War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. And inequality is equality — at least in the mind of Karen Keller, the Bainbridge Island Review and their enablers. Reported recently was that Keller, a kindergarten “teacher” at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary in Bainbridge Island, WA, was refusing to let the boys in her class […]

Islamic influx: Why a Religious Test for Immigrants is Moral and Wise

With the Paris terror attack and flooding of Western nations with Muslim migrants, Senator Ted Cruz and others have proposed limiting Muslim immigration into the U.S. In response, Barack Obama and John McCain have said that having a “religious test” for newcomers would be un-American. It’s a belief betraying dangerous philosophical juvenility. Before getting to […]

Media Nixing Comments Sections: When “Civility” Really Means “Political Correctness”

When leftists start talking about “civility,” watch out for your freedom of speech. This again comes to mind with reports that some media outlets are eliminating online comments sections in civility’s name. And while it’s not a First Amendment violation (these are private-sector actions), it is largely motivated by the same mentality spawning speech codes […]

GOP Media Takedown: A Recipe for Victory

It’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman. And it helps when that boogeyman is real. When CNBC’s GOP debate moderators couldn’t help but be sanctimonious, supercilious, and self-important Wednesday night, they did more than provoke a response from their intellectual superiors. They did more than […]

Crock Boy: When the Media Get Owned by a 14-year-old

Take the money and run. With the huge windfall enjoyed by the Mohamed family — of clock-bomb-arrest fame — in “Islamophobic” America, one might think that little clock-maker extraordinaire Ahmed Mohamed would head to Switzerland for an internship with Rolex. Instead, news is his whole family is moving to Qatar after the boy accepted a […]

The Evil of Gun-free Zones

One thing worse than supporting bad policy is knowingly supporting bad policy. Worse still is knowingly supporting bad policy and shielding yourself from its destructive effects — while visiting that policy on children. There has been much debate recently surrounding so-called “gun-free zones,” places such as schools, where law-abiding people won’t carry guns. But really […]