Selwyn Duke column
Selwyn Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he writes regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective.


Immigration: the ultimate get-out-the-vote drive
Selwyn Duke
August 11, 2014

One reason predictions of a Mitt Romney victory in 2012 were inaccurate, say analysts, is that the turnout among certain Democrat constituencies – in . . .


Libertarian folly: why everybody is a social-issues voter
Selwyn Duke
August 9, 2014

There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. "Social issues are not the . . .


Muslim kills teacher in front of class
Selwyn Duke
July 7, 2014

It was headlining AOL on Friday, a story about a woman stabbing a schoolteacher to death in front of a class of five and six-year-olds. The gruesome and bloody . . .


Iraq and the bloody price of lies
Selwyn Duke
June 23, 2014

Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am referring to Iraq, but not to the hapless George W. Bush and the claim of . . .


Benedict Obama's invasion of America
Selwyn Duke
June 18, 2014

If millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we would easily recognize the threat. And if . . .


Why I hate soccer
Selwyn Duke
June 16, 2014

This article will be a departure from my usual fare. I will not claim there is some Absolute Truth deeming soccer the bane of humanity's sports. I do not . . .


Are most mass murderers really white?
Selwyn Duke
June 11, 2014

Aside from attacks on the Second Amendment, there is a certain theme that's now repeated after every massacre committed by an unhinged individual: that most all . . .


How covering up minority crime leads to gun control
Selwyn Duke
June 7, 2014

Commenting recently on the Elliot Rodger killings, arch-leftist Michael Moore wrote that while "other countries have more violent pasts...more guns per capita . . .


Leftists cancel school honors night -- too "exclusive"
Selwyn Duke
May 24, 2014

It's increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode . . .


Michelle Obama in 1954
Selwyn Duke
May 22, 2014

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco – and Michelle Obama left her brain in 1954. Addressing graduating high-school students the other day in . . .


A question for those who believe in homosexual Scouts
Selwyn Duke
May 21, 2014

Not satisfied with having pressured the Boy Scouts of America into lifting their prohibition against openly homosexual scouts, activists now want homosexual . . .


How demagogues con people
Selwyn Duke
May 16, 2014

How do you know you're being had by a slick politician? Writing in Mein Kampf about how to manipulate people and win power, Adolf Hitler said that since the . . .


Where is the rehabilitation for "racists"?
Selwyn Duke
May 8, 2014

For decades liberals have lobbied against punishment and for rehabilitation. The argument was that a mugger or murderer was just a victim of his environment, . . .


The liberal media's Donald Sterling race-baiting
Selwyn Duke
May 2, 2014

Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release of the Don Sterling audio, liberals . . .


So what if Cliven Bundy is a "racist"?
Selwyn Duke
May 1, 2014

For the record, I don't believe Cliven Bundy is a "racist." For the record, I don't even care. Such indifference to that damnable failing, that thing we . . .


The New York Times discovers the rule of law
Selwyn Duke
April 30, 2014

Leave it to The Gay Lady to be a day late and a few brain cells short. The New York Times recently published an article by some journalism-school retread about . . .


Vladimir Putin Caesar and our great geo-political turning point
Selwyn Duke
April 25, 2014

We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire's fall. Vladimir Putin is . . .


University wants fewer whites -- fears "mediocrity"
Selwyn Duke
April 17, 2014

If you thought the "educator" who saw "racist" intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington University (WWU) . . .


Saving civilization means killing equality
Selwyn Duke
April 4, 2014

If a famine befell us and you couldn't save everyone, would you withhold the food you had and let every citizen starve rather than endure the inequality of just . . .


Top ten things Putin said to Obama about Ukraine
Selwyn Duke
March 29, 2014

While Barack Obama's recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the Crimean standoff has been widely reported, the exact . . .


The plan for police nullification
Selwyn Duke
March 27, 2014

"I [sic] give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun," said the cop. This statement, made by Branford, Ct., police officer Joseph Peterson in . . .


Cop: I'd love to "bang down your door and come for your gun"
Selwyn Duke
March 13, 2014

How would you feel if a police officer you knew for 20 years told you that if an order was issued to confiscate your guns, he wouldn't hesitate to "kick your . . .


Razing Arizona: conservatives succeed at failing again
Selwyn Duke
February 28, 2014

Perhaps Arizona governor Jan Brewer was sincere when saying that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 1062) she vetoed yesterday could "create more . . .


Why Obama is uneducated
Selwyn Duke
February 26, 2014

A few years ago I participated in a radio debate on "white privilege" with a certain man, whose name is unimportant, who had a Ph.D. in "ethnic studies." At one . . .


Suing Americans under international law -- in American courts
Selwyn Duke
February 20, 2014

Imagine you go overseas and give a speech advocating a cause, only to come home and find you're being sued for "crimes against humanity." No, what you did wasn . . .


Immigration and national survival
Selwyn Duke
February 14, 2014

When pondering our obsession with immigration, I'm reminded of how people in the ridiculous dystopian film Idiocracy were watering their crops with an energy . . .


America has lost her will to live
Selwyn Duke
February 7, 2014

Perhaps we should have chosen the turkey as our national bird, as Benjamin Franklin suggested. It would certainly be more appropriate for our times. But if any . . .


Divided we stand: a traditionalist manifesto
Selwyn Duke
February 3, 2014

Conservatives are generally very nice people – who never saw a culture war they couldn't lose. That is to say, we often hear cracks about how Barack Obama . . .


Why is the Southern Poverty Law Center trying to crush a small Jewish organization?
Selwyn Duke
January 30, 2014

It seems as if certain purported civil-rights activists think homosexuals are like some organized-crime groups: you can join the gang, but the only way you can . . .


Thus spake the potheads
Selwyn Duke
January 14, 2014

It's starting to appear as if marijuana users have become the homosexual lobby of the chemically dependent. What do I mean? Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson could . . .


Forget Christie, let's talk about big fat traffic jams
Selwyn Duke
January 13, 2014

One unmentioned irony of the Chris Christie road-revenge scandal is that the powers-that-be finally found a traffic jam they didn't like. Now, don't get me . . .


Homosexuals get Duck Dy-Nasty
Selwyn Duke
December 20, 2013

When I saw the headline yesterday about how "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson had commented on a certain sexuality-defined group, I wondered how long it . . .


When Britain savages itself
Selwyn Duke
December 19, 2013

England's prestigious Oxford Union recently invited famed raconteur and talk-radio host Michael Savage to a debate on whether or not NSA leaker Edward Snowden . . .


White-washing Mandela's memory
Selwyn Duke
December 17, 2013

After his mother was raped, and then murdered along with his father last year, sobbing 12-year-old Amaro was gagged and drowned in scalding bathwater. And that . . .


The road to genocide is paved with liberal intentions
Selwyn Duke
December 16, 2013

With all the recent talk about Nelson Mandela the myth and the modicum of talk about Mandela the man, it's a good opportunity to discuss another myth: that of . . .


ObamaCare Lawbreaker in Chief: Barack Obama
Selwyn Duke
November 21, 2013

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly," said Abraham Lincoln. It's ironic that Barack Obama has claimed to pattern himself after . . .


Black supremacist who wants whites dead still employed by Obama DHS
Selwyn Duke
November 20, 2013

Chalk up another victory for the post-racial president's agenda. No, it's not Barack Obama falsely claiming that white society denied black Hurricane Katrina . . .


The Obama purchase: liberals still can't admit they bought a clunker
Selwyn Duke
November 12, 2013

Many years ago I knew a couple who adopted the habit of being gratuitously defensive about one another. If you made even the slightest comment questioning one . . .


The last word on the Cuccinelli race
Selwyn Duke
November 8, 2013

There has been much analysis of the Virginia governor's race in which Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe edged out Republican Ken Cuccinelli by two points. Liberals . . .


Marvel rolls out Muslim girl superheroine
Selwyn Duke
November 6, 2013

It must be really exciting being a kid today. Denied the strength that "lies in our diversity," youngsters languishing in the unenlightened 1960s had to content . . .


There are lies, damned lies and Democrats
Selwyn Duke
October 31, 2013

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer certainly is a creative man. Asked about Barack Obama's promise that everyone would be able to keep his health coverage if he . . .


Is Obama creating a martial-law-ready military?
Selwyn Duke
October 17, 2013

What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law? And why? These are two questions to ponder when considering the . . .


"Racist" L.A. police dogs think whites taste bad
Selwyn Duke
October 14, 2013

Will the slights and salt-in-wound exacerbations ever end? It's not enough that white people are cast as the source of all the world's woes as people find that . . .


Why "equality" must die
Selwyn Duke
October 3, 2013

Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice  . . .


Pope Francis said what?! Actually, no, he didn't
Selwyn Duke
October 2, 2013

That NBC had doctored a 911 call for the purposes of making George Zimmerman look like a bigot was a shocking revelation. Yet cut-and-paste propaganda is a . . .


How to enrich or impoverish a nation
Selwyn Duke
September 26, 2013

What has lifted more people out of poverty, charity or economic freedom? It's not even close. Charity is wonderful, and I'll be the first to say we have an . . .


Why millennials won't turn "conservative"
Selwyn Duke
September 15, 2013

Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP . . .


The babe and the cynic
Selwyn Duke
August 13, 2013

A certain very erudite and always entertaining social critic remarked recently that he always thought the worst of people. He went on to say – perhaps, at . . .


The post-racial president's profiling: DWW (Defending While White)
Selwyn Duke
July 26, 2013

What would it have taken for the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman to find him guilty? Well, try this on for size: imagine that instead of emerging from his . . .


Obama's dangerous racial hang-ups
Selwyn Duke
July 24, 2013

When Barack Obama said that if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon," it perhaps didn't say much for him as a parent. And when the president now says that . . .


Total recall: why recall elections are a must
Selwyn Duke
July 23, 2013

Should recall elections be reserved only for politicians who break the law? Columnist Rick Moran thinks so. Opining on an impending recall election in Colorado, . . .


Holder and Zimmerman: will blackness trump fairness?
Selwyn Duke
July 16, 2013

While George Zimmerman has been acquitted, his troubles are hardly behind him. It's not just that no small number of thugs want his head on a platter, but that . . .


Women vs. men: who governs better?
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2013

Every so often there's that obligatory article asking "Are Women Superior at_____?" or "Do Women Make Better ______?" with politicians often being the focus. Of . . .


Obama: forcing Christians to eat the pork
Selwyn Duke
July 11, 2013

While Barack Obama has often been compared to leaders of the past, it's unlikely anyone has yet associated him with Antiochus IV Epiphanes. Ruler of the . . .


