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Obama’s Assault on U.S. Energy

By Alan Caruba For the second time in two days, hundreds of millions of people across India have been plunged into darkness when its electrical grids collapsed....

Team Obama fines oil companies for not using fantasy fuel

There is no such thing as “cellulosic” ethanol, but EPA fines companies for not using it. Deroy Murdock Why does America’s economy feel like an SUV...

Chick-Fil-A and the Politics of Intolerance

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Can political representatives use their offices to retaliate against business executives who hold and express opinions that the politicians find...

Batman

BY JACK KERWICK Chalk up another summer for the genre of the superhero film. The latest—and most anticipated—is the third and, supposedly, final installment of...

Momentary Passions and Fatal Precedents

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting...

Thomas Jefferson: Departing from principle in one instance

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on,...

Friedman’s Legacy of Fighting for School Choice for All

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On the late Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday today, his words are truer than ever: “There is no respect in which inhabitants...

Orson Pratt: A Standard Ordained of God

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Orson Pratt The only way for us is to have a true standard, which must be from heaven—a standard...

Voting for wildlife extermination

Extending the wind energy PTC will drive eagles and other majestic birds to extinction BY PAUL DRIESSEN The latest justification for extending the industrial wind electricity...

Columbus' prayer and Booker T. Washington's speech

American Minute with Bill Federer On his third voyage, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean,...

Prison Doctors

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The New Orleans Times Picayune, following its usual practice of passing off editorials as front-page news, reports that most of...

Of Honor In The United States And In Democratic Communitie

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 3, Chapter 18, Of Honor In The United States And In Democratic Communities It would seem that...

Plato: “Timaeus,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the...

Plato: "Timaeus," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the...

The Savior Suffers In Gethsemane

Old World Witness For Christ The Gospel of Matthew contains this account of the suffering of Jesus Christ: Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place...

James Madison on Federalism and the Limitation of Powers

Liberty Letters, James Madison, 1788 The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain...

Democrats Toss the Gays a Bone

By Alan Caruba It’s official or, well, semi-official. The Washington Blade which identifies itself as “America’s leading gay news source” reported on Monday, July 30,...

A Book Review of Brian Sussman’s “Eco-Tyranny”

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America” By Brian Sussman | WND Books (April 17,...

McKay: The Need for a Truly Educated Citizenry

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay Education for citizenship requires more emphasis upon the advantages and blessings of the American Way of...

Obama's Controversial Remark

SHELDON RICHMAN, THE FREEMAN “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” President Obama’s statement sure has incited controversy. His opponents, including Mitt...