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Alexander Hamilton’s Faith in Christ & the Constitution, Views on French Revolution, Duel & Death

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, the sitting Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally...

Rebutting the IACP’s Spurious Defense of Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE The Cato Institute has been engaged in a strategic campaign to abolish qualified immunity for over two years now. In all that time, the...

The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE This morning, the Supreme Court denied all of the major cert petitions raising the question of whether qualified immunity should be reconsidered. This...

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 Supreme Court Should Continue to Support Arbitration

WALTER OLSON & DENNIS GARCIA, CATO INSTITUTE One of the most important practical applications of freedom of contract in present‐​day America is arbitration, which allows...

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks to Shutdown Detroit’s Civil Forfeiture Program

Case seeks to overturn dangerous precedent enabling Detroit to systematically seize cars from innocent owners and then ransom them back for hundreds or thousands...

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...

Ninth Circuit “Reluctantly” Dismisses Kids Climate Case

WILLIAM YEATMAN, CATO INSTITUTE Today, a split panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit “reluctantly” dismissed Juliana v. United States, known colloquially as...

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...

It’s the Knick of Time for States to Revisit Overbearing Land Use Regulations

WILLIAM YEATMAN, CATO INSTITUTE It’s January, so most state legislatures are kicking off their sessions. Across state capitols, one issue to monitor is the fallout...

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,”...

Unions Can Dispense Legal Advice. Why Can’t Trade Associations?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE May a state prohibit a trade association from employing lawyers to dispense legal advice to member firms? Last spring the Fourth...

HHS Moves To Lift LGBT‐​Bias Funding Strings

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed to rescind some regulations issued in the final days of the Obama administration...

No, America Does Not “Need a Hate Speech Law”

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE When Establishment figures declare that they've changed their mind on free speech and now think there should be less of it,...

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...

O’Rourke: Churches That Don’t Support Rights Should Lose Exemption

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Last night, at a CNN candidate forum on gay rights, CNN's Don Lemon asked Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke: "religious institutions like...

Trump’s Emergency Economic Powers: “Case Closed”?

GENE HEALY, CATO INSTITUTE On the campaign trail a few years back, Hillary Clinton declaimed: “We need a president who is ready on Day 1 to...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...

Potentially powerful pipeline precedents

~Radical Greens have given citizens the tools to stop destructive wind and solar projects~ Craig Rucker Fracking (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) has unleashed bounties of...