Trayvon, Rachel, and white privilege
Selwyn Duke
July 3, 2013

Perhaps I'm just a creepy-a** cracka' who doesn't get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And . . .


Treasonous immigrationists and the death of America
Selwyn Duke
July 1, 2013

Let's do a little thought exercise here. Imagine that some force was flooding an indigenous people's lands with millions of unassimilable foreigners, and it was . . .


Socially engineering racial conflict
Selwyn Duke
June 26, 2013

Addressing a large panel of black conservatives on Hannity last night, host Sean Hannity asked whether "African-American" was the correct label for black people . . .


Where Serena Williams is right about rape
Selwyn Duke
June 24, 2013

If you want to know why lies seem increasingly common, it's because we persecute people for honesty. A good example is the recent statements tennis star . . .


Why liberals kill
Selwyn Duke
June 23, 2013

"Liberal institutions straightaway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough . . .


The bright side of amnesty
Selwyn Duke
June 19, 2013

Saying there's a bright side to amnesty may seem much like talk of the advantages of malignant cancer. But this won't be a pie-in-the-sky article about the  . . .


Marco Rubio is dead to me
Selwyn Duke
June 14, 2013

Young, handsome and Hispanic, Marco Rubio was once hailed as one of the new faces of the Republican Party. But now we learn that he actually brings two new . . .


Rise in female breadwinners means America is a loser
Selwyn Duke
June 13, 2013

When women start doing what men have traditionally done, yours is a civilization of the setting sun. This is brought to mind when pondering a recent Pew . . .


The schools' sinister war on guns
Selwyn Duke
June 9, 2013

Call it living in Upside-down Land or the realization of the Bible's prediction of a time when bad will be called good and good, bad, but once again innocent . . .


What's the difference between Mark Sanford and Bill Clinton?
Selwyn Duke
May 10, 2013

With the victory of disgraced former governor Mark Sanford in the recent South Carolina congressional race, there are bound to be those who would equate his . . .


Obama's and Holder's selective constitutional deafness
Selwyn Duke
May 8, 2013

Often a phenomenon of bad marriages, "selective deafness" is when one hears only what is convenient. The same failing manifests itself in government when . . .


Airline passenger detained for being a jerk
Selwyn Duke
May 1, 2013

The bigger the government, the greater the opportunity to seek revenge by state action. This has been demonstrated throughout history, and now current events . . .


American arrested for anti-homosexual statements
Selwyn Duke
April 4, 2013

What does the Islamic world and Europe have in common? There are actually many similarities, but one is this: in neither place are Christians allowed to fully . . .


Bill O'Reilly vs. the Bible thumpers
Selwyn Duke
March 31, 2013

If an argument falls in a forest of confusion and nobody hears it, does it make an impact? In a segment with Megyn Kelly on the Wednesday edition of the O . . .


The Supreme Court and faux-marriage fallacies
Selwyn Duke
March 30, 2013

With cultural defenders such as some of our conservatives, who needs liberals? One could draw this conclusion when observing the Proposition 8 case currently . . .


If I were a governor....
Selwyn Duke
March 28, 2013

If I were a governor, the first thing I'd do is scrutinize the school curriculum in my state. For the teachings in the schools today will be the ideology of . . .


Treasonous Obama strikes again
Selwyn Duke
March 24, 2013

The world is laughing at us. It has come to light that the Obama administration has allowed hundreds of Chinese nationals – who are closely associated . . .


White and wrong in Philly
Selwyn Duke
March 22, 2013

When your article inspires a big-city mayor to refer your case to a "human-relations commission," you know you've hit a nerve. And when that article is the . . .


Why the NRA is right about Hollywood
Selwyn Duke
March 21, 2013

Upstate New York's Catskill Mountain Range is a bucolic place near and dear to my heart. It's where storybook character Rip Van Winkle enjoyed his legendary . . .


Is Pope Francis liberal or conservative?
Selwyn Duke
March 20, 2013

With the election of Pope Francis, there has been an almost "catholic" attempt to determine if he is liberal or conservative. CBS claims he is a "staunch . . .


Senator Rob Portman's homosexual descent
Selwyn Duke
March 18, 2013

In another case in the annals of conservative "adaptation" to yesterday's liberal innovation, Ohio Republican senator Rob Portman has just announced that he now . . .


Mississippi Bloomberg burning
Selwyn Duke
March 16, 2013

While I'm generally no fan of new laws, a law that prohibits stupid laws is a definite exception. And that's just what the great state of Mississippi is giving . . .


What the greatest Catholic thinker says about the latest Catholic pope
Selwyn Duke
March 15, 2013

With the election of Pope Francis, there are the usual complaints about how the Catholic Church has got to get with the times. The Huffington Post ran the . . .


Beppe Grillo, just the wacko we don't know
Selwyn Duke
March 12, 2013

When I see the hand-wringing over the rise of Italian politician Beppe Grillo, I can't help but think of a man complaining about cigarette smoke while his own . . .


We might be Muslim today if....
Selwyn Duke
March 8, 2013

The year is 632 A.D., and Muslim hordes have set their sights on the Mideast and North Africa – the old Christian world. And the Caliphate, as the Islamic . . .


Unmasking the Grim Reaper's foot soldiers
Selwyn Duke
March 2, 2013

One day back in high school, a very interesting English teacher asked our class a moral question: if you could press a button and get a million dollars, but a . . .


Liberal CNN panelists defend murderer Dorner
Selwyn Duke
February 20, 2013

"Modern liberalism is moral dysfunction." When I recently made that statement after citing leftist social-media support for murderer Christopher Dorner, some . . .


Killer Dorner's supporters are par for the left's course
Selwyn Duke
February 11, 2013

While I was a conservative by age 12, for some time thereafter I viewed liberalism as most do, as just another ideology. Sure, it was an irritating ideology, . . .


John McCain's "racist" joke that wasn't
Selwyn Duke
February 6, 2013

Being a conservative just ain't what it used to be. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was recently accused of tweeting a "racist" joke – by another Republican.  . . .


The most interesting career: housewife
Selwyn Duke
February 5, 2013

On the heels of my recent article on women in combat, in which I defend traditionalism, it's perhaps a good time to also take up the cudgels for that bugaboo of . . .


Women in combat: battling nature, battering reality
Selwyn Duke
February 4, 2013

Senseless advice and nothing nice; that's what little-girls-in-combat policy is made of. The obvious has already been said about placing women in front-line . . .


Joe Biden: No reason to ban AR-15s
Selwyn Duke
January 28, 2013

Okay, half-slow laughin' Joe didn't actually say that, but he might as well have. While defending his position this past Thursday that banning the rifles . . .


The ignorance of anti-human David Attenborough
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2013

Liberal icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "You're entitled to your own opinions, but you're not entitled to your own facts." But that was decades ago, and . . .


When kids and guns mix
Selwyn Duke
January 13, 2013

We all know what can happen when kids and guns mix. And today I will tell you some stories about that very thing. The kids' names were Kendra and Alyssa, and . . .


When teachers aren't smarter than a fifth-grader
Selwyn Duke
January 11, 2013

When I've written about our listing mis-education system, my focus has mainly been on rampant political correctness, on how students learn few of the right . . .


Bank of America freezing gun manufacturer's accounts
Selwyn Duke
January 10, 2013

You might think that a professional outfit such as Bank of America operated based on stated policy and not caprice. But not according to owner of American . . .


Obama supporters are shocked, shocked, I tell you....
Selwyn Duke
January 8, 2013

My mother always used to say "Life is the best teacher." Sure is — and sometimes it smacks you right upside the head. It appears this has happened with . . .


Vote-stealing Dem pleads guilty to beating up girlfriend
Selwyn Duke
January 5, 2013

If you're a Democrat operative forced to resign for facilitating vote fraud, what do you do for a follow-up? If you said brutally attack your girlfriend, . . .


Six-year-old suspended for firing assault finger
Selwyn Duke
January 3, 2013

If you want to know why we're breeding some crazy youngsters nowadays, you only have to look at the adults surrounding them. A case in point is a Maryland . . .


Hey, libs, what about the employer's body?
Selwyn Duke
January 2, 2013

If a leftist expressed new-age spirituality and uttered the Zen idea that he was one with the Universe, I'd certainly believe him. What else could explain . . .


Piers Morgan takes aim at the Bible
Selwyn Duke
January 1, 2013

You've got to hand it to bloviating Brit Piers Morgan. While he got most of the facts wrong in his recent targeting of the Second Amendment, it hasn't stopped . . .


What would Jesus shoot?
Selwyn Duke
December 29, 2012

A co-religionist friend of mine asked some years ago, "What is the [Catholic] Church's teaching on firearms...? Does it recommend an assault rifle or a . . .


Revealing gun-owners' names reveals truth
Selwyn Duke
December 27, 2012

A birdcage liner in my county of Westchester, NY, The Journal News, has made national headlines by releasing the addresses of county residents licensed to own a . . .


It's official: Mayor Bloomberg needs mental help
Selwyn Duke
December 23, 2012

Since removing constitutional rights is all the rage now, I have to ask: when does dislocation from reality become severe enough to justify involuntary . . .


The end of the world
Selwyn Duke
December 22, 2012

This is the piece that will never be published. Haven't you heard? The world's going to end on December 21. End-of-the-world hysteria is rather . . .


Proof the left wants all guns outlawed
Selwyn Duke
December 21, 2012

It has been said that to identify a liar, look for contradiction, because it's hard keeping lies straight. It's no revelation that leftists would like to . . .


The Banana Republic Song
Selwyn Duke
December 20, 2012

Jail-bro, Jail-ail-ail-bro Darkness come and me hate ma' home Jail, me say jail, me say jail, me say jail Me say jail, me say jail-ail-ail-bro Darkness come . . .


Conservatives rationalize as America circles the drain
Selwyn Duke
December 19, 2012

It's often hard to accept the truth, especially when that truth is scary, when reality seems to offer you no solutions, only poison from which to pick. It's . . .


Time for schools to be gun-free free
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2012

If there's anything the Newtown massacre has proven, it's that school zones billed as "gun-free" cannot be guaranteed to thus be. They're only virtually . . .


Judge: "Choose Life" out in North Carolina
Selwyn Duke
December 12, 2012

Providing another example of why judicial review needs to be reviewed is U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, who just ruled that North Carolina may not . . .


Students forced to stand for "Black National Anthem"
Selwyn Duke
December 8, 2012

Students at Capital High School (CHS) in Charleston, West Virginia have been regularly forced to stand during the playing of a song known as "The Black National . . .


I'll see your economic collapse and raise you national demise
Selwyn Duke
December 5, 2012

Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there's much sympathy in Washington for tax increases. Even . . .


