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Neal Peart: An Appreciation

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Neil Peart, drummer for Canadian rock band Rush, passed away last week after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Peart was...

Causes of Wealth Inequality

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders continue to blast wealth inequality. But the twin leftists seem oblivious that wealth inequality may reflect...

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...

Should the Government Tell You What to Eat?

BY ALAN CARUBA Given the successive scandals and monster laws like Obamacare that have been imposed on Americans, the federal government’s efforts to control and...

Nanny State Has Become Government’s Default Posture

BY BOB BARR The origins of the term “Nanny State” can be traced back to British Member of Parliament Ian Macleod, who in 1965 penned...

Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.

BY BOB BARR New York’s penal code makes it a felony to practice medicine without a license. I suspect, however, that one potential defendant who...

Baldwin: My Answer to a University Student

The best way for govt. and religious institutions to interact is the same for govt. and virtually all institutions should: govt. staying out of their business

Statists Distrust Everyone — T.F. Stern

Statists would have everyone sign on to the idea that through some magic wand, which only they have control of, all the little bumps in the road can be smoothed away, you and your family will be guaranteed safety. You have to forfeit God given rights; that’s all you have to do, really.

Obama To America: I Am Not Accountable

What seemed at first to be a major gaffe by Attorney General Eric Holder has since manifested itself as yet another flagrant pronouncement from the executive branch that it no longer considers itself answerable to the American people on any issue. Rather, it operates from a belief in its absolute moral and philosophical superiority, and asserts virtually unchecked power as a result.

Zero Tolerance Zero Common Sense — T.F. Stern

The school administrator could have chopped off one of her hands as a warning to others; a lasting reminder for her classmates, “Don’t bring candy to school!” Create a poster showing Leighann Adair with a piece of chalk jammed into the stump as she scrawls the message on the chalk board, “Don’t bring candy to school!”

The Brits Vote for No Government — Alan Caruba

I doubt that many Americans paid any attention to the elections held in Great Britain on Thursday. A great many Brits apparently did not either because thousands showed up too late to cast their vote.

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