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“An International Criminal Enterprise” and Two Girls

March 16, 2017 Ayn Rand issued many oft-repeated admonitions—almost all relating to the requirements of reason.... Read more...

Sense of Life -- Who Are the New Romantic Novelists?

March 12, 2017 “Anyone Who Fights for the Future Lives in It, Today” --Introduction to The Romantic Manifesto At... Read more...

Drawing a Line between Pornography and Art

March 10, 2017 Porn and art generate two classic human responses: "Art is in the eye of the beholder" and "I know... Read more...

I am Woman, Watch Me Work

March 08, 2017 “Productive work is the road of woman’s unlimited achievement and calls upon the highest... Read more...

Scaramucci Was Right: The Left & Anti-Semitism

March 06, 2017 Just a few days ago, Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci seemed to be in hot water. In reaction to... Read more...

Musk, the Moon, and Musts for Achievement

March 03, 2017 If you’re like me, you cheered the announcement by SpaceX head Elon Musk that his company plans to... Read more...

When Politics Is Poisoned, the Antidote Is Philosophy

March 01, 2017 I am feeling my age.  Make that “Age.” I feel as though since the Republican National... Read more...

An Appointment with Vouchers

February 23, 2017 For partisans on both sides of the nomination (and hard-fought confirmation) of Betsy DeVos, 59,... Read more...

What Does “President’s Day” Mean to You?

February 20, 2017 On Monday, February 20, I will celebrate Washington’s Birthday. That is still the official federal... Read more...

Ayn Rand's Heroic Life

February 17, 2017 Originally posted on FEE.org I first encountered Ayn Rand through her nonfiction. This was when I... Read more...

Watergate Reruns: The Campaign to Overturn the Election

February 16, 2017 What I call the “Not Our President Elite” (NOPE) believes that a frighteningly ignorant, bigoted,... Read more...

A Randian Rockstar: KISS’ Gene Simmons

February 12, 2017 Ayn Rand rocks. That’s the attitude of KISS frontman Gene Simmons, an autodidact who... Read more...
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