The Bashing of Joe Paterno

By Paul Gottfried Last week the NCAA saddled Penn State with penalties that may mean the university’s end as a leading football competitor. Paterno’s name came up in the proceedings as someone who contributed to the outrage. Despite his recent death of lung cancer, his humiliation continues. His name has […]

Nearly 40% of Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheck ALEXA GELLMAN, LearnVest A new report by the Consumer Federation of America found that two in five American households live paycheck to paycheck—that means no savings, retirement account or emergency fund. The number of families living this way has increased by 7 percent over the last 15 […]

Paths to Liberation

By Anna Morgenstern What if they built a factory and no one came? A lot of people in the broader anarchist movement seem to focus more on goals or endpoints and ignore or underemphasize the means to achieving them. This is understandable, in that statists are constantly challenging […]

Requiem for The American Empire

Gore Vidal’s classic 1986 essay from The Nation  On September 16, 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. The empire was seventy-one years old and had been in ill health since 1968. Like most modern empires, ours […]

GC 33: Breaking the Golden Circle

From Southern Nationalist Network Today, on the Golden Circle podcast, we take a look at Hunter Wallace’s recent review of Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy’s book An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean. The book argues the same point we have made many times on this site – that Dixie was the […]

R.I.P. Gore Vidal, Enemy of the Empire

By Elaine Woo Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical “Lincoln” to the satirical “Myra Breckinridge” — and volumes of essays critics consider among the most […]

Go-Go Live: Banned in Chevy Chase

By Natalie Hopkinson I was joking on Twitter the day before I was scheduled to read and sign “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City” at Politics & Prose, the legendary bookstore near the Chevy Chase neighborhood, one of the city’s whitest and wealthiest corners of D.C. […]

Irish terrorists unite against British Crown

New Old IRA? — Lyuba Lulko When British Queen Elizabeth II made a “historic” visit to Northern Ireland and even shook hands with former militant Martin McGuinness, who had allegedly killed her relative, it seemed that the Irish Republican Army remained forever in the past. However, on […]

Men likelier to survive maritime disasters The policy of women and children first on the Titanic led to 70 per cent of these groups being saved, compared with just 20 per cent of the men, but such selfless courage of these men is an exception. Contrary to popular perception, a new study has […]

Progressive Betrayals of Civil Liberties

Anthony Gregory chimes in on Cathygate at the Independent Institute. ________ In the last two weeks, we have seen the weakness of many left-liberals’ support for civil liberties. Last week, progressive bloggers, activists, and politicians piled on Chick-fil-A, whose president Dan Cathy has spoken critically of and supported […]