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What Lenin said about Christians and socialism

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

Power Concentrating: Warning of Federal Deep-State Despotism

American Minute with Bill Federer The pull in human nature for power is displayed in governments. Yale President Ezra Stiles stated in 1783: ​"Most states of all...

U.S. Constitution Under Attack

TOM GOW, FREEDOM FIRST SOCIETY It is generally a strategic mistake to get caught up in disputing the pretexts for revolutionary demands.  Rather our primary concern always needs to...

The Rise and Fall of Democracies and Republics

American Minute with Bill Federer Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 BC, Plato wrote The Republic, where he...

Democrats Say Seeking Personal Satisfaction Is More Important to Them; Republicans Say It’s Fulfilling...

EMILY EKINS, CATO INSTITUTE The Cato 2019 Welfare, Work, and Wealth National Survey of 1,700 Americans investigated if Americans prioritize seeking personal fulfillment or fulfilling obligation. A slim...

Addressing Root Cause of Illegal Immigration

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Regardless of how you feel about immigrants entering our country across the southern border at the Rio Grande River—whether you wish...

Privileges and Powers of Both Houses of Congress – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 12,  PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF...

Save the Electoral College: The Founders Warned of an “Overbearing Majority”

Justin P. DePlato and Matthew M. Markulin, The Institute for Faith & Freedom An apparent new litmus test has appeared among the 2020 Democratic...

Republicans Turn Progressive

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE What are the philosophies of the two parties in Congress today? One of them has veered far to the left. The...

Hey, “Trans” Men in Women’s Sports: Good Luck, Fellas’ — Go for the Gold!

BY SELWYN DUKE “Equality” cries were cherished by feminists when they gave females entry into military academies, boardrooms and the ranks of police; prize-money parity...

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...

You’ve Already Lost the Immigration Battle if You Say This….

BY SELWYN DUKE Conditioned responses are funny things. One of them, the statement that they’re “probably all nice people” — oft used when discussing illegal...

Remaking the Senate: Hyper-Democracy Rears Its Head

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Periodically, those who do not think that the U.S. Constitution is “democratic” enough set out to repudiate...

Taming the Bench: MAGA Means Ending the Precedent of Judicial Precedent

BY SELWYN DUKE “It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before may legally be done again: and therefore they take...

What’s Wrong With Reparations?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON David Brooks of The New York Times has now jumped on the bandwagon, writing “The Case for Reparations.” The idea of paying...

The Legislature – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 8,  THE LEGISLATURE § 544. THE first article...

Distribution of Powers – by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 7,  DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS § 517. IN surveying the...

Tinkering With the Voting Age

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Earlier in March, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) proposed an amendment to H.R. 1—the Democrats’ ambitious attempt to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot...

Government-Mandated Inequality

BY ALLEN WEST Good Monday everyone! I will be heading back to Texas today. It has been great to be back down in South Florida,...

John Locke: Of Political Power

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Second Treatise of Government, by John Locke (1690) Chapter 1: Of Political Power 1. It having been shown in the foregoing...

America’s Republic: How the Great Experiment Came About (and How We Keep It)

A brief history of America, its founding documents, and what we can do to keep the flame of liberty burning bright. BY LAWRENCE W. REED I...

Why the New Zealand Terrorist Hated Not Just Muslims but also Capitalists

MUSTAFA AKYOL, CATO INSTITUTE On March 15, in New Zealand, one of the most peaceful places on earth, an unspeakable massacre took place. A gunman...

Private Satellite Firm Aids Boeing 737 Investigation

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Canada privatized its air traffic control (ATC) system in 1996. Today, Nav Canada is on the leading edge of ATC innovation...

America—Exceptional, Not Nationalist

Dr. Daniel Spanjer, The Center for Vision & Values Some of the liberal criticism of President Donald Trump since his election stems from an intellectual...

Nazi Body Parts Experiments, Jews Disarmed, Arab Legion, anti-Christian agenda, & Bonhoeffer’s courageous opposition

American Minute with Bill Federer Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, stated: "Socialized medicine is a keystone to the establishment...

Rights and Non-Rights: A Simple Way to Distinguish the Two

Despite the centrality of rights in American history, it’s readily apparent today that Americans are of widely different views on what a right is,...

‘Justice’ Is the Word of the Year, and ‘Social Justice’ Is Its Orwellian Opposite

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has declared “justice” its “Word of the Year” for 2018, owing to a 74 percent year-over-year increase in...

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...

The Two “Fatal Flaws Lurking in American Leftist Politics”

A humble attempt to help Jordan Peterson with his challenge IZZY KALMAN, RESILIANCE TO BULLYING Dear Prof. Peterson: I have had the pleasure of following you prior...

Marx at 200: Classical Marxism vs. Cultural Marxism

BY DR. PAUL KENGOR Editor's note: This essay previously appeared in the American Spectator. the bicentennial of Karl Marx’ birth, a cause for literal celebration...