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Freedom of Speech and Forced Union Payments: Janus v. AFSCME

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Unions have been on the decline since 1954—which was their high point in membership as a percentage of the...

Free Speech Leads to Tolerance and Prosperity

JAMES DEVEREAUX, FEE.ORG J.S. Mill was an early advocate for our current view of free speech. He wrote, “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,...

Colorado’s ‘Half-baked’ Decision: The Masterpiece Capeshop Case

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Who would have guessed that the religious liberty and free-speech rights of Americans would be tested in...

How to Ensure that the Graham–Cassidy Bill Expands Markets and Choice in Health Care—Not...

EDMUND F. HAISLMAIER & ROBERT RECTOR —SUMMARY— The Senate faces a September 30, 2017, deadline to use budget reconciliation to repeal Obamacare this year. In the...

Politically incorrect truths about colonialism and the Third World

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST At a time when left-wing ‘anti-racist’ activists are seeking to remove statues of Cecil Rhodes and other historical figures associated with...

Patriotism And Freedom: A Libertarian Defence of National Sovereignty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Editor's Note: The following essay previously appeared in our predecessor publication "The Moral Liberal" on August 8, 2016. With the formal...

The American Epic-1760-1800

The Founding of the American Republic: Part 1 By Clarence Carson Several years ago, I introduced and undertook to teach a college course called "The Founding...

Christianity and Freedom: A Personal View

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST For decades, many observers of the contemporary cultural scene have been rightly concerned about the growing evidence that materially advanced Western...

Revolutionary socialism and sexual politics

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST ‘Social liberalism’ has become the universally accepted label applied to all those in the western democracies who support the Left’s political...

Two Constitutional Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Conservatives Should Just Say "No" to...

EVAN BERNICK, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A number of states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska either have passed or are considering state laws intended to invalidate federal...

Patriotism and Freedom

A libertarian defence of national sovereignty BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom...

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A few years ago, cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions failed to reach President Barack Obama’s desk because constituents gave...

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact...

In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine...

The Good of Corporations

ROGER SCRUTON, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Americans rightly cherish freedom of association as the necessary condition of a civil society that is not absorbed by the state....

Why Congress Should Institute Rules-Based Monetary Policy

NORBERT J. MICHEL, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Many take for granted that the Federal Reserve has contributed positively to economic stabilization, but the U.S. has experienced...

Repointing the Constitution

THE HONORABLE JANICE ROGERS BROWN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract “Repointing”—the process for maintaining old brick buildings that involves cleaning out and replacing the old mortar—is the perfect...

Philosophy of Education

An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human...

The Case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Why Didn't School Desegregation Work? BY CARL L. BANKSTON III After well over a half-century of efforts to desegregate American schools, many schools and even school...

The President’s Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law

BOB GOODLATTE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The President...

Regulation: Killing Opportunity

JAMES L. GATTUSO AND DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During its first five years, the Obama Administration aggressively exploited regulation to get its way. Issuing 157...

Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending

ROMINA BOCCIA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Waste and inefficiency in the U.S. government are rampant. The federal government does too many things that would be done better...

Why the U.S. Should Oppose the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court

BRETT D. SCHAEFER, STEVEN GROVES, JAMES M. ROBERTS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Advocates believe that “grand corruption” (extensive, large-scale corruption by high-level government officials) should be classified...

The Centennial Monetary Commission Act of 2013

A Second Look at the Fed and the 2008 Financial Crisis NORBERT J. MICHEL Ph.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract There is still a great deal of debate over...

10 Guiding Principles for Agriculture Policy: A Free-Market Vision

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Agriculture has changed dramatically over the past 80 years, yet farm and commodity programs are Depression-era relics that are grounded in...

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

JAMES L. GATTUSO, DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The Obama Administration is aggressively exploiting regulation to achieve its policy agenda, issuing 157 new major rules...

Do Federal Social Programs Work?

DAVID B. MUHLHAUSEN, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Federal social programs consistently fail to achieve their objectives, yet federal spending on social programs has grown faster than...

Does the Treaty Power Threaten Our System of Limited Government?

THE HONORABLE TED CRUZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract American sovereignty and the structural constraints present in the Constitution that protect our liberty are both implicated in Bond v....

New Preschool Spending an Unnecessary Burden on American Taxpayers

LINDSEY BURKE, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama has proposed spending $75 billion over the next 10 years to create a new federally funded preschool...

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...