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Clinton Spins. Trump Shouts. We Throw Up Our Hands.

August 20, 2015–As the dog days of summer wind down, it’s fun, at least in a self-flagellating way, to look back at the political antics of the past month. Yes, you may complain, but you also have to admit the following: In terms of entertainment value, August of 2015 has actually been quite stellar. The […]



Carbohydrates: A Love Letter

August 20, 2015–Of the many troubling things to come out of last week’s GOP Presidential debates—Donald Trump, Donald Trump, and Donald Trump come immediately to mind—Jeb Bush might top them all. No, really. In the midst of all the yelling about Rosie O’Donnell and buying politicians and America not being able to do anything right, […]



Tinder, Feminists, and Hookup Culture

August 20. 2015–In case you missed it, this month’s Vanity Fair features an impressively bleak and depressing article, with a title worth a thousand Internet clicks: “Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse.” Written by Nancy Jo Sales, it’s a salty, f-bomb-laden, desolate look at The Lives of Young People These Days. Traditional dating, […]



The Tao of Trump

August 6, 2015–As an apprehensive nation creeps closer to Thursday’s 10-candidate Republican presidential debate—and as liquor stores across the country report a mysterious surge of otherwise mild-mannered, golf-shirted customers wandering in, pounding the counter, and demanding “the hard stuff”—you might notice an odd, faint popping sound spreading through your neighborhood. That sound, in case you’re […]



Cecil the Lion and America’s Broken Outrage Meter

July 30, 2015–One of the joys of the digital age, at least to many, is the thrill of discovering a new World’s Most Despicable Person. You know the drill: First, some poor sap says or does something dumb or politically incorrect. Next, mobs of wild-eyed, unhinged keyboard cops swoop in to judge, shame, excoriate, and […]



Planned Parenthood and the Statist Abyss

July 9, 2015–On Tuesday, a sickening undercover video blew up the Internet, and for good reason: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, was caught on camera yukking it up over red wine and a fancy salad. The topic: how to best kill an unborn baby in order to preserve, and then […]



Why the Culture Wars Refuse to Die

July 2, 2015 – Regardless of what you think about last week’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, you have to admire the raw capitalistic pluck of the dozens of American corporations that decided, upon the majestic release of Justice Kennedy’s addled mandate from Mount Make-Up-A-Law, to immediately go full rainbow. After the ruling—which cheered many […]



Charleston’s Quieter Lessons

June 25, 2015–Last Thursday, America woke up to the horrifying news of a massacre in a historic black church. Dylann Roof, a devout racist, walked into a Bible study, listened to innocent people discuss their faith for an hour, and then shot and killed nine of them in cold blood. Two days after the killings, […]



Rachel Dolezal, America’s Newest “Victim”

June 18, 2015–One of the notable things about taking a vacation—and taking a week off from the news—is that when you return, the world can seem even nuttier than when you left. One of the greatest ironies of free market capitalism, meanwhile, is that it creates such a mind-boggling level of prosperity that its beneficiaries […]



Caitlyn Jenner and the War on Facts

June 4, 2015–As you may have heard, Bruce Jenner—former Olympian, raspy-voiced media showboat, and newly manufactured creature of the Hollywood “No, seriously, no one is ever going to watch this … oh, Great Xenu, they’re actually watching it!” reality TV factory—is now a woman. He’s not just any woman, of course: “Caitlyn,” as Bruce is […]



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Heather Wilhelm is an Austin, Texas-based writer with experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, online news, web development, magazine editing, and print journalism. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics.com, the Washington Examiner, and the National Review Online. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute.
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