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The EU threat to democracy and liberty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Author's note: This article was originally published in the London based Bruges Group on 17 November 2015 just before our famous...

Responding to criticisms of the proposed Dept. of Education Title IX regulations

BY FIRE Introduction Since the Department of Education (ED) officially released its proposed Title IX regulations on November 16, there has been a flood of commentary analyzing the new...

Freedom of Speech and Forced Union Payments: Janus v. AFSCME

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Unions have been on the decline since 1954—which was their high point in membership as a percentage of the...

Free Speech Leads to Tolerance and Prosperity

JAMES DEVEREAUX, FEE.ORG J.S. Mill was an early advocate for our current view of free speech. He wrote, “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,...

Colorado’s ‘Half-baked’ Decision: The Masterpiece Capeshop Case

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Who would have guessed that the religious liberty and free-speech rights of Americans would be tested in...

How to Ensure that the Graham–Cassidy Bill Expands Markets and Choice in Health Care—Not Government Programs

EDMUND F. HAISLMAIER & ROBERT RECTOR —SUMMARY— The Senate faces a September 30, 2017, deadline to use budget reconciliation to repeal Obamacare this year. In the...

Politically incorrect truths about colonialism and the Third World

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST At a time when left-wing ‘anti-racist’ activists are seeking to remove statues of Cecil Rhodes and other historical figures associated with...

Patriotism And Freedom: A Libertarian Defence of National Sovereignty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Editor's Note: The following essay previously appeared in our predecessor publication "The Moral Liberal" on August 8, 2016. With the formal...

The American Epic-1760-1800

The Founding of the American Republic: Part 1 By Clarence Carson Several years ago, I introduced and undertook to teach a college course called "The Founding...

Christianity and Freedom: A Personal View

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST For decades, many observers of the contemporary cultural scene have been rightly concerned about the growing evidence that materially advanced Western...

Revolutionary socialism and sexual politics

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST ‘Social liberalism’ has become the universally accepted label applied to all those in the western democracies who support the Left’s political...

Two Constitutional Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Conservatives Should Just Say "No" to Nullification

EVAN BERNICK, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A number of states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska either have passed or are considering state laws intended to invalidate federal...

Patriotism and Freedom

A libertarian defence of national sovereignty BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom...

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A few years ago, cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions failed to reach President Barack Obama’s desk because constituents gave...

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact...

In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine...

The Good of Corporations

ROGER SCRUTON, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Americans rightly cherish freedom of association as the necessary condition of a civil society that is not absorbed by the state....

Why Congress Should Institute Rules-Based Monetary Policy

NORBERT J. MICHEL, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Many take for granted that the Federal Reserve has contributed positively to economic stabilization, but the U.S. has experienced...

Repointing the Constitution

THE HONORABLE JANICE ROGERS BROWN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract “Repointing”—the process for maintaining old brick buildings that involves cleaning out and replacing the old mortar—is the perfect...

Philosophy of Education

An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human...

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This Old Rocking Chair

BY T.F. STERN When my parents were starting out as a family I remember them having a beautiful black Hitchcock Rocking Chair with its traditional...

Food Security in a Post-Covid World

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~European Conservatives and Reformists Party hosts another ‘Europe Debates’ webinar~ US-EU trade talks are already stalled over agriculture issues. And yet the European...

Sharing an Important Message

BY T.F. STERN You might recall a wonderful black and white movie from the early 1950s, The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Michael Rennie playing...

Manners, Morality and Today’s Civil Unrest

WESLEY SMITH, ACLJ Sitting in traffic this week, I noticed a decal on the rear window of a car in front of me.  It read: ...