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Shaun Rieley

The word “tyranny” has a long history in American political discourse. Since at least the American Revolution, Americans have used the word to describe political actions they find distasteful. But what is tyranny? Some have defined tyranny...
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Our nation has been at war now for more than a decade. Since the first troops were sent into combat in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, our nation has once again come to experience what it...
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I have always been something of a contrarian. I have never been content to simply accept what “everyone knows” as given. This—perhaps paradoxically—is precisely what leads me, in many ways, to my conservative...