How the U.S. government enslaves Americans

by Ben Kinchlow -- A quote has been attributed by many to an historian named Alexander Tytler (1747-1813) in which he predicted that democracies could not endure, because people don't want to more…

Rights and privileges are not equal

by Ben Kinchlow -- Perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts ever to strike at the mind of man is a clear understanding of individual freedom. People generally associate freedom with the more…

Ferguson revisited: Here's my solution

by Ben Kinchlow -- On Wednesday, March 4, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a long, racially oriented announcement regarding the U.S. Justice Department and the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department. The Justice Department, more…

History of black America, Part 4

by Ben Kinchlow -- (Editor's note: This is Part 4 of Ben Kinchlow's series on the history of black America. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.) America, the "promised land." more…

History of black America, Part 3

by Ben Kinchlow -- (Editor's note: This is Part 3 of Ben Kinchlow's series on the history of black America. Read Part 1 and Part 2.) I offer this series not as more…

The history of black America, Part 2

by Ben Kinchlow -- (Editor's note: This is Part 2 of Ben Kinchlow's series on the history of black America. Read Part 1 here.) To pick up where we left off, let more…

The history of black America, Part 1

by Ben Kinchlow -- February is Black History Month. Properly defined, history is: The study of past events; the whole series of past events connected with someone or something. History should be more…

The great pretender 'reverends'

by Ben Kinchlow -- Someone please tell me this is not a serious news story: "Al Sharpton calls for emergency meeting to address 'appalling' all-white Oscar nominees." My first reaction was laughter, more…

Why don't 'peace-loving Muslims' step up?

by Ben Kinchlow -- I am puzzled. Moderate Muslims have proclaimed, with apparent sadness, and with real or feigned anger, that extremists have hijacked the real Islam – the "religion of peace." more…