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Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.


Welcome To The Wild Midwest

Welcome To The Wild Midwest

Liberals say “gun control” will cure everything from drug-fueled gang wars to jaywalking. But Newtown, Conn., already had the laws that the anti-Bill of Rights types want to impose on the rest of us. And Newtown is a libertarian paradise compared to Chicago.

Like Lambs To The Slaughter

Like Lambs To The SlaughterThe NSA keeps its eyes on the prize. Obama likes the ladies. And Bill Maher looks in the mirror. All this — plus — Joe can spell! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight; from the Personal Liberty Digest™!

The 62 Percent

The 62 Percent

Nearly two out of three Americans believe gathering intelligence on potential terrorism is more important than their Constitutionally affirmed freedom. As a Nation, we are more unified about turning over our freedoms than we are about virtually anything else of significance.

The Terrorists Won

The Terrorists Won

When terrorists attack, we turn to our government and beg for shelter like a battered wife begging forgiveness for overcooking the pot roast. We look past the rape of our liberty to the happy home of safety. And we trust a government that has repeatedly proven it’s almost as responsible as a teenage girl with an unsecured credit card.

Can You Hear Us Now?

Can You Hear Us Now?It’s not paranoia if they really are listening. Di doesn’t get it. And, Baghdad Jim is back! All this — plus — Miss America! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!

America Was Asking For It

America Was Asking For It

If you were among those who watched Tuesday morning’s House Ways and Means Committee hearings on the Internal Revenue Service scandal, a tip o’ the cap, doff of the lid and tap of the brim to you. Out of mere coincidence, President Barack Obama chose that same time frame to wander into the Rose Garden and whine about some Federal judicial appointees having a tough time of it.

Doing It Wrong

Doing It Wrong

Late last week, as the controversies created by President Barack Obama and his Administration came dangerously close to spinning out of control, Attorney General Eric Holder stepped before select members of the Fourth Estate in an effort to turn America’s frown upside down. Of course, Holder required the reporters to keep their confab “off the record.”

The Holder Follies

The Holder FolliesWhere’s “Agent 99″ when you need her? How does Eric Holder spell relief? And — can’t talk right now, the Attorney General might be listening. All this — plus — no “Choom” in the courtroom. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!

There’s Only One ‘Fair’ Tax Plan

There’s Only One ‘Fair’ Tax Plan

In the late 1990s, a group of green-eye-shade types put their heads together to come up with a way not only to protect their fellow citizens from Uncle Sam’s shock troops, but to render the shock troops themselves obsolete. The fruit of their considerable economic IQs is the FairTax.

Simple, Not Easy

Simple, Not Easy

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before. I call it “the politics of ease.” It’s the liberal tendency to blame every hitch in society’s collective gallop on someone or something other than the actual offender. The solutions to most of the problems we face as a Nation are, in fact, quite simple. That might not be easy, but it is simple.

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