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Newsome Pays the Price for Church Restrictions

LIBERTY COUNSEL LOS ANGELES, CA – One year after Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against...

Locking Up American Property Rights

BY TOM DEWEESE The Threat of National Heritage Areas and How to Stop Them — Part Two There are 55 National Heritage Areas across the country,...

A Clarification on Definitions and an Introduction to Verbal Engineering

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE Let’s Make Our Culture Great Again! – Lesson 2 Every word you add to your vocabulary increases your awareness. If you’ve never heard...

Why are National Heritage Areas a Threat?

BY TOM DEWEESE The Threat of National Heritage Areas and How to Stop Them — Part One Proposals for new National Heritage Areas (NHA) are raising...

Is Choice Key to Peace in Education? Objections Answered!

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE If you forced two hungry people into an arena, especially who already disliked each other, and told them only he who...

Democracy: America’s Great Hope or Communism’s Trojan Horse?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Generations of Americans have grown up hearing that America always has championed democracy and opposed illiberal ideologies such as fascism, socialism, and communism. But if...

Eternal Foundations of the Law and the Role of the Judiciary

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Joseph Story declares in his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, "the precepts of the law rest on...

Biden Resumes Obama’s Efforts Against Domestic Oil Production

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON In watching President Joe Biden’s initiatives to curb Americans’ access to oil and natural gas, I thought of the late Yogi...

Biden economic team predicts long-term slow growth

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON What is noteworthy about the depressing title to this article is its source. In a case of uncommon candor, President Biden’s economic...

Transit’s Dead End

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE Americans drove nearly 96 percent as many miles in May 2021 as in the same month in 2019, indicating a return to normalcy. Transit...

Why Study Philosophy or History?

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE Let's Make Our Culture Great Again! - Lesson 1 Have you ever read a philosophy book or one of the classics of...

Religious Liberty After Fulton: Protected or Precarious?

BY JOHN A. SPARKS Sharonell Fulton had fostered 40 children over a 25-year period through Catholic Social Services (CSS), a private agency which conducted “home...

San Jose Gun Control Measures Add New Meaning to ‘Stupid,’ Even by California Standards

BY BOB BARR California’s slide into a socialist wasteland is hardly news. What is somewhat surprising, or at least intriguing, are the depths of stupidity...

Let’s Make Our Culture Great Again! © – An Introduction

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE I’m a citizen philosopher and a citizen historian, which means I have not been trained by the Establishment. My formal training...

Futile fusion research

~We must stop wasting money on tokamak fusion, and use if for programs with promise~ Robert Hirsch and Roger Bezdek The ultimate source of energy in...

Do New Roads Boost the Economy?

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE “More highway spending won’t rev up the economy,” argues a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. However, the article’s writer, David Harrison, seems...

If the Dead Could Speak

JAMES THRASHER, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Upon arriving back from visiting my parents’ gravesite, many soul-searching thoughts have swirled in my mind. I...

REAL threats to planet and people

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Totalitarian actions in the name of ‘climate change’ threaten wildlife, people and freedoms~ Environmental activism was already nasty and lethal when I wrote...

Washing the Car and the Sacrament

BY T.F. STERN Last Sunday I drove my clean and polished 1999 BMW Z-3 Coupe to church.  As I pulled into the parking lot a...

Critical Race Theory vs the Golden Rule

BY T.F. STERN There have been many discussions of late regarding the teaching of Critical Race Theory in classrooms across the country.  There are varied...