Censorship for Dummies: Banning books doesn’t alter reality

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I took a week off from national politics to devote my column at Real Clear Politics to chiding the small-minded folks of an Alaskan school board who decided to ban classics of American literature from the classroom. If you expect today’s high school students to be tomorrow’s informed voters, it’s best to expose them to

What does it say about us if a stupid virus has eclipsed everything else that matters?

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I keep seeing the coronavirus out of the corner of my eye. It’s always just out of sight or blurry, never quite in focus. Does it have any power of its own? Or just what we have given it? Here’s one of my preliminary essays trying to make sense of the vast changes that a

HELP! I need pro-Trump Patriots to subscribe to my YouTube channel

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I launched the Heartland Diary USA Channel on YouTube in July 2019 to help promote “News Every Conservative Can Use.” Now I need to ask for your help promoting my channel! All the work I do at www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com and on my YouTube channel is self-supporting. I don’t charge any subscription fees, but get back a

Exciting news for Flathead GOP: Charlie Kirk in Kalispell on March 14

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I’ve learned from Rudy Koestner that the Flathead County Republican Central Committee will bring Charlie Kirk — one of the leading Trump supporters in the nation — to Kalispell for a special appearance on Saturday, March 14. Kirk will talk about his new book “The MAGA Doctrine: The Only Ideas That Will Win the Future”

Supreme Court case pits Montana mom against the anti-religion Left

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My little corner of Montana just took center stage in a major battle for religious freedom. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments Wednesday in the case of Kendra Espinoza, a Kalispell, Montana, mother, and other plaintiffs who say the state unfairly tried to cut them out of a scholarship program for private K-12

Heartland Diary USA welcomes new readers!

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It’s been a period of tremendous growth for the Heartland Diary USA website, so I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself and say thanks for all the support. HeartlandDiaryUSA.com was begun in October 2018 with a few loyal readers, and has grown to almost 7,500 readers today. That includes more than 6,000

FYI: I am no longer an Amazon Associate, but still have books for sale

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I wanted to let all my readers know that Amazon has removed my status as an Amazon Associate and has closed my Amazon storefront. Apparently, I violated Amazon rules by asking my readers to bookmark my Amazon storefront. I wanted to thank all of you who visited my storefront or clicked on my associate links

Emergency Plan B: Be prepared to abandon Facebook and Twitter and learn to Parler

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The social media giants like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are desperate to steer their users leftward into a world where everyone thinks alike and no dissent is allowed. I’ve been targeted by all three of those giants at least once. Facebook suspended my posting privileges for a week. YouTube has banned one of my videos.