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The Silver Bullet For Victory

 BY TOM DEWEESE Is tyranny our fate? The question now becomes, what do we do? Obviously, we have one of two choices. We accept our fate,...

Slashing Regulations to Combat Coronavirus

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The coronavirus is battering the U.S economy as businesses cut back and close down. Unfortunately, federal policymakers are pursuing their usual misguided response...

Don’t pick them all. Only a select few, instead. – Thomas Jefferson Leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP …  if you appoint all the members of the legislature to be members of the institution, it will gratify no particular member,...

Beware of the “Emergency Declaration”

BY BOB BARR In his 2004 book, “Against Leviathan – Government Power and a Free Society,” Robert Higgs explains how our federal government has transformed...

The General Welfare – by Clarence Carson

CLARENCE CARSON Editor's note: This constitutional classic originally appeared in the August 1, 1983 edition of The Freeman. “I wish the Constitution was not so vague,”...

How to Improve Thanksgiving Air Travel

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Millions of Americans will deal with the hassles of air travel this week as they join their families for Thanksgiving. Airports...

What to Be Thankful For

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Endless war. A $23 trillion national debt. Intrusive regulation. Criminal injustice. Presidents who don't think the Constitution limits their powers. It's easy...

Apollo 11: A Rare Federal Success

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE NASA’s Apollo 11 blasted off 50 years ago today sending astronauts to land on the moon and return safely to earth....

Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This will sound like the start of a bad joke, but please bear with me: What do Everett Dirksen, Otto von...

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,...

Reporters Accept Illogical Gas Tax Narrative

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Here is the framing of countless news articles on infrastructure: the streets have potholes; the federal gas tax has not been...

Beer vs. Bureaucracy

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal shutdown revealed some of the ways that the government needlessly shackles the economy through subsidies and regulations. The microbrew...

Virginia Couple Scores First Round Victory in First Amendment Fight

Army veteran and wife are suing State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for right to teach job skills ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va....

C.S. Lewis Saw Government as a Poor Substitute for God

That means it contains all the flaws and foibles of mortals so a free people must confine it, restrain it, and keep a wary...

George Washington’s State of the Union Address Holds Lessons for the 21st Century

It was a time when government knew its limits and its proper place, and the people did too. BY LAWRENCE W. REED A few million people...

The Shutdown’s Real Lesson

Government Has Taken Hostage Too Much of the Economy CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE This article appeared on MarketWatch on January 10, 2019. We are in the third week of...

THIS Is How We Will Shrink the Size of Government

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I return you the letter of mr Miller notifying the resignation of the Supervisor of Maryland, & I approve your proposition of...

Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle at Department of Energy

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government spends an unreal amount of taxpayer money cleaning up nuclear weapons sites. In this study at Downsizing Government, I...

Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

Businessmen get it on!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Congress is not yet engaged in business of any note. we want men of business among them. I really wish you were...

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Any Coney Barrett and the Zealots

BY SELWYN DUKE Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is in the grip of “dogmas.” So goes a criticism made by, ironically, the most dogmatic...

Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

1619 – The Left’s final assault on America

~Their 1619 Project would eviscerate, denigrate and replace American history with racist lies~ Scot Faulkner Leftists have launched what they hope can be their final assault...