Another victory for the anti-Christian grinches
Selwyn Duke
December 3, 2012

The Salvation Army has long been a holy-day season fixture in front of my local supermarket, providing some Christmas sounds and cheer as it raises money to . . .


In defense of old white men
Selwyn Duke
November 30, 2012

While modern society prides itself on being unbiased, it's no exception to the rule that every age has its fashionable prejudices — and unfashionable . . .


Invasion of the liberal body snatchers
Selwyn Duke
November 24, 2012

When I was a younger and more naïve man, I sometimes thought to myself, "Boy, if I could just get a forum in which to express my ideas, I could really change . . .


What do we have to be thankful for?
Selwyn Duke
November 23, 2012

Among the beautiful messages in the 1937 film Captains Courageous is one relating to thankfulness. When spoiled rich kid Harvey says to Portuguese fisherman . . .


Maine's mysterious black voters
Selwyn Duke
November 22, 2012

There are endless "anecdotes" from the last election "that prove nothing about vote fraud," as the critics put it. And one that would be comical, were this not . . .


Useful liberal idiots and vote fraud
Selwyn Duke
November 19, 2012

Among the responses to my recent article on Democrat vote fraud were those of liberals who were happy to hear no evil, see no evil — and be the evil. . . .


Was the 2012 election stolen?
Selwyn Duke
November 16, 2012

As the 2012 election approached, conservative enthusiasm grew. Mitt Romney was drawing huge crowds while Barack Obama spoke in half-filled stadiums. All the . . .


Ebony vs. ivory: when Obama is 99% pure
Selwyn Duke
November 10, 2012

Perhaps we've discovered the real cherished "99 percent." Writing that "[s]ome Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election," . . .


Obama calling: America's life after death
Selwyn Duke
November 8, 2012

I have never been so unhappy to be right. I've long said that Barack Obama would win re-election, and two weeks ago I stated as much in print. In making this . . .


Third World corruption and the 2012 election
Selwyn Duke
November 7, 2012

One characteristic of Third World nations is corruption woven into the system. When I was in India many years ago, for instance, I learned you had to offer . . .


On angels and demons
Selwyn Duke
November 6, 2012

When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion of the Christ, he registered a . . .


If you're not reading this, please don't vote
Selwyn Duke
November 5, 2012

"I'm guessing that as soon as I walk into the voting booth, I'll probably make up my mind then." So said undecided voter Kerry Ladka, appearing on Greta Van . . .


Can Democrat-leaning voting machines win election for Obama?
Selwyn Duke
November 3, 2012

Imagine you go to the polls and choose Mitt Romney on an electronic machine, but your vote comes up Barack Obama. So you re-enter your choice, but the president . . .


When feminists criminalize "sexist" speech
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2012

If you want to know what Barack Obama and his fellow travelers have planned for us, you need look only at what their cutting-edge cousins have already . . .


Why accept contraception as a women's issue?
Selwyn Duke
October 31, 2012

While many points have been made about this campaign's contraception controversy, there's one that I haven't yet heard anyone mention. Why do we accept . . .


Barack Obama is a liar
Selwyn Duke
October 26, 2012

Calling someone a liar is a serious accusation. This is why, aside from the unwritten contract allowing for mutual prevarication, politicians are so reluctant . . .


Candy Crowley plays biggest loser with Obama
Selwyn Duke
October 18, 2012

You might think that with all the recent focus on media bias in debate moderation, Candy Crowley would have minded her p's and q's in last night's presidential . . .


Politicians, Catholicism and the false equivalence
Selwyn Duke
October 16, 2012

You've got to hand it to that Joe Biden. He certainly has chutzpah. After all, what do you call it when a man who was banned from receiving Communion diocese . . .


The truth on Biden's abortion malarkey
Selwyn Duke
October 15, 2012

When Joe Biden was asked about abortion in the vice-presidential debate last Thursday, he replied with what, in part, has become boilerplate. "I accept my . . .


Bus driver to conservative child: "Your mother should have chosen abortion for you"
Selwyn Duke
October 13, 2012

Actress Stacey Dash was attacked viciously on Twitter after she expressed support for Mitt Romney, with several people telling her "Kill yourself," another . . .


Biden's strategy: be a jerk
Selwyn Duke
October 12, 2012

Is there a human being on this Earth more obnoxious than Joe Biden? It appears that the following was his strategy in the vice-presidential debate: "Okay, I . . .


My answer for Lloyd Marcus
Selwyn Duke
October 11, 2012

"Everything I heard today is true. But, because of racism I suffered in my youth, I can not turn against Obama." According to conservative writer Lloyd Marcus, . . .


Do we want Mr. Nice Guy as president?
Selwyn Duke
October 5, 2012

Watching the debate on Wednesday, I truly can't imagine Barack Obama having come off as the more likeable candidate. Continuously glancing downwards, perhaps . . .


The sideshow at the DOJ
Selwyn Duke
August 26, 2012

Step right up, folks! We have here behind these mysterious walls curiosities to amaze and astound. See the lawyer with anger issues who'll scream at the court . . .


Hey, Fareed, you've got a paragraph; you didn't write that
Selwyn Duke
August 14, 2012

He really didn't. In penning his recent piece "The Case for Gun Control," Time editor and CNN host Fareed Zakaria actually made the case that he needs to . . .


The Olympics and feminist-style reporting
Selwyn Duke
August 3, 2012

It's difficult to say if the greatest drama of the 2012 Olympics has occurred inside or outside the athletic arena, but it's hard for anything to compare to the . . .


Grand Mufti Emanuel's Chicago values
Selwyn Duke
July 30, 2012

When Rahm Emanuel ascended to the top of Chicago's political heap last year, it was thought to have been the result of a citywide election that won him the . . .


What everyone forgets when debating gun control
Selwyn Duke
July 28, 2012

In the wake of the Aurora mass shooting, the usual pattern is playing out with respect to gun control. People such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Piers Morgan and . . .


The Aurora propaganda award goes to...
Selwyn Duke
July 26, 2012

The New York Daily News. Hands down. The winning entry is an anti-Second Amendment Rights piece written in the wake of the Colorado tragedy, one in which . . .


Tea party targeted by "All the Bolsheviks' Children" (ABC)
Selwyn Duke
July 23, 2012

It wasn't just that ABC's Brian Ross was wrong in suggesting that the "Jim Holmes" he found on a Tea Party website was the same man who committed the heinous . . .


Please, no rice with that Romney
Selwyn Duke
July 15, 2012

With the rumor that Condoleezza Rice is a frontrunner to be Mitt Romney's vice-presidential pick, she's the talk of the town. She's so intelligent, so . . .


The real reason John Roberts upheld Obamacare?
Selwyn Duke
July 12, 2012

It's now well established that Chief Justice John Roberts had ulterior motives for upholding ObamaCare. The usual theories involve his being concerned about . . .


Arrest Eric Holder
Selwyn Duke
July 3, 2012

The House has voted overwhelmingly to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on the Fast and Furious scandal, but where do we go . . .


The un-American sin of property taxes
Selwyn Duke
June 13, 2012

When North Dakotans went to the polls on Tuesday, they had a chance to strike a blow for freedom and make their state the first in the nation to ban all . . .


The immorality of liberals
Selwyn Duke
June 10, 2012

"I think he did the right thing," said the man, emphatically, in reference to Bill Clinton's 1990s infidelity with Monica Lewinsky. The sentiment, expressed . . .


Is this Barack Obama's brain on drugs?
Selwyn Duke
May 30, 2012

We all know the difference between normal mistakes and those that hint at a deeper, more frightening problem, such as Alzheimer's or another brain condition.  . . .


Demographic tipping point: whites now less than half of US births
Selwyn Duke
May 23, 2012

Bill Clinton once said that he looked forward to the day when whites were a minority in America. While he won't live to see such a time, a demographic milestone . . .


The real news today: Obama was always for faux marriage
Selwyn Duke
May 12, 2012

So another mask has dropped. Barack Obama made history Wednesday in becoming the first president to announce support for faux marriage. And on January 20th, . . .


Why the health Nazis are on the march
Selwyn Duke
May 11, 2012

They say "Jolly is the fat man," but perhaps not when he's being chased (and, I'm sure, caught) like a Frankenstein monster by the Body Cult crazies. And that . . .


Hokumhontas Warren's stupid horse moment
Selwyn Duke
May 6, 2012

Many critics have called Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren a "racist" for relating a family story about how her grandfather had "high cheekbones . . .


Birmingham News drops the ball on black-on-white crime
Selwyn Duke
April 16, 2012

This past Tuesday I reported on the stabbing of white truck driver Nick Stokes by members of a black motorcycle gang called the Outcasts of Alabama. It's not . . .


Obama's America: why black grievance will never end
Selwyn Duke
April 13, 2012

When I was 12 years old, I played tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I . . .


Police to white victim: we "don't mess" with black gang
Selwyn Duke
April 12, 2012

Most of us have heard about how the media won't report on black-on-white crime. We also may know that authorities sometimes sweep it under the rug due to . . .


Why Obama's birth certificate matters, especially now
Selwyn Duke
March 21, 2012

There was a time when someone could perhaps justify sitting on the fence on the matter of Barack Obama's birth certificate. There were those on the left who . . .


Was boy in K.C. fire attack burned by his school's racist teaching?
Selwyn Duke
March 8, 2012

The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. "What would you know about it?" exclaimed the teacher dismissively. "You're not our race." This was . . .


She's no fluke: is the word "slut" still relevant?
Selwyn Duke
March 6, 2012

A woman close to me once characterized the sea change in our society well. "Years ago you knew who the bad girls were," said she. "Now you know who the good . . .


When conservatives wax liberal: is sex a qualification?
Selwyn Duke
February 21, 2012

Is it a conservative position that only women are qualified to comment on abortion? A writer named Leann Horrocks certainly seems to think so. In an . . .


Are conservatives with Ginsburg or the founders on the Constitution?
Selwyn Duke
February 19, 2012

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Egypt recently that she "would not look to the U.S. Constitution if [she] were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," it . . .


Samuel L. Jackson drops the act: admits he only voted for Obama because of race
Selwyn Duke
February 15, 2012

Hey, Jackson, is it Samuel L. or Jesse? Actually, it's more likely that the actor was channeling Jeremiah Wright. In a racial-epithet-laced interview with . . .


How to win the marriage debate: the flaw in the Ninth Circuit's (and most everyone else's) reasoning
Selwyn Duke
February 10, 2012

The big news on the culture-war front is a federal court's striking down of Proposition 8, California's constitutional amendment protecting marriage. In a two . . .


