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For bee alarmists, Groundhog Day comes in June

BY PAUL DRIESSEN Will activists finally admit their sins and break out of their pesticide-blaming time loop? Did you think Goundhog Day only comes in February? For...

Dwindling Right to Freedom of Movement

BY T.F. STERN Hello America, it’s a little over a week until we celebrate our Independence Day and consider all the rights and privileges associated...

Milan is the Latest Olympic Loser

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE The headlines say that Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, have been awarded the 2026 Winter Olympics. Ten years from now Italians may...

Census Nonsense

BY BOB BARR After a contentious debate between southern and northern states about how to count slaves towards the apportionment of congressional representation and taxation,...

Trump’s Orlando Speech: Unprecedented and Remarkable

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Watching live TV coverage of President Trump at his Orlando rally announcing his reelection campaign, I was blown away by...

A Red Team review of climate crisis assertions

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Gavin Schmidt’s spat with Steve Koonin underscores why we need to debate climate change~ Various scientists, politicians and activists have long insisted that...

Federal Subsidies Micromanage Local Activities

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government spends more than $700 billion a year on 1,386 subsidy programs for state and local activities such schools,...

New Report: Nation’s Largest Forfeiture Program Fails to Fight Crime

Extensive Decade-Long Study Also Provides Fresh Evidence of 'Policing for Profit' in Federal Equitable Sharing Program ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—A new Institute for...

SCOTUS Reverses Oregon’s Decision to Punish Bakers

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a victory for Sweet Cakes Bakery and Melissa and Aaron Klein, today the U.S. Supreme Court sent their case...

Reality bites Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution”

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Tallying its huge impacts on our energy, industries, living standards and personal freedoms~ Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a...

Shutting down middle and blue-collar America

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~From Biden to Warren, Democrat president wannabes push job-killing pseudo-green policies~ Vocal activists increasingly drive Democrat Party positions across the public policy spectrum....

Business decisions are easy. Personnel ones are not. (OR: HR sucks. Part 5 of...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the transaction of the great interests of our country costs us little trouble or difficulty. there the line is plain to men...

CEOs Push Abortion Myth

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- Executives from more than 180 companies published a full-page ad of a letter yesterday in the New York Times which conveys...

Growing Drive to Destroy the Beef Industry

BY TOM DEWEESE The American beef industry has long been a tasty target of the environmentalists and their allies in the animal rights movement. To...

Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement

BY BOB BARR In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures...

A Very Long Five Minutes

BY T.F. STERN Today we got to enjoy the Sunday Session of the Conroe Stake Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...

Postal Service in Crisis

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Mail volumes are falling and the U.S. Postal Service is losing billions of dollars a year while accumulating large liabilities. The USPS...

We are Misreading and Misleading Millennials — Badly

BY RICK B. LARSEN, SUTHERLAND INSTITUTE Millennials are currently 24-38 years old, and as a voting bloc they are about to surpass Generation X and...

The Senate, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 10,  THE SENATE § 688. The third section of...

Anti-Gun Left Using Virginia Beach Tragedy to Push Gun Control

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The anti-gun Left is, once again, out to shred the Second Amendment with a vengeance. In the aftermath of a...