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Are Biden’s Guns ‘Smart’ or Under Control?

BY RICHARD DOUGLAS Whether you’re familiar with the administration’s plans or not, Joe Biden is one of the politicians pushing for smart guns. If you’re...

Prohibitions on the States — Impairing Contracts, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 34,  PROHIBITIONS ON THE STATES — IMPAIRING CONTRACTS §...

Biden’s Not-Really-Necessary Plan

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan includes $621 billion for transportation. It would spend $115 billion on accelerated road and bridge repairs, $20 billion...

The Federal Government Needs to Learn to Take a Joke

ILYA SHAPIRO, TREVOR BURRUS, THOMAS BERRY CATO INSTITUTE Ben Domenech, publisher of the online politics and culture website The Federalist, jokingly tweeted from his personal...

Federal Budget Deficits: Path of Doom

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump approved $900 billion in stimulus spending in December and President Biden approved another $1.9 trillion in March. Biden is...

The Assault on Winston Churchill

BY GARY S. SMITH During his long life, Winston Churchill suffered several indignities. He was dismissed from his position as the head of the Royal...

Racially Motivated Shakedowns Proliferate In Today’s Hyper-Polarized Culture

BY BOB BARR While age may have slowed Jesse Jackson’s political activities (he is nearly 80 years old), the strategy he launched in the early...

Citizenship, by Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The word "citizen" is inseparable from the word "constitution." Only when a government is constitutional, only in a republic, are...

Adler on Communism and Socialism

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. To the entry under Capitalism and Socialism above, I add here some comments on the seventy-year experiment with communism in...

Capitalism and Socialism, Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The words "capitalism" and "socialism" are of recent origin in everyday speech -- as recent as the nineteenth and twentieth...

Ben Franklin’s support of Religious Liberty, Freedom of Conscience, and Abolition of Slavery

American Minute with Bill Federer On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

America a Christian Nation

American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice...

On Totalitarianism, Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The word "totalitarianism" was first used in the twentieth century by Hannah Arendt in a book entitled Origins of Totalitarianism...

Democracy, by Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The word "democracy" is misused both in academic and popular speech to name any form of government in which the...

Anarchy, by Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. What most people have in mind when they use the word "anarchist" is the image of a bomb-throwing revolutionist. They...

We should learn what lessons from Fukushima?

Lesson #1: People died from forced evacuations, not from radiation Dr. Kelvin Kemm A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the name...

Federal Court Ends DC Church Restrictions

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge ruled yesterday that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s numerical and percentage cap restrictions on churches “discriminate against houses...

Court Rules Bump Stock is Not a Machine Gun

GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Springfield, VA – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s decision, which had denied...

Lenin’s New Economic Policy: When the Soviets Admitted Socialism Doesn’t Work

What was Vladimir Lenin’s remedy for his unfolding socialist catastrophe early in 1921? Free markets. BY LAWRENCE W. REED A century ago, the Mother Ship of...

The Providence Plantations, by George Bancroft

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BY GEORGE BANCROFT Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 13 — THE PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS WHILE the state was thus connecting by the...