A beating and racial slurs -- but no hate-crime charges
Selwyn Duke
February 8, 2012

Ah, the left-wing capacity for rationalization knows no bounds. While we're told that even substantive criticism of Barack Obama is driven by the hatefulness . . .


In praise of a do-nothing Congress
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2012

Here's a question: how can we expect to have small government if we condemn Congress for not growing it? It's always a disturbing experience when you're . . .


If Republicans want to win, they must rebrand "capitalism"
Selwyn Duke
January 19, 2012

One of the simplest rhetorical truths is that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate. Yet, amazingly, we still see experienced . . .


The myth of bad Republican candidates
Selwyn Duke
January 13, 2012

Repeat a big Democrat talking point often enough, and it becomes the truth. There is a certain liberal narrative that has recently filtered down to many . . .


What conservatives and the GOP dare not say about immigration
Selwyn Duke
January 7, 2012

In a recent election piece, pundit Ann Coulter identified illegal migration as one of the two most important issues of our time. She writes that if we fail at . . .


Upset about Big Brother's ban on incandescent bulbs? Buy a heatball!
Selwyn Duke
December 31, 2011

This is just too good. Many of you know that in a few days the federal ban on conventional incandescent light bulbs will go into effect. And while House . . .


Herman Cain and the experience factor
Selwyn Duke
November 7, 2011

People use many words today without fully knowing what they mean — or should mean. "Tolerance," "gender" and "truth" come to mind. But then there is one . . .


Will Newt Gingrich win the Republican nomination?
Selwyn Duke
November 6, 2011

If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far, this campaign season has . . .


The tax plan that's better than Cain's, Perry's or Gingrich's
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2011

Bold tax reform is front and center this campaign season. First Herman Cain made waves and poll headway with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which involves national 9 . . .


Clinton's cackling at Cain takes the cake
Selwyn Duke
October 25, 2011

Upon watching footage of Hillary Clinton mocking Herman Cain in Afghan president Hamid Karzai's presence, one could wonder: would she really want to stack her . . .


Political persecution in Maricopa County
Selwyn Duke
October 13, 2011

When we think of political persecution, places such as Tiananmen Square may come to mind. Increasingly, however, this tool of tyranny is coming to our shores  . . .


"The black US attorney has common cause with the black criminal"
Selwyn Duke
October 9, 2011

According to Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, AG Eric Holder has a certain something in his wallet. It is a quotation — and he has . . .


How conservative candidates can give us a RINO nominee
Selwyn Duke
October 6, 2011

While I certainly understand the frustration of those who complain of RINO primary rise, it's important to accept the reality of how it happens. It is not, as . . .


"Why do women always....?": Generalizations and the building blocks of reality
Selwyn Duke
October 1, 2011

Recently I wrote an article about women's tendency to support statist candidates. As my emails attest, it was met with quite a positive response. Yet, not . . .


Morgan Freeman is a prejudiced man
Selwyn Duke
September 29, 2011

When someone insists on making negative judgments about a group, in the face of numerous facts saying otherwise, what do you call it? As most already know, . . .


The Security Sex
Selwyn Duke
September 21, 2011

We have all heard about the sex gap in voting patterns. This is the phenomenon whereby, in every election, women are far more likely to support liberal . . .


That presidential look: the bad, the beautiful and voting-booth realities
Selwyn Duke
September 16, 2011

While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously . . .


When love was a warm toy gun
Selwyn Duke
September 13, 2011

In a way, commercials can tell you more about how we've changed than history books. The other day I came across the following 1960s TV commercial on YouTube; . . .


My solution: how to restore freedom of association and end government tyranny
Selwyn Duke
September 1, 2011

Unfortunately, many Americans have become inured to the trampling of freedom of association. You can work your fingers to the bone starting a business, and the . . .


President downgrade
Selwyn Duke
August 12, 2011

When Barack Obama promised change that would transform America, most never suspected that he would make history by presiding over the nation's first-ever credit . . .


The myth of white privilege
Selwyn Duke
July 29, 2011

Something must be wrong. My finances are in shambles; mainstream newspapers won't publish my pieces; and, no matter how much I try to convince Fox News that . . .


Three-monkey authorities ignoring another black-on-white "hate crime"
Selwyn Duke
July 21, 2011

Like the three monkeys who see, hear and speak no evil, our authorities seem intent on ignoring the true nature of yet another black-on-white racial attack. In . . .


MediaMatters takes another shot at stirring up anti-truth outrage
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2011

It really is a shame when a media watchdog has a twisted nose that mistakes putrescence for floral aroma — and vice versa. In a piece published Monday, . . .


Noam Chomsky gets half a clue
Selwyn Duke
July 6, 2011

Of all idiots, none is so useful as he who can masquerade as a genius. MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky recently denounced Hugo Chavez, accusing the . . .


Politically correct Washington Supreme Court overturns murder conviction
Selwyn Duke
June 14, 2011

In 2007, Kevin L. Monday Jr. was convicted for the murder of Francisco Green and received 64 years in prison. The incident ad been caught on a 3-minute video . . .


Dalai Lama: "I am a Marxist"
Selwyn Duke
June 11, 2011

There is no better way to proclaim your lack of spiritual and philosophical depth than by, two decades after the fall of communism, disclosing that you're . . .


The American flag is "offensive" in schools now
Selwyn Duke
May 17, 2011

Increasingly, it seems that the American flag is joining toy guns and dodgeball on the banned-from-school list. And the latest story on this front involves The . . .


Importing disaster: demographic changes mean Democrat future
Selwyn Duke
April 28, 2011

At a gathering some years ago, I had a political conversation with a man who had recently arrived here from Denmark. He was advocating his home country's . . .


No, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Selwyn Duke
April 21, 2011

The American Thinker's Rick Moran recently wrote a blog piece about how some Catholics in France destroyed two of Andres Serrano's creations, excreta that some . . .


Yes, violence can be the answer
Selwyn Duke
March 24, 2011

It was the body slam heard around the world. When some Australian schoolboys decided to videotape themselves bullying 15-year old Casey Heynes, one of them got . . .


Wrestling with morality: boys vs. girls on the mat
Selwyn Duke
February 28, 2011

Imagine that you're a young adolescent boy. Like many your age, you're shy around girls, perhaps to the point at which even talking to one might make your . . .


Journalist in France convicted for anti-Muslim hate speech
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2011

We've heard a lot about Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian whose warnings about Muslim influence in his nation place him in the crosshairs of the powers . . .


What Justin Bieber and General McChrystal have in common
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2011

Well, Justin Bieber has lost his political virginity. And it was taken by, of all people, the stoners at Rolling Stone magazine. Excerpts released from an . . .


Dallas politician: "All of you are white. Go to hell!"
Selwyn Duke
February 17, 2011

Most of you won't know the name John Wiley Price, but he's obviously a man well qualified to hold a position at the Eric Holder Justice Department. What has . . .


Democrazy: Egypt and the eternal constitution
Selwyn Duke
February 11, 2011

A little less than a century ago, the West entertained the notion that WWI would be "the war to end all wars." Insofar as this was seriousness and not just . . .


The Independent's over-the-top anti-Catholic bias
Selwyn Duke
February 10, 2011

Except for those still caught in the web of the media matrix, it's no secret that the Fossil Press seeks to destroy conservatism, tradition and Christianity.  . . .


The Brit PM's limp-wristed attack on multiculturalism
Selwyn Duke
February 9, 2011

A sad testimonial as to the effete state of Western culture is that even ineffectual, feminized defenses of it are applauded as brave. Case in point: British . . .


The nanny staters at life's dangerous intersections
Selwyn Duke
January 31, 2011

Increasingly, our government reminds me of a certain old Star Trek episode. It was titled "I, Mudd," and in it the Enterprise explorers found themselves in the . . .


Is it time to expand the Fairness Doctrine?
Selwyn Duke
January 27, 2011

In keeping with the demagogue's credo "Never let a good tragedy go to waste," some among us are extracting as much mileage from the Jared Loughner massacre as . . .


The great race deception
Selwyn Duke
January 25, 2011

Just about two years ago, people were speaking of a new era: post-racial America. Well, it occurs to me that if we get any more post-racial, we'll have a race . . .


Walking short: the life and lies of Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
Selwyn Duke
January 12, 2011

The obvious villain in the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy is the man who caused it, the very disturbed Jared Lee Loughner. Sadly, though, there have been villains . . .


Attacking the family: making the terms "father" and "mother" passé
Selwyn Duke
January 10, 2011

It seems that our neutered, post-Christian culture just can't do enough to vindicate Muslims' accusation of Western decadence. And the latest affront to common . . .


The missing link in the evolution of Barack Obama
Selwyn Duke
December 30, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) One of the problems with the idea of "American exceptionalism" is that it exacerbates a kind of complacency common . . .


Citizen, class warrior, Florida school board gunman...and good humanist
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2010

In the film "The Devil's Advocate," Satan poses as a powerful attorney bent on undermining man through the law. When he finally reveals himself to the main . . .


Ending the TSA madness: listen up, folks, here's how you win the profiling debate
Selwyn Duke
December 13, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) One thing that saddens me about the TSA security controversy is that we're missing a great opportunity. Sure, the . . .


Whoopi Goldberg's ignorance
Selwyn Duke
November 30, 2010

Since I'm well aware of how leftists' claims of erudition are as empty as their ideology, not many of their failures surprise me. But an exception came last . . .


You can touch my junk, but nothing else
Selwyn Duke
November 27, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Now that "Don't touch my junk!" has become a rallying cry, I must ask a question: What's with this youth-culture . . .


Profile Muslims or pat down the masses?
Selwyn Duke
November 20, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) With all the bad press the TSA has received recently, we can't be sure if the acronym stands for Transportation . . .


Caught red-handed: CBS reporters' scheme to undermine Republican Joe Miller
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) In a case of JournoList redux, mainstream media reporters have again shown that their business is propaganda, not . . .


When the Democrat Party left you behind
Selwyn Duke
November 1, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Many years ago, a very nice lady with whom I was having a political discussion announced to me, "I'm a Democrat."  . . .


The Democrats' final recourse: massive vote fraud
Selwyn Duke
October 29, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight . . .


If you're not reading this article, please don't vote
Selwyn Duke
October 24, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) It has become apparent that most Americans simply don't take voting very seriously. This is especially true of . . .


Yes, folks, we all would legislate morality (psst, even you libertarians)
Selwyn Duke
October 20, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Really, I must be a glutton for punishment. During the past couple of weeks, I wrote two articles on . . .


