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With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...

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...

Marx on Christianity, Judaism, and Evolution/Race

BY PAUL G. KENGOR “If someone calls it socialism,” said the Rev. William Barber at an August 2019 conference of the Democratic National Committee, “then...

The Great Society Has Failed

BY ALLEN WEST The old folks down south had a saying when I was growing up that went something like this: “That fella is just...

Devolution to Revolution: An Already Demoralized U.S. is Now Being Destabilized

BY SELWYN DUKE The two destabilizing events recently occurring back-to-back, the response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd rioting, illustrate well how...

AOC’s Anti-Billionaire Animus Is a Threat to Us All

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Last , in a Martin Luther King Day public interview, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates asked democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) why he was...

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism: 20 of Her Best Quotes

In 1979, the Iron Lady assumed the premiership of a country riven with labor strife, racked by stagflation and run down by decades of...

The Pernicious ‘Living Document’ Theory of the Constitution

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden publicly shared his vision for the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he said...

Powers of Congress: Taxes – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 14,  POWERS OF CONGRESS: TAXES § 902. WE have...

Note to Democrats: U.S. Does Not Have a Parliamentary System

BY BOB BARR As they say, “words have meaning”; even – rather, especially – words in the Constitution.  Take the words found in Article 2,...

Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE I grabbed a book off my shelf the other day that I had not read in years. The English Libertarian Heritage is a sampling of essays...

I must think of myself as a robot. It helps, a little. — Thomas Jefferson Leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP it is indeed far the most painful part of my duty, under which nothing could support me but the consideration that I...

The Ten Commandments and the importance of a moral, educated population

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not the laws. They are THE Law" ​-stated Cecil B. DeMille , November 8, 1956, at...

Federalist Papers, No. 23, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union Tuesday, December 18, 1787 THE...

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,”...

Edmund Burke on the French Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke is considered the most...

What’s Wrong with a Tax on Billionaires?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Among the many radical economic plans offered by various Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed an...

After the New York Ratifying Convention 1788: Letters of H.G. [Alexander Hamilton], Letter XVI

The Self-Educated American, Founders Corner Library: Major Works, Americanist Classics Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774  After the New York Ratifying Convention...

My Response to Time Magazine’s Cover Story on Capitalism

The case for true capitalism is a moral one that’s rooted in human nature and human rights. BY LAWRENCE W. REED The inventor of the now-famous...

Ominous Signs of Hatred in Politics

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Heated rhetoric and politics go hand in hand. In today’s hyper-politicized polity, the line between heated and hate-filled rhetoric is crossed often. This isn’t...

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With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...

Avoid the Appearance of Evil

BY T.F. STERN Call me ‘Old School’ if you wish; but certain principles of conduct from another era seem to have been lost along the...

Reacting to the Wrong Alarm

BY T.F. STERN Yesterday Lucy was preparing our evening meal, steak and baked potatoes.  We’d both put in a full day and this was to...

Out of Africa, an entrepreneurial society emerges

~Ivor Ichikowitz’s Africa Youth Survey underscores the continent’s innovation and ambition~ Duggan Flanakin “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people...