R. Cort Kirkwood

R. Cort Kirkwood has been writing about American politics and culture for more than 20 years. In addition to writing for TNA, Cort has also written for Chronicles, National Review, The Remnant, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Orange County Register, Taki’s Top Drawer online magazine, and LewRockwell.com.

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  • October 2006

    The "R" Word

    The GOP’s latest legislative attack on the South provides a good look at just how far the Republicans have gone on their racial and multicultural guilt trip.

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  • July 2006

    The New Reality

    The Washington Post calls it “The New Reality.” Today, women aren’t just flying fighter aircraft or serving on ships, away from action on the ground: They fight in ground combat units, lose limbs, and die in battle.

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  • “Roe vs. Wade for Men™”?

    The schadenfreude in watching society collapse comes from knowing that leftist ideology, by way of the law of unintended consequences, ushered in the fall.

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  • February 2006

    Intelligent Design

    Intelligent design had its day in court in Dover, Pennsylvania, and the result was sadly predictable. So was the reaction to it.

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  • A Classic Reconsidered
    August 2003

    A Classic Reconsidered

    Do not look for last year’s best novel piled high in a fancy stack at the Books-A-Million or B. Dalton, with the belles lettres of Tom Clancy or John Grisham, because the best novel of 2002 was written 48 years ago.

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  • May 1996

    Foreign Aid That Ain't So Foreign

    As 1995 drew to a close, Senate Democrats and Republicans were still debating Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms' legislation to restructure the State Department and its ancillary agencies.

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  • December 1995

    Everyone Deserves Justice

    Senator Bob Packwood, a left-wing Republican, enjoyed the support of Republican bigwigs, including Senator Robert Dole, until he crossed the path of left-wing Democrat Barbara Boxer, who finally brought him to book for molesting women.

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  • November 1995

    Back at the Front

    When Senator Jesse Helms was in his prime, one newspaperman described his crusades on the Senate floor as "stompin' trompin' ultra-right action." Ultra-rightists of the Helmsian kidney were not offended, and most were despondent when the most reliable man on the right went into ideological hibernation during the Reagan-Bush years.

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  • October 1995

    Expanding Power

    The contract with America is clearly expanding the power of the federal government, and if you don't believe it, take a look at yet another piece of legislation that will supersede local statutes and ordinances across the 50 states.

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  • September 1995

    The Green Barrettes

    For 200 years, American fighting men have gone into battle without women. George Washington conquered the British at Yorktown without women. Grant defeated Lee without women. Marines raised the flag on Iwo Jima without women.

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  • September 1995

    Sodomy and the Lash

    Sodomy and the lash, according to Winston Churchill, were the outstanding features of the British Royal Navy. The United States Navy will be at least half-British, if the American courts have their way.

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  • August 1995

    Redefined Poverty

    The National Academy of Sciences, in a 500-page tome, has redefined poverty. Since 1963, the definition of poverty has been based on a family with two children and the family's cash income before taxes and what they spent on food. In 1963, a family earning below $3,100 was "poor."

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  • Topic of Conversation

    Concealed guns were the topic of a recent marathon hearing in the Texas State Legislature. In the middle of the hearing, one Suzanna Gratia suddenly marched over to Senator Royce West, pointed her index finger at him, and cocked her thumb.

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  • Contract With America

    The contract with America is looking more and more like an election-year gimmick. Consider the strange alliance that Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL) has made with freshman Representative Lynn Woosley (D-CA) to federalize the collection of child support payments.

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  • Headlong into Insolvency

    Entitlements are leading the country headlong to insolvency. These include a whole range of programs such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps, etc.

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  • April 1995

    The Flat Tax

    When the new guru of the Grand Old Party waddled up to the Speaker's chair and took his oath, the clock began ticking. The GOP had 100 days to fulfill a good measure of its "Contract with America."

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  • Finally Made It

    John Paul II has finally made it. He's right up there with Adolf Hitler and The Computer. On January 2, he joined the ranks of heroes and villains honored as Time magazine's "Man of the Year."

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  • Proposition 187

    Proposition 187, California's famous (or infamous) proposition to deny public services to illegal immigrants and their offspring, encouraged at least one member of Virginia's General Assembly to propose similar legislation in this year's session.

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  • February 1995

    When the Election Returns

    When the election returns showed Republicans in charge of Congress and Washington, D.C.'s Marion Barry with an insurmountable lead in the race for mayor, there was only one thing to do: uncork the Jack Daniels and celebrate. Statehood for D.C. went down the tubes.

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  • October 1994

    A Tragic Loss

    A Washington Post story earlier this year began, "Gunfire erupted among a group of teenagers in a hallway at Dunbar High School." Here was yet another tale of teenagers and guns in our nation's capital, of shootings at school, of another day when class ended not with the ring of a bell but with the frightening sound of shattering glass and bullets hitting the desks.

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