Libertarianism's folly, Part Two
Selwyn Duke
October 13, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) In a piece I recently wrote about the dangers inherent in libertarianism, I pointed out that libertarians, by . . .


Libertarianism's folly: when the "live and let live" mentality becomes vice
Selwyn Duke
October 5, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While there was a time when I might have described myself as a libertarian, those days are long gone. In fact, I . . .


Analyzing extremism: O'Donnell vs. Coons
Selwyn Duke
September 23, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Unlike for most Americans, the Delaware senatorial primary was not my first introduction to Christine O'Donnell.  . . .


Barack Obama: the man who would be God?
Selwyn Duke
September 21, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) When writing about Barack Obama's religious orientation recently, I pointed out that while I do believe he favors . . .


Bill Clinton helps the Republicans run against Bush
Selwyn Duke
September 17, 2010

You've probably heard that joke concerning what's actually happening when Bill Clinton's lips are moving, but sometimes the truth does manage to negotiate his . . .


The envious feminist
Selwyn Duke
September 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) People are emotional beings, often governed more by feelings than reason. And this is never truer than with . . .


Muslim soldier refuses deployment: won't be part of any war "U.S. army would conceivably participate in"
Selwyn Duke
August 31, 2010

Twenty-year-old Naser Abdo joined the U.S. Army more than a year ago. Now that it's time to be sent to Afghanistan, however, he's having second thoughts. He . . .


The truth about Obama's Muslim 'faith'
Selwyn Duke
August 25, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Now that Barack Obama has decided to be for the Ground Zero mosque before being implicitly against it (perhaps), . . .


Lack of intellectualism is losing the marriage debate
Selwyn Duke
August 14, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Judge Vaughn Walker's legal ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 certainly was no triumph of . . .


Hello, I'm a racist, pleased to meet you
Selwyn Duke
July 24, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) There is such a thing as a conditioned response. Here's an example: Leftists call conservatives "racists." . . .


Immigration, reconsidered
Selwyn Duke
July 15, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While the Obama administration has chosen the southern side in the Mexican-Arizonan border war, most Americans . . .


Why Kagan is unqualified -- and dangerous
Selwyn Duke
July 6, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Despite being thoroughly unqualified to occupy the bench, Elena Kagan will most likely be confirmed to the Supreme . . .


Barack Obama's Attention Deficit Disorder
Selwyn Duke
July 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) While I'm no fan of the Attention Deficit Disorder diagnosis, I think it may be applicable to Barack Obama. After . . .


Would you rather have Obama golf or govern?
Selwyn Duke
June 30, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) After seeing Barack Obama's golf swing, I'm confronted with the staggering possibility that he might actually be . . .


Online society, offline civilization: how the internet is ushering in the end of the age
Selwyn Duke
June 25, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) When people discuss the overall effects of the Internet, they will weigh the good and the bad. On one side, they . . .


Goodbye to one man, one vote
Selwyn Duke
June 17, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) If you thought that "one man, one vote" reflected the full flowering of representative democracy, think again. In . . .


Why Arizona should "racially profile"
Selwyn Duke
May 19, 2010

When the Times Square bombing suspect was first reported to be a "white male," I shook my head. I knew that, despite Mayor Bloomberg's asinine musings about . . .


Cinco to midnight: the great Mexican end game
Selwyn Duke
May 17, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) Recently, columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed support for amnesty for illegals, while Newt Gingrich advocated . . .


Are the Church abuse cases problems of homosexuality?
Selwyn Duke
April 16, 2010

(Originally published by American Thinker) Contradiction is no stranger to the mainstream media, and it is on full display in their treatment of Catholic . . .


The states must rise again: the only way to combat Obama's socialist agenda
Selwyn Duke
April 7, 2010

With the passage of ObamaCare coming on the heels of government takeover of industries and taxpayer-funded bailouts of the irresponsible, many are wondering how . . .


The scandal driving the church sex scandal
Selwyn Duke
April 2, 2010

(Originally published at American Thinker) We've all heard the story. Hundreds of young sexual abuse victims long afraid to come forward for fear of . . .


Our problem is a lack of health care -- the moral variety
Selwyn Duke
March 26, 2010

Originally published at American Thinker There was, of course, nothing unpredictable about Sunday's health-care vote. It was fairly obvious that the Chicago . . .


And that's all he has to say about that: Tom Hanks and twisted history
Selwyn Duke
March 18, 2010

Stupid is as Hollywood does . . . and does and does and does. And the latest example is Forrest Hanks, who has just managed to graduate — in the Tinseltown U. . . .


Why many American Christians really are un-Christian
Selwyn Duke
March 1, 2010

Published by American Thinker In this age of media insolvency and newsroom job cuts, I sometimes think that restaurant reviewers are doubling as religion . . .


Time to turn up the heat on the warmists
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2010

Published at American Thinker At one time some would call them "deniers." The more generous called them "skeptics." But now, increasingly, it appears that . . .


Is "journalist" another job Americans won't do?
Selwyn Duke
February 21, 2010

Published at American Thinker Whenever criticizing grammar and punctuation, you run the risk of being labeled punctilious. Worse still, since even many good . . .


Culture in the Rye
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2010

Originally published by American Thinker Many years ago, I was told a story by a woman I knew whose son had been diagnosed with "A.D.D." She said that she . . .


Obama's healthcare discrimination: making some more equal than others
Selwyn Duke
January 20, 2010

One thing we get with our mother's milk today is revulsion for what civil-rights lawyers call "invidious" discrimination. For the civil-rights lawyers who . . .


What is more troubling than Pat Robertson's remarks?
Selwyn Duke
January 19, 2010

Of all the responses to the devastation in Haiti, the most copy-worthy is televangelist Pat Robertson's claim that the earthquake was divine retribution. In . . .


Understanding the global-warming jihadists
Selwyn Duke
December 19, 2009

"I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather," said John Burroughs in 1877. Today, anxiety about the weather is more common than ever, although it's . . .


Do not blame Barack
Selwyn Duke
October 6, 2009

Contrary to what my title indicates, I probably judge Barack Obama more harshly than most reading this page. I don't think he is just a misguided ideologue or . . .


Death of the West: our sexual identity crisis
Selwyn Duke
September 29, 2009

Perhaps you've heard the tragic story of David Reimer. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1966, David was the victim of a botched circumcision that left his . . .


YouTube caught red-handed cooking stats for Obama
Selwyn Duke
September 24, 2009

News aggregator DrudgeReport.com is currently linking to a YouTube video of a government schoolteacher instructing young students to praise Obama in song. While . . .


Talk show host Michael Savage's website attacked by hackers
Selwyn Duke
September 11, 2009

A little while back, talk show host Michael Savage had to endure an attack on his character when the British government associated him with terrorists and other . . .


The race idiots
Selwyn Duke
August 24, 2009

With relativistic people, there is no such thing as a true axiom, yet you'd never know it listening to our modern mantras. We hear things such as "Our strength . . .


All the president's bigoted men
Selwyn Duke
August 17, 2009

When Barack Obama said that the Henry Louis Gates affair was a teaching moment, he spoke truly. But the key is ensuring that the right things are taught and . . .


Empty cradles, demographic destiny, and the death of the West
Selwyn Duke
August 13, 2009

While the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding was good cinema, it was also a big fat Hollywood fiction. With Greece's fertility rate of 1.36 children per woman — . . .


Why I must defend Barbara Boxer
Selwyn Duke
July 28, 2009

We've all heard about the little dust-up between Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry Alford and Democrat senator Barbara Boxer during an . . .


Britannia ruled by knaves: Savage banned to fill white man quota
Selwyn Duke
July 27, 2009

When I first heard that radio host Michael Savage had been banned from traveling to England along with an assortment of Moslem terrorists and other miscreants, . . .


Can Obama spell "failure"?
Selwyn Duke
July 15, 2009

There actually was a time when an "e" ended a political career. Or, at least, the misuse of an "e." I refer to that fateful day in 1992 when Vice President . . .


U.S. News and hot, sexy chicks
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2009

If you've ever seen the movie Idiocracy, the title of this piece may seem familiar. The film is a dystopian comedy about a futuristic America in which complete . . .


Gang attacks white family, shouts "this is a black world"; police "aren't ready to call it a hate crime"
Selwyn Duke
July 9, 2009

Many opponents of hate-crime laws have long pointed out that they will never be applied equitably. The laws exist solely to punish members of politically . . .


Mark Sanford and the left's Romper Room commentary
Selwyn Duke
July 7, 2009

There is probably nothing that pleases our libertine left more than a social conservative's fall from grace. Just witness the predictable feeding frenzy that . . .


The ugly face behind the mask of liberalism
Selwyn Duke
July 2, 2009

It has been interesting watching the response to the Honduran military's recent ousting of its nation's president, Manuel Zelaya. Barack Obama called the . . .


Which side really inspires violence, the right or left?
Selwyn Duke
June 22, 2009

Is the right responsible for inspiring murder, such as that of late-term abortionist George Tiller by Kansas native Scott Roeder? Some certainly seem to think . . .


Stopping truth at the border: banning Michael Savage from Britain
Selwyn Duke
May 6, 2009

When I awoke Tuesday morning, I ambled over to the computer, as is my wont, and made my usual cyber rounds. I logged on to the Drudge Report and, lo and behold . . .


Why the law is foreign to Ginsberg
Selwyn Duke
April 27, 2009

There is an old saying, "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself." Truer words . . .


Barack Obama: chairman of the bored
Selwyn Duke
April 16, 2009

Perhaps I was wrong about Barack Obama. Maybe his words can bring peace to the world. That is to say, if he keeps talking, he just may put all the world's . . .


Notre Dame's betrayal of faith
Selwyn Duke
April 6, 2009

When John the Baptist said to King Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife," the price he paid was his head on a platter. He had spoken . . .


It's time for a Greed Czar
Selwyn Duke
March 26, 2009

With the recent passage of the "TARP bonus" bill, it's obvious that our politicians are finally serious about tackling the problem of greed. It's about time, . . .


How to use your children to annoy a liberal
Selwyn Duke
March 24, 2009

Since liberals place a premium on tolerance, the loving and charitable thing to do is help them develop it. Note here that, unbeknownst to many, tolerance . . .


We need something stronger than Steele
Selwyn Duke
March 19, 2009

Most of us place politicians down at the level of used-car salesmen, personal injury lawyers and Hollywood actors. In fact, they're much like actors, only, . . .


Obama gunning for the Second Amendment
Selwyn Duke
March 18, 2009

This will seem like a strange way to open a piece of commentary, but the gun owners who voted for Barack Obama believing he respected Second Amendment rights . . .


