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The Persistence of Poverty

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Poverty is one of the oldest problems in the world. For much of history, it was intractable and grimly inevitable. Today,...

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...

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 Truth About Columbus

JARRETT STEPMAN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Is this the last time we can celebrate Columbus Day? A wave of cities have decided to remove the holiday from the...

The National Law of the Harvest

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL There is a Christian church in America that contends, as did many of our Christian forefathers, that America "is a...

Enemies of Tyranny: Faith, Reason, and the First Amendment

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL One of the great changes in thinking spawned by the American Revolution was that reason and revelation could and...

Why Would a Libertarian Want School Choice? Suppose Canned Peaches…

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE Peter Greene, an affable defender of public schooling and critic of most things “reformy,” is nonplussed: How could libertarians argue that religious...

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...

Looming Doctor Shortage Demands Innovative Solutions

JEFFREY A. SINGER, CATO INSTITUTE The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a severe physician shortage by the year 2032, particularly in the primary care...

Guns Prevent Thousands of Crimes Every Day, Research Shows

LAWRENCE W. REED, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION It never fails. A split-second after a mass shooting occurs, grandstanders and ideologues issue statements demanding new gun...

Pelatiah Webster: America’s Adam Smith and a Forgotten Founder

In 1776, the same year the Declaration of Independence appeared in America, Pelatiah Webster started publishing a series of essays on economic matters BY LAWRENCE...

El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

BY SELWYN DUKE In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues...

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...

The Left is Following Communism’s Playbook for Revolution

BY SELWYN DUKE We Americans are currently in a civilizational state historians William Strauss and Neil Howe would call the “Third Turning”: an unraveling. The...

Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This will sound like the start of a bad joke, but please bear with me: What do Everett Dirksen, Otto von...

This Conservative Group Fought IRS for Years. Now a Court’s Given It a Victory

VIRGINIA ALLEN, THE DAILY SIGNAL Last month, Judge Reggie Walton ruled in favor of True the Vote, a conservative voting rights group that first sued...

The Bank War: Jackson v. Biddle

Short history of money and attempts to control it. AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER Money supply has a mixed history. Originally, wealth was measured in precious metals...

Presidents Come and Go … Let’s Pray the Defenders of Our American Way of...

BY ALLEN WEST Two simple words, and yet, last week, they seemed to cause an ever-widening philosophical separation in these United States of America. For...

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...

Erasing Thomas Jefferson: Ignorance of Historical Context

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, I wrote an article about the removal of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from two famous American sports venues on...

Census Nonsense

BY BOB BARR After a contentious debate between southern and northern states about how to count slaves towards the apportionment of congressional representation and taxation,...

We are Misreading and Misleading Millennials — Badly

BY RICK B. LARSEN, SUTHERLAND INSTITUTE Millennials are currently 24-38 years old, and as a voting bloc they are about to surpass Generation X and...

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...

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...

Open Letter to a Journalist About His Paper’s Position on Climate Change

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Mark Trumbull, Staff Reporter The Christian Science Monitor Boston, MA 02115 Dear Mr. Trumbull, Last month, in your introductory remarks to The Christian Science Monitor...

In a Hero’s Funeral is a Lesson for Us All

BY BOB BARR Riley Howell was laid to rest Sunday in Waynesville, North Carolina, at a funeral service with full military honors. He was not...

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...

C.S. Lewis on Compelling People to Do Good

BY CLARENCE CARSON One of the more amiable traits which many people have is the inclination or desire to share something good with others. If...

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...

Climate-Change Politics – Part 3

It's the enviro-fascists versus free speech and science BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I wrote in my previous column that environmentalists are exploiting the climate-change issue to promote an...