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Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson

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Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US. Read my spiked article in full here.

The purge of gay-marriage heretics begins

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The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla because of his views on gay marriage sets a dangerous precedent. Read my spiked article in full here.

Who are the real bigots in the St. Pat’s spat?

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Gay-rights groups are becoming the enforcers of social conformism. Read my spiked article in full here.

The West’s double standards on Ukraine

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Our leaders claim to be defending Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, they’re overriding it. Read my spiked article in full here.

Incompetent imperialists reign in Ukraine

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The meddling of the US and the EU has produced nothing but chaos. Read my spiked article in full here.

Ukraine: undemocratic uprising backed by incompetent imperialists

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A corrupt leader, relying on police and military for support, is in power. Protesters who take to the streets, and get beaten back by riot police, must represent the people and democracy, right? No, not necessarily, and Ukraine is an example of how that simplistic logic doesn’t always hold. The overthrow of the government in […]

DeBlasio and the snow

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I have my criticisms of New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio (see here). But the attacks on him for his handling of yesterday’s snowstorm, and his decision to keep schools open, are a distraction. Deciding whether to open schools in the face of bad weather is often a no-win situation. Keep them open and some […]

Marijuana and the myth of libertarian America

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The new pro-dope consensus is more authoritarian than liberal. Read my spiked article in full here.  

No tobacco, no matter: major U.S. cities proposing bans on e-cigarettes

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Chicago, New York and other major American cities are considering proposals to prohibit e-cigarettes in public places. The move is another step by authorities to use public health as an excuse to treat us as less than autonomous individuals.  About 4 million Americans use battery-powered cigarettes, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The growing […]

Why JFK still haunts America

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In our cynical, downbeat era, we long for some Kennedy positivity. Read my spiked article in full here.

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