Obama: "I am not an animal!"
Selwyn Duke
March 11, 2009

Actually, Obama said, in so many words, "I am not a socialist!" in a delayed-reaction response to a question from a New York Times reporter. That is to say, . . .


In defense of the white man
Selwyn Duke
February 24, 2009

While many believe that prejudice has diminished over time, it's not really true. Prejudice is much like the wind: Its direction changes, and the sheltered and . . .


Giving Obama a chance
Selwyn Duke
February 20, 2009

Being a cerebral sort, when I ponder President Obama's seduction of America, I think of the story of the snake and the duck. To be brief, the snake wants the . . .


Defending the Pope
Selwyn Duke
February 13, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has found himself in a maelstrom of controversy over his lifting of the excommunication of Richard Williamson, an illegally-consecrated . . .


Yes, Rush, I hope Obama fails, too
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2009

Ever since President Obama (PBUH) dropped Rush Limbaugh's name recently, the talk-show host has figured prominently in the news. And now he is being attacked . . .


The artificial reality of the matrix media
Selwyn Duke
January 16, 2009

A common defense of error today is to say, with due indignation, "I have a right to my opinion!" Legally this is true, given that our First Amendment is extant . . .


Our bailout culture and the beauty of bankruptcy
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2008

The story of the Prodigal Son teaches a beautiful lesson about repentance and forgiveness. As you may know, it involves a lazy, irresponsible young man who . . .


The Ignoramus Americus
Selwyn Duke
December 15, 2008

There is often a profound difference between morality and legality, and, if this were a just world, a good percentage of the American left would be tried for . . .


The socialist and the stone
Selwyn Duke
December 11, 2008

When I was still within a stones' throw of ladhood, I had an acquaintance who was essentially a socialist. I can't say for sure he proclaimed himself as such — . . .


Race in the third millennium
Selwyn Duke
November 25, 2008

Although the show was propaganda produced by leftist Norman Lear, no one could accuse "All in the Family" of not being funny. Its protagonist, blue-collar . . .


Obama: fear and the security force
Selwyn Duke
November 17, 2008

In all my life I have never seen such intense emotion surrounding a leader as that evoked by Barack Obama. Even Ronald Reagan, the Gipper himself, didn't enjoy . . .


How Barack Obama will ensure his victory in 2012
Selwyn Duke
November 13, 2008

Even before the election, with the realization that a Barack Obama presidency lay on the horizon, many saw a silver lining in the cloud that drifted into . . .


The French first lady: eye candy and air
Selwyn Duke
November 11, 2008

It's hard to shock a man living in a planetary insane asylum, so it doesn't raise my eyebrows when I watch a people commit suicide. Nevertheless, I had to . . .


Obama the justifier
Selwyn Duke
November 2, 2008

Election reportage is reaching a fever pitch, and one of the hottest stories concerns a recently revealed interview Barack Obama gave to Chicago Public Radio in . . .


The terrorist attack of 2010
Selwyn Duke
October 24, 2008

The date is November 9, 2010, and you turn on the radio to listen to the news over morning coffee. Economic times have been tough, and you're not expecting . . .


Barack Obama's campaign of the lie
Selwyn Duke
October 17, 2008

Absent the ability to read minds and hearts, I can't really tell you if Barack Obama is uniquely dishonest. What is for certain, though, is that his campaign . . .


The Obama Youth
Selwyn Duke
October 2, 2008

It really does seem that the more evil a movement is, the more likely it is to enlist children in its cause. (Well, they really do make beautiful little human . . .


Does pro-life now mean pro-libertinism?
Selwyn Duke
September 26, 2008

At NationalPost.com, journalist David Frum has a piece in which he discusses what he perceives to be the transformation of the pro-life movement. His thesis is . . .


Political elections, cultural elections, and the votes that really matter
Selwyn Duke
September 19, 2008

To be honest, treating politics isn't my favorite pastime. Sure, like other commentators I do it, but it's not something I can truly sink my teeth into. I'll . . .


Is the presidency above Obama's pay grade?
Selwyn Duke
August 27, 2008

It's interesting to hear the euphemisms bandied about in campaigns. After Barack Obama's and John McCain's appearance a week ago at Saddleback Church, for . . .


Why John Edwards' affair matters
Selwyn Duke
August 14, 2008

It has become a stereotypical pattern with men. A lad with a salad-days libido has a girl in every port, plays fast and loose with feelings and breaks hearts.  . . .


Barack Obama and defining anti-Americanism downwards
Selwyn Duke
August 4, 2008

If Barack Obama sought to win the votes of Germans, he need seek no more. Of course, his new image was all the rage in the Old World long before he gave his . . .


Judgmentally impaired should get off Michael Savage's back
Selwyn Duke
July 21, 2008

It seems as if taking offense is the recreation of choice in modern America. The latest example (of which I'm aware; I'm sure our UPS {umbrage per second} . . .


Barack Obama and equal pay for women
Selwyn Duke
July 10, 2008

What do you call a man who sermonizes about the evils of paying women less than men but allows that very practice in his own office? While a certain . . .


The war on boys: where feminists and men's rights activists go wrong
Selwyn Duke
June 25, 2008

One problem with one-issue activists, it seems, is that they often view matters from only one dimension. This has always been one of the characteristics of . . .


A socialist by any other name . . .
Selwyn Duke
June 23, 2008

One of the consequences of being right in an age of lies is that it brands you as a radical. Remember that being an extremist doesn't mean you're wrong, but . . .


The crime of being white
Selwyn Duke
May 27, 2008

Just recently I wrote a piece about Keith John Sampson, a college student who was charged with "racial harassment" for reading an anti-Ku Klux Klan book. Not . . .


Read a book, get charged with racial harassment
Selwyn Duke
May 15, 2008

The May 9 edition of the New York Post carries a short article by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student named Keith John Sampson. He . . .


The hard truth about a soft science: Why psychology does more harm than good
Selwyn Duke
April 30, 2008

In his book The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud said of religion and morality, "It would be an undoubted advantage if we were to leave God out . . .


When will we admit the truth about Barack Obama?
Selwyn Duke
April 28, 2008

If you interview someone for a job, you'll expect him to tell you what you want to hear. There'll be a façade, and his darker side will remain well-hidden. Now, . . .


Unfair and unbalanced
Selwyn Duke
April 15, 2008

The phrase "fair and balanced" certainly has a positive connotation. It is thought the greatest quality a news outlet can possess; it has even become a motto of . . .


What should our reaction be when others pray for our conversion?
Selwyn Duke
April 1, 2008

There recently was a story about a German Jewish leader, Charlotte Knobloch, who criticized Pope Benedict XVI for allowing a traditional Easter prayer that . . .


Cultural affirmative action
Selwyn Duke
March 27, 2008

In a way, I prefer the old, overt affirmative action. While it was government-sanctioned discrimination, at least it was, in some measure, more honest than our . . .


Taking a toll on the people
Selwyn Duke
March 17, 2008

You're driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), heading toward the Big Apple. Cruising along, you pass exits 7, then 8, 9, 10 and 11, and everything is . . .


Conservatism is dead--long live conservatism?
Selwyn Duke
February 19, 2008

It seems like just yesterday that many were reading liberalism's epitaph. After the Reagan years, Republican Revolution of 1994, retreat of the gun-control . . .


The wrath of John
Selwyn Duke
February 7, 2008

Writing in the New York Post, columnist John Hurt warns of the obvious. John McCain may be campaigning as a conservative, says he, but once in office the . . .


The Clintons, race, and the 50-year-old calculation
Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2008

Since I think the Clintons would probably sell their souls and firstborn for another White House tenure, the idea they would play the race card raises no . . .


Election year nonsense
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2008

To use a play on Winston Churchill's cynical words, the best argument against democracy is a five-minute perusal of election coverage. Another way to put it — . . .


Hoisted with their politically-correct petards
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2008

What goes around certainly does come around. The first black president's wife isn't black enough to be immune from charges of bigotry. Isn't it delicious?  . . .


Trying to kill the immigration card
Selwyn Duke
January 19, 2008

With the victories of Mike Huckabee and John McCain in the first two primary contests and Mitt Romney's failures prior to Michigan, a fiction is being bandied . . .


The race for the American mind
Selwyn Duke
January 15, 2008

Last year's scamnesty bill had widespread support among the powers-that-be, with the president, the Democrat majority and mainstream media all singing its . . .


The Plastic Lady
Selwyn Duke
January 10, 2008

The pundits were writing Plastic Lady's epitaph, Pointing to lines going down on a graph. She had a bad finish out west a little ways; To socialist Utopians, . . .


The Church of Huck: Growing government in the name of religion
Selwyn Duke
December 26, 2007

There is a candidate in the presidential race who has a serious religion problem. No, it's not Mormon Mitt or recently-religious Rudy. It is Mike Huckabee.  . . .


The Huckabee hustle
Selwyn Duke
December 21, 2007

When evangelicals embraced Jimmy Carter during the 1976 presidential campaign, they didn't know he would repudiate the Southern Baptist Convention a generation . . .


Al Gore opens mouth, increases carbon footprint
Selwyn Duke
December 17, 2007

Speaking today to COOL-IT (Communists for Only Onerous and Lofty Industrial Taxation) in Nome, Alaska, former vice-president Al Gore criticized the United . . .


How free are we, really?
Selwyn Duke
December 13, 2007

We Americans take great pride in our freedom. We call ourselves "the land of the free, home of the brave," have Lady Liberty in New York Harbor and the Liberty . . .


He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice . . . or stupid
Selwyn Duke
December 3, 2007

Sometimes I could believe I was living in the Matrix. Only, I can't imagine sentient programs creating a world as irrational as ours. We've come to expect . . .


Moslem group attacks Michael Savage: The battle between taquiya and talk radio
Selwyn Duke
November 28, 2007

You will have to forgive me, but I have a difficult time taking the war against Moslem extremists seriously. No, I haven't become the latest in a line of anti . . .


Because she's a woman
Selwyn Duke
November 24, 2007

It's very easy to fall behind the times. It is for this reason that you find parents who never seem to really know what the younger generation is involved in, . . .


Stereotyping 101
Selwyn Duke
November 15, 2007

In a racial profiling lawsuit against the Maryland State Police (MSP), a plaintiff's attorney named Eliza Leighton said that some training documents contain  . . .


Iraq: The folly of deifying democracy
Selwyn Duke
October 28, 2007

We hear lots of criticism of the Iraq venture from the left, right and center. There is everything from silly notions about presidential prevarication to how  . . .


