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April 3, 2017. You've probably heard what Minitrue has had to say about Mike Pence's courtesies toward his wife. Senior editor Ronn Neff digs to the foundations in this Unsilent Truth column and identifies something that, when widely accepted, ensures that "most of the social absurdities that press upon us are inevitable.""A nasty premise stripped bare: The unprotection of women"
March 23, 2017. In this Unsilent Truth column, senior editor Ronn Neff examines a recent atrocity occurring at a Maryland government school and its atrocious implications. The truth is unsilent; it's just that the self-deafened will not hear it."The Rockville school rape: Fourteen-Year-Old Girls Don't Count"
March 7, 2017. On the eve of International Women's Day, senior editor Ronn Neff in this Unsilent Truth column illuminates for us what the Day cannot be and what (suitably reformed) it can be. Here's just a taste, from the early going: "... [T]he day is a complete fraud, and it is not officially observed in countries that have retained a marginal amount of sanity.""The flowering of Women's Day"
March 5, 2017. From the beginning I've found Donald Trump a somewhat slippery and amorphous concept. Yes, it's easy enough and certainly correct to label him a giant-government authoritarian of chaotic mind, but where do we go from there? Well, when I saw the title that David T. Wright proposed for his report on Trump's speech to the joint session, I said to myself, Oh, yeah! That guy! Right!"Every man a king"
February 28, 2017. We modern market anarchists have some bones that must be picked with the old-time anarchists and modern left-anarchists. And the latter pick away at us, too, on those occasions when they deign to recognize our existence. But reviewing Keith Preston's Tyranny of the Politically Correct: Totalitarianism in the Postmodern Age, senior editor Ronn Neff finds something quite different from the usual denunciations:"Among left-anarchists, a startling exception"
February 21, 2017. I'm all excited again! We've just received a new letter from our old friend Sally Druthers! Sally has developed a new interest, as only she can, and it has generated heaps and bushels of questions in her busy mind, as usual. This time she has elicited a response that is ... well ... perhaps "cautionary" is the right word:"Questions about robots are permitted at present."
February 14, 2017. I yearn to quote the brilliant final paragraph from Ronn Neff's latest Unsilent Truth column, but that just wouldn't be right. And it wouldn't be right, either, if you didn't read the whole thing. I'll bet you'll find more that's brilliant."Powerless power: Immigration and ideas"After all this time (and all our efforts), I still see people on the Net claiming that liberty partisans have nothing to say about problems of immigration. I throw up my hands. Those people are just not looking very hard.
February 6, 2017. Are you ready for some more Unsilent Truth? I think senior editor Ronn Neff would just as soon not have been obliged to write this column, but podnahs, sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do:"The interrogation of Kellyanne Conway."Subtitle: "'Alternative facts'? Send her to Room 101!"
February 2, 2017. In this Unsilent Truth column, senior editor Ronn Neff digs into President Trump's proposed
20 percenttariff on Mexican goods, posing "some elementary economic objections" and raising other questions whose answers are not so apparent even to the ruling-class analyst:"Tracking the yeti"
January 26, 2017. I've rounded up some thoughts about "extreme vetting," of a non-Trumpian variety, in this Strakon Lights Up column:"'Extreme vetting' via the market"Ancient anarcho-aficionados will recognize, in my title, a play on Morris and Linda Tannehill's pathbreaking 1969 booklet, "Liberty Via the Market." I apologize to everyone else.
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Blurbs are by Nicholas Strakon unless otherwise specified.