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The War on Smoking (Except Maybe Pot)

BY ALAN CARUBA How obscene is it for a Florida jury to award $23.6 billion to the widow of a man who died of lung...

Columbus’ third voyage to the Americas

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

Columbus' third voyage to the Americas

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

The Valley of Dry Bones

Considerations by the Way An ancient philosopher receives a call to action.   We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union...

Isaac Watts: Logic

Western Thought In 1724 Isaac Watts publishes the standard treatise on the study of Logic. In the introduction he defines the purpose and organization of...

Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent

ISAAC M. MOREHOUSE, THE FREEMAN Let’s face it. I’m not that young anymore. I’m also not poor anymore, and I live a comfortable middle-class American...

Raising Big Money to Fight Big Money?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE In the latest of many enthusiastic National Public Radio reports on Professor Lawrence Lessig and his efforts to remove money from...

The Democrat Strategy Of Relentless Chaos

BY CHRISTOPHER G. ADAMO Does anyone remember the name Bowe Bergdahl these days? Only a few weeks back, Bergdahl’s name rocketed to the front page...

The Carbon TAX Scam

BY ALAN CARUBA In a recent appearance before a congressional committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told them that the agency’s proposed sweeping carbon-regulation plan was...

Thinking of a career in government? Think again.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our public oeconomy also is such as to offer drudgery and subsistence only to those entrusted with its administration, a wise &...

William Penn died July 30, 1718

American Minute with Bill Federer He was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London eight months for being a Quaker. Later King Charles II gave...

Climate Alarmists Never Quit!

BY ALAN CARUBA In the same way Americans are discovering that the Cold War that was waged from the end of World War Two until...

Alexis de Tocqueville on America

American Minute with Bill Federer Alexis de Tocqueville was born JULY 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote...

Who’s really waging the ‘war on science’?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~When it comes to attacking climate scientists, the alarmist Left has the market cornered~ Left-leaning environmentalists, media and academics have long railed against...

Israel’s “Disproportionate” Self-Defense

BY ALAN CARUBA On Sunday, July 27, Eleanor Cliff, a member of The McLaughlin Group panel, referred to Israel’s “disproportionate” response to the thousands of...

Israel's "Disproportionate" Self-Defense

BY ALAN CARUBA On Sunday, July 27, Eleanor Cliff, a member of The McLaughlin Group panel, referred to Israel’s “disproportionate” response to the thousands of...

What about term limits? Part 2 of 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My reason for fixing them in office for a term of years rather than for life, was that they might have...

14TH AMENDMENT adopted on July 28, 1868

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a...

The Next Great War

BY ALAN CARUBA In the July 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal there was a commentary, “Wanted: Converts to Judaism” by the chancellor of...

Korean War halted July 27, 1953

American Minute with Bill Federer "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started JUNE 25,...