Can we please define 'racism'?
Selwyn Duke
October 21, 2007

James Watson, the geneticist who helped unravel the structure of DNA, came under fire for saying that Africans are not as intelligent as Westerners. Aside from . . .


Evil
Selwyn Duke
October 18, 2007

Man has long asked how a loving God could allow evil to exist in the world. It's an age-old philosophical question that can cause those who want faith to doubt . . .


Un-American San Francisco supervisors condemn Michael Savage
Selwyn Duke
October 4, 2007

It cannot be a coincidence that those who preach tolerance the most are often the most intolerable. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to . . .


Banning boyhood
Selwyn Duke
October 1, 2007

Huck Finn must be spinning in his literary grave. Just recently a Colorado Springs, Co., elementary school banned tag during recess, joining other schools that . . .


When hypocrisy is a good thing
Selwyn Duke
September 24, 2007

Many leftist partisans are licking their chops over the revelation that Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig solicited sex from a male undercover detective in a . . .


Homo-expect-us: Imposing values on Christians
Selwyn Duke
August 23, 2007

There is a maelstrom brewing around High Point Church in Arlington, Texas. Church officials had offered to host a funeral for a homosexual man, Cecil Sinclair, . . .


Race-baiting politician attacks Michael Savage
Selwyn Duke
August 17, 2007

Patriotism might at one time have been the last refuge of a scoundrel, but methinks this is no longer true. With modern America being characterized more by . . .


The anti-Islamist manifesto
Selwyn Duke
July 16, 2007

Perhaps some of you have seen the document titled, "Manifesto: Together facing a new totalitarianism," which is being disseminated widely on the Web.  . . .


Free speech from the mouths of babes?
Selwyn Duke
July 3, 2007

Last week the Supreme court handed down three free speech rulings that find favor with conservatives. One of them is Morse et al. v. Frederick, a case . . .


Getting the government the Third World deserves
Selwyn Duke
June 5, 2007

When Thomas Jefferson said that "people get the government they deserve," it was more than just a clever turn of phrase. It also was not an isolated insight . . .


Immigration: solutions, not excuses
Selwyn Duke
May 30, 2007

One frailty of man is that he is very adept at finding excuses to justify laziness and irresponsibility. There's no point helping people because everyone is . . .


Why they won't assimilate
Selwyn Duke
May 24, 2007

In the piece I recently wrote about the threat posed by immigration, both illegal and legal, I mentioned that today's immigrants are not assimilating into our . . .


The barker and the shill
Selwyn Duke
May 3, 2007

If you're old enough to remember the days when freak shows were in carnivals and not daytime television, you may know about the barker and the shill. These . . .


The new lynching: Why I must defend Don Imus
Selwyn Duke
April 20, 2007

So Don Imus has been fired from his radio show, and all is well in the world. We all know about the maelstrom that developed around the aging shock jock, who . . .


God, golf, and gratitude
Selwyn Duke
April 18, 2007

Major issues can rise from minor things, and so it is with the Masters golf tournament of a week and a half ago. The winner, unheralded Zach Johnson, stood . . .


Does violence have to be taught?
Selwyn Duke
April 10, 2007

It seems that the more we come to believe that "Violence has to be taught," the more our children learn to be violent. It's a strange, Jean-Jacques Rousseau . . .


What if homosexuality is biological?
Selwyn Duke
March 22, 2007

The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., recently penned an article that has both fellow . . .


Are you really a liberal?
Selwyn Duke
March 8, 2007

Writers such as myself devote a lot of ink to the species known as liberals. And when you carry your banners openly on the field of battle, you define yourself . . .


Rudolph Giuliani? What were we talking about?
Selwyn Duke
February 26, 2007

Okay, I've had enough. I know the empty-vessel Shill Media struggle for something, anything to talk about, this being the lot of those intellectually and . . .


Toward a more Savage Nation
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2007

The Shill Media are offering up the usual pabulum about presidential contenders, disgorging reportage about the vapid and venal that's more soap opera than . . .


Do we have a right to hate?
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2007

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made waves on the airwaves recently by remarking that he hated homosexuals. It became the story du jour the next day, prompting . . .


The offensiveness of taking offense
Selwyn Duke
February 6, 2007

The voicing of the unpopular, being the very soul of free speech, the right to give and take offense shall not be infringed. Sometimes I think it is time to . . .


The barker and the shill
Selwyn Duke
January 29, 2007

If you're old enough to remember the days when freak shows were in carnivals and not daytime television, you may know about the barker and the shill. These . . .


Let's talk about the butterflies and the bees
Selwyn Duke
January 25, 2007

Last week, many were commemorating Muhammad Ali's sixty-fifth birthday with a zeal reminiscent of Roman pagans cheering a triumphant Caesar. And as I ponder . . .


Soft people, hard people
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2007

If the 1976 western The Last Hard Men has it right, we Occidentals metamorphosed into jellyfish sometime around the early twentieth century. Although this . . .


Mitt Romney: a Massachusetts liberal for president
Selwyn Duke
January 9, 2007

With the 2008 presidential campaign looming just on the horizon, speculation about political fortunes abounds. On the Democrat side, Lady Hillary is waiting in . . .


A lump of coal for Kwanzaa
Selwyn Duke
December 31, 2006

For you religio-centric clods who haven't yet expanded your celebratory horizons — and you know who you are — I bring a message of tolerance and inclusiveness: . . .


Extolling the female tongue
Selwyn Duke
December 18, 2006

A long time ago, I read a short online piece about how women could get their men to put the toilet seat down. Inherent in it was the idea that this was an . . .


Hate crime to hate speech: The road to perdition
Selwyn Duke
December 11, 2006

The precedents you set really do matter. In my recent piece, How We Will Lose Our Freedom of Speech, I mentioned that the concept of "hate speech" is a . . .


How we will lose our freedom of speech
Selwyn Duke
December 1, 2006

If people were asked about actor Michael Richards' epithet-laced outburst at a Los Angeles nightclub, there would be a lot of focus on the verbal assault but . . .


Importing socialists
Selwyn Duke
November 20, 2006

It's funny how the conclusion of an election can completely alter media reportage. The day after the Democrat Public Relations Arm (DPRA) — euphemistically . . .


Times echoes
Selwyn Duke
November 9, 2006

There are certain people you never forget. One is a man I knew who was an anomaly in more ways than one. He was a politically conservative Jewish . . .


It's your party, and you'll cry if you want to?
Selwyn Duke
November 5, 2006

To still the siren of the heart and defer to the head is to seldom be wrongly led. So many wrong things feel so right. "You know, I really told my mother-in . . .


The fascists among us
Selwyn Duke
October 18, 2006

It's no secret that hurling names about is as common in the political world as it is in a grammar school playground. One oft-used pejorative is "fascist," . . .


Losing the marriage debate
Selwyn Duke
July 20, 2006

It's no secret that liberals hold in contempt what they regard as the provincial nature of conservatives. And I certainly would love to buy liberals for what I . . .


What jobs won't Americans do?
Selwyn Duke
March 29, 2006

One reason we're supposed to rejoice at the pitter-patter of illegal feet is that foreigners are only coming here to "do jobs Americans won't do." It's one of . . .


Do bratty kids turn into conservatives or liberals?
Selwyn Duke
March 27, 2006

Are conservative leanings the fruits of intellectual inquiry or the fault of psychological frailty? If psychologist Jack Block is to be believed, it's the . . .


Red alert: Amnesty for tens of millions of invaders on the horizon
Selwyn Duke
March 25, 2006

While the invasion of our nation through the southern border continues unabated, our fearless leaders are once again busy cooking up cures that are worse than . . .


From here to insanity
Selwyn Duke
March 21, 2006

While art imitates life, it's also true that life imitates art. It's with this in mind that my eyebrows were raised upon hearing about Big Love, a series with . . .


Abortion, authority, and responsibility
Selwyn Duke
March 17, 2006

We hear a lot about women's "reproductive rights." In fact, some leftist politicians — Barbara Boxer comes to mind — seem to be able to segue from any . . .


The equivalency fiction
Selwyn Duke
March 6, 2006

If anything renders people sheep among wolves, it's when they convince themselves that every creature is a sheep. We live in an age in which one of the few . . .


Clinton and Schumer are profiling Muslims
Selwyn Duke
February 23, 2006

It really is true that lies have short legs. One way or another, liberals always end up contradicting themselves, tacitly acknowledging that their . . .


Any storm in a port?
Selwyn Duke
February 22, 2006

There's a gathering political storm centered around ports, one that has united a motley crew from across the political spectrum, from Hillary Clinton and Chuck . . .


When hatred burns unseen
Selwyn Duke
February 9, 2006

When is a hate-crime not a hate-crime? Answer: when the powers-that-be say it isn't. One problem with hate-crime laws is that they're more the result of bad . . .


Making the minions marionettes
Selwyn Duke
February 4, 2006

If a new application of the Global Positioning System (GPS) passes muster and finds favor with the Big Siblings of Western democracies, speeding may eventually . . .


Ray Nagin and the Chocolate Factory
Selwyn Duke
January 22, 2006

Sometimes the news' timing is bittersweet. On the heels of a piece I just wrote about modern man and the wrath of God, New Orleans Mayor "Sugar Ray" Nagin . . .


Modern man and the wrath of God
Selwyn Duke
January 16, 2006

Whether or not you believe in the wrath of God, there is no question that the wrath of the ungodly left is often on full display. As for the latter, evangelist . . .


The new chivalry
Selwyn Duke
January 5, 2006

When one hears the word chivalry, thoughts of both the fanciful and practical are evoked. There are the quaint images of a valiant hero rescuing a damsel in . . .


What Christians can do
Selwyn Duke
December 24, 2005

While many are still oblivious to it and the effluent-stream media deny it's happening, there is an attack on Christmas. Like others, I would say "war," but . . .


The liberals who stole Christmas
Selwyn Duke
December 12, 2005

Liberals we are and though we eschew its reason, Capitalize we will on the "Winter Break Season." It's good for making money and for spoiling offspring, But . . .


The dehumanizing of men
Selwyn Duke
December 5, 2005

While flying on Qantas Airlines, New Zealander Mark Worsley was asked to change his seat. You see, the airline viewed him as a threat to the child seated next . . .


Of price and men
Selwyn Duke
November 29, 2005

It has long been said that money can come between friends. But as the recent hysteria over rising oil prices reminds me, it can also come between the human . . .


Speaking of Natalee Holloway
Selwyn Duke
November 15, 2005

Perhaps the only thing that bores me more than hearing incessant murder-mystery reportage is writing about it. And although I'm not sure which I find less . . .


Shoot rioters on sight
Selwyn Duke
November 8, 2005

As riots spread throughout France like wildfires left unattended by those afraid to use water, a sane person has to be struck by the impotence of modern Western . . .


