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Louisiana Purchase, Haiti and Napoleon

American Minute with Bill Federer The size of the U.S. doubled on APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Nearly a million square miles, purchased at...

Former Court TV star pens analysis to help avoid juvenile delinquency

BY JIM KOURI "At this very moment, through no fault of their own, our boys are caught in the vortex of four powerful, insidious, often...

Somali pirate convicted in U.S. for abduction, killing of Americans

BY JIM KOURI A Somali pirate, who acted as the primary negotiator during kidnap-ransom negotiations, was convicted Friday by a federal jury in Norfolk, Virginia,  for his...

U.S. continues pursuit of al-Qaeda at home and abroad, say officials

BY JIM KOURI The United States is a safer place since Navy SEALs located and killed al-Qaeda's infamous Osama bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan on May 1, 2011 , according...

Time to Study Courts

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY We are facing what may be the most crucial national election of our times in November. One of the most important powers...

Values Voter Summit this September in D.C.

Early Bird Registration Ends Today Liberty Counsel is a cosponsor of the 2012 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 14-16.  Join your voice...

Beware of Five Sneaky U.N. Treaties

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The people who are trying to move the United States into some sort of global government are planning to accomplish this by...

Secretary Sebelius Ignorant of the Constitution?

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last Thursday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, appeared at a full committee hearing of the House Education and Workforce...

Sixth Circuit Issues Speech-Friendly Decision in Favor of Campus Preacher

ANDREW KLOSTER, THE FIRE Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an excellent decision (.PDF) supporting freedom of speech...

Bipartisan Support for Student Rights in Senate VAWA Reauthorization

ACADEMIC FREEDOM, THE FIRE WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate made bipartisan progress on college student rights on Friday as it passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act...

Congress Recognizes “Unusual” Fed Studies on Dog Urine, Flies’ Sex Habits

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES A group of bipartisan federal lawmakers have created a new award to recognize publicly-funded research on outlandish subjects like guinea pig eardrums, dog...

Trotsky Revised Again

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Yesterday evening (April 29, 2012), the television program Sixty Minutes has an interesting segment on the work of Dr. Nora...

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

BY ALAN CARUBA Most Americans assume that they have a right of privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, while several of the Bill of...

Windfarms May Be Contributing to Global Warming: Study

ENVIRONMENT, NEWSROOM AMERICA Wind farms, a green-energy alternative to the production of electricity, could actually be contributing to global warming because they heat the ground...

No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

BY JIM KOURI A U.S. border patrol agent and his family were relieved on Friday when they were informed that the agent will not be prosecuted for shooting...

Four Pillars of Our Prosperity

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual...

Not So Compassionate, Not So Conservative, Compassionate Conservatism

by Steve Farrell Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 3 Things are not always as they seem. Marxism’s war on religion presents evidence-a-plenty that this notion...

How Government Prevents Job Growth

Apple has billions of dollars overseas and is investing in manufacturing infrastructure offshore. Why isn't the company investing that money in manufacturing here? By Dennis...

America’s Budget Crisis in Pictures

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday...

America's Budget Crisis in Pictures

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday...