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Samuel Langdon’s observations and the Revolutionary War

American Minute with Bill Federer Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the...

Samuel Langdon's observations and the Revolutionary War

American Minute with Bill Federer Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the...

Carbon dioxide won’t cause famines

In fact, more atmospheric CO2 will spur crop growth – if we let it By Dennis T. Avery Historian Geoffrey Parker is the author of Global...

Carbon dioxide won't cause famines

In fact, more atmospheric CO2 will spur crop growth – if we let it By Dennis T. Avery Historian Geoffrey Parker is the author of Global...

Our Freeloading Allies

CHRISTOPHER A. PREBLE, CATO INSTITUTE One of the overlooked aspects of President Obama’s speech at West Point yesterday was his call for other countries to...

The Ever Expanding Role of Trade Agreements: Human Rights

SIMON LESTER, CATO INSTITUTE For years, I’ve been fighting what feels like a rearguard battle to keep free trade agreements focused on free trade. It...

Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Queen

Jim Bludso, Of the Prairie Belle. (Pike County Ballads.) ————— WALL, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Because he don’t live, you see: Leastways, he’s got out of...

Our Chickens Are Coming From China

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has announced that it will allow U.S. chickens to be shipped to China for processing and then...

Memorial Day

American Minute with Bill Federer Southern women scattered spring flowers on the graves of both the Northern and Southern soldiers who died during the Civil...

The Regulatory Death of Energy in America

BY ALAN CARUBA Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately fifty percent of the...

Executive Action on Immigration

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO President Obama will likely take some executive action this fall to reduce deportations or legalize some unauthorized immigrants. He recently ordered Jeh...

“Minnesota ‘Unsession’ Dumps 1,175 Obsolete, Silly Laws”

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Wow, more of this please : It’s no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry fruit in an illegally sized container. The...

Talking Taxes with Rep. Ralph Hall

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Rep. Ralph Hall is in the news for losing to a primary challenger in his Texas district. I first met 91-year-old...

Exploiting China’s Growing Frustration with North Korea

TED CARPENTER, CATO INSTITUTE South Korean officials insist that China now agrees that North Korea’s nuclear program poses a serious security threat to the region. ...

John F. Kennedy, born May 29, 1917

American Minute with Bill Federer He was awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II and the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles...

OIG Report Alleges “Criminal Misconduct” and “Possible Wrongful Deaths” at VA

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veterans Affairs has just issued a scathing report confirming deadly allegations that VA hospitals...

Window Into the Future

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The problems with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future...

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress and the federal government have enacted policies and made decisions in the name of protecting the environment....

This Congressman Says America Must Lead With ‘Capability’ and ‘Will’

JOSH SIEGAL, HERITAGE FOUNDATION As President Barack Obama issued a broad defense of his foreign policy, arguing for restraint and coalition-building, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas,...

Patrick Henry—May 29, 1736

Patrick Henry—Voice of the American Revolution   Patrick Henry. May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799. Bold Language of Patrick Henry. ————— WHEN Patrick Henry, who gave the first impulse...