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BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON President Barack Obama’s executive actions during the two and a half months of his lame duck, post-election time in office provide the perfect exclamation point to his entire presidency. His antipathy for private property has never been clearer. Look at these two actions: On December 20, President...
Tyranny Unmasked, Lord Christopher Monckton Lord Christopher Monckton, a world renowned whistle blower, warned regarding the United Nations: "I read that treaty. And what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word "government" actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new...
Tyranny Unmasked, Jean Jacques Rousseau Let believe that he is always in control, though it is always you who really controls. There is no subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the appearance of freedom, for in that way one captures volition itself.... Source: Jean Jacques Rousseau. "Emile," 1762. Tyranny...
LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN The good news is that more millennials are skeptical of economic intervention than trust the government to improve anything. The bad news is that a growing minority of young voters embrace the term socialism, which has an increasingly positive connotation even with those who don’t...
EAGLE FORUM, EDUCATION REPORTER Accommodating transgender students, those who believe or wish themselves to be a sex different than their biological sex, is a big issue in schools across the nation. Districts are being bullied into going against common sense and biology. Out of fear of lawsuits, punishment by the...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds,” “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” and the “dead weight...
BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Talk about a possible “cashless society” has been around for years. The crucial question for our economic well-being is whether we evolve away from the use of cash voluntarily (which will happen if superior alternatives are developed—such as something along the lines of Bitcoin) or involuntarily,...
Center for Vision and Values Q & A with Dr. Paul Kengor PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES V&V: Dr. Kengor, picking up from our previous interview on your new book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” briefly recap your thesis...
Center for Vision and Values Q & A with Dr. Paul Kengor PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES V&V: Dr. Kengor, picking up from our previous interview on your new book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” briefly recap your thesis...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Grandville, MI – After a homosexual activist printed and paraded signs falsely indicating that numerous area churches supported homosexuality, Liberty Counsel is demanding a public apology from Daniel VanderLey for appropriating church identities without permission and spreading false statements about their Biblical beliefs. Mr. VanderLey has...
Nobel Scientist Sacked for Making Innocent Joke about Women BY SELWYN DUKE We just heard about the Miami high-school principal fired for soberly disagreeing on social media with the McKinney narrative. Now comes an even more outrageous story involving what’s usually called political correctness, but should really be labeled what it...
BY BOB BARR Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any individual at will: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” But that was early 20th Century Soviet Union, and this is 21st...
  Frank Davis, Communist Party no. 47544 PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the American Spectator, February 22, 2015. Rudy Giuliani is being roundly criticized for several recent statements he has made about President Barack Obama, including the claim that Obama in his...
  Frank Davis, Communist Party no. 47544 PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the American Spectator, February 22, 2015. Rudy Giuliani is being roundly criticized for several recent statements he has made about President Barack Obama, including the claim that Obama in his...
Paul G. Kengor, Center for Vision & Values A recent column I wrote on communism in Hollywood in the 1940s elicited strong reaction toward the person of Joe McCarthy. This was somewhat perplexing, given that McCarthy was not the front-and-center figure investigating Hollywood communism. Yet, it wasn’t surprising, given that...
THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS The American Tradition: Part 11 Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 February 1964 Ideas that have come unsprung from the context which gave them vitality, practices that have been cut loose from the tradition in which they subsisted, may be likened to cancerous cells...
Clichés of Progressivism, Part 15 SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN People often complain that mankind is destroying the earth: that insatiable consumption and relentless production have laid waste to irreplaceable swaths of our planet, and that these activities have to stop or someday it will all be gone. Which raises the question:...
A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre ...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES “I need to call Stan,” I told my kids as I dropped them off. It was Sunday, which was always a good day to reach Stan Evans. When he needed me, he usually called on Sunday evenings. And when Stan wanted to...
Warmed over regulations from 80 years ago won't fix the Web LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Last month, the Federal Communications Commission launched a historic power grab over the Internet, euphemistically known as “net neutrality,” based on a Great Depression-era law to regulate public utilities. While entrepreneurs are pursuing cutting-edge business models and developing...