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BY BOB BARR When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no partisan “sides” to the issue. In an enlightened society, you either believe violence is an acceptable means to an end, or you do not.  In this parity, there is...
FRED LUCAS, THE DAILY SIGNAL The business community of South Carolina is pressuring Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of a critic of the Export-Import Bank to run the institution. Thus far, the most vocal critics of the nomination of former Rep. Scott Garrett,...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE In 2012, various properties in Van Buren County, Michigan became subject to foreclosure for property tax delinquencies. In 2014, the properties were subject to an order of foreclosure and were auctioned off to satisfy the delinquencies. Wayside Church owed $16,750 in back taxes on a parcel...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN As a proud grateful American who happens to be black, I am frustrated by Leftists'/fake news media's frenzied exploitation of the racial violence in Charlottesville. How can justice, peace, love and unity prevail when leftists are obsessed with using any and every opportunity to further...
BY T.F. STERN This past week in our nation we’ve seen lawless individuals and groups of thugs attacking anyone who disagrees with their extreme views of a new America, destroying statues they considered offensive, predominantly statues of Civil War heroes.  Some have claimed these statues are nothing more than reminders...
THAYA BROOK KNIGHT, CATO INSTITUTE When the Department of Labor (DoL) rolled out its fiduciary duty rule last year, I (and others) noted that its likely effect would be to harm the very people it purports to protect.  Unfortunately, it seems I was right. The rule is intended to help individuals...
Dr. David S. Hogsette, Center for Vision & Values The public square is a hostile environment of competing identity politics. However, not all identities are treated equally. Those adhering to Christian orthodoxy do not enjoy the same respect, dignity, tolerance, or acceptance as other identities, despite the constitutional guarantee of...
The American Tradition, by Clarence Carson PART 14: THE RESTORATION OF THE TRADITION Can the American tradition be re­stored? Supposing it were desir­able to do so, has the time not passed when it might have been done? Once embarked upon a course, must a people not pursue it to its end? Anyhow,...
BY BOB BARR While most Americans do not know the name of their local sheriff, they do know the name of Maricopa County, Arizona’s former sheriff – Joseph “Joe” Arpaio. He is known to millions across the country as “America’s toughest sheriff.” To be sure, “Sheriff Joe” is a controversial figure....
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short~ Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate...
GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today , we filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the City of Bloomfield, New Mexico and a Ten Commandments monument that is displayed on public property outside of their city hall. The ACLJ has represented local governments, officials, and private parties in numerous lawsuits across...
GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES I maintain a “Top 20” list of my favorite novels. According to my own rules, a book is not eligible for the list until I have reread it. Without comparison, my favorite is Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed. Reading it was the only time in...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN Al Gore pedals climate and weather scam. CFACT film and Aussie book present Climate Facts. Before I could enjoy a movie last week, I was forced to endure five minutes of climate and weather fear-mongering, when the theater previewed Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel.” His attempt to pin every...
BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Classical realists generally define the academic discipline of philosophy as the study of all reality in its ultimate causes and principles through the use of human reason alone. We also differentiate various branches of philosophy, such as metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, logic, ethics, and so forth. We...
BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love. Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn’t a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero~ The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in...
~Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death~ Steven Lyazi After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in a Kampala hospital. Paying for my treatment was extremely difficult, as it is for most Ugandan and African families. I was lucky I could scrape...
WALT HEYER, THE DAILY SIGNAL On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... 6:55 AM - Jul 26, 2017 ....Transgender individuals to serve...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Even though I am black, I was raised on Superman's; truth, justice and the American way. I always believed Americans were the world's good guys. As a kid, I watched my mom cry over "I Love Lucy" TV stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz getting...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Sunday, July 23, 2017, was Mary and my 40th wedding anniversary. We celebrated at our favorite sushi restaurant. I enjoyed sashimi (raw fish without rice). Over 40 years ago, I brought this outspoken hippie blonde home to meet my black parents. Dad was a Methodist...