Exterminating white people
Selwyn Duke
October 27, 2005

It has long been an assertion of mine that there's only one difference between Adolph Hitler and some of the misbegotten souls who lurk among us: means. I don . . .


Hate-crime laws and evolutionary tyranny
Selwyn Duke
October 26, 2005

The insidious thing about evolutionary tyranny is that it's only as visible as the people are perceptive. It doesn't beat you over the head like the iron fist . . .


As a matter of fact, no, I'm not happy it's a woman
Selwyn Duke
October 4, 2005

Well, we knew it was coming. After having the unmitigated gall to appoint to the High Court that odious creature known as a white man, President Bush has . . .


Cosmetics from human skin and other uses of organic robots
Selwyn Duke
September 30, 2005

Something truly outrageous has recently come to light, but it hasn't gotten much play in the effluent-stream media. This something is the stomach-turning . . .


Forgiveness
Selwyn Duke
September 22, 2005

"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us . . ." Few topics are as misunderstood as forgiveness. Bits and pieces about it are . . .


Fighting the man and black dogma
Selwyn Duke
September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina there were certain inevitabilities. No, scores of thousands of hapless souls trapped in a city on a precipice was not one of . . .


More on Democrat vote-fraud
Selwyn Duke
August 19, 2005

Recently I wrote a piece titled "Who's Really Stealing Elections?" in which I reported on a study documenting the rampancy of Democrat vote-fraud. In my . . .


The grieving activist
Selwyn Duke
August 11, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's son fought under our Commander-in-Chief. Cindy Sheehan fights against him. Cindy Sheehan's son was killed on the front lines. Cindy Sheehan . . .


Who's really stealing elections?
Selwyn Duke
August 9, 2005

As you may know, those big, bad, wascally Republicans have long been stealing elections with a sleight-of-hand that would do Boss Tweed proud. It has gotten so . . .


Closing the loop on reparations
Selwyn Duke
July 28, 2005

There's sweet irony; there's delicious irony; and then there's irony that a spoonful of which would just make medicine go down. As you may know, slavery . . .


The sins of liberalism's man in the mirror
Selwyn Duke
July 25, 2005

Wisdom from the mouths of politicians is a rare thing. Not so surprising, though, when the statesman in question is Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. I don . . .


Our freedom siren song
Selwyn Duke
July 14, 2005

While most platitudes become tiresome, there's a current one that irks me more than any other. It's not the nauseatingly ubiquitous "Our strength lies in our . . .


Judging judges: the Supreme Court tutorial
Selwyn Duke
July 13, 2005

The long-awaited moment has come. After years of speculation about Supreme Court retirements, it was announced recently that Sandra Day O'Connor will be . . .


When politeness becomes vice
Selwyn Duke
July 1, 2005

In New York for what has been billed as his last crusade in America, evangelist Billy Graham shared a stage with Bill Clinton this past Sunday. It was a . . .


A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle
Selwyn Duke
June 28, 2005

Possession may be nine tenths of the law, but not when the law wants your possessions. This past Thursday was a dark day for freedom in America, as the Supreme . . .


Laura Bush's coming out party
Selwyn Duke
May 12, 2005

Sometimes news stories share a common thread that's invisible to most, one that's invisible because it's common to most. Last week there were a few such . . .


Sometimes, where there's smoke, there's the fired
Selwyn Duke
February 11, 2005

Howard Weyers, President of Weyco Corporation, is worried about his employees health and his company's health insurance premiums. So worried, in fact, that he . . .


Free speech? You bet, it isn't worth a dime
Selwyn Duke
February 3, 2005

There's a saying, "Don't spit down my back and tell me it's rainin'" [sanitized a bit]. This comes to mind when I ponder the maelstrom that surrounded the now . . .


Immigration today, immigration tomorrow, immigration forever . . .
Selwyn Duke
January 26, 2005

There's a ticking time-bomb in our halls of government, and it's called "Immigration Policy." As you may know, the news story that set off national alarm bells . . .


Time for less defiling and more racial-profiling
Selwyn Duke
January 14, 2005

We've all probably had experiences that made us wonder if we were the butt of a joke on Candid Camera. The last such event in my life occurred while waiting on . . .


The genesis of respect for life
Selwyn Duke
January 9, 2005

The book of Genesis tells us that God made the heavens and the earth, and that on the sixth day He made man. Christians believe that God infuses man with a . . .


She's blinding me with science
Selwyn Duke
January 6, 2005

One curious thing about scientific pronouncements is that they often seem to accord more with the spirit of the age than fact and reason. Thus, a Nazi . . .


The wanting soul
Selwyn Duke
January 3, 2005

If I had faith just the size of a mustard seed, Mountains would move at my command, And my walk with God would be as on concrete, And not the unsure footing of . . .


The space alien's view of the separation of church and state
Selwyn Duke
December 28, 2004

When Logos came to our solar system from a galaxy far, far away to study the decline of American Civilization, he found our tendency to make life or death . . .


Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Selwyn Duke
December 23, 2004

In this maelstrom of crass commercialization and acrimony surrounding the day on which we celebrate your nativity, Jesus, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday.  . . .


And the children will rule over them
Selwyn Duke
December 15, 2004

When Kymer Rouge leader Pol Pot ascended to power in Cambodia in 1975, one of the first things he did was to follow in the bloody footsteps of his precursors . . .


Juicing up the argument
Selwyn Duke
December 7, 2004

The big story in baseball right now is not home-runs but drug runs, with the revelations about steroid use by Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield. It . . .


The re-whitewashing of pedophile Alfred Kinsey
Selwyn Duke
December 2, 2004

Hollywood has long been a purveyor of cultural poison, and a magnet for individuals to whom shame is a foreign concept. The trap of letting the facts get in . . .


A.D., B.C. not P.C.
Selwyn Duke
November 16, 2004

Our civilization is suffering what could be called a cultural death by a thousand cuts. The open sores are ubiquitous, but what happens to irk me at this moment . . .


It's the liberalism, stupid
Selwyn Duke
November 11, 2004

Now the dust has settled and all is quiet on the election front, save wailing and the gnashing of teeth in regions that are now blue in more ways than one. Yes . . .


Al Gore, stupidity and stereotyping
Selwyn Duke
September 22, 2004

It's hard to imagine Al Gore faring very well on the game-show Jeopardy. For sure, I haven't detected too many areas of expertise in Plastic Man's repertoire.  . . .


What we really have to fear from John Kerry
Selwyn Duke
September 20, 2004

What is so often lost in the maelstrom of a campaign, with its sound-bite commentary, soporific sniping, gratuitous salvos of barbs and facile analyses, is . . .


The reality about legislating morality
Selwyn Duke
September 14, 2004

Every age has its mantras, and ours is no exception. Every age has people who will let these mantras pass their lips even when they're fallacious and, once . . .


Was Jesus a liberal?
Selwyn Duke
September 13, 2004

Abraham Lincoln once said, "I know that God is always on the side of right; my concern is not whether God is on our side but whether or not we are on God's side . . .


Assault on the weapons ban
Selwyn Duke
September 11, 2004

The so-called assault weapons ban is scheduled to expire on Monday, and will end with a fizzle and not a bang. The Republicans will not let the proposal to . . .


Let's apply tolerance to the pocketbook
Selwyn Duke
September 4, 2004

One day when I was just a wee lad, I and the rest of my grade school class received some very sage advice about how to balance our rights against those of our . . .


The Defense Against Tyranny Amendment
Selwyn Duke
August 31, 2004

If I asked some of my countrymen what the most pressing issues facing the America of the twenty-first century were, I would get a multitude of different answers . . .


Little Boy Sue: Legalized theft and John Edwards
Selwyn Duke
August 24, 2004

Ah, that bright perpetual smile and dashing good looks. That smooth delivery and good ol' boy, yuckin' it up style. That's John Edwards, the beauty to John . . .


The Kerry files: The young opportunist's handbook
Selwyn Duke
August 18, 2004

The big story currently in the media that aren't in the practice of turning big stories that aren't their stories into little stories and then dead stories, is . . .


Get-out-the-dopes drives
Selwyn Duke
August 12, 2004

Winston Churchill said that "the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." This little quip came to mind as I was . . .


Is America a racist country?
Selwyn Duke
July 12, 2004

Timmy T. was going about his business one day, when he noticed that four lumps had formed under his skin. If that wasn't enough to worry him, a part of his . . .


The deadly trail of psychology
Selwyn Duke
June 30, 2004

Pain and suffering have been humanity's constant companions since time immemorial, and man has always yearned to be liberated from life's trials and . . .


Are Christians hypocrites?
Selwyn Duke
June 15, 2004

Christians are hypocrites . . . this is a charge that is often leveled by those who have an ax to grind with Christendom, and Christianity's critics are always . . .


The thirteen arrows
Selwyn Duke
June 5, 2004

Joseph Stalin said, "When we hang the capitalists, they will sell us the rope we use." Of course, his prediction never came to pass because there was nothing . . .


That female ego
Selwyn Duke
June 3, 2004

It occurred to me a while back, as I thought about my chauvinistic teasing of a woman who is very close to my heart, that I had stumbled into genius. For if . . .


An abusive media's tortured coverage
Selwyn Duke
May 26, 2004

One pearl of wisdom my parents imparted to me during the years that I was equal parts Dennis the Menace and budding literatus extraordinaire was that you . . .


The body politic is not constitutionally solid
Selwyn Duke
March 30, 2004

"What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?" This was asked by a curious woman of Benjamin Franklin in Sept. 1787, when he emerged from the last . . .


Where the liberalism hits the road
Selwyn Duke
February 18, 2004

It was an interesting scene when Judge Harry Rapkin was cornered by a reporter and camera crew outside his beautiful home in his upscale neighborhood. Rapkin . . .


A foolproof tax plan
Selwyn Duke
February 7, 2004

Former Chief Justice John Marshall once said, "The power to tax is the power to destroy." And boy, was he right. Confiscate enough of people's wealth and you . . .


Speaking out of the left sides of our mouths
Selwyn Duke
February 3, 2004

It has been said that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate. This idea was expressed in George Orwell's book 1984 with "Newspeak," . . .


Misguided passion about "Passion"
Selwyn Duke
January 23, 2004

He doesn't realize what is about to befall him, as his summer camp roommate leads him to a secluded place and delivers him into the hands of those who wish him . . .


The barometer of freedom
Selwyn Duke
January 21, 2004

We here in America take great pride in saying that we are the "freest nation on earth." We, especially when we perceive our country to be threatened by an . . .


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