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A Red Team review of climate crisis assertions

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Gavin Schmidt’s spat with Steve Koonin underscores why we need to debate climate change~ Various scientists, politicians and activists have long insisted that...

Federal Subsidies Micromanage Local Activities

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government spends more than $700 billion a year on 1,386 subsidy programs for state and local activities such schools,...

Reality bites Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution”

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Tallying its huge impacts on our energy, industries, living standards and personal freedoms~ Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a...

Shutting down middle and blue-collar America

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~From Biden to Warren, Democrat president wannabes push job-killing pseudo-green policies~ Vocal activists increasingly drive Democrat Party positions across the public policy spectrum....

Business decisions are easy. Personnel ones are not. (OR: HR sucks. Part 5 of...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the transaction of the great interests of our country costs us little trouble or difficulty. there the line is plain to men...

Growing Drive to Destroy the Beef Industry

BY TOM DEWEESE The American beef industry has long been a tasty target of the environmentalists and their allies in the animal rights movement. To...

Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement

BY BOB BARR In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures...

A Very Long Five Minutes

BY T.F. STERN Today we got to enjoy the Sunday Session of the Conroe Stake Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...

Postal Service in Crisis

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Mail volumes are falling and the U.S. Postal Service is losing billions of dollars a year while accumulating large liabilities. The USPS...

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...

I make one friend & 10 enemies at the same time. (OR: HR sucks....

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … you hundreds to nominate, instead of one, be assured they would not compose for you a bed of roses....

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...

A Benevolent Central Bank

JAMES A. DORN, CATO INSTITUTE It has become clear that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will do whatever it takes to keep the expansion going.  In...

The Left’s Staggering Superficiality About Firearms

BY BOB BARR We defenders of the Second Amendment are no stranger to disinformation and ignorance by the Left when it comes to issues regarding...

The Last of the Bailey Brothers of WWII

BY PAUL G. KENGOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Five years ago, for Memorial Day 2014, I wrote about the five Bailey brothers of World...

Freedom Caucus and Spending Cuts

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Federal spending will rise more than 7 percent this year and annual deficits will soon top $1 trillion. The government’s rising...

I respect your principled choice, for or against me. (Or: HR sucks. Part 3...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you observe that you are, or probably will be, appointed an elector. I have no doubt you will do your duty with...

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...

Partial Pro-Life Victory in Supreme Court Exposes Evil of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Designs

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision (pp. 9-34) that upheld an Indiana law requiring the humane disposition of aborted babies. While...

Natural Rights vs. Human Rights: The State Department’s New Commission on Unalienable Rights

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday afternoon we learned from Politico that the State Department had just “quietly published” in the Federal Register a notice that the department intends to...

No quagmires for me! (Or: HR sucks. Part 2 of 4)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP to the unsuccessful multitude, am I to go with every one into the reasons for not appointing him? besides that this correspondence...

The Green New Deal and Agenda 21 Interview with Tom DeWeese

Self-Educated American Contributing Editor - Tom DeWeese - is the President of the American Policy Center. For interviews please email Mr. DeWeese at [email protected] or call 540-341-8911 and press 2.

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...

Red Light Cameras Headed to Graveyard of Bad Ideas

BY BOB BARR When America’s first red light camera system was installed in Jackson, Mississippi in 1992, it was hailed as the beginning of a...

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...

Federal Subsidies Spur Massive Fraud

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE One of the problems with federal hand-out programs is that individuals take advantage of them and scam artists outright loot them....

New Study on Fiscal Federalism

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government spends $750 billion a year on 1,386 different subsidy programs for state and local governments. The number of...

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...

You have your answer. (Or: HR sucks, Part 1 of 4)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your letter of the 10th. came to hand yesterday evening. it is written with frankness and independance, and will be answered in...

New York Is Changing The Law To Go After Trump

BY BOB BARR You can’t be tried twice for the same offense. The concept of being free from “double jeopardy” is a right that has...